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Amazon Categories Americas

Below you'll find a complete list of all categories available at Amazon US, Canada and Mexico. You'll see at a glance which one are supported by ChannelAdvisor, what products are offered in which category and get additional information on potential restrictions you should be aware of.

Category US
Canada Mexico Types of Products Seller Restrictions Template Category Mapping Value
3D Printed Products Not AvailableNot AvailableArt & Home Decor, Toys & Miniature, Fashion, JewelrySeller must request approval. n/a
Amazon KindleNot AvailableNot Available Amazon KindleListings for Amazon Kindle devices should be matched against existing, in catalog, detail pages only. 
Automotive & Power Sports Not AvailableAuto Parts & Accessories, Power Sport Parts, Power Sport Vehicles, Protective Gear, Riding Apparel, Motocycle Parts & Accessories, Tire, Rims, Wheels, Auto Oil, Battery (see also Tires & Wheels below)Seller must request approval.Automotive
Baby Products 

Nursery, Feeding, Gear, Furniture, Monitors, Travel, Toys

(Excludes most apparel which should list via Clothing. See also Toys & Games category)

Approval may be required for holiday selling.Baby
Beauty

 Fragrance, Skincare, Makeup, Hair Care, Bath and Shower. (See also Health and Personal Care)Seller must request approval.Beauty
Books  Available for in-catalog products only  Available for in-catalog products only  Available for in-catalog products only Books, Calendars, Card Decks, Sheet Music, Magazines, Journals, Other Publications Other
Camera & Photo Digital Cameras, Film Cameras, Camcorders, Telescopes, Binoculars, Film, Lens, Digital Frames (see also Consumer Electronics Category) Camera and Photo
Clothing & Accessories Not AvailableOuterwear, Jeans, Athletic Wear, Undergarments, Belts, Handbags, Wallets, Sunglasses (see also Shoes and Sports & Outdoors categories)Seller must request approval.Clothing
CoinsNot AvailableNot Available Circulation Coins, Proofs, Commemoratives, Mint Sets and Precious Metal CoinsSeller must request approval.Coins
Computers

Computers, Carrying Cases, Computer Speakers, Keyboards, Memory Readers, Motherboards, Networking Devices, Notebook Computers, Personal Computers, RAM Memory, Sound Cards, System Cabinets, Tablet Computers, Video Cards, Webcam.

See also Consumer Electronics category for listing PCs and electronic accessories.

 Computers
Consumer Electronics (& Electronic Accessories) 

Cameras, TVs, CD Players, Car Audio, GPS, Kindle Accessories, Phones, Phone Accessories, Cables

See also Wireless, Camera & Photo, and Compputer categories which more offer more category-specific details then listing via the more general Consumer Electronics category.

Approval may be required for certain products.Consumer Electronics
DVDs and Videos

  Available for in-catalog products only

  Available for in-catalog products only

    Available for in-catalog products onlyMovies and TV shows, Blu-Ray Other
Entertainment CollectiblesNot Available Trading Cards, Performance Used and Autographed ItemsSeller must request approval.Entertainment Collectibles
Fine ArtNot AvailableNot AvailableOriginal and Limited Edition Paintings, Photographs, Prints, Mixed Media, and DrawingsSeller must request approval.n/a
Gift Cards "Closed Loop" cards only where the place of business where the gift card is redeemed is owned/controlled by the business that sold the gift cardSellers must request approval.n/a
Grocery & Gourmet FoodsNot Available Chocolate, Gift Baskets, Beverages, Canned Goods, Household Supplies, Pet Food, Snacks, Flowers with Scheduled Deliveries, Wine & Beer (outside of US)Seller must request approval.Grocery and Gourmet
Health & Personal Care

 First Aid, Nutrition, Beauty brands (Hair and Body) sold in discount stores or drugstores. (See also Beauty Category)Seller must request approval..Health and Personal Care
Home & Garden Kitchen, Dining, Pet Supplies, Furniture, Décor, Bedding, Bath, ,Craft, Hobby, Home Appliances, Storage, Patio, Lawn, Garden, Pool Supplies, Landscaping, Snow Removal, Generators Home and Garden
Home Improvement & Tools Hand & Power Tools, Plumbing, Electrical, Building Materials, Appliance Parts Home Improvement
Industrial & Scientific:See sub-categories belowThere are 6 sub-categories in this category - Fasteners, Other Industrials, Lab Supplies, Raw Materials, Power Transmissions, Food Service & Janitorial Supplies The ones that are supported by ChannelAdvisor are listed belowSeller must request approval. 
Industrial & Scientific: FastenersNot Available Not AvailableMechanical Fasteners, Nails, Screws, BoltsSeller must request approval.Mechanical Fasteners
Industrial & Scientific: Other IndustrialsNot Available Abrasives, Cutting Tools, Electronic Components, Gears, Grommets, Industrial Hose, Industrial Wheels, Mechanical Components, O-Rings and Precision MeasuringSeller must request approval.Other Industrials
Industrial & Scientific: Janitorial & Sanitation, Food Services, Safety
Not Available Cleaning Supplies, Equipment (e.g. vaccuums) and fixtures, personal care, Food Services products, waste receptacles and liners Seller must request approval.Food Service and Janitorial Sanitation
Industrial & Scientific: Lab Supplies
Not Available Lab supplies such as: Lab Equipment (Microscopes, Scales), Labware (Beakers, Vials, Lab Dishes) and Lab Cleaning Supplies. Seller must request approval.Lab Supplies
Industrial & Scientific: Power Transmissions Not Available Bearings & Brushes, Belts, Gears, Pulleys, Springs and Sprockets. Seller must request approval.Power Transmission

Industrial & Scientific: Professional HealthCare

Not Available Wound care, Gloves, Furniture, Chirurgical Instruments, Medical Tests  

Industrial & Scientific:Raw Materials

 Not Available Raw Materials, Plastics, Wire, Metals, Ceramics.Seller must request approval.Raw Materials
JewelryNot AvailableEarrings, Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets. (See also Watches)Seller must request approval.Jewelry and Watches
LightingNot Available Lighting Fixtures and Accessories Lighting
Luggage, Bags, & Backpacks     Not Available

 In the US and Mexio, list these products via the Clothing Category. In Canada, there is a separate template.

Luggage, bags, backpacks, messenger bags, travel accessories.

 Seller must request approval.Luggage
Music CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl Other
Musical Instruments

 

 Not Available Guitars, Orchestra, Recording Equipment Musical Instruments
Office Supplies Art Supplies, Educational Supplies, InkToner, Office Electronics, Printers, Calculators, Paper Products, Office Products Office Products
Pet Supplies  Not AvailablePet Supplies (see also Grocery & Gourmet for Pet Food) Pet Supplies
Shoes, Handbags & Eyewear  Shoes, Boots, Sandals, Slippers, Handbags, Luggage and Eyewear, SunglassesSeller must request approval to sell in the US on Amazon.com. In other markets, some products types (e.g. luggage) may require approval.Shoes, Handbags and Eyewear (New)
Software & Video Games Business, Media Education, Utility, Security and Children's SoftwareApproval may be required for certain products.Software and Video Games
Sports & Outdoors Sports Equipment, Sporting Apparel, Exercise Equipment, Bikes, Tents, Fan Shop, Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Sports Apparel, Cycling, and Action Sports Sports and Outdoors
Sports Memorabilia & Trading Cards
Not Available Authenticated collectibles, autographed jerseys, baseball cards, trading cards.Seller must request approval.Sports Memorabilia
Tires & Wheels  Not AvailableTires, Wheels (see also Automotive & Accessories)Seller must request approval.Tires and Wheels
Tools & HardwareNot Available  Tools and Hardware
Toys & Games Not AvailableInfant & Preschool, Learning & Exploration Toys, Riding, Action Figures, Dolls, Board Games, Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, Costumes, Collectible Cards
(see also Baby above)
Approval may be required for holiday selling.Toys and Games
Video Games Game Consoles, Console Games, PC Games and AccessoriesApproval may be required for certain products.Software and Video Games
Watches All Watches (see also Jewelry)Seller must request approval.Jewelry and Watches
Wireless (Cell Phones & Accessories) Phones, Fashion Accessories, Batteries Wireless
Collectibles/MiscellaneousNot Available Not AvailableCoins, Stamps, Cards Miscellaneous

Key:

Full support of the category.  Seller may list any product they are approved to sell, if applicable.
Existing Listings OnlySeller may list products to listings that currently exist on Amazon.
ChannelAdvisor does not support the addition of new products in this category, however, lisitng for in-catalog products may be allowed.  For newer categories or where additional location support is being offered by Amazon, ChannelAdvisor may be in the process of adding full support for the category.
Not Available Amazon has not yet made this category available in the locale specified.

 

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Below you'll find a complete list of all categories available at Amazon US, Canada and Mexico. You'll see at a glance which one are supported by ChannelAdvisor, what products are offered in which category and get additional information on potential restrictions you should be aware of.

Category US
Canada Mexico Types of Products Seller Restrictions Template Category Mapping Value
3D Printed Products Not AvailableNot AvailableArt & Home Decor, Toys & Miniature, Fashion, JewelrySeller must request approval. n/a
Amazon KindleNot AvailableNot Available Amazon KindleListings for Amazon Kindle devices should be matched against existing, in catalog, detail pages only. 
Automotive & Power Sports Not AvailableAuto Parts & Accessories, Power Sport Parts, Power Sport Vehicles, Protective Gear, Riding Apparel, Motocycle Parts & Accessories, Tire, Rims, Wheels, Auto Oil, Battery (see also Tires & Wheels below)Seller must request approval.Automotive
Baby Products 

Nursery, Feeding, Gear, Furniture, Monitors, Travel, Toys

(Excludes most apparel which should list via Clothing. See also Toys & Games category)

Approval may be required for holiday selling.Baby
Beauty

 Fragrance, Skincare, Makeup, Hair Care, Bath and Shower. (See also Health and Personal Care)Seller must request approval.Beauty
Books  Available for in-catalog products only  Available for in-catalog products only  Available for in-catalog products only Books, Calendars, Card Decks, Sheet Music, Magazines, Journals, Other Publications Other
Camera & Photo Digital Cameras, Film Cameras, Camcorders, Telescopes, Binoculars, Film, Lens, Digital Frames (see also Consumer Electronics Category) Camera and Photo
Clothing & Accessories Not AvailableOuterwear, Jeans, Athletic Wear, Undergarments, Belts, Handbags, Wallets, Sunglasses (see also Shoes and Sports & Outdoors categories)Seller must request approval.Clothing
CoinsNot AvailableNot Available Circulation Coins, Proofs, Commemoratives, Mint Sets and Precious Metal CoinsSeller must request approval.Coins
Computers

Computers, Carrying Cases, Computer Speakers, Keyboards, Memory Readers, Motherboards, Networking Devices, Notebook Computers, Personal Computers, RAM Memory, Sound Cards, System Cabinets, Tablet Computers, Video Cards, Webcam.

See also Consumer Electronics category for listing PCs and electronic accessories.

 Computers
Consumer Electronics (& Electronic Accessories) 

Cameras, TVs, CD Players, Car Audio, GPS, Kindle Accessories, Phones, Phone Accessories, Cables

See also Wireless, Camera & Photo, and Compputer categories which more offer more category-specific details then listing via the more general Consumer Electronics category.

Approval may be required for certain products.Consumer Electronics
DVDs and Videos

  Available for in-catalog products only

  Available for in-catalog products only

    Available for in-catalog products onlyMovies and TV shows, Blu-Ray Other
Entertainment CollectiblesNot Available Trading Cards, Performance Used and Autographed ItemsSeller must request approval.Entertainment Collectibles
Fine ArtNot AvailableNot AvailableOriginal and Limited Edition Paintings, Photographs, Prints, Mixed Media, and DrawingsSeller must request approval.n/a
Gift Cards "Closed Loop" cards only where the place of business where the gift card is redeemed is owned/controlled by the business that sold the gift cardSellers must request approval.n/a
Grocery & Gourmet FoodsNot Available Chocolate, Gift Baskets, Beverages, Canned Goods, Household Supplies, Pet Food, Snacks, Flowers with Scheduled Deliveries, Wine & Beer (outside of US)Seller must request approval.Grocery and Gourmet
Health & Personal Care

 First Aid, Nutrition, Beauty brands (Hair and Body) sold in discount stores or drugstores. (See also Beauty Category)Seller must request approval..Health and Personal Care
Home & Garden Kitchen, Dining, Pet Supplies, Furniture, Décor, Bedding, Bath, ,Craft, Hobby, Home Appliances, Storage, Patio, Lawn, Garden, Pool Supplies, Landscaping, Snow Removal, Generators Home and Garden
Home Improvement & Tools Hand & Power Tools, Plumbing, Electrical, Building Materials, Appliance Parts Home Improvement
Industrial & Scientific:See sub-categories belowThere are 6 sub-categories in this category - Fasteners, Other Industrials, Lab Supplies, Raw Materials, Power Transmissions, Food Service & Janitorial Supplies The ones that are supported by ChannelAdvisor are listed belowSeller must request approval. 
Industrial & Scientific: FastenersNot Available Not AvailableMechanical Fasteners, Nails, Screws, BoltsSeller must request approval.Mechanical Fasteners
Industrial & Scientific: Other IndustrialsNot Available Abrasives, Cutting Tools, Electronic Components, Gears, Grommets, Industrial Hose, Industrial Wheels, Mechanical Components, O-Rings and Precision MeasuringSeller must request approval.Other Industrials
Industrial & Scientific: Janitorial & Sanitation, Food Services, Safety
Not Available Cleaning Supplies, Equipment (e.g. vaccuums) and fixtures, personal care, Food Services products, waste receptacles and liners Seller must request approval.Food Service and Janitorial Sanitation
Industrial & Scientific: Lab Supplies
Not Available Lab supplies such as: Lab Equipment (Microscopes, Scales), Labware (Beakers, Vials, Lab Dishes) and Lab Cleaning Supplies. Seller must request approval.Lab Supplies
Industrial & Scientific: Power Transmissions Not Available Bearings & Brushes, Belts, Gears, Pulleys, Springs and Sprockets. Seller must request approval.Power Transmission

Industrial & Scientific: Professional HealthCare

Not Available Wound care, Gloves, Furniture, Chirurgical Instruments, Medical Tests  

Industrial & Scientific:Raw Materials

 Not Available Raw Materials, Plastics, Wire, Metals, Ceramics.Seller must request approval.Raw Materials
JewelryNot AvailableEarrings, Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets. (See also Watches)Seller must request approval.Jewelry and Watches
LightingNot Available Lighting Fixtures and Accessories Lighting
Luggage, Bags, & Backpacks     Not Available

 In the US and Mexio, list these products via the Clothing Category. In Canada, there is a separate template.

Luggage, bags, backpacks, messenger bags, travel accessories.

 Seller must request approval.Luggage
Music CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl Other
Musical Instruments

 

 Not Available Guitars, Orchestra, Recording Equipment Musical Instruments
Office Supplies Art Supplies, Educational Supplies, InkToner, Office Electronics, Printers, Calculators, Paper Products, Office Products Office Products
Pet Supplies  Not AvailablePet Supplies (see also Grocery & Gourmet for Pet Food) Pet Supplies
Shoes, Handbags & Eyewear  Shoes, Boots, Sandals, Slippers, Handbags, Luggage and Eyewear, SunglassesSeller must request approval to sell in the US on Amazon.com. In other markets, some products types (e.g. luggage) may require approval.Shoes, Handbags and Eyewear (New)
Software & Video Games Business, Media Education, Utility, Security and Children's SoftwareApproval may be required for certain products.Software and Video Games
Sports & Outdoors Sports Equipment, Sporting Apparel, Exercise Equipment, Bikes, Tents, Fan Shop, Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Sports Apparel, Cycling, and Action Sports Sports and Outdoors
Sports Memorabilia & Trading Cards
Not Available Authenticated collectibles, autographed jerseys, baseball cards, trading cards.Seller must request approval.Sports Memorabilia
Tires & Wheels  Not AvailableTires, Wheels (see also Automotive & Accessories)Seller must request approval.Tires and Wheels
Tools & HardwareNot Available  Tools and Hardware
Toys & Games Not AvailableInfant & Preschool, Learning & Exploration Toys, Riding, Action Figures, Dolls, Board Games, Arts & Crafts, Hobbies, Costumes, Collectible Cards
(see also Baby above)
Approval may be required for holiday selling.Toys and Games
Video Games Game Consoles, Console Games, PC Games and AccessoriesApproval may be required for certain products.Software and Video Games
Watches All Watches (see also Jewelry)Seller must request approval.Jewelry and Watches
Wireless (Cell Phones & Accessories) Phones, Fashion Accessories, Batteries Wireless
Collectibles/MiscellaneousNot Available Not AvailableCoins, Stamps, Cards Miscellaneous

Key:

Full support of the category.  Seller may list any product they are approved to sell, if applicable.
Existing Listings OnlySeller may list products to listings that currently exist on Amazon.
ChannelAdvisor does not support the addition of new products in this category, however, lisitng for in-catalog products may be allowed.  For newer categories or where additional location support is being offered by Amazon, ChannelAdvisor may be in the process of adding full support for the category.
Not Available Amazon has not yet made this category available in the locale specified.

 

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