I am the mother and have an Amazon seller account? My fourteen and sixteen year olds live under the same household as me and want to have their own Amazon seller accounts and sell their own stuff to earn money. They each have their own checking account and debit/credit card. Is it acceptable for each of them to have their own Amazon seller account or is this a violation and considered “similar” accounts since we are under the same household?
Can a minor have an Amazon Seller account or is this an Amazon violation?
You are allowed 1 seller account per household unless you have a legitimate business reason for a second account and then you have to get permission for that second account..
Your children wanting to “earn their own money” is not a legitimate business reason.To answer this question NO
Minors cannot open an account as they cannot sign a business agreement.
Here is the answer Amazon gave me.
Amazon Dec 04, 2016 09:25 PM
Greetings from Amazon Seller Support,
I understand that you want to know is it acceptable to have different seller accounts for a Mother and daughters or sons who live in the same household.
Please be informed that this is considered as violation to have a separate seller account who lives in a same household. However you are willing to make your childrens to sell in Amazon.
In this case, you can apply for an exception to this policy for the multiple selling account with your childrens. On the Contact Us form, select “Account Settings” and then the “Other account issues” sub-category:
To apply for an exception, you must:
1. Provide an explanation of the legitimate business need for a second account
2. Have an account in good standing with excellent Customer Metrics
3. Have a separate e-mail address, credit card, and bank account for the new account
4. Not intend to sell the same products in both accounts
You’ll receive a response to your request within 2-3 business days.
you can directly contact performance to apply for open an another selling accounts for your childrens who are in the sane household by using below email:
So that they will check and help you in opening second account.
Thank you for understanding Amazon policies and conditions.
Have a great day!
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