The Road To An Amazon Suspension6451431
Here's an important warning for all third-celebration sellers on the Amazon marketplace.
Changing your bank account info at a time when the retail giant has just rolled out a new safety measure may result in the suspension of your seller account.
To shield you and other third-celebration sellers from persistent hackers, Amazon has come up with a Two-Step Verification (two-SV) which adds an additional layer of security to your account.
So at the moment, the company doesn't welcome any modifications which you might make to your bank account details noncompliance will lead to your account's suspension.
Sellers whose accounts have been suspended had to wait for hours or even weeks to be reinstated.
There are different reasons why you would want to alter the information on your bank account, but holding it off for the time being will serve you nicely.
Closing your current account and opening a new one could be worse, so avoid performing this at all costs.
Even though other sellers are gloating that they have successfully updated their bank accounts and not faced any repercussions at all, a larger percentage of whom are now crying more than spilt milk.
In case your bank has performed a system upgrade and automatically changed your bank account quantity, it would be sensible to ask them if they could possibly activate your new quantity when the dust has settled.
Don't let Amazon spot a discrepancy in the bank account which you've linked to your seller account, or else you will be suspended without prior notification.
Amazon's extra layer of protection
By enabling Amazon's two-SV in your Seller Central account, you will make the job of hackers extremely difficult, if not ineffective.
The extra safety layer will require you to enter a safety code aside from your login details when you sign in to your account.
You can receive the security code through email, text message or an authenticator app from Google which is downloadable to your phone.
Amazon encourages all sellers on their marketplace to allow 2-SV the soonest time that they can so that they can stop any possible attacks that might come their way.
Below is an excerpt from the message of Amazon Seller Support:
"We know there are bad actors out there, and whilst I cannot speculate on their motives, we think the use of two-SV is a critical security measure that sellers ought to enable and keep in their toolbox with out waiting until June 30th when it becomes a requirement."
If you haven't enabled 2-SV in your Seller Central account however, head more than to the Assist & Consumer Service web page on the Amazon website and follow the steps there.
Some sellers say the sign-up procedure was quick and easy, but to other people it was nightmarish.