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Watch out! Amazon is mercilessly cracking down on dropshipping!

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Recently, there has been a massive wave of aggressive enforcements by Amazon towards dropshippers. This time, they are not targeting just shady accounts operated by scammers based in Asia, but the company is shutting down all kinds dropshippers, including legitimate businesses operated by established US-based entrepreneurs.

Amazon is not just suspending Seller Accounts, but they are closing (“frauding”) Buyer accounts belonging to sellers who are fulfilling sales received on eBay, Walmart or other platforms by purchasing from Amazon sellers to have them ship to their customer’s addresses. This now applies even in cases where the seller isn’t using Amazon Prime for placing the dropshipping orders.

Amazon simply no longer allows anyone to fulfill commercial dropshipping orders using their site!

Suspensions related to dropshipping are now announced with a deactivation wording:

” We deactivated your Amazon.com account, because you have consistently used your Amazon account for the purpose of reselling in a violation of Amazon Terms and Conditions. ”

The following forms of business practices are no longer allowed on Amazon:

  • Buying from Amazon to fulfill Amazon orders using Amazon Prime
  • Buying from Amazon to fulfill Amazon orders (even without Amazon Prime)
  • Buying from Amazon to fulfill other marketplace orders (even without Amazon Prime)
  • Buying from Amazon to later resell on their platform (even without Amazon Prime)

Here is how Amazon detects dropshipping violations that lead to account closures:

  • Tracking numbers from Buyer Account purchases inserted into Amazon customer orders are an obvious trigger. Don’t even think about doing this!
  • Entering the same tracking number repeatedly, across different orders.
  • Entering incorrect tracking numbers showing delivery in a different country and with a different shipping date.
  • Confirming shipment and refunding.
  • Placing large volumes of purchases on Amazon to different addresses and then claiming no -receipt and seeking refunds.
  • Placing large volumes of purchases as a buyer on Amazon to different shipping addresses.

How Jacob lost access to his 17 years old Seller Account with 2 million USD yearly turnover

Jacob – a young American man, has been selling on Amazon since high school. He has a large warehouse, where he stores products purchased from other retailers for a resale. At the same time, he manages a massive dropshipping business involving eBay, Walmart, Amazon or AbeBooks. With a team of developers, he created a fully automated software, which identifies the lowest offers for a specific product, advertises the merchandise across e-commerce platforms with a small markup and then places orders and has them fulfilled directly to the customer. Thanks to this profitable business model, Jacob was able to generate millions of dollars in profits per year.

It all started two days ago, when Jacob was unable to access his 17 years old Amazon Seller Account. The login screen greeted him with the following scary message:

“ Account Closed – Your account has been closed for misuse of Amazon’s services. We have sent you an email with additional information. ”

Despite this, his Seller Account storefront remained active and orders were getting received. He was just unable to login to the Amazon Seller Central.

At the same time, Jacob received the following scary e-mail from dsappeal@amazon.com :

In a shock and despair, Jacob sent several frustrated e-mails as a response to the appeal option, which resulted in him getting a final decision, without realizing that he was running out of his appeal attempts:

Jacob did not understand what happened to his account and spent a lot of time searching the internet for answers. Then, he found my recent article about Seller Account Holds and subscribed to my Onlyfans page, in order to get help with his account.

What actually happened to Jacob’s Seller Account

After investigating the matter with Jacob, I informed him that his Buyer account has been placed on a hold, which is internally referred to by Amazon as a ”frauded account” or terminated / closed account.

Since his Buyer Account is closed, he is unable to access his Seller Account as well, despite it remains fully operational. Thanks to his automated software which works through API, Jacob can still remotely process Amazon orders and mark them as dispatched. This gives him more time to resolve the situation and prevent damage to his metrics.

If you would like to learn more about Amazon Account holds, read my article regarding the matter: https://seller-union.com/what-to-do-when-your-amazon-seller-account-gets-placed-on-a-hold/.

We quickly determined the cause of the Buyer Account closure – Jacob has been placing hundreds of dropshipping orders per day directly using his Buyer Account that belongs to his Seller Account.

He also told me, how he noticed that all of his other competitors – all large dropshipping businesses, appear to be suspended as well and their storefronts are empty. This reiterates that Amazon is cracking down on dropshipping.

The e-mail address from which he received the original deactivation notice is dsappeal@amazon.com, which stands for ”dropshipping appeal”.

What is shocking about this case – the orders were not placed through Amazon Prime, they were regular purchases. Additionally, he never submitted any A-Z claims, cancellations, returns or refunds.

So this is a complete game changer! Amazon is now entirely outlawing dropshipping on their platform performed by buyers, despite they originally only prohibited misuse of the Amazon Prime Program for this purpose.

Regardless, all Amazon sellers need to remember NOT TO EVER use the Buyer Account connected to their actual Amazon Seller Account for making purchases.

I would strongly advise you not to ever buy on Amazon, if you are a seller on the platform. Even the slightest issue – such as leaving a negative Seller Feedback or requesting a return from another seller could land you into a trouble.

Additionally, you should always maintain a separate e-mail address with User Permissions into your Seller Account, which will enable you to access the Seller Central even after your Buyer Account gets closed.

Next Steps for Jacob

Jacob will need to appeal the Buyer Account closure with a good Plan of Action. We will see, if Amazon still responds through the dsappeal@amazon.com channel, since there were many appeal attempts made before he contacted me.

If there is no response, we will submit the appeal using different channels for executive escalations.

Here you can find the full Plan of Action, which I prepared for Jacob to appeal his Buyer Account closure: https://onlyfans.com/268410699/kikaangelic.

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Additionally, here you can watch my YouTube video, where I am presenting you several secret tips about appealing Amazon Seller Account suspensions (don’t be confused by the opening of the video, where I am enjoying a vacation – it’s a part of the story):

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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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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