People often wonder if they should keep their Amazon seller account active or not. There are many reasons why you may want to keep your account active, and here are just a few. You may want to keep your account active because it is easy to sell on Amazon. You may want to keep your account active because you can reach more buyers than on other platforms like eBay or Etsy because of the number of people who visit Amazon every day.
While there may be an array of reasons sellers open their accounts up, there are also reasons why they may choose to terminate them. Thankfully closing a seller account on Amazon is far easier than you may think and there isn’t any hassle to it either.
How long does it take to close an Amazon seller account?
When it comes to seller accounts, it can take up to 36 hours for all listings to be removed from the Amazon marketplace. But the process of closing the account itself (from the user’s end) doesn’t need to be difficult at all. The process from beginning to the end of closing the seller account can be fairly seamless.
How to temporarily close your amazon seller account
If you’re looking into just temporarily putting your account on hold so no one can see your listings, there is a way to do that. There are two methods that a seller can do to temporarily close down their seller account. Since there is the Professional Amazon Seller account and the Individual account, you could instead switch to the Individual account. This will allow you to skip out on paying the monthly fee that sellers have to pay but you’re still technically selling on Amazon (as the fee will be taken out of every item sold).
This can be done by going to:
- Your settings
- Click “Manage” under Listing Status
- Then click “Downgrade” on the My Services page
Another method could be temporarily closing off your listings. While there isn’t a direct method to temporarily closing your Amazon Seller account and picking up wherever you left off, these two methods could help you in saving time, money, and the hassles that come with selling on Amazon.
How to close the suspended Amazon seller account
It’s not possible to close a suspended account on Amazon. You’ll first need to appeal your case to Amazon on why your account needs to be open again. Once it gets reinstated, you can then properly close the account through the standard method of how Amazon Seller’s close their account.
How to close a deactivated Amazon seller account
It’s quite simple in navigating Amazon if you’re looking to deactivate or close your amazon seller account. While many websites intentionally make this difficult, Amazon thinks about the user experience for their sellers. This is how you close your Amazon seller account.
- Go to the “Contact Us” page on Amazon
- Click on Your “Account”
- Click on the “Close Your Account” link
- Fill out the form
- Click on Submit request
It may take some time, but you can typically expect within 36 hours that your Amazon seller account will be closed and all of the listings will be turned off.