It’s been a long time coming, but Amazon has finally updated their Prohibited Seller Activities policy page with specific new terms prohibiting two of the most egregious abuses of selling privileges happening in the Amazon Marketplace:
- Misuse of product reviews
- Sales Rank manipulation
Sales manipulation by a percentage of the Amazon seller community has run rampant over the past 5 years.
Millions in product sales have been made off these black hat strategies and millions more have been made by the programs that teach them.
Not all sellers who use these prohibited strategies realize they are breaking the rules, because the programs and the programs that teach these strategies promote them as OK to use.
But there is a segment of sellers who knowingly break the rules each and every day.
For honest sellers who play by the rules, competing against a seller who is breaking Amazon’s TOS is not only frustrating, it can also cause a huge loss of income unless you know how to compete SUCCESSFULLY against these black hat practices.Continue Reading