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Grocery

Amazon limits the addition of new sellers in certain categories to ensure a high level of quality so that customers are able to buy with confidence from all sellers on Amazon. In order to sell in the Grocery category, you will have to meet the requirements listed below. While our site-wide selling guidelines still apply, please note the additional requirements for this category.

Alcohol Seller Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed above, you will need:

  • A Premises and Personal alcohol license; Amazon reserves the right to request the sellers to provide proof of this license during the application process. The application will be declined if the proof is not provided.
    Note: Your listings may be subject to certain legal age restrictions. It is your responsibility to comply with all applicable regulations and requirements.
  • You must provide individual proofs for the payment of duties and taxes for the sale of such products, as well as the proof for fulfillment of all tax formalities related to import, marketing, and possession of such products.

For further information regarding the obligations of food companies as well as important regulations, see The Ministry of the Health website.

For more information on the terms and conditions, see Beer, Wine, and Spirits.

Please note that FBA is not yet available for products containing alcohol.

EU product requirements

  • The products you sell must be new.
  • All products must be intended for sale in EU and compliant with all the EU (or local country's) laws and regulations.
  • For each product, a valid barcode (product identifier) registered and associated with the product is required.
  • All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must (as a minimum) be labeled in the language of that website. For example, all food products offered for sale on Amazon.de must (at a minimum) be in German.
  • All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must be intended for sale in the EU and comply with all applicable EU and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to food information and labeling regulations (such as Regulation 1169/2011/EC).
    Note: For information on listing products without UPCs, see How to list products that do not have a GTIN (UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN).
  • You must have adopted procedures for health and safety requirements for food storage.
  • Some foods (e.g., food supplements) may be subject to registration procedures and/or licences to sell.
  • If you offer organic products on the site, you must have the appropriate organic certification and be able to provide a copy of the certification upon request. The alcohol by volume must be displayed as a volume percent (vol%) for all alcoholic beverages. To learn more about certification requirements for organic products or to request permission to sell organic food, see Organic Food, Organic Feed, and Organic Pet Food.

UK Product requirements

Products first made available in the UK on or before December 31, 2020 should comply with EU requirements (see above). Products that are first made available in the EU or UK on or before December 31, 2020 can continue to circulate until they reach their end user and do not need to comply with the changes that take effect from January 1, 2021. You can retain evidence of when products were first made available in the UK or EU by keeping documents including contracts of sale. Products first made available in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) after December 31, 2020 should comply with the following requirements:

  • The products that you sell must be new.
  • All products must be intended for sale in the UK and comply with all laws and regulations of the UK.
  • For each product, a valid barcode (product identifier) that is registered and associated with the product is required.
  • All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must (as a minimum) be labelled in English.

All food products offered for sale on an Amazon website must be intended for sale in the UK and comply with all applicable UK laws and regulations. After December 31, 2020, an amended version of the EU FIC will apply to the sale of food products in the UK as a result of the Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019/529.

Note: If the manufacturer of your product does not issue product identifiers (EAN, UPC, or JAN), you can contact Seller Partner Support to request an exemption or, if you are the brand owner, apply for the Amazon Brand Registry to obtain GCIDs unique to your products.

For medicinal products, you must register with the UK’s MHRA to sell medicinal products online.

Note that different rules will apply in Northern Ireland from January 1, 2021 as a result of the Northern Ireland Protocol, and you should ensure that products meet EU requirements.

Next steps

If you are able to meet all of the requirements listed above, go ahead and upload your products to the inventory.

Grocery references

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