Please see how to correctly list and ship permitted bladed products on the Amazon.co.uk Marketplace below.
Please refer to our Bladed products policy for the Merchant-Fulfilled channel
If you plan to sell one of the six types of bladed products permitted through the Merchant-Fulfilled channel, you must meet the requirements set out in Table A below in order to list these products.
Table A: Permitted bladed products through the Merchant Fulfilled Channel
|Permitted Products||Knife flag required?||Must be shipped with a permitted age verification on delivery service?||Category in which it must be listed|
|(i) Razor blades permanently enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2 mm of blade exposed||No||No||At seller's discretion depending on the product|
|(ii) Folding blades of less than 3 inches, which are not capable of being locked open||Yes||Yes|
|(iii) Kitchen Knives||Yes||Yes||Home|
|(iv) Folding blades of less than 3 inches that are part of a multi-tool device||Yes||Yes||Home, Sports, Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden|
|(v) Knives included in ordinary cutlery sets with spoons and forks||No||No||Home|
|(vi) Electric carving knives||Yes||Yes||Kitchen|
How can I ensure that I am meeting all the above requirements?
Permitted AVD services: The following carriers can be used to ship age restricted bladed products with an AVD service: UPS, Royal Mail, DPD, Parcelforce, or Yodel. We may amend this list from time to time. We will notify you of any changes made by email. You will need to provide evidence of the agreement you have with your carrier, showing your products will be shipped using an AVD service. You may redact commercially sensitive information. Evidence to show that you are shipping all age restricted products with AVD can be in the form of one of the following two pieces of information: 1) a contract between you and your carrier stating that all orders will be shipped with an AVD service 2) a statement from your carrier stating that all age restricted orders will have a tracking number which shows that the product has been shipped with an AVD service. Please submit this evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uploading tracking information: There are two ways to upload tracking information for each age restricted bladed product you ship – see below for a step by step overview of each:
More details on how to confirm shipments individually can be found here.
More details on how to confirm multiple shipments at the same time can be found here.
If you need to change the category of an existing bladed ASIN, you can update each ASIN's category in the following ways:
|Category||Feed Product Type (in bulk - flat file); Product Category (one by one - seller central)|
|Home||BedAndBath, FurnitureAndDecor, Home|
|Lawn and Garden||Outdoor Living, Seeds and Plants|
|DIY & Tools||BuildingMaterials, Electrical, Hardware, Organisers And Storage, PlumbingFixtures, SecurityElectronics, Tools|
Please see our bladed products policy for the Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) channel on the following pages:
No bladed products can be sold through the FBA channel, apart from the four exceptions summarised in Table C.Table C: Permitted bladed products through FBA
|Permitted Products||Knife flag required?||Category for which it needs to be listed under|
|(i) Razor blades permanently enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2 mm of blade exposed||No||At seller's discretion depending on product|
|(ii) Knives including ordinary cutlery sets with spoons and forks||No||Home|
|(iii) Kitchen Knives||Yes||Home|
|(iv) Folding pocket-knives with a blade no longer than three inches||Yes||Home, Sports, Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden|
AVD is where the carrier delivering the product to the customer checks that the person receiving the product is over the legal age required to purchase the products in question. This is done in 2 ways:
Challenge 25 'is where a person who looks below the age of 25 is challenged to provide identification to prove they are over the age of 18, and can lawfully purchase the product. This is the AVD standard we use for bladed products sold via Amazon Retail.