If you are reading this article in time, we have already saved you thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. These are the most common mistakes we have seen being made by Amazon sellers which result in Amazon seller account deactivation. If you did not catch this in time, don't worry. Amazon Sellers Attorney can help you reinstate your suspended or deactivated Amazon Seller Account. We are not the cheapest Amazon Appeal Service, but we are the best, and you get what you pay for. Once we take a case, we never give up so long as there is still a chance, and we are always here for you.
Amazon Drop Shipping is Dangerous
There are many articles and advertisements out there touting how easy it is to start a drop shipping business on Amazon. Yes, it can be very easy. You don't need a warehouse, you don't need to lay out initial capital on inventory. Win-win all around, right?
Wrong! Most Amazon drop shipping businesses are based on drop shipping items directly from other online retailers. This is strictly against Amazon's drop shipping policy and you will get caught once one of your customers receives an order in a Walmart box. Drop Shipping on Amazon requires you to be the one whose name is on the packaging and shipping labels, not someone else's. If you are even thinking about drop shipping on Amazon, please read our summary of the requirements.
Do Not Use a Third Party Manager
Would you trust your business to a total stranger? That is what you are doing when you hire a manager to manage your Amazon seller account. Anyone whom you do not have direct supervision over will likely get you into trouble. It may sound easy when you see the advertisements for virtual assistants who can give you a turn-key selling operation on Amazon, but most of the time, this is not true. A person who doesn't have a stake in your business will cut corners and that will cost you more in the long run. We have seen virtual assistants and third-party managers put Amazon seller accounts into deactivation by running drop shipping against Amazon's policies, using fake tracking numbers, getting Amazon sellers busted for having related accounts, and many other tragedies. When faced with a decision whether to hire a third-party consultant to run your business on Amazon, the answer should be no.
Ungating Services and Invoices
If anyone offers you an easy way out, it is usually the wrong way. This is true of so-called Amazon brand ungating services. To become approved to sell certain brands on Amazon, you must buy a minimum of product and get an invoice that satisfies Amazon's standards for invoices. A brand ungating service will claim to shortcut this for you and just sell you the invoice. But beware! These invoices are fake and will result in your seller account deactivation. Read more details about Amazon ungating services here.
Do Not BUY Invoices from Anyone on the Internet and Do NOT Alter Invoices
Many Amazon sellers decide to take the easy way out and buy invoices when they are requested by Amazon to authenticate products or supply chains. Do not ever do this. These invoices are fake and will result in the deactivation of your account. If you have receipts or invoices that do not satisfy Amazon's standards, do not ever alter them to try to pass the standards. You will be caught. Amazon has very sophisticated systems that will catch any slight alteration of documents. It is better to fess up and deliver the actual genuine invoices or receipts you have. Read more about Amazon's standards for invoices here.
We Are Here to Help You
For more information on common mistakes that Amazon sellers make which result in Amazon seller accounts being deactivated, please see our video. In any event, we are always here to help you either prevent suspension of your Amazon seller account, or an Amazon Appeal to reinstate your deactivated seller account. Do not hesitate to call or chat with us, 24 hours a day, for a free consultation with our Amazon Appeal Experts. We are always here for you.