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Here's an important 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 security measure may result in the suspension of your seller account.
To protect you and other third-party sellers from persistent hackers, Amazon has come up with a Two-Step Verification (two-SV) which adds an extra layer of safety to your account.
So at the moment, the company doesn't welcome any modifications which you might 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 reasons why you would want to change the info on your bank account, but holding it off for the time becoming will serve you nicely.
Closing your current account and opening a new 1 could be worse, so steer clear of performing this at all costs.
Although 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 method upgrade and automatically changed your bank account quantity, it would be wise to ask them if they could possibly activate your new number when the dust has settled.
Don't let Amazon spot a discrepancy in the bank account which you have linked to your seller account, or else you'll 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 tough, if not ineffective.
The extra security layer will require you to enter a security 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 telephone.
Amazon encourages all sellers on their marketplace to enable 2-SV the soonest time that they can so that they can prevent any potential attacks that may come their way.
Below is an excerpt from the message of Amazon Seller Assistance:
"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 maintain 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 yet, head more than to the Assist & Customer Service page on the Amazon web site and adhere to the actions there.
Some sellers say the sign-up procedure was quick and easy, but to others it was nightmarish.