Amazon does not allow al the items to sell in its online store. Many products in the store banned by Amazon which include illegal items like gun silencers, drugs and stolen goods and those products which can be unsafe for example black powder, refrigerants and gasoline. Some other products which may be used for some suspicious purposes are also not allowed to sell for example wiretapping equipment and cellphone jammers. There are also few products which are allowed to be sold by Amazon but there are certain limits regarding those items like alcoholic beverages are allowed to be sold but only sellers can sell them who have the approval to do so.
More banned products on Amazon include such products which are offensive in nature by becoming the source of violence, sexual intolerance, racial discrimination or disgrace of a religion. The products which support the organizations which are involved in such kind of activities are also banned.
Amazon also appreciated the customers who think anything offensive or violating the policies of Amazon should report about that. If Amazon gets any such report, it will do an inquiry about the report and an immediate action will be taken depending upon the nature of report.
What are the problems being face by Amazon regarding the banned items?
Amazon does not sell the products itself rather it is a source for the third parties to post and sell their products using this platform. They are still facing the problem of appearing those products which are banned. Amazon uses the customer reports, computer algorithms and monitors to detect the offensive items that should be prohibited to become the part of the items that are allowed to be sold but still these banned items are unable to get detected and they enter the gates. Amazon is looking for the solution of this problem so that the trust of the customers retain with the company and the products being sold by it.
Recently, Amazon had to face the problems of such nature in shape of Nazi Issues. Amazon had put a ban on the Nazi flags, swastika pendants, Nazi eagle emblazoned knives, SS armbands, swastika rings and Nazi propaganda signs but despite of the ban according to the policies of the company, all of these items can still be found popping up and customers have access to purchase them easily. This could be offensive for some people and can cause problems for the company which would ultimately make the company lose its customers.
It is a good measure being taken by Amazon to ban all such items but it also needs to overcome the problem of such banned posts as quickly as possible so that the company does not become the hateful name for many people.