Customer support can be a challenge with every service, and Amazon is no exception. If you’ve ever wanted to pull your hair out after chatting (or fighting) with Amazon customer support, this post is for you. Let’s walk through the steps you have the power to take so that you can get efficient and effective solves for your business dilemmas.
Step I: Treat Your Ticket Like A Book Report
Amazon support won’t always do what you want. Sometimes, they’ll do what they think is right. To save yourself the frustration, when you’re writing up a ticket, spell everything out in detail. Specify exactly what you want done, how you want it done, and when you want it done. Otherwise, your request may get lost in translation.
Step II: Ask Them To Do It For You
That first level of Amazon support consists of workers whose main objective, it seems, is to close tickets quickly. Your goal walking through this first level of support is to break through their scripted responses and specify that you want these service reps to do the work for you. After all, it’s your business and it’s their job.
Step III: Ask To Escalate
If the first level of Amazon support isn’t fixing your problem, reply to the ticket asking to please escalate to USA-based support. USA-based support has another level of tools available to them and will likely be more efficient when it comes to addressing your issue. In general, they seem to have more experience than the first tier. Once you respond with this request, you’ll usually get a call or email back from someone in the US who may need more information.
Step IV: Don’t Back Down
If you ever feel bad for following up or being assertive with customer support on any level, remember – you’re paying their salary. Just think how much money you pay Amazon in monthly fees. Depending on your sales, it may be tens of thousands of dollars per month (or more)! Treat Amazon customer support like your employees and don’t stop until the problem with your business has been rectified.
Step V: Stay Calm!
While it’s important to be assertive, always remember to keep a cool head. While it’s sometimes hard to avoid, getting angry at customer support won’t do you any good.
Step VI: Hop On The Phone
Sometimes, the fastest way to solve a problem is to hop on the phone. If you’re struggling via email, there may be something out of the ordinary that customer support needs more in-depth information on. So ask them to give you a phone call and talk it through. Chances are, you’ll come up with a solution quicker.
Use this as a roadmap for Amazon customer support. Have you dealt with Amazon support headaches in the past? Let us know!
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What’s up everybody? Todd Welch here from Amazon Seller School. Today I’m going to talk to you about dealing with Amazon support. And when you’re working with Amazon support how to walk through the process to get things done the way you want them done as fast as possible so stay tuned.
Ok, so the first thing that you gonna want to do when you’re dealing with Amazon support is understand that it can be frustrating. The first level support on Amazon is going to be likely workers in India and from my experience what it seems as they probably get paid or their performance is based on how many cases they can close in how fast they can close them. And they want to do that as fast as possible, solve your problem and close the ticket as quickly as possible for them. The first thing that you need to do when you go ahead and open a ticket, make sure that you spell everything out for them in detail. Write this like your doing a research project and you’re putting every meticulous detail of exactly what you want done, how you want it done and when you want it done. Because if you don’t spell it out, they’re going to do what they think is right which is often not what you’re really wanting and you’re not going to get done what you want to get done. And also, what I have had happen a lot is they’ll just reply with a scripted response on how you can fix an issue and 90% of the time or more that does not work.
Another thing you want to keep in mind is, the Amazon support workers of course they work for Amazon but remember that we pay a lot of fees, I don’t know about you but I’m doing $44,000 dollars a month, I’m paying maybe around 10 to 20 thousand dollars a month in fees on Amazon for all these products that I’m selling and so that’s a lot of money. So this people work for me in my mind they need to do what I want them to do so I keep pushing them to do what I want them to do and I don’t feel bad about it at all because I am an sense paying their salary and their there to do what I need them to do so I can run my business. So do not feel bad about telling them what to do. Don’t get angry. I fell into the trap a few times where I feel myself getting angry. You just need to get that out of your head, it’s a business, they’re there to close cases and you’re here wanting to get stuff done and you need to find the middle make sure you walk them through exactly what you want and that they don’t misunderstand you.
The next thing that I use often, if I’m dealing with the first level of support and they are not able to get the solution that I want then the next step that I do is say “escalate to USA-based support. The USA-based support has another level of tools available to them to get done what you need to get done and they also seem to have a higher experience level on fixing a lot of issues and are able to fix issues that the first level of support are not. Why you don’t want to abuse it. You want to get things done on the first level of support because it’s faster if at all possible but, if it isn’t working then just reply “please escalate to USA-based support”, and they will do that for you. Usually you will get either call back or an email from someone in the USA who has able to fix your problem or needs more information from you to solve your problem and you be able to move it up the chain and get your problem solved. And now that kinda go right into if you’re emailing back and forth a bunch of times and things are just not coming together, then reply back and say “please give me a phone call” and they will give you a phone call and you can walk through it on the phone which oftentimes is a lot easier than an email if there’s something out of the ordinary or something more in depth that you need to get done on Amazon. So don’t be afraid to jump on the phone. I tried to use email as much as possible because it’s most convenient the easiest usually the quickest but if email isn’t cutting it, jump on the phone. There’s the chat option there as well and I have used that occasionally but the chat is going to be the very low level of support so if you need a higher level of support then you really need to jump on the phone if email isn’t cutting it.
So just to summarize basically, number 1: Spell everything out in detail. Make sure they know what, when and why exactly in the initial email. Number 2: Ask them to do it for you right in that initial email so that they do it instead of replying with a scripted response on how you can do it and 90% of the time it doesn’t work. Number 3: Ask to escalate to USA-support if the first level of support is not being able to help you. Number 4: Remember, you’re paying their salary with the fees that you pay to Amazon so they are there to help you. But number 5: make sure you don’t get upset with support if they’re not able to help you, keep your cool and just keep moving it up the chain. Get on the phone if you need to walk through the problems.
If you just follow those steps, it should help quite a lot when you’re working with Amazon support and im your Amazon business. Let me know down in the comments if you have any questions on issues that you dealt with on Amazon or if you have specific stories that you had issues with support. And then of course go ahead and click this guy right here to subscribe to the channel and get more great videos and keep on keeping on, on this Amazon Seller School. Happy selling everybody!