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You would never think this could get you suspended! Amazon continues its wave of Buyer Account closures, learn what is new!

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Recently, I informed you in my article about Amazon’s aggressive crusade to purge their platform of any suspiciously behaving Buyer Accounts. The difference with these account closures is that unlike before, Amazon is not just suspending Seller Accounts over alleged violations of the Seller Code of Conduct, but this time the company is targeting specifically Buyer Accounts. Affected accounts are getting closed by Amazon due to failure to comply with ”terms of our Conditions of Use agreement”. Since Buyer Account closures (as opposed to Seller Account suspensions) are not widely known in the Amazon Seller community, sellers are struggling to appeal them.

If you are not familiar with the matter, read my article, where I am explaining how getting your Buyer Account closed impacts your Seller Account. In short – you won’t be able to access your Seller Account using the same credentials as your Buyer Account.

The wave of Buyer Account closures includes mainly Dropshippers, who are placing orders through the buyer side of their Seller Account and having goods delivered directly to their customers.

What is new

The wording mentioning ”purchasing products in order to receive compensation directly from the Sellers” is referring to the use of discount codes advertised in buyer groups on Facebook or elsewhere on social media.

However, there is another category of alleged misconduct, which Amazon is pursuing – sales rank manipulation.

In cases, when these violations are detected, the seller has his Buyer Account closed with the following deactivation wording:

We have closed your Amazon.co.uk account. We took this action because you have misused Amazon’s services. Examples of misuse include placing orders for your own products or purchasing products in order to receive compensation directly from the Sellers.”

Here is a screenshot of the full notice sent by Account Specialist (which is the buyer side alternative for Seller Performance):

This is what follows, when the shocked seller responds back to this e-mail, without attempting to properly appeal:

“After a thorough review, we have decided not to restore your full access to this account. You will not be able to place orders on our site.”

If you are wondering, what does this mean in a simple language – any order of the same merchandise placed on Amazon, which you at some point listed (or will list) for sale on the platform as a third party seller can get your account closed.

This means that you won’t be able to purchase products on Amazon for a later resale on their marketplace.

At the same time, you won’t be able to ever purchase the same product, which you used to sell on Amazon in the past.

Examples of violations of Amazon’s Terms of Service, which can get your Buyer Account Closed and lock you out of your Seller Account:

  • You purchase a textbook for school off Amazon and then attempt to sell it on their platform – once you no longer need it.
  • You mistakenly purchase the wrong size / quantity of a product on Amazon and decide to sell it on their platform, instead of returning it for a refund.
  • You are selling a product on both Amazon and your own website. Once you run out of stock, in order to continue fulfilling orders on your own website, you order some units from another seller on the identical listing on Amazon.
  • You are a FBA seller and you decide to surprise your family member on his birthday by placing an order from your own store on Amazon using your Buyer Account and having the merchandise shipped to the family member.
  • You are a seller on Amazon and you suddenly notice another seller offering identical product as what you are selling for a significantly lower price, so you decide to restock by purchasing his inventory.
  • You place a test buy from an alleged counterfeiter on your own Amazon listing.

These were just examples and while you may not believe something like this could happen over innocent situations like these, I have seen numerous sellers with their Buyer Accounts closed due to these reasons.

In Amazon’s eyes, any ordering of the same product which you sold (or are planning to sell in the future) is viewed as sales rank manipulation.

If you are an Amazon Seller, I would strongly advise you NOT TO EVER BUY ON AMAZON. The potential negative consequences of something going wrong are not worth it.

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My name is Kristina Hajdukova, but I am known as Kika Angelic. I used to be the most prolific and reputable contributor on the Amazon Seller Forum, before being maliciously removed and defamed. Here you can learn more about my story: My GoFundMe page seeking help from Amazon – feel free to support me!

Eventually, I became the first person in the world to succeed in a defamation lawsuit against Amazon and the company had to prominently publish me an apology and pin it to the top of the whole Amazon Seller Forum, click here to see it!

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  1. Filipe Morais

    February 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Dear @Vlad @Kika,
    Where can I find this policy article on Amazon, please so I can read the full policy about this I did have a look, but you know how it is on Amazon policies are here and there.
    Thank you
    Best Regard
    Filipe Morais

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Most common questions and myths about Amazon Seller Account suspensions answered

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This article will cover most questions related to Amazon Seller Account suspensions or appealing.

What is section 3 ?

Many sellers wonder what Amazon means by section 3 of Amazon’s Business Solutions Agreement. Section 3 is simply a section which allows them to terminate your relationship with Amazon. Amazon’s Business Soltions Agreement is written as an “at-will” agreement they can terminate at any time. It’s just a aggrement between you and Amazon read it carefully i want just to clarify that all accounts are suspended in section 3 violation but under section 3 there comes a lot of things many policies which can’t be discussed here in the small time measurement .

What is Amazon seller code of conduct?

Never misrepresent yourself. Always act in a manner that ensures a trustworthy experience for Amazon customers. Never list products that may cause harm to Amazon customers. Never engage in any misleading, inappropriate or offensive behavior.Try to act professionally and don’t misguide customer directly to another webiste and don’t share their personal information

What happens when Amazon disables your account?

Account Deactivation can also include removing any information and assets stored in the account. Amazon Account Deactivation not only stops you from selling on the platform but also removes the product listings you’ve worked hard on. Listing Deactivation is the removal of listings reported to have violations . They remove your selling privileges

Why is my account under review?

When your profile is put under review, it means you’ve been reported multiple times by other users. While under review, we’ll look for any violations of our Terms of Use or Community Guidelines. If your profile hasn’t violated any of our policies, you’ll be allowed back in.they sent you notifications in the performance tab that you have doing this violation so that’s why we put your account under review to further research on it

Can I make another Amazon account after being suspended?

No, you can’t. You have to know that already, because you’re already going against Amazon policy by operating a second account after your first has been suspended. Don’t ever try to create account on the same things that have you used in your suspended account it means your name and address maybe your credit card details link with that account and they make your account suspended in multiple account policy violation

Can I create two Amazon accounts with same number?

It is not possible to create two or more Amazon accounts with the same phone number. One Amazon account can be attached to only one mobile or email address.

Can I have two Amazon accounts with the same email address?

Amazon doesn’t allow creating multiple account with same email id or mobile number and neither can it be merged. What you can do is, choose an account that you wish to keep and close the other account and use the contact details (email or mobile number) on existing or current account.

For selling on Amazon you must comply with this number otherwise your account will be suspended in these things

*ODR* should be under 1% of all your sell

*VTR* should be 95%

*LSR* should be under 4%

How can a seller get suspended on Amazon?

Creating Inaccurate Listings. …

Selling Prohibited Items. …

Selling Counterfeit Items. …

Ignoring Trademarks and Copyright. …

Selling Poor Quality Items. …

Neglecting to Address Shipping Issues. …

Buying or Otherwise Influencing Reviews.

I’m saying again there are still many things due to which account got suspended these are just few of them

How long can Amazon suspend your account?

How long do Amazon suspensions last?

Suspensions can last anywhere from one day to forever, depending on how well they’re handled. you appeal for reinstatement and they accept your Plan of Action on the first try sometimes if you describe the things in detail and point to point if not it may can take 2 to 5 or we can say it depends on how you have designed your plan of action

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New Amazon Seller Central widget shows sales statistics

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Recently, Amazon Seller Central across North American marketplaces started displaying a new widget. This widget is showing a graph with sales numbers in each marketplaces currency and can be switched to display results for different time periods.

You will be able to see how your sales fluctuated and whether they increased or are declining. The widget is currently only present on the US, CA, MX and JP sites but may be enrolled across international Amazon marketplaces soon.

Here you can view a screenshot:

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Customer Product Condition Complaints can now be lifted without a Plan of Action or invoices

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Recently, Amazon completely reformed their approach to appealing most Seller Account suspensions or other Account Policy enforcements, in a clear attempt to try and keep as many marketplace sellers doing business on their platform as possible, since the competition is growing and they don’t want to risk losing their selection of products.

Instead of getting their bestselling listings blocked, having to prepare a detailed Plan of Action or submitting invoices and authorization letters, sellers are asked to tick two or more boxes, where they acknowledge the complaint and promise to take specific steps and actions, which would be normally presented in a Plan of Action.

Finally, sellers won’t need to spend thousands of dollars on hiring various Amazon experts.

Here you can view a screenshot of such appeal for a Customer Product Condition Complaint, which leads to a submission of acknowledgement and ticking of boxes, rather than a standard appeal:

The following steps and actions need to be acknowledged:

  • I will identify the root cause(s) driving the customer complaints and implement preventative steps to ensure that these issues don’t occur in the future.
  • I will ensure that my products are accurately listed against the correct ASINs, and that the functionality, edition, size, or language described in the listing matches my product.
  • I will have quality control processes set up to ensure products being shipped are stored properly, match the description in product detail page, contains all necessary parts, and function as expected.
  • Whilst making this acknowledgement will remove this violation from my Account Health Dashboard, I understand Amazon may still take it into account when considering future concerns around my listings.
  • I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to comply with the following policies- Preventing Product Condition Issues, and Selling Policies and Seller code of conduct.

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I hope you found this article helpful. Many Amazon sellers recently started trading stocks and crypto currencies, hoping to diversify their income, which is a very good idea with all the uncertainty which comes with the platform. For this reason, we launched a new Facebook group, Crypto Arbitrage Income (Bitcoin, Crypto, Altcoins, Blockchain, Trading) – feel free to join us and forget about the troubles of selling on Amazon for a moment!

Regarding Amazon Seller Performance, you can always participate in our Amazon Seller Performance – Friendly Advice – Worldwide group, where you will be very welcome.

In case you would like to review my top secret tips with appealing Amazon Seller suspensions, please feel free to watch my informative video regarding the subject (it starts with a scenes of me being on a vacation – this is a part of the video and it will continue to appealing suspensions):

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