# 278 – How to Stay Out of Trouble with Amazon in 2021
It seems that every other day we hear from someone that has decided to try their hand at selling on Amazon. At the same time, we are reading stories about Amazon sellers that are willing to risk their selling privileges to try to achieve a competitive advantage through practices that have been outlawed by Amazon.
Because of that, Amazon has increasingly instituted measures intended to stop the “black hat” sellers from tipping the e-commerce scales in their favor. What that has done is make the online selling marketplace one in which honest sellers need to be careful where they step.
That’s why, today on the Serious Sellers Podcast, Helium 10’s Director of Training and Chief Evangelist, Bradley Sutton welcomes back an Amazon Seller Consultant and former Amazonian to give us the latest updates you need to be aware of. Chris McCabe is one of the world’s foremost experts on Amazon compliance and suspensions. Through his company, e-commerceChris, he helps sellers to more effectively communicate with Amazon to protect (and save) their businesses.
Want to know what Amazon really cares about, or how to avoid the most preventable compliance mistakes? Chris is here to help!
In episode 278 of the Serious Sellers Podcast, Bradley and Chris discuss:
- 03:45 – What is Affecting Amazon Sellers in 2021?
- 05:30 – These Are the Things That Amazon Cares About Right Now
- 07:15 – Avoiding Preventable Listing Problems
- 08:45 – Amazon is Cracking Down on the Questionable Practices of Huge Sellers
- 10:30 – Fake Amazon News is Getting Attention
- 12:40 – How are Bad Actors Getting Access to Amazon Listing Backends?
- 15:30 – It’s Important to Keep Reporting the Abuse
- 18:00 – Amazon Sellers Need Brand Exclusivity
- 22:00 – How are ManyChat Flows Getting Flagged by Amazon?
- 26:00 – Amazon’s Compliance Initiatives
- 29:10 – Don’t Panic When There’s Radio Silence from Amazon
- 33:30 – Get Help from Pros Before it’s Too Late
- 35:00 – Navigating Amazon’s Multiple Account Policy
- 40:35 – How to Reach Out to Chris
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