Amazon Sellers’ News 1/10/20 with CJ Rosenbaum: Suspended For Review Incentives, Hacked By Foreign Banks & Dropshipping Policy
We’re receiving reports from sellers getting suspended for including review incentives in their packaging.
Now, these sellers were including either gift cards or free products for the reviews, which I know if you’re a seasoned seller, that this is against Amazon’s policy. And for your new sellers out there – here is Amazon’s policy, so you can avoid getting these types of suspensions in the future.
U.S. sellers being hacked by foreign bank accounts.
These sellers aren’t the type that use the same password for everything. They even made sure to have two-step verification on their accounts and still had huge sums of money transferred out of their account into European bank accounts that they didn’t own. So please, we implore you to check your bank account information on your seller account as frequently as you can to make sure that it is your own. If you see anything wrong with your account, please report to Amazon as soon as you can to avoid any type of hacking if possible.
Trend in sellers suspended for violating Amazon’s drop-shipping policy.
Now, the main reason why these sellers were suspended was due to the fact that customers complained they were receiving non-Amazon packaging. So if you source your products from let’s say, Walmart or Home Depot, you need to make sure you get the packages sent to you first, and then send them to the customers yourself. Because if you don’t, you may end up violating this policy yourself.