ASGTG Pakistani Conspiracy? / Dietary Supplements Change / Amazon Employee Gives Bad Advice
1️⃣ Approximately 48 hours after ASGTG called out Pakistani sellers, reports surfaced that Amazon suspended 13k accounts. There are questions if those reports are accurate. Regardless, SP was aggressive in suspending DS accounts and is making it nearly impossible to get reinstated; The suits were generally pretty grumpy this week; New email? email@example.com
2️⃣ Amazon reversed course dietary supplements on N-acetyl-L-cysteine. “Hello, You might have received a notice from us about the ASINs that are listed at the link below, which were removed from our store as a result of a restriction on products that contain N-acetyl-L-cysteine. We’ve since updated our policy to remove these restrictions. You can now list products that contain this ingredient as long as the listings fully comply with all applicable Amazon policies for the sale of dietary supplements.”
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4️⃣ “We would also like to remind you of the Amazon Drop Shipping Policy, our Seller Code of Conduct, and the policies within. Drop shipping, or allowing a third-party to fulfill orders to customers on your behalf, is not acceptable unless it is clear to the customer that you are the seller of record.”
5️⃣ “While I know you’re disappointed with our stance on this matter, I want to assure you the information you received is correct. The decision to close your account is a final one, and we aren’t able to consider further requests to reinstate it or issue anymore refunds. I’m sorry for any disappointment and appreciate your understanding.
6️⃣ “This is XXXXX from the Leadership team. I understand that you want to reinstate the XXXXX . We have been informed that the Appeals system is working as expected. Your appeals have not been accepted, and you have exhausted their maximum number of submissions. We made an extra request on our end. The resolution is that the listing will not be reinstated final resolution.
7️⃣ Invitation to Complimentary Amazon Account Management Pilot. By invite only, but the suits are toying with offering free account manager to larger size sellers (25m+).
8️⃣ “This product has been identified as a Zicam Cold remedy subject to an FDA release. Amazon policy prohibits the listing or sale on Amazon.com of products subject to an FDA announcement. For more information, please see the following Food and Drug Administration.”
9️⃣ An AH rep told an ASGTG seller that they needed a Letter of Authorization from a brand and suggested that the seller “find it on the internet.” When the seller asked the Amazon employee how that makes sense, he said, “yeah, good point.”
🔟 AH dashboard keeps improving with more helpful details about the violation and intuitive next steps on how to rectify it. Significant changes are coming to the Account health rating. (HT AH)
Good Shabbos — Ed Rosenberg – ASGTG – The Voice of the SANE Seller