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Here's an essential warning for all third-celebration sellers on the Amazon marketplace.
Changing your bank account information at a time when the retail giant has just rolled out a new safety measure might 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 (2-SV) which adds an additional layer of security to your account.
So at the moment, the company does not welcome any changes 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 change the info on your bank account, but holding it off for the time becoming will serve you well.
Closing your existing account and opening a new 1 could be worse, so avoid performing this at all expenses.
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 over spilt milk.
In case your bank has performed a system upgrade and automatically changed your bank account quantity, it would be wise to ask them if they could possibly activate your new quantity 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 with out prior notification.
Amazon's extra 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 additional safety layer will require you to enter a safety code aside from your login particulars when you sign in to your account.
You can receive the security code via 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 possible attacks that may come their way.
Beneath 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 believe the use of two-SV is a crucial security measure that sellers ought to enable and maintain 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 yet, head over to the Assist & Consumer Service web page on the Amazon web site and adhere to the steps there.
Some sellers say the sign-up procedure was fast and simple, but to other people it was nightmarish.