TemplateType value should be specified in the A1 Cell of the Import File when importing products in Bulk. This value depends on the Product Category you want to import.

Amazon TemplateType

Some product categories require special approval from Amazon to be used. Detailed information you can find on the Inventory file templates page of Amazon Seller central, after you login to your account.

Product CategoryTemplateTypeRequires Approval (www.amazon.com)
Automotive & Powersports (Tires & Wheels, Motorcycles & ATVs)TemplateType=tiresandwheelsApproval required
BooksTemplateType=BookloaderFor Books, approval ir required only for listing in “Collectible” condition
(Business), Industrial & ScientificTemplateType=mechanicalfastenersSelling Guidelines provided
(Business), Industrial & Scientific (Food Service and Janitorial, Sanitation, & Safety)TemplateType=FoodServiceAndJanSanSelling Guidelines provided
(Business), Industrial & Scientific (Industrial and Other)TemplateType=IndustrialSelling Guidelines provided
(Business), Industrial & Scientific (Lab & Scientific Supplies)TemplateType=LabSuppliesSelling Guidelines provided
(Business), Industrial & Scientific (Power Transmission)TemplateType=powertransmissionSelling Guidelines provided
(Business), Industrial & Scientific (Raw Materials)TemplateType=rawmaterialsSelling Guidelines provided
Camera & PhotoTemplateType=CameraAndPhotoNo
Cell Phones & Accessories (Wireless)TemplateType=WirelessNo
Clothing & Accessories (Eyewear, Luggage & Travel Accessories)TemplateType=clothingNo
Collectible CoinsTemplateType=coinsApproval required
Consumer Electronics (Audio & Video Accessories)TemplateType=ConsumerElectronicsNo
Entertainment CollectiblesTemplateType=entertainmentcollectiblesApproval required
Fine ArtInventory File Template available upon approval to sell in this categoryApproval required
Gift CardsTemplateType=giftcardsNo
Grocery & Gourmet FoodTemplateType=foodandbeveragesApproval required
Health & Personal CareTemplateType=healthNo
Home, Home Decor, Kitchen & Garden (Furniture), LawnTemplateType=homeNo
JewelryTemplateType=jewelryApproval required
Musical InstrumentsTemplateType=musicalinstrumentsNo
Office ProductsTemplateType=OfficeNo
Outdoors (Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Sports Apparel, Cycling, and Action Sports)TemplateType=outdoorsNo
Pet SuppliesTemplateType=PetSuppliesNo
Shoes (Handbags & Sunglasses)TemplateType=shoesNo
Software & Video GamesTemplateType=SoftwareVideoGamesNo
Sports (Exercise & Fitness, Hunting Accessories, Team Sports, Licensed Fan Shop, Athletic Apparel, Boating & Fishing, and Game Room)TemplateType=SportsNo
Sports CollectiblesTemplateType=sportsmemorabiliaApproval required
Tools & Home ImprovementTemplateType=HomeImprovementNo
Toys & GamesTemplateType=ToysNo
Trading CardsTemplateType=tradingcardsApproval required
Video & DVD (Movies & TV Series)TemplateType=videoApproval required
WatchesTemplateType=watchesApproval required

Good to know:

  • Product Categories can differ depending on the Amazon region. If you cannot find one here, log in to your Amazon Seller central account and proceed to his link. There you can find all the templates and get the TemplateType value what you need to copy and paste into A1 cell of the Spreadsheet.
  • Product categories that require Amazon approval differ depending on the Region