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Refunds of Buy Shipping fees

You might be able to request a refund of Buy Shipping fees in accordance with the carrier's applicable terms and conditions. The following notes apply:

  • A refund will only be issued if approved by the carrier.
  • If you request a refund and use alternative shipping, be sure to send the buyer the new shipping and tracking information. Else, the buyer will not receive an automatic notification of the change, and the original tracking information will remain associated with the order in the buyer's Amazon account.
  • To avoid negative feedback or an A-to-z Guarantee claim, ship the item promptly or, if you are unable to fulfill the item, refund the buyer as soon as possible.
  • Most refund requests are processed within 6 to 8 weeks.

To learn more about buying shipping labels, see Buy shipping through Seller Central. See Reprint a shipping label if you have to refund and reprint a label.

Request a refund

To apply for a refund, follow these steps:

  1. In Manage Orders, find the order for which you want to request a refund of Shipping Services fees.
  2. Click the Order ID link in the Order ID/Product Details column.
  3. Click Refund Shipping above the product and parcel details.
  4. Select the check box at the bottom of the page to certify that you did not use the shipping services.
  5. Click Refund Shipping.

View the status of a refund

You can view the status of your refund request in the Shipping Services Refunds section of the Order Details page. The status will be Refund Pending while we process your request.

If we approve the refund, the status will be Complete and the refund amount will appear as a credit on the Order Details page. The refunded amount also appears under Delivery services in your settlement report, and on the View Transactions page in the Payments section of your seller account.

For unapproved refunds, the status will be Refund Rejected.

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