Recently, Amazon UK announced that according to the new Offensive Weapons Act promulgated by the British government, the purchase of knives (including kitchen knives) requires age verification, and self-delivery sellers will no longer be allowed to list certain age-restricted knives on the platform. , which came into effect on May 19.
Currently, although Amazon UK still allows these knives to be sold, both of the following requirements must be met:
1. Use FBA, the delivery method specified by Amazon; sellers with self-delivery delivery methods are prohibited from listing such age-restricted products.
2. Make sure that the product detail page is clearly marked, saying "Not for sale to buyers under the age of 18".
Selling such products on Amazon requires verifying the age of the consumer first. Consumers need to show valid documents to verify their age again when they sign for receipt. If consumers are under 21 years old, they need to sign at the time of delivery and note their ID.
On Amazon Europe, valid documents that can verify age are: passports, driver's licenses, ID cards, and immigration documents. If a seller wants to sell blade products on Amazon, they must use Amazon FBA to sell. But even when selling with Amazon FBA, sellers need to make sure their listings are clearly marked "not to buyers under the age of 18."
Some sellers expressed dissatisfaction with the announcement issued by Amazon. The butter knives sold by the seller had already marked "not for sale to buyers under the age of 18", but they were still blocked by Amazon from listing the products.
In addition, the kitchen knives clearly pointed out in the Amazon announcement have also been complained by many sellers, because for Europeans, kitchen knives are also one of European tableware.
In recent years, domestic knives have received a lot of praise from overseas consumers, and the international market is growing, but its danger should not be underestimated. No matter how harsh the platform's policies are, Amazon is also starting from the starting point of public safety. When selling such products, sellers should abide by the platform's regulations and pay attention to policy changes in various countries.