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Can handmade items be listed on amazon?

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I make specific boards relating to home decor/art. Can those be sold on Amazon? Do these items require UPC codes as they are unique?

Edited by: Crafty Concepts on Dec 7, 2014 11:52 AM

You can sell handmade items on Amazon, but it's a lot of work. You have to accurately photograph and list each item individually so that customers get exactly what is pictured, and you either need UPC codes for each item (the easy way) or enrollment in the Brand Registry for a UPC exemption (the hard way).

In addition, Amazon's algorithms strongly favor items that have sold a lot of units. It's difficult to get buyers to see anything that has never sold before - which by definition will be everything you sell.

So: it's hard, but it can be done.