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How AMZAlert Works to Protect Your Amazon Listings: Step-By-Step

Track any changes to your Amazon products including titles, images, hijackers and reviews. Alerts are sent within minutes of being targeted.

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Sabotage from other sellers is a big problem on Amazon. For many sellers, their competitors are constantly trying to jump on their listings, submitting fake reviews and trying to interfere with their product details. It’s essential to continually monitor your Amazon products, but doing that manually is resource-intensive and exhausting.

AMZAlert is a specialized, automated tool for monitoring Amazon listings. It continually scans your products and lets you know if there’s a problem. This saves hours every week, and gives peace of mind that if one of your ASINs is under attack you will know about it fast.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the AMZAlert software and let you know how it works, so you can focus your efforts on growing your Amazon seller business, not on watching out for competitors.

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Are Black Hat Sellers Winning the Battle on the Amazon Marketplace?

Seller sabotage and abuse are running wild. Here’s what’s happening, and what both Amazon and sellers need to do to bring it under control.

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This post is by Chris McCabe, owner and founder of ecommerceChris, LLC, an Amazon seller account consultancy.

Black hat seller behavior continues unabated in 2019.

We’ve seen spikes of listing hijacks and seller sabotage, mostly via loopholes exploited within Vendor Central. We’ve seen sellers inflating their positive reviews, but no action taken by Amazon’s Product Review Abuse (PRA) teams after they were reported.

There have been overnight spikes in negative reviews for products that had gone months without a single negative, clearly due to malicious targeting. When the impacted sellers report these fake reviews, Amazon’s ability to understand and act is often lacking.

Unauthorized changes are made to private label listings, resulting in chaos and lost sales for legitimate sellers. Competitors with barely any track record have been able to boost their profiles overnight with piles of positive “verified” reviews.

Just how bad is seller abuse on Amazon now? What does Amazon need to do to address the problem? What can sellers do to get Amazon to take effective action?

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Amazon Seller Account Health Check: Step by Step

Discover and fix problems with your selling account before Amazon does. Stay clean, deal with dirty competitors and prevent suspensions.

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This post is by Chris McCabe, owner and founder of ecommerceChris, LLC, an Amazon seller account consultancy.

Over the past four and a half years, we’ve worked with thousands of sellers facing the pain and anxiety of Amazon account suspensions and listing blocks. One constant remains: sellers will do anything in their power to avoid going through it all again.

What’s the best way to protect yourself from Amazon’s investigators poking around in your account? Identify threats before they do. If you find complaints about item quality, for example, then you can take remedial steps before it blows up into a major problem. Or if you are missing targets on key performance metrics, you can uncover and address the failures behind that.

The steps below will help you devise a complete plan for protecting your business and allow you to grow safely to larger revenue and higher sales, year over year.

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4 Dirty Tricks Being Used by Amazon Sellers in China… and Worldwide

As selling on Amazon becomes an increasingly popular business, more and more sellers are turning to dirty tricks to get ahead.

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This post is by Dave Bryant, an ecommerce business owner and co-founder of EcomCrew.

In this article, I’ll discuss some of the strategies sellers are using to get an unfair advantage selling on Amazon.

Often these strategies are innovated in China, for a number of reasons, including Amazon’s heavy recruitment of Chinese sellers. But now they are slowly making their way to all corners of the globe.

Along with review manipulation, other nefarious strategies exist including stealing competitor data with the help of Amazon employees, sabotaging competitor listings, and using multiple seller accounts. I’ll discuss each of these black hat strategies in detail below.

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Fight Back Against Fraudulent Amazon Sellers With AMZAlert

AMZAlert guards sellers’ listings, protects their reputation, and provides the tools sellers need to fight back against black-hat competitors

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Dirty tricks are a daily occurrence on Amazon. Without you even knowing it, competitors can be damaging your sales along with your well-earned reputation.

They can do this by hijacking your listings. They can take over the Buy Box, post negative reviews, and even downvote your existing positive reviews. There are numerous ways that competitors can sabotage your business. These tactics can result in a significant drop in earnings, and even lead to a full account suspension.

You can’t stop competitors from trying to undermine your success. But what you can do is monitor your listings, take note of any unexpected changes, and have the right tools to fight back as quickly and effectively as possible. This is where AMZAlert comes in.

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