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Arranging Marketplace Returns and Refunds

If you need to return an item that was bought from a Seller on Amazon Marketplace you'll need to return it directly to the Seller.

Viewing a Seller's return policy before you place your order

The returns policy offered by Marketplace Sellers must be equivalent to or better than the returns policy offered by

To learn more about a Seller's returns policy, when you're on a page listing different Sellers who are offering a particular item for sale, you can click on a Seller's name to be taken to an At a Glance page about that Seller. You can find delivery and sometimes return postage rates, help, and customer feedback relating to that Seller on this page. Towards the bottom right you'll see a heading Returns and Refunds Policy and a link to learn more. If not specified in the Seller’s Returns and Refunds policy, the sections Refunds and Your Legal Warranty of this Help page will apply to your order by default.

If your return experience doesn’t match the return policy published by the Seller you can file an A-to-z claim to open an investigation.

Viewing a Seller's return policy after you place your order

If you've already placed an order for an item sold and dispatched by a Seller, you can view the Seller's return policy by visiting the Returns Support Centre and clicking Return items. Then click the seller profile link in the relevant order. This will take you to an At a Glance page about that Seller. From there, you can read more about the Seller's return policy by clicking on the link below the Returns and Refunds Policy heading towards the bottom right of the page. If not specified in the Seller’s Returns and Refunds policy, the sections Refunds and Your Legal Warranty of this Help page will apply to your order by default.

International Return Policy

If you order from a Marketplace Seller who dispatches from a location outside the UK you should be aware that Amazon’s return policy requires that international Marketplace Sellers either (1) provide a return address within the UK, (2) pay return postage costs or (3) provide a pre-paid return label. If a Seller doesn’t abide by this policy on an order you returned you can file an A-to-z Guarantee claim.

How to return items to a Seller

To initiate a return of an item purchased from a Seller, please visit the Returns Support Centre and select Return items. Select the item you want to return and a reason for the return. The Seller will review your request and once they respond, you'll be notified by e-mail.

For approved requests, you'll receive a mailing label that can be accessed and printed from the Returns Support Centre. Alternatively, some Sellers have special processes and might send you an e-mail with their return address and mailing instructions. You'll be able to view the Seller's responses to your request in the Online Returns Centre.

You can also use the cancellation form that can be accessed in your shipment confirmation e-mail. If you use this form, you will still need to contact the Seller to obtain return details to send your product back.

Sellers typically respond to return authorisation requests within 3 business days. If you don't receive a response within 3 business days, you may be eligible to submit a claim under the A-to-z Guarantee.

If you return items in which you've saved personal information, such as laptops, cameras or other electronic devices, you must erase this information completely before sending the product back to the Seller.

Delivery and handling charges for returning items to a Seller's International return address, should be borne by the Seller. If a local return address cannot be provided, the Seller can provide a prepaid method of return delivery or refund the return delivery costs to the original payment method used to purchase the order.

To ensure the safe return of the merchandise, please package your item with care. We recommend you use a method that includes signature on delivery for products valued over £20.00. strives to maintain a Marketplace that's fair to both buyers and Sellers. Packaging returns with care reduces the chances of damage in transit and can assist with the processing of the return by the Seller. Sending the return via a trackable delivery method protects you in the event a Seller doesn't receive an item. If a parcel doesn't arrive, we can implement an A-to-z Guarantee claim. If you don't use a trackable method to return your item and the Seller doesn't provide a refund to you, we may not be able to cover you under the A-to-z Guarantee.

Note: Simply refusing delivery of a parcel isn't always a trackable means of return and may not be covered under a Seller's return policy or the A-to-z Guarantee. You should accept delivery of an item you want to return and request a return as above.

Your Legal Warranty

If a product you’ve purchased on Amazon Marketplace turns out to be faulty after delivery or not as advertised (i.e., non-conformant), the Seller has to give you a free of charge (including return costs) repair, replacement or refund for a “reasonable time” following the sale. That time will vary depending on the product and its value. However, if you make such a claim more than 6 months from delivery, you may need to prove that the fault existed at the time of delivery of the product and wasn’t caused by, for example, an accident, misuse, liquid damage, etc.

In addition, many Marketplace Sellers or manufacturers of the products sold offer their own commercial warranty that may also promise to repair the product purchased for a period of time. These may be free or for optional purchase.

Note: The commercial guarantee may never replace the legal warranty described above, which you always have from the Seller.

Managing your return requests

To manage your return requests visit the Returns Support Centre and click the Manage returns button. From here, you can:

  • view the status of a return request.
  • print a mailing label, if the Seller has approved the return request.
  • view your e-mails with Sellers.
  • cancel a return request.
  • file an A-to-z Guarantee Claim.

Please note that following items aren't accepted through our Returns Support Centre:

  • Some Jewellery orders.
  • Some Health & Personal Care items.
  • Grocery Products.
  • Some items containing hazardous materials.

To check whether you can return an item which falls within one of the above categories, please contact the Seller.


Where you're cancelling your purchase within the first 30 days from the day you receive, or a third party indicated by you (other than the carrier), receives the last goods ordered by you (if delivered separately), and there's been no error on the Seller's part, the Seller will refund the cost of the item and the cost of sending the item to you as follows:

  1. where you're returning an item that was part of a larger order, the Seller will refund the per-item charge for delivery
  2. where you are returning an entire order, the Seller will refund the applicable per-item delivery charges and the per-delivery charge
  3. Sellers are only required to refund standard postage charges corresponding to the least expensive type of delivery offered by them
  4. where your Seller collects an item from you, the Seller will have the right to recover the standard costs of collection from you, and
  5. if you use a personalised pre-paid return label, the Seller is entitled to deduct the return postage from your overall refund..

Please note that, with respect to returns initiated during the first 30 days from the day of delivery, Sellers aren't required to refund the cost of gift-wrapping, returning the item to the Seller, and other services provided to you in connection with your purchase unless you return the item to the Seller because of an error on the Seller's part or because it's defective. The seller is only required to refund the cost of the item, and delivery costs (cheapest postage, as per above). If you use a personalised pre-paid return label, the Seller will be entitled to deduct the return postage from your overall refund.

Note: Shoes and Clothing items are entitled to refund of return postage costs, irrespective of reason for return.

When you purchase an item from a Seller, Marketplace charges your credit card and passes on payment, less a commission, to your Seller. For you to secure a refund equivalent to your initial purchase price and delivery costs, your Seller must request a refund via Marketplace.

In any case where a refund is necessary, such as when your Seller is out of stock and can't dispatch, or when you return an item, it's the Seller's responsibility to request that refund. We provide Sellers with instructions on how to create refunds.

Sellers may issue full or partial refunds for an order as described on this page. Sellers can't charge a restocking fee in any circumstances. Refunds are typically processed by Marketplace within 1 week of the Seller's request. The funds will be deposited back in your debit/credit card account and will send you confirmation of the refund via e-mail.

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