Are you among the many who have been or were touched by Amazon’s upper hand and your affiliate, associate, kindle or seller or buyer account closed? Are you stuck and wondering how you can get back on board on this US based online shopping site? How about thinking of a way which can help you have things sorted out? Regardless what your status may be, may be reading this post might be very helpful for your concerns. Like you know, its better to know how things ended up the way they than living in total silence of not knowing.
For you who was affected when your Amazon seller, affiliate, buyer, user account was closed, I am sure you were emailed right away as it happens to many. Those emails from Amazon with account closure notice tend to be “surprise” like since they always come at a time when one isnt expecting anything like that. And like it happened to WAS (not real name), he got this below quoted message in the evening time. WAS shared with me how had been feeling that week before he got his Amazon account closure notice.
That week, he had sold more than 8 Apple iPhone smart devices and his account was booming with earnings. He had already crossed the $600 during the first week of July being almost half of what he had referred and sold.
“This was my very first month to earn much money like that. My stats showed more than 30 gift cards with profits of $3 each, 8 Apple iPhones with $40 plus profit on each, and very many more other items I can’t recall – WAS shares”. Bit this email as seen below he recieved turned things the other way.
Your Associates account has come up for review in connection with our ongoing monitoring of the Amazon Associates Program. During our review, we have determined that you are not in compliance with the Operating Agreement that governs your participation in the Associates Program and your Associates Program account has been closed. You will not receive further payment of advertising fees.
You are not in compliance with Participation Requirement Number 29 because purchases resulting from Special Links on your site have been for personal use, resale, or commercial use. Additionally, according to Operating Agreement Section 7, any Product purchased through a Special Link by you or on your behalf, including Products you purchase through Special Links for yourself, friends, relatives, or associates as well as orders placed by you for or on behalf of any other person or entity, are not considered Qualifying Purchases.
You can find the complete terms of the Operating Agreement, including the Participation Requirements and Linking Requirements, via this link:
We ask that you immediately remove all Amazon Content from your site(s). Any other accounts you have or may open in the future may be closed and you will not receive any advertising fees. We reserve all other rights and claims we may have.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
In this email, Amazon indicated that that “WAS was not in compliance with Participation Requirement Number 29 because purchases resulting from Special Links on your site have been for personal use, resale, or commercial use. Additionally, according to Operating Agreement Section 7, any Product purchased through a Special Link by you or on your behalf, including Products you purchase through Special Links for yourself, friends, relatives, or associates as well as orders placed by you for or on behalf of any other person or entity, are not considered Qualifying Purchases”. WAS says that this wasn’t right why? First, he had no relative, friend or family member who knew about his association with Amazon. He shares having not said anything to them about his participation on Amazon. No one knew about his sites were he shared amazon links. He disagrees with all claims well as Amazon word tends to be final.
How do you reactive, reopen or restore closed amazon account?
Now this is the BIG question many people who are affected ask themselves. And truth to be said, it all depends on ones luck to have his or her associate, seller, buyer or user account restored. The guides you see below are just recommendations, there are in no way any guarantee that you will have your account reinstated back.
When I checked the different suggestions online by the different sites, I knew that it was a tag of war, or a hard task to convince Amazon to reopen a closed account. This is because in many cases, their decision if final and can never be revered. Many share having been recommended to reapply for fresh new accounts while others saying that one should just give up. Anyways, below is my own suggestions.
Know why an account was closed – Yes, this is very vital since it will help you know where and how to get started. In WAS’ case as seen above, he shared how he didn’t involve in any of what Amazon said. This means that there is a reason to appeal.
Review your status – It’s time to review your account status and see if indeed there is somewhere you did wrong. It is important to understand why you were closed and take full responsibility. This will help you know what next and what to tell Amazon in your appeal.
Appeal – This is when you need to draft your appeal, proof read it and get to the final. Be brief and state your reason as to why you would want Amazon to reinstate your account. Don’t tell them those hidden about you eg how you are poor and so forth, just be straight to the point and wait. Once you are done, submit in your appeal using Amazon’s contact us page. Oh yes, I have seen a lot of sites with strategies on how to write a killing appeal letter, you can google “amazon closed account appeal letter sample” and see how you can get started.
Wait to hear from them – Once you hot submit, wait for their response, and which can take some days. Depending on what you have been told eg if they reject, think about using a third party if you can. I came a cross a number of Amazon account appeal services online well as I am not sure of how they work. But you can give them a try if you feel so. Good luck.