Attn: New Sellers

I’m a new seller. I am not allowed to list in ________ category where I’ve discovered a lot of good brands I want to sell. I AM allowed to list in ________ category right now. I’m sure there are a lot of brand names I can’t sell but would like to be approved for. Can you give me a quote for ungating some of these main categories or major brands? I have a limited budget so please also let me know what you think is the best bang for my buck. I look forward to your reply.

Our best recommendation: If you are just getting started, take full advantage of selling in the categories where you CAN sell. Don’t spend your money on ungating right now. Spend it on inventory. Become a student of Amazon. Come back later if you need help and there is a strategic advantage to ungating.

FANTASTIC feedback, Thank you so much. I really appreciate your “real” comments. I’ll come back to you in a year. Can I bother you for one more piece of advice? I’ve been taking a class by ________ on  <<type of selling>> but I may just ask for my $1000 back. When you say Become a Student of Amazon – where do you recommend that I study? Do you recommend Amazon courses themselves in the Seller Central area? I’ve not really jumped into that direction. Every little nugget of guidance helps. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

Learn on your own. You don’t NEED a course. Study every day. Put your money into inventory. Learn how to source and evaluate products. As soon as you can afford consulting, that might help shorten your learning curve.

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