Let’s be real: Amazon can sometimes be a mean, crazy beast, but it also allows us to create, run, and grow a long-term sustainable online business. And how do we keep our businesses safe from the beast? By knowing its policies and being compliant. Lesley Hensell, co-owner and Partner at Riverbend Consulting, is our favorite go-to person when it comes to dealing with the whims of everyone’s favorite frenemy, Amazon. Lesley and her amazing team of consultants at Riverbend Consulting help Amazon sellers resolve all kinds of problems on the Ecommerce platform, from everyday issues like account suspensions to fighting off Russian hackers on Amazon.
Lesley joins me today to advise us on the newest changes to Amazon’s policies. She discusses restrictive product notifications on Amazon, why many sellers are getting them despite not selling restricted products, and how those notifications can be resolved. She explains some guidelines on selling hazmats and policies on selling cannabis, CBD, marijuana, and other related products. She also underscores the importance of writing product safety disclaimers on your listings and packaging and highlights why it’s worth fighting for reinstating your Amazon account and listings.
“If you have a safety issue, disclaimers help you get the listing back up.” - Lesley Hensell Demond
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