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I'm looking to start selling again on Amazon, but want to start slow in low-risk categories. I've searched to see if there is a suggested list, but no one really spelled out what the low risk categories are, not even in Ghost. All I could find were the high-risk categories (basically anything related to media that can easily be copied/⊗⊗⊗⊗)

I've accumulated a physical inventory of what I think are low-risk categories. For example, a board game that was popular in the 90's brand new, a few diet/nutritional pills, a dvd burner I found on clearance, a game pad you add on to your PS3, and a few toys.

Any thoughts/recommendations? Thanks!
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I don't think you will be able to sell toys, per Amz only allows certain people to be able to do that- at least for the holidays. I am not sure if board games fall into that category. I would think books would be low risk, but I am only guessing.

Not sure about the diet pills per if they are not approved by the FDA then maybe that makes them high risk??

I am just throwing stuff out there and really have no idea. I hope that helps some though
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Actually when it comes to amazon there is only one risk HIGH risk on everything..
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Actually when it comes to amazon there is only one risk HIGH risk on everything..
Ugh, thanks for the scare tactic...
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Upon further research (lol I sound like a big dork), it does seem that I should NOT list in the toy category because Amazon is hard core especially this time of the year. Another suggestions/comments?
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You won't be able to sell in the toys cat coming up to xmas unless you meet certain criteria so if its a new acct then it will be a No.

Pills will come under health products and you need to be approved by AMZ before you can sell them.
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You won't be able to sell in the toys cat coming up to xmas unless you meet certain criteria so if its a new acct then it will be a No.

Pills will come under health products and you need to be approved by AMZ before you can sell them.
I sell some health products (diet shakes) and I did not have to get approved to sell them. But they are not diet pills, so I am not sure about that.
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I'm looking to start selling again on Amazon, but want to start slow in low-risk categories. I've searched to see if there is a suggested list, but no one really spelled out what the low risk categories are, not even in Ghost. All I could find were the high-risk categories (basically anything related to media that can easily be copied/⊗⊗⊗⊗)

I've accumulated a physical inventory of what I think are low-risk categories. For example, a board game that was popular in the 90's brand new, a few diet/nutritional pills, a dvd burner I found on clearance, a game pad you add on to your PS3, and a few toys.

Any thoughts/recommendations? Thanks!
Old rotary dial phones should be pretty safe
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ShoeLaces are pretty safe,,,seriously,,just try to avoid looking for Hot Brands,,,Stick to finding hot "Products" instead,,,For example think along the lines of selling a "Tablet" as opposed to an "ipad"
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Avoid media, health, electronics, toys when starting off.
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well that sums up all of amazons categorize LOL
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Avoid media, health, electronics, toys when starting off.
Clothing, Clothing Accessories, Fragrances, Pet Supplies,,Also HIGH Risk Catagories,,Just Avoid Brand Names and simply sell Products,, Sell Razors as opposed to Gillette Fusion,,Ladies Jeans as opposed to Diesel, ect, ect,
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So basically the things that I've collected are all high risk... great! lol
Thanks everyone for the heads up and hopefully this helps other noobs like me!
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