Mar 7, 2024

6 Things That Will Get Your E-commerce Store Banned on TikTok

6 Things That Will Get Your E-commerce Store Banned on TikTok

TikTok Shop offers a great opportunity to e-commerce business owners. It also helps you to reach a global target market, allowing you to expand your reach effortlessly.

However, TikTok Shop has strict guidelines to ensure a safe and trustworthy marketplace for both buyers and sellers. Violating these policies, intentionally or unintentionally, can get your e-commerce store banned.

So, let’s explore the popular reasons that get your e-commerce store banned on TikTok.

1. Violating TikTok Shop’s Policies

The quickest way to get a TikTok ban is by violating your TikTok Shop’s Terms of Service. This includes:

  • falsification of information such as company registration certificates

  • false contracts with other creators/merchants,

  • selling fake products

  • advertising illegal products.

  • Not updating the business information promptly

  • improper transfer of benefits such as bribery, fraud, and other illegal means to obtain operational resources and business opportunities

  • Tax violations

  • false advertising, etc

Looking at the list of violations, you might think “I would never do that” but most people violate these policies unintentionally. So, ensure you know, understand, and adhere to TikTok’s shop policies.

Also, it’s not just about providing false documents, if you fail to provide requested documents such as business registration documents, identification, or proof of inventory promptly, you could get banned. So, promptly respond to any inquiries from TikTok and provide authentic documentation.

2. Dropshipping from Restricted Locations

While there is a huge market opportunity for dropshippers with TikTok shop, it also comes with restrictions. For example, TikTok restricts dropshipping from specific countries, such as China, for UK or US-based users. This cancels out popular dropshipping marketplaces like DHgate, Alibaba, Temu, and others.

Although most people would recommend using a VPN to get around these limitations, it’s not a foolproof method. As soon as TikTok notices your TikTok Shop location’s discrepancies because of the VPN, you will get banned.

So, only ship from authorized dropshipping services that comply with the platform’s regulations. If you are in the UK or US, try other legal alternative dropshipping marketplaces such as Avasam, Doba, or Spocket.

3. Selling Unauthorized or Prohibited Products

One of the fastest ways to be banned from TikTok is to sell fake, illegal, or prohibited products. It could also be selling products that are not outrightly prohibited but have prohibited ingredients, For example, selling skincare with prohibited ingredients such as mercury or hydroquinone above 2%.

TikTok also has a zero-tolerance policy for intellectual property (IP) infringement and is constantly monitoring its platform for IP violations. So, something as minor as uploading your video that contains a copyrighted artist's song as an original audio could get you banned.

So, carefully research TikTok’s prohibited items list and make sure your products meet the platform’s standards.

4. Engaging in Misleading or Deceptive Practices

Every TikTok Shop vendor wants millions of views so they can build a large customer base. However, engaging in deceptive practices to boost reach or manipulate the TikTok algorithm can get your TikTok shop banned.

These deceptive practices include misleading advertising (saying your product can do what it can’t), bot followers to inflate engagement metrics, fake reviews, etc.

TikTok is a platform that values transparency and authenticity. You won’t get away with manipulating the system or its users. Avoid exaggerating product benefits, artificially inflating your shop engagement metrics and other misleading practices. Instead, concentrate on building real relationships with your audience, and delivering value with your products and content.

5. Ignoring Customer Complaints and Disputes

Customer service is one of the most important aspects of any online store, including TikTok. Failing to respond to customer complaints, disputes or refund requests can result in negative reviews, complaints, and even reports to TikTok.

TikTok wants to ensure that both buyers’ and sellers’ rights are protected. When your store has multiple reports against it because of ignored customer complaints or disputes, you risk getting banned.

So, address customer queries quickly, offer satisfactory solutions, and keep channels of communication open to build trust and confidence with your audience.

6. Using Third-Party Logistics Without Proper Verification

TikTok allows third-party logistics services. However, you have to ensure your third-party logistics service partners adhere to the platform guidelines. For example, TikTok may block accounts that use a 3PL service that uses suspicious or illegal shipping methods.

Before partnering with any third-party logistics partner, verify their legitimacy by ensuring their shipping processes align with TikTok Shop’s guidelines.

TrendHijacking- the Easiest Way to Grow Your Dropshipping Business on TikTok Shop

The Trendhijacking strategy has been used by many e-commerce business owners, including myself, to massively increase profits to up to $10k profit/month. Here’s how you can use trendhijacking to grow sales for your TikTok Shop:

  • Product Research: Trendhijacking helps you to find legal and trending products fit for your TikTok Shop. Instead of relentlessly searching for the best product to sell, you can use the trendhijacking strategy to tap into an already viral and legal one.

  • Trendhijacking Marketing Strategy: Instead of compromising your TikTok shop account by using artificial engagement metrics like bot followers and fake reviews, the trendhijacking marketing strategy helps you to jump on viral product trends and makes you the top result people see when they search for keywords related to products in your shop. This enables you to reach a wide audience without violating any of TikTok Shop’s Policies

  • Dropshipping Automation: The trendhijacking automation program handles all your dropshipping operations including product research and sourcing, marketing, order management, fulfillment, inventory, and customer support. This way, you don’t have to worry about breaking any of TikTok Shop’s guidelines; the Trendhijacking team will ensure you are compliant with the guidelines.

  • Coaching and Training Sessions: You get one-on-one coaching sessions and personalized dropshipping strategies to elevate your dropshipping game with dropshipping experts generating over $10k profit/month.

The Bottom Line

I hope you found this guide helpful and have learned how to prevent your TikTok Shop from getting banned. One of the easiest ways to do this is to leverage the Trendhijacking automation program.

The Trendhijacking program helps you to find the best products to sell that don’t violate TikTok Shop’s policies and effectively market them to increase your shop sales to over $100k sales/month. Ready to leverage this strategy to grow your e-commerce store on TikTok- book a free call.

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