Amazon Related Account Suspensions, Private Label Brand Protection & Upcoming Events Global Sources

Updated : Nov 10, 2019 in Articles

Amazon Related Account Suspensions, Private Label Brand Protection & Upcoming Events Global Sources


We have received an increasing number of calls
from private label sellers seeking brand protection. There also is an increase in the number of
sellers engaging in dirty tactics against sellers. A lot of people bash China for taking over
listings, it is not coming solely from China. Right here in the United States, sellers are
taking over other sellers’ listings. Sellers are changing the listings, sellers
are getting into the listing, and then changing the brand and the pictures sometimes good
to match that brand, sometimes just to trash it. And sellers are having people buy products
and leave really poor reviews, drive up ODR rates. False counterfeit complaints are absolutely
skyrocketing, but for sellers don’t despair, if a brand makes a false counterfeit complaint
against you, you have great leverage under the laws of defamation and under tortious
interference with contract. So if you never delivered the product at all,
or if you are 100% certain your products are genuine that complaint, you have a lot of
leverage to get that complaint retracted. For years Amazon would approach sellers, offer
to loan the account money, not even ask for a personal guarantee. And then, if Amazon Retail took over the listing,
or Amazon took away the buy box, or whatever the issue was, your account went down, you
couldn’t repay the loan, Amazon would go after you personally even though there was no personal
guarantee. We have been very successful in defending
sellers who accepted Amazon loans to their corporation with no personal guarantee and
getting the person out of the case. I believe we are the number one reviewed law
firm in the world. We are just shy of 1000 reviews, just shy
of 1000 reviews, 995 reviews on Facebook and Google. And please, if you’re learning anything from
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Sellers Breaking News. Also on October 10th, Seller Labs, which is
an incredible software company providing incredible tools for sellers, having an online summit. You don’t have to travel anyplace, and you
could hear from the top speakers in the industry. And I think the topic is fantastic, ‘Understanding
Amazon’s Tightening Controls: What You Need to Know,’ but more importantly as a seller,
what you need to do. In just 17 days on October 15th, the Delhi
sourcing trip, indiasourcingtrip.com is an incredible event for private label sellers
to learn how to source products from India where there is no trade war. October 27 to 29th Global Sources in Hong
Kong where you hear from great speakers, you can source products from Chinese factories,
and use it as a stepping stone to go from Hong Kong into mainland China. Related accounts for experienced sellers related
accounts, for new sellers who did not open up an account successfully and tried again,
and for many sellers who used to sell on Amazon and now are coming back into the fold. You have to be extremely careful about having
related accounts. We know a handful of the things Amazon tracks:
email, phone number, address, name, bank account, spreadsheets, products, emails that are similar
but not exactly the same. MAC addresses, IP addresses, pixels. These are just some of the ways that Amazon
will catch you with multiple accounts. So if you are operating more than one account,
you need to be extremely careful. The people we have seen do it successfully,
entirely separate the two businesses. They don’t use the same bookkeepers, they
don’t sell the same products, they don’t use the same computers, they don’t even use the
same access to the internet. Many use VPNs to put themselves in different
geographic locations, and certainly different corporations own in states where it does not
disclose who the shareholders are. So people operating multiple accounts be super
careful. There’s a dramatic increase in Amazon shutting
down seller’s accounts for having related accounts.

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