Amazon Sellers’ News 1/9/20: Inauthentic Perfume Complaints, Ex-Spouse’s Related Amazon Account, Drop Shipping Suspensions
Inauthentic Perfume Complaints
We’ve been seeing an influx of inauthentic complaints in general over the past few weeks, but recently it’s been mostly perfume sales. If you happen to source your products through a retail liquidation store, you’re going to have a harder time to prove to Amazon the authenticity of your products just simply because these stores don’t always have the best supply chain. Now, if you do a little extra leg work, you should be able to get the documentation you need to supply to Amazon and then you will be able to clear this from your account.
Ex-Spouse’s Related Amazon Account
Now into our next topic, which might be a little bit more shocking. We’ve had a few sellers call in to tell us that their accounts had been flagged as related and they’re related to none other than… their ex-spouse. If you happen to be in a situation where you’re sharing either an IP address, some bank information, or even using their computer to log into your account, please be careful because if you do that and they also happen to be a seller, your account could get marked as related. So if you also are sharing information like bank information or an IP address, please do your best to try and remedy that situation so that way you both can spare yourself the hassle of being marked as a related account.
Drop Shipping Suspensions
And lastly, we’re moving onto our continuing trend where we’ve been seeing sellers getting suspended and receiving notification stating that they are violating drop shipping policy. Now I’m sure many of you would like to know the difference between retail arbitrage and drop shipping, but because this is Amazon’s sandbox, it is their rules.