E-commerce and especially Amazon FBA is a very hot topic right now in the area of online business. Amazon FBA, for those who may not know is the concept of sending in products to Amazon and letting them take care of all of the hard work of marketing, shipping & customer service after the sale. In exchange for this they take a percentage of the sale 12-18%(depending on the category).
You have probably seen many stories of people online going from virtually nothing to 6 and even 7 figure business’s in just a few short months. While this does happen it is by no means the norm as many have found out after embarking on the Amazon FBA journey. Normally this means investing in expensive training (sometimes in the $1,000’s) that promises to have the “key” to unlocking these great online riches.
All items sold on Amazon are classified by categories. Some of those being Toys, Groceries, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty. When beginning to source items you will find that a lot of the higher profit items are going to be in the Health, Beauty & Grocery categories.
Health, Beauty & Grocery are some of the “gated” or restricted categories on Amazon and you can’t initially sell in them without being ungated. This “ungating” process usually involves sending in invoices, photos or in some cases a flat flie spreadsheet to Amazon. Things such as product source, quantity and types of items are all factors th
at Amazon uses when “ungating” your account.
Since Amazon never really gives any specifics or guidelines on how this process works many people will find that they may be denied with no reason of why. This can become a very frustrating process and some people are denied dozens of times before getting “ugated” or they never get ungated for the restricted category they desire.
This is why many people use an amazon ungating service that specializes in getting accounts ungated for the various restricted categories. There are however some BAD ungating services out there that demand access to your Amazon account in order to ungate it. The problem with all of this is that Amazon will track your IP address and this will very likely result in an amazon account suspension. So is this the end of your Amazon selling or is there a solution? You can always try and navigate the cryptic responses that the Amazon appeals department will give you and figure out a plan of action that will get your account reinstated but it’s very unlikely you will ever have any success with this as they will never really tell you the exact reason why were suspended or what you need to do in order to get reinstated and in the end you will still have a suspended account. The other solution is to find a service that specializes in putting a game plan together for getting your amazon account suspension lifted. This is a full service hands on service that provides you the proper letters, sources, invoices or other documents that may be needed in order to get your account reinstated, in most cases Amazon just wants to know that you will comply with the terms as a seller if you are in fact reinstated however getting this across to them is NOT an easy process and something you will likely fail at on your own. These services are not cheap but if you just lost a six or seven figure Amazon business then it’s well worth using on in order to get your sales back going.