How to Check If Your Amazon FBA Listing Has Been Suppressed or Suspended

By Jon Haver | Blog

Sep 19

In this article I am going to show you how to check for suppressed listings both the often painful way and the easy automatic way!

If you have experienced a suppressed listing you know the frustration of logging into Amazon and the punch in the gut feeling of seeing your listing suppressed and thinking “how did I not know this” or “how long has my listing been suppressed for” or “why the heck didn’t I know this – damn Amazon”

Others experience similar problem - http://theamazingseller.com/tas-216-why-amazon-suppressed-my-listing-and-didnt-know-check-your-listing/ (had a new listing suppressed for 2 days without noticing)

Always always be monitoring your backend

What is a Suppressed Listing?

A suppressed listing is when Amazon determines your listing not to be compliant with their terms and is not providing the best customers experience. As a result they protect the quality of their marketplace and their customers by suppressing the listing.

- See Amazons Suppressed Listing Help Page - Here

Below is how to determine if you have a suppressed listing, to learn how to fix a suppressed listing visit this article.

How To Check for a Suppressed Listing (Painful Way)

For this method you need to be very very dedicated to never forgetting to check! This method requires you to execute the steps below at a minimum daily and the downside is a listing c

Steps:

  1. Login to SellerCentral 
  2. Go to Inventory - Manage Inventory

         3. Check to see if a “Suppressed Listing” is located there

TIP – It is critical to do this EVERYDAY… one suggestion would be to set a calendar reminder to include a checklist of critical Amazon Seller activities. One way to achieve this is to require a VA to complete whatever your checklist is and execute it every day.

Pro:

  • Free

Con:

  • Your listing could be suppressed for hrs / days without you noticing
  • Drop in sales rank due to lost sales
  • Drop in income due to lost sales

How To Check for a Suppressed Listing (Easy Automatic Way)

The smarter way to monitor any potential suppression of your listings is to use a tool that notifies you by email and text as soon as your listing is suppressed so you can take action and fix it!

Steps:

  1. Signup for Listing Eagle (24x7 listing monitoring) 
  2. Enter your email/phone number 
  3. Be notified within minutes of your listing being hijacked or suppressed

Pro:

  • Be notified instantly of being suppressed so you can take action right away 
  • 24x7 monitoring (even when you can’t login to your seller account ListingEagle is monitoring your listings)

Con:

  • Not a “free” service but will pay for itself quickly

About the Author

Jon Haver is actively building several Amazon FBA brands and created ListingEagle.com out of a need when he was negotiating a multiple six figure sale of one of his FBA brands and was having continual problems with hijackers jumping on his listing.

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