I’m so excited that I got approved!
I’d been researching for weeks, watching Youtube videos and reading every blog post that I could find. I wanted to try to get approved on the first try without having to resubmit more and more paperwork to Amazon.
The first thing that I did was order extra coupons online. I purchased 10 inserts for the week. I knew that CVS was having a sale on Almay & V05 products coming up and I wanted to reduce my costs. I’m sure I could have found cheaper items, but I also wanted products I could eventually send in to sell as well.
After my coupons came in I went shopping. On my first trip I bought 10 Almay Lip glosses. During my research, I noted that people were saying they needed to prove to Amazon that they were purchasing enough products for resale so I decided to get 10 of everything. Since I earned some Extracare bucks, I came back the next day and got 10 V05 products. I also picked up some health and personal care products for later.
I also went to Target and bought 10 Garnier products. Since I spent over a certain amount, I was able to get 2 different $5 gift cards that I could use during my visit. I just had to split up the transactions.
When I got home, I typed up my name, address, phone number, email and ASIN number for each of the products that was on the receipt I was going to submit. Then I printed it out and photocopied the receipt that corresponded to those ASIN numbers. I had three different receipts from Target and I included them all on one page. Also since my Target doesnt include their address on the receipt, I typed their address and printed it out and taped it on the receipt so that when I copied it, it looked like it belonged there.
Before I submitted the receipts, I blacked out all the prices with a marker and then scanned the paper into my computer.
In total, I submitted three PDF’s with the receipts for all the products.
I submitted everything on a Friday afternoon. Even though the email said I would hear back in 24 hours, I didnt get a response until late Tuesday night.
So far I’ve sent in the majority of the products I got from CVS & Target. Some of the lip glosses I bought were in the Health & Personal care category so I have to wait on those. I also sent in some makeup I got from an online auction. So far I’ve sold one Garnier and one makeup product.
The process was alot easier than I thought it would be. The part that took the longest was waiting for them to get back to me. In the coming weeks, I want to get approved in more categories. I’m reading a book that I downloaded from Kindle Unlimited that’s supposed to help get you approved in some of the other gated categories. After I get approved, I’ll give a review to see if the book helped or not.
How successful have you been getting approved in gated categories?