When starting out, it is very tempting to use only one online marketplace to trade. This makes sense as a single platform makes it easier to handle on a day to day, the online marketplace takes care of finding the customers and you can deal with the orders in your own time.

However you need to carefully consider the implications of such a move as this may be very scary if something goes wrong.

For instance, if you sell on Amazon, you are bound by the following article of the agreement:

” if we reasonably conclude, based on information available to us, that seller’s  actions and/or performance in connection with the Service may result in disputes, chargebacks or other claims, then we may  in our sole and absolute discretion delay initiating any remittances and  withhold any payments to be made or that are otherwise due to seller in  connection with the Service or this Agreement for the shorter of: (a) a period  of 90 days following the initial date of suspension; or  (b) completion of  any investigation(s) regarding any seller actions and/or performance in  connection with this Agreement. “

What this means is money from your sales may be put on hold for up to 90 days at their sole discretion.

Can you survive for 90 days without receiving any payment from them?


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