How to add products on amazon without product ID

How to list products on amazon that do not have GTIN in 2019

If you want to add a product on amazon your product should have a product ID. Product ID is nothing but the barcode of the product. Product id also known GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) – UPC, EAN, JAN, ISBN are mandatory field while adding a new product on amazon.

How to get a product ID to list products on amazon ?

If your product do not have a GTIN, that mostly happens in case of non-branded, private label products etc. You can apply for GTIN exemption on amazon seller central. GTIN exemption request is simple process through which amazon will provide gtin exemption for your products and you can list your products on amazon without product ID once your exemption request is approved.    

In this post I will show you step by step how you can apply for GTIN exemption.

How to apply for GTIN exemption in amazon seller central in 2019 ?

Login to your amazon seller central account.

On the top right, under the search bar search for “GTIN exemption” and press enter.

Scroll down the search results and click on ” How to list products that do not have a GTIN (UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN)”

Click on new window option to open this page in  new window.

Now Scroll down this page and click on  “Request Approval ” Option.

Select your product category under  product category option and enter your Brand Name  or Generic or Publisher under Brand / Publisher option. If you wish to add more than one brand name for the same category approval click on “Add Brand” option.

Also If you wish to apply GTIN exemption request for more categories, click on add categry option and select their product category and brand / pulisher respectively.

Click on check eligibility option.

If your request is eligible you will see a green tick in the status column. Click on “Continue to Submit Proof” to move to the next step.

In the next step you will be asked to provide a support letter form the brand. In case you have click on “Yes” and vice versa.

If “Yes” option is selected. Download the sample letter and upload yours support letter in the same format and click on “Submit Request”. 

If “Yes” option is selected. Download the sample letter and upload yours support letter in the same format and click on “Submit Request”. 

If “No” option is select. Enter the name of the product and upload the product images and click on “Submit Request”. 


Your GTIN exemption request is successfully submitted. You will be informed by amazon support team once your request will be approved.

Please note that you can add any number of products under the product category and brand name for which your exemption request will be approved.

Once your GTIN exemption request is approved, you can add products on amazon using flat file. Learn how to add products on amazon using flat file.

In case of any doubt please feel free to comment in the comment section below. Thanks for reading the post.

If you are a video lover you can watch the below video to learn how to apply for GTIN exemption

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