Everybody knows that Amazon is the center for online trade – in fact, more of the world’s internet commerce goes through Amazon than any other single website – and that accounts for a lot of money.
For thousands of people around the world Amazon is a source of full or part-time income, and a vital part of their money-making career which they could not live without.
With such a crucial role in the online economy, Amazon has become one of the largest and most-trusted institutions of the internet age, and the ultimate beacon of online trade and commerce. But how would you feel if suddenly one day your Amazon account was suspended? Picture it: one minute you are happily trading and racking up profits, and the next your account is blocked and your personal details blacklisted, leaving you out on a limb and financially insecure?
It is a more common scenario than you might think. The internet is full of stories from disgruntled traders who have had their Amazon account suspended by the website’s staff. This article will explore in depth the is to issue of suspended Amazon accounts, and answer some frequently asked questions about suspended Amazon accounts, including what happens if your Amazon account is suspended, why your Amazon account can get suspended, and the most common question of all, “how can I get my suspended Amazon account back?!”
Before looking at reasons why your Amazon account might have been suspended, let’s look at what actually happens to your when your Amazon account gets suspended. This information comes directly from Amazon users who have had it happen to them.
What happens when your Amazon account get’s suspended?
The main things that will happen when your Amazon account is suspended are:
You receive an automated email informing you of your suspension, which may include details of why your account was suspended; Any auctions you are running are immediately closed, and you may not receive credit for fees for ended listings; Any outstanding Amazon fees are due immediately
The personal information associated with your account gets blacklisted, which stops you from creating a new account (note: this includes your name, email address, physical address, phone number, your computer’s IP address, and any other personal information you have given Amazon at any time.) You have limited or no access to Amazon account features, like leaving feedback or sending email to other users.
For someone who relies on trading through Amazon as a source of income, having your account suspended can be disastrous. First, any current auctions you are running are immediately closed – which means an instant loss of money for you. Plus you may not even get the money for listings which have already ended. Second, any fees you owe to Amazon or Amazon users are due immediately. The “ifs” and “whens” are not important: you have to pay it straight away.
Perhaps most importantly though, your personal information is blacklisted by Amazon, which means you cannot register a new account using the same name, email address, physical address, telephone number or even the same IP address as you used on the suspended account
What is an “indefinite” Amazon suspension?
Having your Amazon account suspended “indefinitely” is the most common method used by Amazon to suspend accounts. The word “suspended” itself is the clue that your account could be reinstated by Amazon at some point, if they want to. A typical suspension period will last for 30 or 60 days, usually with no definite account reinstatement date.
Since it might be possible to get your account back, it helps to know why it was suspended in the first place, so lets look at some frequent reasons for Amazon accounts being suspended.