The Road To An Amazon Suspension7382025
Here's an essential warning for all third-celebration sellers on the Amazon marketplace.
Altering your bank account info at a time when the retail giant has just rolled out a new security measure may outcome in the suspension of your seller account.
To protect you and other third-celebration sellers from persistent hackers, Amazon has come up with a Two-Step Verification (2-SV) which adds an extra layer of safety to your account.
So at the moment, the business does not welcome any modifications which you may make to your bank account particulars 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 factors why you would want to change the information on your bank account, but holding it off for the time becoming will serve you well.
Closing your current account and opening a new one could be worse, so steer clear of doing this at all expenses.
Even though other sellers are gloating that they have effectively updated their bank accounts and not faced any repercussions at all, a larger percentage of whom are now crying over 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 number when the dust has settled.
Do not let Amazon spot a discrepancy in the bank account which you have linked to your seller account, or else you will be suspended without prior notification.
Amazon's additional layer of protection
By enabling Amazon's 2-SV in your Seller Central account, you will make the job of hackers extremely difficult, if not ineffective.
The extra security layer will need you to enter a security code aside from your login details when you sign in to your account.
You can obtain the safety code through e-mail, 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 potential attacks that might come their way.
Below is an excerpt from the message of Amazon Seller Support:
"We know there are poor actors out there, and while I cannot speculate on their motives, we believe the use of two-SV is a crucial safety measure that sellers should enable and keep in their toolbox without waiting until June 30th when it becomes a requirement."
If you haven't enabled 2-SV in your Seller Central account however, head over to the Assist & Customer Service page on the Amazon website and adhere to the steps there.
Some sellers say the sign-up procedure was quick and easy, but to others it was nightmarish.