How Does Amazon Verify a Wholesaler Invoice for Ungating? How Long Does it Take?

How Does Amazon Verify a Wholesaler Invoice for Ungating? How Long Does it Take?

Posted by Big Brand on 27th Oct 2020

Here’s exactly how Amazon verifies wholesale purchase invoices and everything you need to know about the verification process for Ungating.

To start; an invoice and an email confirmation receipt are two different things, so make sure you are submitting the invoice to Amazon or your Ungating application will be immediately rejected! Too many declines and you will be banned from getting Ungated in that brand. Yikes!

When our buyer makes a purchase through our site, and has also met the Amazon Ungating Requirements, then submits the Ungating Application through Amazon, Amazon emails us directly to ask us to confirm the purchase details. Here’s an example of an actual email we received from Amazon to verify a purchase made through our site (for privacy reasons we had to redact certain details):

Here’s another email sent to us by Amazon to confirm a purchase. As you will notice it is similar, but also a little bit different:

So, as you can see, the wholesale company you made the purchase through is told, by Amazon, what the purchase was. The Wholesaler then has to match the information in the email to their record to confirm. So this means that you NEVER want to fudge an invoice. For example, if you purchased 1 Cole Haan handbag from a vendor, you do not want to alter the invoice so it says you purchase 111 Cole Haan purses because this would not match the wholesalers records and this could end up with you getting forever banned from Amazon selling!


We do not work for Amazon, but we do enjoy the excitement of contacting our buyers to say “Guess what?! Amazon just contacted us to verify your invoice! You are probably going to get Ungated! Congratulations!!!” So we always look up the buyers contact information so we can reach out to them…. And at the same time we like to look at the date the order was placed so we can see how many weeks it was since they bought. So let’s use the two orders shown above as examples.

The first order was placed on August 12th, 2020

And the Amazon email was sent to us on September 30th, 2020

Which means there was 7 week in between

As for the second example in this article; this order was placed on our site on April 23rd, 2020

And the Amazon email was received on June 27th, 2020

Which is approximately 9.5 weeks

The quickest we have seen was 5 weeks and the longest we have seen was 18 weeks. Granted, we have no way of knowing if the buyer made paperwork errors and had to reapply for Ungating multiple times. Regardless, I think it is safe to assume that you are not going to receive an answer on getting Ungated quickly.  BUT, if you want to get Ungated quickly, first make sure that you meet all of the Amazon Ungating requirements and be sure that you have purchased merchandise that is not on Amazons "Restricted Brands" list.   

UPDATE:  6-5-21:  Amazon has now began reviewing invoices MUCH, MUCH FASTER!  In some cases we are receiving the request to confirm the invoice within 24 hours - 7 days of the buyer submitting it to Amazon!  

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