While the investigation is ongoing and the Claim will be closed, you can choose to offer a complete refund to the client by clicking the “refund customer” button. Your Order Defect Rate will be affected as a result of this. If you give a consumer a refund, you have the option of requesting that they return the item before you complete the refund.
Amazon investigates the Claim and decides whether or not to grant the customer’s Claim. Claims are looked at based on various variables, including your response(s) to Buyer-Seller Messages or your approval of a Return Request. Amazon may request further information and a recount of your version of events during this procedure.
You must present as much relevant and persuasive information as possible regarding the transaction. If you do not respond to the information request within 48 hours, Amazon may grant the customer’s Claim, affecting your Order Defect Rate. The Account Health page allows you to keep track of your Order Defect Rate.
The A-to-Z Guarantee has some limitations.
The Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee does not cover the following items or situations:
- Merchandise in digital format
- Payments made with a credit card where the issuing bank has initiated a chargeback
You can get more details about Amazon refund claims from the below link:
When will Amazon provide automatically refund?
In the following scenarios, Amazon will automatically grant the Claim and debit the Claim amount from your account:
- If the order does not have a trackable shipping option, you failed to give a valid order tracking ID in the Manage Orders tab when the customer’s order was placed, so it’s a delivery issue.
- You did not answer within 48 hours after the client contacted you via Buyer-Seller Messages about a delivery issue.
- You did not allow the return request within 48 hours after the client contacted you for a product-related complaint via Return Request.
- You failed to deliver the order by the estimated delivery date.
- You failed to meet the anticipated delivery date for the order.
- The customer withdraws Claim: The customer withdraws the Claim, and it is closed, with no effect on your Order Defect Rate.
If the customer’s Claim is approved, the claim money will be deducted from your account, affecting your Order Defect Rate. Visit Amazon’s return policies and A-to-z Guarantee customer service page for additional information on returns and the A-to-z Guarantee.
Customers have 30 days to file an appeal for an amazon claim.
You have 30 calendar days to appeal and request a further investigation if Amazon grants a claim in your favor (automatically or after a study). If you fail to file an appeal within 30 days, your Claim will be closed, and any negative impact on your Order Defect Rate will be irreversible. To avail the Claim, you need to “Go to How to Appeal” an A-to-Z Guarantee Claim for more details. Amazon will look into it further and decide whether to reverse the initial decision and reimburse you for the Claim.