I felt stalked.
Have you ever felt stalked after talking to someone for help? After chatting with an Amazon associate support person I felt stalked after the chat.
We all know that if you signed up for Amazon associate you have 180 days to get 3 qualifying purchases within those days.
Then once you get those three sales your account will be reviewed and you must maintain a once a year qualify purchase for the life of your account, assuming you oblige by their rules.
So, I was looking at the status of my account for sales. I notice that I had gotten one sale and some clicks. 2 orders and a returned.
That one sale was another WA family member who made the purchased. I'm really thankful for her. You can follow her here.
Now I have noticed that the second sale, I didn't get the sale.
I can't verbatimly recall the chat but It went like this.
In the chat, I asked the support person why I didn't get the second sale. He responded that it was from someone I know i.e co-workers, family members, people I'm close with, and my neighbors.
To my surprise, I asked him how does he (Amazon) know whom I am connected to? He said he does not have authority to access that but Amazon have their way of knowing.
They have a, I forgot was he said. But they have a way of finding out.
My next statement was I felt stocked by Amazon. I'm not surprised at all that all search engines and social media have already been doing that however, I was amazed how far they will go.
I said to him, "you're telling me that my neighbor across the street whom I never talk to, happens to find my website and orders something I would not get the sale?"
He said, "that could possibly happen." That is bad I told him so I asked for his suggestions.
His suggestions or lack of.
He said I need more traffic to my website and they should be fine with the sales. That was that. The only suggestion he told me.
That's that I need to get more people to read my blogs and blog some more. Blog blog blog... just like Chris said.
Thought I vent a little. Thanks for reading. I wished I screen shot the conversation before closing the chat box. lol