John Lewis & Partners suspended from hotukdeals - 6.2.2020 John Lewis now allowed on site again

Posted 22nd Jan 2020
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John Lewis and Partners deals can now be posted again. JL has given us assurances it has spoken to the relevant teams in its business that we were concerned about.

It is worth saying that we will continue to monitor this, and if we see the same activity then we would take action again. Fingers crossed all is solved now though.

Thanks for the patience!
Hi all,

Just a quick update to let you all know John Lewis & Partners are currently suspended as a merchant, so deals from them won't be allowed on the site (when you go to post a deal and put the URL in, a message should flag up to warn you about this).

The reason for the suspension is repeated self-promotion. We are able to monitor who is posting deals, and could see that its staff were submitting deals, which we don't allow. There have been a number of warnings, and obviously we delete the deals ASAP, but these haven't been heeded.

We hope the suspension period will allow John Lewis to sort their processes out and stop this happening again in future. We'll update this post when the suspension is lifted.

Thanks
Planty
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