Certain categories and brands cannot be sold on Amazon without going through an approval process. These restrictions can be a hindrance. Here are the different types of Amazon restrictions and how to ungate them
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Amazon listed Toys as one of the best-selling categories in Q4. If you're gated in toys, you are leaving a lot of money on the table.
Tips from an Amazon veteran on getting ungated in Amazon categories plus what to do if your request is denied
On platforms like Amazon where a customer review can influence a new customer’s decision, one bad review might do a lot of damage, if you let it.