One of the most popular topics on Web Retailer is being banned from selling on Amazon.
It’s an emotional experience. One seller described his state in the day he found out he was suspended as, “confused, destroyed, anger, sadness, extreme worry”. Bans are an everyday occurrence for Amazon’s Seller Performance team, but they’re a gut-wrenching experience for the sellers who go through them.
In this roundup we cover everything you need to know about Amazon suspensions, from a blow-by-blow account of one seller’s suspension, to detailed advice about how to find out why you were suspended and put together a successful appeal.
Decipher Your Suspension and Write a Compelling Appeal
Suspended from selling on Amazon? Here’s how to decipher why you were banned, structure your appeal letter, and escalate your appeal if all else fails.
Thousands of sellers are suspended each month. Amazon has an entire team reading appeals.
800lb Gorilla: The Dangers of Selling on Amazon
There are big risks to using Amazon as your only selling channel. Here are some ways to beat the 800lb gorilla.
It’s very dangerous to put all your eggs in the Amazon basket.
Amazon Making Sellers Squeal on Product Review Abusers
Amazon is cracking down on product review abuse. Sellers who have taken advantage in the past may be warned or suspended, and even asked to name names. This post was written before Amazon banned incentivized reviews.
Amazon reserves the right to change their minds and reverse course on a dime.
Protecting Your Amazon Business: Tips From an Insider
Selling on Amazon can be tricky. Knowledge about Amazon’s policies and violations, and strategies for preventing suspension, can help save your business.
Amazon has very little patience for sellers that offer poor shopping experiences.
Amazon Suspension Plan of Action (POA): Do’s and Don’ts
The do’s and don’ts of getting your suspended Amazon account reinstated with a Plan of Action (POA).
Lay out an actual case that motivates Amazon to reinstate your account.
The Definitive Guide To Avoiding Amazon Suspension
Infographic with ten steps to take towards ensuring that your account remains in good standing with Amazon.
Many sellers run their businesses without a proper understanding of the procedures needed.
Amazon Account Suspensions: Myths and Facts
Chris McCabe highlights four common misconceptions about Amazon suspensions. Here’s why they really happen and what sellers can do about it.
Every buyer complaint is assessed in either automated or manual fashion.
How Suspension Crashed My Amazon Sales From $50K To Zero
In eight months James Amazio built a $50,000 a month business selling private label products on Amazon. He lost it overnight, and never found out why.
I was totally white-hat… no fake sales, no fake reviews, nothing.
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