Amazon Handmade allows you to sell your handcrafted products to customers around the world.
Amazon uses an application process to screen new sellers for the Handmade category, to ensure
that customers are able to buy with confidence.
Amazon Handmade stores are available in the following regions:
North America: United States of America, Canada, and Mexico
Europe: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain
Amazon Handmade benefits
We have a Maker application and audit process to ensure we are building a shop of
genuinely handcrafted goods.
Once you are approved to sell in Handmade and approved for a Professional Selling Plan,
Amazon Handmade will waive the monthly Professional Selling Plan fee
After joining Amazon Handmade, creating your shop and listing products is free. In
addition, you won’t be charged transaction or processing fees.
Each Handmade item sold is eligible for Handmade’s lower referral fee, as long as you have a Professional selling plan enabled on your
Amazon Handmade offers a custom profile for your goods.
Amazon Handmade program eligibility
An approved selling account on Amazon, enabled with a Professional selling plan, with no
restrictions from selling.
Independent makers, working alone or preferably, with fewer than 20 friends, family
members, or employees to create products
Collaborative groups – cooperatives, nonprofits, or charities
Cooperative – a group of makers united to meet their common economic, social, and
Non-profit Organization (NPO) – groups dedicated to furthering a particular social
cause or advocating for a shared point of view
Non-government Organization (NGO) – groups dedicated to furthering a particular
social cause or advocating for a shared point of view that operates autonomously of
Social enterprise – organizations with the goal to empower and support collectives
and communities of makers making one-of-a-kind, handmade products. For example, a
social enterprise organization creates one-of-a-kind designs and works with
communities of makers across their region to help with the creation and production of
their final product.
Note: Collaborative groups must supply a
link to a website or other online documentation containing information about your
Your participation in Amazon Handmade is
subject to Amazon’s approval. For additional information on Amazon Handmade terms and
conditions, go to Amazon Handmade: Terms and conditions
Amazon Handmade product eligibility
All products listed for sale in the Amazon Handmade store must comply with the following
Products must be designed and produced by you, your small group of family
members/employees (20 or fewer is preferred).
Production methods using hand tools and light machinery are allowed if used by
individuals in their home, studio, or workspace. However, mass production using assembly
lines or automation technology is not allowed.
Hand altered, pre-made items are acceptable. For example, application of your own
designs to drinkware, tea towels.
Upcycling, or taking a used item and improving its value through refinement or upgrade
is allowed. For example, painting or refinishing a table.
Repurposing, or taking an item and using it or its component parts or pieces for
something entirely new or different, is allowed. For example, creating bowl out of an old
vinyl record or pillow covers from vintage rugs.
The following options are prohibited in Amazon Handmade:
Outsourcing of product production
Drop-shipping of products
Reselling products by third parties
Digital and downloadable products, food or other ingestible products, and electronics
Live plants, other than ‘air plants’ which may be included with hand-crafted planters or
Raw materials and crafting supplies, unless included as part of a Do it Yourself (DIY)
kit or crafting supplies that have been made by you (yarn, felt) or hand-altered by you
(dyed material, yarn).
For category-specific limitations and eligibility criteria, go to Amazon Handmade: Category
listing policies and requirements.
Apply to sell in Amazon Handmade
Note: You must have an existing Seller Central account before you can
apply to sell in Amazon Handmade.
Before you can begin selling your items in the Handmade store, you must go through our
application process and
be approved to sell in the Handmade store.
Our simplified application process requires
the following information:
Name and email
Information on your production design and production processes: Applications that do not
contain details of your production processes will not be accepted.
Pictures of your work: Images must clearly show your business name, logo, or business
Conditional approval may be given to sellers that
have not yet completed the selling account registration process or have not upgraded to a
Professional selling plan. Sellers
that receive conditional approval will receive a communication from Handmade support,
instructing them on what they need to do to complete the Handmade application process and be
eligible to start listing products in the Handmade store.
Note: Including a URL to any existing site, where you may be selling your hand-crafted items, as
well as relevant social media links will help us in making an informed decision on your
application. Your application will be reviewed and an associate may reach out to you to
confirm details or request additional information.
Initial application approval is regional. Once your application to sell in
Handmade is accepted in Europe
, extending your reach to North America
requires the creation of a new
selling account for that region. However, you do not need to seek approval to sell in
different regions. Your current approval can be extended from one region to the next. For
more information, go to Amazon Handmade: Expand your handmade business
to other regions
You should receive a notification from Amazon indicating your
acceptance or rejection to sell in Handmade. However, you can confirm your ability to list
in the Handmade store by:
Going to Settings > Account Info. Under
Your Services, on the left-hand side, you should see
Hovering over Settings, you should see an option for
Maker Profile towards the bottom of the list.
Your Amazon Handmade maker profile
maker profile page as a place to tell customers about yourself and the products you make.
The information you share on this page will be visible to customers on Amazon and should
only represent you and your business. For more information, go to Amazon Handmade: Maker profile.
Listing Amazon Handmade products
If you are currently selling handmade products in a different
category on Amazon, and those products meet the Amazon Handmade criteria, you can re-list
them in Amazon Handmade after you register. For more information, go to Amazon Handmade: List your products.
Visit following pages for more tips about creating great product listings:
Shipping Amazon Handmade products
After you have added your items, learn more about how to manage your Handmade business,
including managing your orders and increasing sales.
Growing your Amazon Handmade business
Once you have your business up and running, you may be interested in reviewing suggestions
from Amazon Handmade on increasing your discoverability and sales. For more information, go
to Get started with Amazon Handmade.
News announcement and press releases
Makers conducting their own PR activities, either independently or through a contracted
agency that include any mention of Amazon or Amazon Handmade, should engage our Amazon
Handmade PR team to review their content two-weeks prior to issuing an announcement or press
release. Contact Handmade support via Contact us and they will connect you
with the Handmade PR team.
Send a draft of your release in a Word document, which may also be routed to and reviewed
by other Amazon stakeholders as appropriate. A Handmade PR representative will get in touch