Grow your Amazon business with the best tools for optimizing listings, managing ads, improving your feedback and much more.

242

LISTINGS

star

1064

REVIEWS

Don't miss our latest articles and offers

Grow your Amazon business with the best tools for optimizing listings, managing ads, improving your feedback and much more.

242

LISTINGS

star

1064

REVIEWS

11
Comments

avatar
8 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
  Subscribe to new comments  
Email me when
Chris Dunne

Chris Dunne

3 years ago

Very informative, great post Leah. Good news that it won’t affect those sellers already selling branded goods.

David Alosi

David Alosi

3 years ago

We are a brand owner , brand registry member, and the only manufacturer. At he moment we have been “gated” from selling our own brand. Trying to work it out, we are running out of stock and prevented from shipping.

Leah

Leah

3 years ago

Hi David,

Unfortunately, this is not the first case like this I have heard of that happening. I would assume it’s a glitch.
It’s probably easiest to send them a letter of authorization, identifying yourself as the brand owner.

Jason

Jason

3 years ago

Hi David, We just encountered this yesterday (Oct. 10). We followed the approval process and have sent in a letter of authorization. Have you been able to work through this? If so, what did you need to do to get yourself approved?

Thanks

Rich Weiss

Rich Weiss

3 years ago

We already have bumped into gating on some products on a particular brand. This is nefarious. We shall see how well this works out. I believe it is a way to put leverage on manufactures to sell to Amazon directly.

Joseph Ferriulo

Joseph Ferriulo

3 years ago

Is there a way to get a list of all the gated brands?

Leah

Leah

3 years ago

There are a few user generated lists around the internets, but no official list from Amazon.

Jennifer Abernathy

Jennifer Abernathy

3 years ago

The are also requiring sellers of dietary supplements to re-apply and pay a $3000 non-refundable fee. I have been actively selling supplements for two months and they pulled my listing yesterday. Amazon is definitely not seller friendly. This will wreck a lot of sellers like me.

tony

tony

3 years ago

It seems like on that Selling Application for Brand picture that there’s a radio button that allows the seller to either pick one of the two choices: to either pick 3 invoices or to pick the letter from Nike. Is it a choice the seller can make or are BOTH documents needed? On the first link (CNBC) that was supplied by this article, the site also has a picture but it seems like an option was selected because the radio button of one of it is solid where the other is hallow. I’m assuming the seller can have a choice of either documents? This is very important to me because I do get invoices from Samsung but it may be very difficult to get an actual letter from them because they are so huge and the sales rep I deal with may be too far down the corporate ladder to have any requests approved.

Saad

Saad

2 years ago

I truly appreciate the need to weed out all the dodgy little weirdos that sell counterfeit goods under the premise that they are legitimate but Amazon really has gone about this in the most atrocious way. Makes third party sellers think that this is just a way to get rid of third party sellers after building a customer base for Amazon and its back door affiliated big brands to steal the market share of the back of pur hard work. However, they’ll only mention it to be a conspiracy theory and act innocent. The worst thing is that i was about to start on Amazon again for this season and picked up, stupidly without looking, around £6000 of stock from legitimate nike clearance stores for a quick christmas flip. I’m obviously going to have to sell this stuff on ebay now which will dramatically reduce my profit margins. None the less, i’m not the type to give up and i’ll happily at least attempt to adapt. So my questions are: Do nike store (clearance) receipts (uk), a whole bundle of them going into the grands, count as invoices as i heard that this may be the case since it is… Read more »

Xiaojing Yin

Xiaojing Yin

2 years ago

Hi,I want to gate my brand,how much is the fee for brand gating?Can you do this?Thank you.

© 2019 Angel Internet Ltd