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Jeff Wilke makes an announcement on behalf of Amazon, despite thousands of sellers mercilessly suspended during pandemic

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Today, third party Amazon sellers were left shocked after seeing copies of a message from retiring CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business Jeff Wilke spammed across the inboxes of their international Amazon Seller Accounts.

In the letter, Jeff Wilke is trying to create an impression that Amazon cares about its sellers and supports them during the difficult period of global pandemic.

The exact opposite is the truth, as Amazon policies keep becoming stricter every day, which includes thousands of innocent sellers getting mercilessly suspended and blocked from accessing the Seller Central over Velocity Reviews triggered by high sales, as described in my recent blog post.

Amazon has been anything but helpful and supportive, which is very well documented in a recent US Anti-trust Investigation report document.

Here you can view a copy of the e-mail sent to third party Amazon sellers:

Here you can read the full announcement in English:

This continues to be an incredibly difficult year for entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world. Nobody had a playbook for how to keep a business going through a global pandemic, but you continue to meet the challenge and serve customers every day. We’re inspired by your efforts and want to help you be successful during these times. Our communities are depending on Amazon and all the small businesses who sell in our store to keep as much in stock as we can and to deliver products to doorsteps while keeping our employees and partners safe and healthy.
We’re working hard and investing heavily to support you and your business. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve invested more than $10 billion in COVID-19 related operating costs. We’ve increased square footage across our fulfillment and logistics network by 50%, opening dozens of new delivery stations and fulfillment centers around the world. We’ve hired over 400,000 employees in the biggest peacetime workforce ramp-up by any company in history. And we’ve spent more than $2.5 billion on pay incentives and bonuses. We continue to be thrilled by how successfully hundreds of thousands of you have leveraged our investments during 2020. It has benefited everyone—you, us, our customers and communities. While many other companies have passed along costs through surcharges and fee changes in 2020, we have absorbed over $5 billion of those costs on your behalf. And we expect to invest billions more in the first half of 2021 in helping selling partners like you as we all try to return to normalcy.
Now, as we look ahead with vaccines on the horizon, other logistics providers have already announced their annual fee increases for 2021. In a normal year we’d be doing the same, but this isn’t a normal year and we’ve made the decision to postpone our annual fulfillment fee adjustments and continue to absorb the costs we are incurring on your behalf until June 1, 2021. We’ll share more details in the spring. We are doing this because we want to provide stability and support for you during what will likely remain a challenging winter as vaccine distribution gets underway. 
Our focus throughout this holiday season has been on getting the most selection for customers while enabling your success. That has included limiting ordering for our own retail business in the U.S., and allocating the majority of space in our fulfillment centers for seller inventory so that your products are in stock for customer orders. As we write this email today, sellers using Fulfillment by Amazon carry enough inventory, on average, to support 25% more days of sales than our own retail business, and more than 60% of products in our fulfillment centers worldwide are from sellers. 
Sellers surpassed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, growing about 60% from last year. Your businesses continue to grow faster than Amazon’s own first-party retail business, and we’re glad. What’s good for you is good for Amazon, our customers, and communities around the world. 
You, and the more than 1.7 million small and medium-sized businesses serving Amazon customers in our store, have never been more important for our communities, and we want to thank you for your continued partnership and support. We remain more committed than ever to supporting your success, and we hope you and your families stay safe this holiday season.
Thank you,Jeff Wilke

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    December 24, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Dear Jeff,
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Aged FBA inventory will be getting automatically removed

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As third party sellers gear up for the approaching holiday season, Amazon has recently announced a crucial update that warrants the attention of all sellers utilizing its fulfillment centers. This announcement concerns the management of aging inventory and aims to optimize space within the centers to accommodate the surge in demand during the holiday period. In this article I will be addressing this change and explaining how it impacts your business.

Commencing September 15, 2023, Amazon is implementing a new policy pertaining to aging inventory. The core aspect of this policy involves the potential removal of aging inventory from Amazon’s fulfillment centers, unless sellers choose to opt out of this process.

In this context, aging inventory refers to units that have been stored within an Amazon fulfillment center for a duration exceeding 365 days. To mitigate the accumulation of aging stock and to make room for new incoming products, Amazon has decided to introduce an automated process for the removal of such inventory.

While the notion of automated inventory removal might raise questions, it’s imperative to acknowledge the potential advantages this policy could bring to your business:

  1. Aged Inventory Surcharge Reduction: Sellers are subject to charges for housing aging inventory for prolonged periods. Allowing for automated removal could potentially save sellers from incurring these surcharges, thereby leading to cost efficiency.
  2. Enhanced Inventory Performance Index (IPI) Score: By actively participating in the automated removal process for aging inventory, sellers have the opportunity to enhance their IPI score. This metric reflects the efficiency of your inventory management and can influence factors such as search result placement and overall visibility.

Under the new policy, you will have the following choices:

  1. Returning Aging Inventory: Should you wish to retain your aging inventory, the process entails providing a valid return address through the Automated Fulfillable Inventory settings. This way, Amazon will return your aging units to you, preventing their removal from the fulfillment centers.
  2. Recycling, Donation, or Removal: Failing to provide a valid return address prompts Amazon to take further steps, which might involve recycling, donating, or outright removal of the aging inventory to optimize storage space.
  3. Opting Out of Automated Removal: If you prefer to maintain full control over your inventory and prevent automated removal, the “Disabled” option within the settings allows you to opt out of this process.

It’s paramount to note that once automated removals are initiated, they cannot be reversed. This underscores the significance of making a well-informed decision in accordance with your business strategy.

For sellers currently possessing aging inventory and yet to modify their removal settings, Amazon will notify you through email and Seller Central regarding impending automatic removals. Staying vigilant and proactive will be key during this transitional period.

For adjusting your settings and making informed decisions, navigate to “Automated Fulfillable Inventory settings.” To monitor aging inventory status and overall health, access “Manage Inventory Health.”

I hope you found this article helpful. If you are experiencing issues with your Amazon Seller Account and your Seller Account already received a warning or is under a review, I can help you resolve the matter.

If you would like to hire me to privately assist you, feel free to subscribe and reach out through my dedicated assistance page at www.onlyfans.com/kikaangelic, where I provide support with Amazon related matters in exchange for a small $24.99 fee. Alternatively, you can post into my free public discussion forum for Amazon Sellers, where I will answer your question.

To stay in touch, feel free to join and post into my large Amazon Seller Performance – Friendly Advice – Worldwide Facebook group, where you will be very welcome.

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!

Additionally, here you can watch my YouTube video, where I am addressing everything you need to know about Seller Identity Verification and how to pass it:

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Migration of Responsible Person dashboard on Amazon starts August 23

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Starting from August 23, 2023, Amazon is making a change that’s going to merge the Responsible Person dashboard with the Manage Your Compliance dashboard. I’m here to break it down and explain what this means for third party sellers.

During migration, your list of ASINs from the Responsible Person dashboard will be automatically added to the Manage Your Compliance dashboard, along with their compliance status: Completed, No longer requested, or Not submitted.

The Responsible Person dashboard will then be closed down, and any new Responsible Person submissions must be made on the Manage Your Compliance dashboard.

It is recommend that for all your ASINs that appear as “past due” on the Responsible Person dashboard, you add your Responsible Person information as soon as possible prior to the migration on 23. August.

Doing so will help to ensure the information is validated before the transition and automatically transferred to the Manage Your Compliance dashboard. You can also choose to do this for ASINs that appear with a due date of September 30, 2024, to ensure that you are compliant in advance.

As part of the migration, the Amazon Responsible Person service has been paused for new subscribers.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you are experiencing issues with your Amazon Seller Account and your Seller Account already received a warning or is under a review, I can help you resolve the matter.

If you would like to hire me to privately assist you, feel free to subscribe and reach out through my dedicated assistance page at www.onlyfans.com/kikaangelic, where I provide support with Amazon related matters in exchange for a small $24.99 fee. Alternatively, you can post into my free public discussion forum for Amazon Sellers, where I will answer your question.

To stay in touch, feel free to join and post into my large Amazon Seller Performance – Friendly Advice – Worldwide Facebook group, where you will be very welcome.

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!

Additionally, here you can watch my YouTube video, where I am addressing everything you need to know about Seller Identity Verification and how to pass it:

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How to reactivate your removed EEE listings on Amazon.de

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If you’re an Amazon seller on Amazon.de, you might have recently come across an important announcement that could impact your listings. As of 1 July 2023, Amazon.de has deactivated all listings that are non-compliant with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) requirements for waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). But don’t worry – we’re here to provide you with all the information you need to navigate these changes and reinstate your listings.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a crucial aspect of waste management, designed to shift the responsibility of managing waste from electrical and electronic equipment back to the producers. If you’re a producer selling on Amazon.de, there are specific steps you need to take to ensure compliance:

  1. Registration and Collection System: If you’re a producer with a branch in Germany, you must register with stiftung ear for each brand and type of equipment combination you’re selling. Additionally, setting up a collection system for your WEEE is mandatory.
  2. Authorized Representative: For producers without a branch in Germany, appointing an authorized representative from stiftung ear’s list of admitted representatives is necessary.
  3. Compliance Solutions: Amazon offers solutions for producers to achieve compliance. You can choose from EPR Services on Amazon or the EPR Service provider network.
  4. Supplier Information: If you’re not a producer, you need to request WEEE-Reg.-Nrs. (WEEE registration numbers) from your upstream supplier for each brand and type of equipment combination you’re selling.

To reactivate your listings and prove your compliance with EPR requirements, follow these steps:

  1. Register Brands and WEEE-Reg.-Nrs.: Register your brands and submit your WEEE-Reg.-Nrs. for each brand and equipment combination on the Seller Central Compliance Portal. Ensure you do this only after the registration numbers are visible on the Stiftung ear portal.
  2. Non-Producer Declaration: If you’re not a producer, indicate this by checking the appropriate box when submitting the relevant WEEE-Reg.-Nrs. on the Compliance Portal.

Once you’ve completed the necessary compliance steps, you should be able to reactivate your electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) listings on Amazon.de. It’s important to make sure all your brand and type of equipment combinations are covered and registered.

If proving compliance poses challenges for your products, leading to listing deactivation, follow these steps:

  1. Contact Support: If you believe your products are exempt from these regulations, get in touch with Selling Partner Support.
  2. Further Information: For comprehensive information, refer to the EPR requirements: WEEE in Germany help page, the guide and video provided by Amazon, and Stiftung ear’s informative videos available in both German and English.

As an Amazon seller on Amazon.de, understanding and adhering to EPR requirements for waste from electrical and electronic equipment is paramount. Compliance not only ensures your listings remain active but also contributes to responsible waste management. By following the outlined steps and utilizing the provided resources, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate these changes and continue your successful journey as an Amazon seller.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you are experiencing issues with your Amazon Seller Account and your Seller Account already received a warning or is under a review, I can help you resolve the matter.

If you would like to hire me to privately assist you, feel free to subscribe and reach out through my dedicated assistance page at www.onlyfans.com/kikaangelic, where I provide support with Amazon related matters in exchange for a small $24.99 fee. Alternatively, you can post into my free public discussion forum for Amazon Sellers, where I will answer your question.

To stay in touch, feel free to join and post into my large Amazon Seller Performance – Friendly Advice – Worldwide Facebook group, where you will be very welcome.

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!

Additionally, here you can watch my YouTube video, where I am addressing everything you need to know about Seller Identity Verification and how to pass it:

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