Awhile back I wrote an article titled Gearbubble Vs Merch By Amazon (since removed) which was basically about how you could take your Merch t-shirt designs and place them on coffee mugs, caps etc on Gearbubble, which allowed you to grow your range of products. Everything started out okay and I began to make some sales…. Until I received an email from them.
Your Account Has Been Suspended
Unfortunately, your account has been put in “suspended” status.
We know this can be an inconvenience.
We usually only suspend accounts for very serious things. Copyright issues, breaking TOS, and things of that nature. Sometimes mistakes do happen. So if you feel that your account was suspended in error, please contact mailto:email@example.com to discuss it with us.
I was confident that none of my designs violated any copyright issues or broke Gearbubbles TOS rules. So I replied back with this email:
I received an email from Gearbubble advising me that my account has been suspended… can you please give the reason and details as to why my account has been suspended as I’m absolutely sure that none of my designs have broken any rules. I also notice that my existing campaigns are still being advertised on Gearbubbles platform?
They replied with:
Thank you for contacting GearBubble support. We apologize about your account. As much as I would like to answer your inquiry in detail or reinstate your account, we have a dedicated team handling that. Please do email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance and details regarding your account. Email responses will take 24-48 business hours.
So, I sent an email (The original one I wrote) to the address they gave me………………. not a word
It’s been almost three months now and no reply and my existing campaigns are still being advertised.
Everything started off okay with sales trickling in… and without any explanation my account is closed, contact has stopped and if my designs were in breach of copyright issues, why are they still being advertised? Gearbubble will probably always be around and sellers will continue to use them, but for me personally they lack integrity and transparency.
Gearbubble is totally unethical
1. lacking moral principles; unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct.
Beware! I say