Amazon Sellers’ News 1/29/20 with CJ Rosenbaum: Related account issues continue to pour in, Selling in Germany, Amazon’s inauthentic suspensions.
Related account issues continue to pour in.
Over the last couple of days, what we’re seeing are sellers who open up additional accounts to sell in the UK, additional accounts to try and sell in Australia, additional accounts to sell in Germany. Amazon will easily allow you to sell in these other markets through your existing account, and that will save you the risk of getting caught with related accounts.
Selling in Germany
If you are ready to take the leap in selling in other countries, Germany is a huge market. It’s either number two or number three in terms of volume, the Germans spend a ton, It’s a huge affluent population. If you need help getting into Germany, we now have an entire team of people devoted to helping US sellers sell in the German marketplace, and also to help German sellers sell on US platform. The lead of that group is Alexa Alers, she is a remarkable paralegal. She’s fluent in both languages, she still has family over in Germany. We’re going to be attending some German sellers’ events over the next couple of months. We can help you deal with account suspensions, listing suspensions, intellectual property issues, and all the issues that sellers face as you expand onto the global stage into Germany.
Amazon’s inauthentic suspensions.
Inauthentic means Amazon wants to see where you’re sourcing your products from. It doesn’t necessarily mean counterfeit. You need to be able to show where you source your products from, show an internet presence of that source, submit invoices that have a whole bunch of things on it. Then you also want to be able to track your source of goods back to the manufacturer, and that could also be done in countless ways. If you receive an inauthentic suspension, whether it’s a listing suspension or an account suspension, there are literally dozens of ways to skin the cat to get your account back and get your listings back.