Merch By Amazon has today announced that from November 15th all designs that have not made at least one un-returned sale within 60-days will be summarily deleted. My "Feature Request" would be for Amazon to POSTPONE this change until such time as they have properly fixed various bugs on the platform that directly affect sales, including: 1) Fix the ongoing issue of new or amended listings getting stuck as "Processing" or "Started Processing" 2) Fix the ongoing issue of new or amended listings being given incorrect prices that are up to 200% of the price selected by the account/seller making the listing 3) Fix the ongoing issue of Merch By Amazon listings not showing in Amazon "search results" for 'Boys', or 'Girls' departments, and also not showing when a 'Color' search filter is selected 4) Fix the ongoing issue of Merch listings showing up multiple times and clogging up search results with 1 result for every size/color/style that make up what should be a single listing 5) Remove the thousands of designs which are intentionally and blatantly breaching Merch by Amazon's terms of service i.e. circumventing Trademarks with apos-trop-hes, using swear words, designs based on human suffering and natural distasters etc. THEN once those have been sorted re-introduce this policy but do so AFTER the busy Quarter-4 period and, at least initially, amend the policy to be 90-days instead of 60:
AND consider some way to specifically flag "Holiday" or "Seasonal" designs when they are being listed such that those designs will then go through a 'human' review process and if it is deemed by Amazon staff that they genuinely are Holiday/Seasonal appropriate they retain that tag and are excluded from the auto-deletion process for 1-year instead of 60/90-days etc.