February 14, 2022

Amazon Renewed eligibility requirements: What you should know

In this blog, we introduced you to the Amazon Renewed program some time ago. The program allows sellers to sell used but like-new electronic items on Amazon. In that post, we already briefly touched on the topic of eligibility requirements. To give you an even better idea, we would like to present these Amazon Renewed terms and conditions of participation to you once again in detail.

Basic requirements

Products you sell on Amazon Renewed must be refurbished. This means that they are both repaired and tested for functionality. In addition, they should not only function like a new item, but also look as good as new. Accordingly, no obvious defects should be visible from a short distance. Since we are mainly talking about electronic items, it is also worth knowing that the performance of the battery may not be more than 20 percent lower than a new product. Furthermore, the latest operating system should be installed on the device.

Accessories, operating instructions and data protection

Many electronic devices come with accessories. Accordingly, all necessary parts must also be included in the delivery according to the terms and conditions of Amazon Renewed. For example, remote controls must be paired with the respective TV set. If this is not the case, it must be apparent to the customer how to connect the parts. There is no obligation to include operating instructions. Amazon nevertheless recommends that existing manuals are also sent. Sellers are also required to remove all data from previous users of the devices.


Product packaging must be either new or original. You can tell if a box is new, for example, by whether the serial number matches the one on the device. Also make sure that products inside packaging do not touch each other. Devices with lithium batteries must also be labeled as hazardous materials. Any products you sell on Amazon Renewed must also be approved in the European Economic Area and, if you sell there, in the United Kingdom.

Products quality

Amazon requires Amazon Renewed sellers to have an internal quality management system. As a seller, you must also note that the rate of order defects must be below 0.8 percent. Negative reviews may also only be present in one tenth of purchases. On average, your reviews should be above 4 stars. Furthermore, there is still the "Renewed Quality Score", which must be above the value of 98 percent. By the way, Amazon may check the quality of your products with the help of test purchases.

Notes for ASINs

For ASINs, you need to keep in mind that you can only create one per product. There is also a special rule for Apple products. For these items, it is not allowed to create new ASINs at all. Instead, you need to contact the sales partner service for this.

Amazon Renewed Product List

To make sure that a product you want to offer on Amazon Renewed is allowed to be sold there, you can simply take a look at the list below:

  • Air conditioners
  • Audio receiver and amplifier
  • Blu-Ray and DVD player
  • Cameras
  • Vehicle stereo systems, security, video and radar detectors
  • Chainsaws, pole saws and log splitters
  • Chipper, shredder and mulcher
  • Dehumidifier
  • Digital antennas
  • Digital Musical Instruments & Dj Equipment
  • Electric ceiling fans
  • Electric floor cleaning equipment
  • Embroidery machines
  • Fitness equipment
  • Fitness watches
  • Generators
  • GPS devices
  • Graphing and scientific calculators
  • Headphones
  • Headsets
  • Space heaters
  • Home stereo systems
  • Home theater systems
  • Iron
  • Kitchen electrical appliances
  • Lawn Mowers, Hedge Trimmers & Edgers
  • Media player
  • Microphones
  • Monitors
  • Outdoor blowers and vacuums
  • Computer (PC)
  • PC drives and graphics cards
  • PC keyboards, mice, game pads and webcams
  • PC Motherboards
  • Powerline network adapter for PCs
  • Network repeater for PCs
  • Internal digital power supply for computer
  • PC processors
  • PC server
  • Computer monitors
  • Network switcher for computer
  • Router
  • Modems
  • Cell phones
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Portable media players
  • Power tools, electric drills and electric saws
  • High pressure cleaner
  • Printer
  • Projectors
  • Refrigerators
  • Scanner
  • Security cameras and systems
  • Sewing machines
  • Shredder
  • Smartwatches
  • Snow blowers
  • Sound and recording equipment
  • Soundbars
  • Loudspeaker
  • Tablets
  • Television
  • Thermostats
  • Universal remote controls
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Video cameras
  • Video game consoles and controllers


Finally, let's move on to pricing. According to the Amazon Renewed terms of participation, the prices must be lower than the new version of a product in any case. Accordingly, the items must be at least 5 percent cheaper. Otherwise, Amazon may remove your products from the Renewed category.

That was our contribution to the conditions of participation for Amazon Renewed. Do you have any questions about the products you can sell on Amazon Renewed or do you need help signing up for the program? We are happy to provide you with advice and assistance in this regard. Simply send us a message - without any obligation, of course.

MadeByBrain - Amazon Seller Agency

We look forward to hearing from you.

via Amazon Seller Central


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