At least once a week, we come across an Amazon seller whose seller account is deactivated for forged or manipulated documents. Most of the time, the seller has done something innocent like changed the quantity of an item from 1 to 10 by simply adding a zero. Innocent, right?
WRONG! Amazon has sophisticated scanning equipment with artificial intelligence and machine learning, not to mention a new department of experts who examine your documents and call your alleged suppliers! You cannot get away with alteration of documents submitted to Amazon to authenticate items.
What about "ungating" services? DO NOT USE THEM! THEY ARE A SCAM! Think about it. To obtain pre-approval to sell certain items on Amazon, they are asking you to submit invoices. The reason behind this is to prove you are obtaining these items from reliable and genuine sources. UNGATING SERVICES ARE A FRAUD! If you "buy" an invoice without a product, it is A FAKE INVOICE! 100%! And you, not the fraudulent ungating service, are responsible. It is you, the seller, who will lose your Amazon seller account to suspension, and not the fraudster. By hiring them, you are participating in the fraud because you know that invoice cannot be genuine.
We love to have business, but, at the same time, we want our clients to prosper. If you sell an item on Amazon, make sure you have a proper invoice that satisfies their standards (see our blog article on invoices). And if you submit a document to Amazon, make sure it came from a reliable supplier and not an ungating service.