There are tens of reasons why Amazon could show you the door without any prior warning. Almost all sellers who have faced this unfortunate situation have been seen asking ‘what did I do’ a hundred times before landing with some coherent answer. If you are among the lot who has been removed from the marketplace, crying foul in Amazon seller account suspended review forums will not be of much help. In fact, you can check where you could have possibly gone wrong…
- You may have listed products that Amazon does not sell or support. This includes subscription medication in the guise of something else, pets, your stamp collection, introducing counterfeit products etc. If you have been deliberately negligent of product category rules, Amazon could show you the door any moment.
- Deliberate disrespect displayed towards the listing rules could be a very good reason to face Amazon suspension especially when your listing is indicative of driving buyers away from Amazon to your own website. This includes putting your website urls in the Amazon store front, displaying direct discounts on product title / descriptions, watermarking your product images, including promotional texts within pictures etc, none of which are allowed.
- Ranting on reviews is yet another way to earn the wrath of Amazon. Badmouthing reviewers, tempting them with rewards to withdraw the review or even posting a falsely generated counter review can amount to an unforgivable crime that can be rewarded with suspension without any hope of having your account reinstated.
- Similarly, there are other matters like mismanagement of price parity, constant poor order management history, ignoring communication guidelines set by Amazon etc can lead to suspension of Amazon account.
The question that needs to be addressed is how to get your Amazon account reinstated after suspension? This may not sound very encouraging but this is actually a situation that is best prevented than cured. There are no concrete steps to make a flawless approach that can guarantee reinstating the account in a jiffy. However, here are certain tried and tested methods that has worked for a number of suspended sellers who are presently back to the marketplace and are selling with profits…
Firstly, you need to find out what exactly went wrong in the first place? Run your eyes carefully through your listing, your performance metrics, reviews etc.
Secondly, waste no time and complete all pending Amazon outstanding orders with as much positivity as you may have left. Amazon may respond well to this last bit of hard work.
Thirdly, chalk out your Amazon plan of action stating your appeal for reinstatement and make it sound as professional as you can. Your appeal should include the reasons why Amazon should welcome you again, how you are willing to change the negatives ad if you can, try to mention any additional investment you are planning to make in your business in this marketplace. Try not to add your feelings and emotions while structuring your Amazon suspension appeal, mainly because Amazon is too busy to give you a ‘there-there’ shoulder. If you are feeling lost, professional assistance is always at hand.
This done, you can sit in peace and pray that Amazon grants your wish before the holiday shopping season hits.