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Selling Ink and Toner Cartridges

Categorise ink and toner cartridges according to the definitions below. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these definitions.

Once you have selected a definition that corresponds to the type of ink or toner you are listing, assign a condition of "New" or "Used" based on the condition guidelines for Ink and Toner. All five listing types mentioned below are required to be offered on a separate product detail page, with individual barcodes assigned to each page.

Note: Amazon prohibits sellers from listing ink and toner cartridges in "Refurbished" condition. Ink and toner cartridges can only be listed in a "New" or "Used" condition.


  1. Original Ink or Toner Cartridge in Retail Packaging: An original ink or toner cartridge manufactured by the company that manufactured the printer in which the cartridge is used (such as Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Brother, etc.), and which is in its original retail packaging.
  2. Original Ink or Toner Cartridge in Foil / Blister Packaging: An original ink or toner cartridge manufactured by the company that manufactured the printer in which the cartridge is used (such as Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Brother, etc.) and which is in foil or blister packaging.
  3. Remanufactured Ink or Toner Cartridge: An original branded cartridge that has been used, remanufactured, and refilled with ink or toner. To varying degrees, the cartridge may have been taken apart, cleaned, and had parts replaced.
  4. Refilled Ink or Toner Cartridge: An original branded cartridge that has been used and refilled with ink or toner. Normally, no parts of the cartridge will have been replaced.
  5. Compatible Ink or Toner Cartridge: An ink or toner cartridge designed to work with a particular printer, but which was not manufactured by the company that manufactures the printer in which the cartridge is intended to be used. These cartridges are produced using mostly new or all new parts and components.
For original ink or toner cartridges, please use the EAN to determine the appropriate ASIN against which to list. If your ink or toner cartridge is not provided in retail packaging but has the same EAN as the product in retail packaging, it should be listed in the "used" condition.

Please refer to the Ink and Toner Style Guide for details on how to create your listing.

Instructions for selling ink or toner in the used condition

Please open a new case to Seller Support to request approval to sell in the "Used" condition. Attach an approval file template containing the listings that you wish to sell in the "Used" condition. For each item that you want to list, fill in the following fields:

  • item_sku
  • external_product_id (Barcode or ASIN number)
  • external_product_id_type
  • item_name
  • brand_name
  • manufacturer
  • condition_type
  • condition_note quantity

Click here to download the approval file template.
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