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Amazon to Enforce New Grocery Policies in May

Sellers lucky enough to be allowed to sell in the Grocery category on Amazon should be aware of new policies going into effect later this month. Amazon notified approved US Grocery sellers that they must adhere to the new policies, which include the following:

Ingredients and Nutrition Facts Policy: Any ingredients and/or nutrition facts listed on product packaging should be uploaded as secondary product images on product detail pages.

Bulk and Commodity Foods Policy: All Agricultural Commodity and Bulk food products must be listed on separate, distinct seller-created detail pages. Sellers of these products must also be approved by the Brand Registry and list these products with the unique brand name and product identifier that are registered.

Dietary and Allergen-Free Claims Policy: Any dietary or allergen-free claims (such as Organic, Kosher, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) must also be present on a products packaging in order to be listed on the product detail page.

Price Per Unit (PPU) Data Policy: Accurate Price Per Unit (PPU) data must be provided for all new product listings.

Among the categories besides grocery for which sellers must obtain approval from Amazon before listing include Beauty, Clothing & Accessories, and Collectible Coins.

Amazon consolidated its Grocery-specific selling and listing policies on this page (you must be signed in as a seller to view), and it will begin to enforce the new policies on May 23, 2015.


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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.