Many people face the problem of getting their Amazon account suspended, banned and closed off permanently. There are lots of guidelines which the sellers are compelled to follow, and violating any one of them will result in a suspension.
The major reasons why Amazon suspends sellers are:
1. SELLERS TO FAIL TO PERFORM THEIR DUTIES
This is one of the most common reasons for suspension. Many sellers give wrongful, misleading information about the goods in the ”Item Description” section, in order to attract more customers. Many sellers also fail to successfully deliver the products to the original buyers. These are violation of the policies of Amazon and will surely result in suspension. Apart from the account getting suspended, criminal proceedings may also be initiated against such sellers.
2. BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE
Many minors use Amazon to sell their stuff and make some quick money. If at any point of time, Amazon finds out that the account holder is a minor, then the account will be suspended immediately.
3. SELLING ILLEGAL GOODS
This is also another major reason behind suspension of sellers account in Amazon. It is the duty of the seller to make sure that the items they are selling are legal as per the jurisdictions of the country, and are also allowed as per Amazon policies. In some cases a warning may be given to the sellers, or otherwise the account may be immediately suspended without any prior warnings.
4. USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE
Amazon doesn’t tolerate any kind of foul or bad languages. If any seller is found using any slang or racist terms, then the accounts are suspended immediately. Keyword spamming is also considered by Amazon as a reason for suspension, Although it is not a very serious offence, but if done repeatedly, will result in suspension.
5. AVOIDANCE OF FEES:
Many sellers conducts their auctions in such a way, that they doesn’t have to pay any fees. Avoiding Fees is obviously a major violation of the policies of Amazon and will result in a suspension. However, if you manage to convince Amazon and pay off all the dues, then the suspension may be revoked in some cases.
6. STEALING IMAGES FROM OTHER SELLERS:
This is a very serious offence and will definitely get your account suspended. Apart from violating the policies of Amazon, copyright infringement is considered as a serious crime and may result in a court case.
7. THREATENING OTHERS:
In this cut throat age of competition, many sellers try to get their competitors banned. They create fake accounts and write negative reviews about the sellers. If Amazon finds anyone guilty of such offence, then they will immediately suspend the account without any warning.
8. NEGATIVE REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK
If any seller repeatedly gets negative feedback from the customers about late delivery of goods or low quality of products, then Amazon will initially give a warning. Even after that, if the feedback doesn’t improve, then they suspend the account.
9. PAYMENT DETAILS CAN NOT BE CONFIRMED
While opening an account, Amazon will make sure that your payment details are correct and they are genuine. If they fail to confirm the authenticity of your payment details, then they will suspend your account.