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Is it true Amazon will banned you if no sales in 3 months?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by seocrusher, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. #1
    Is it true Amazon will banned you if no sales in 3 months?

    I just hear this info this morning from a friend.
     
    seocrusher, Jul 1, 2014 IP
  2. humtuma

    humtuma Notable Member

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    #2
    No, i am having the four years old account and still active.
     
    humtuma, Jul 1, 2014 IP
  3. Michael Leng

    Michael Leng Active Member

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    I don't think Amazon will quiet the inactive account. Mine doesn't make any sales but still alive.
     
    Michael Leng, Jul 1, 2014 IP
  4. nihangshah

    nihangshah Prominent Member

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    #4
    That's not true

    Look at last paragraph in "Section #8. Advertising Fee Payment" in the Operating Agreement
    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement
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    It says, if you don't earn any advertising fees in 3 years, then they will deduct an "account maintenance fee" that will be less than $10 or the amount of unpaid accrued advertising fees in your account

    They will charge fees only if you have existing commission with them. You'll never have negative balance due to inactive account fees
     
    nihangshah, Jul 2, 2014 IP
  5. cronik

    cronik Well-Known Member

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    LOL no that is not true, but you shouldn't have to worry about that if you actually work hard to promote products.
     
    cronik, Jul 8, 2014 IP
  6. freshdevelopment

    freshdevelopment Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Absolutely not true
     
    freshdevelopment, Jul 8, 2014 IP
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    CobaltBlue87 Member

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    #7
    No very untrue. Have used them a lot. Sold them over 100 items in the past. No within the past year or so, I've sold nothing. Account is still going strong, but don't use it as much anymore. Not banned though :)
     
    CobaltBlue87, Jul 9, 2014 IP
  8. AdsenseNewibe

    AdsenseNewibe Greenhorn

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    #8
    not true
     
    AdsenseNewibe, Jul 12, 2014 IP
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    JackFraser Greenhorn

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    #9
    You can rest assure that Amazon will not ban your account for that reason.
     
    JackFraser, Jul 16, 2014 IP
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    Melisa455 Active Member

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    #10
    Nope.. Don't think so. I have a amazon affiliate account for few years.
    I never make money. And my account still there.
     
    Melisa455, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    chinesegirl07 Member

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    If that is true, Im sure many amazon users will be disappointed on Amazon decision. Its it would affect their traffic as well.
    Im sure this one is not true.
     
    chinesegirl07, Aug 11, 2014 IP
  12. seocrusher

    seocrusher Active Member

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    #12
    Wow, thanks for the info.
     
    seocrusher, Aug 14, 2014 IP
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    cxy007 Member

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    #13
    Anyone want to sell their Amazon Associate account, please PM me. Thanks!
     
    cxy007, Aug 27, 2014 IP
  14. Nathan Nartker

    Nathan Nartker Greenhorn

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    Not true. it will stay open. Amazon wants people to sell their products so it wouldnt make sense for them to close an account just because it hasnt sold anyhting in 3 months
     
    Nathan Nartker, Sep 23, 2014 IP
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    thedark Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Completely false.
     
    thedark, Nov 2, 2014 IP
  16. nadalbg

    nadalbg Active Member

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    #16
    I have more interesting question. Lets say I have 50% traffic from usa and 50% from rest of the world, I use xenforo like this forum, but I cant find good geotargeting ad manager so I am able to show only the same ad to all my users. As you know some things in amazon.com can be ordered only from USA. Now what is better I advertise, .co.uk or .com ?
     
    nadalbg, Nov 16, 2014 IP
  17. Udeh Nans

    Udeh Nans Member

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    Its not true... My account has been inactive more than 4 months and still alive.
     
    Udeh Nans, Nov 22, 2014 IP
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    thuthuatwordpress Active Member

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    No, I think the reason your friend's account is banned as he use promotion stategies that are not allowed by amazon's policy example: copy review content from sales page or use incentive offers or something like that.
     
    thuthuatwordpress, Nov 22, 2014 IP
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    flexable77 Member

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    It didn't happen to me. Although my state for a while was not approved by Amazon. It just recently became approved last year and I had to reapply.
     
    flexable77, Nov 27, 2014 IP
  20. shabarigirish

    shabarigirish Greenhorn

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    #20
    This is second time I'm reading someone saying this. My Amazon affiliate account earned first cent after more than 6 months. Probably 3 years is the wait time before your account terminates or they charge a maintenance fee. Wish you earn soon.
     
    shabarigirish, Dec 6, 2014 IP