Guided Buying policies now use UNSPSC classification

We switched from Amazon product classification codes to United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). Any Amazon Business customers restricting or blocking product categories through Guided Buying policies will need to update their selected categories.
Release Date: 21 October 2019
Last Updated: 21 October 2019

In order to update your restricted or blocked category policies, you’ll need to go to your Guided Buying policies to review and make category selections using UNSPSC. We preselected our recommended categories to make this as easy as possible to update your policies.


To review and make your final selections:

  1. Go to and hover over your name in the top right corner
  2. Select Business Settings from the menu that appears
  3. Select Guided Buying under the Buying policies section
  4. Under Guided Buying policies, select Manage
  5. You will see a list of your policies. Select any policy with the message: Update to UNSPSC
  6. From there you will see the related UNSPSC categories to the original Amazon categories. Select your desired categories to restrict or block.
  7. Select Save


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