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What if a buyer says they didn't receive their order?

If a buyer says that they did not receive an order, you and your customer service policy ultimately determine how you will handle it. All sellers are expected to demonstrate a high level of customer service. We encourage you to work with the buyer to reach a mutually agreeable solution.

Below are some ways you can handle this situation. Regardless of which option you choose, the buyer might still post negative feedback for the transaction.

For details about your orders, see Manage your orders.

Refund the buyer

The most customer-friendly solution is to issue a refund for a product that was not received. If the original order arrives after you've made a refund, Amazon can recharge the customer (with their authorization). For information about full and partial refunds, see Refund Orders.

To learn about how returns and refunds are handled for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) orders, see Customer returns for orders fulfilled by Amazon.

Ask the buyer to wait a bit longer for the order to arrive

See Contact a buyer to learn how to initiate communication. If you choose this option, be aware that the buyer might file an A-to-z Guarantee claim.

For more information, see What to do if you receive an A-to-z Guarantee claim.

Ship a replacement order at your cost

If you choose this option, issue a refund, and then ask the buyer to reorder the product. Although this might cause a financial loss to your business, it’s good customer service. If the original order arrives, you can arrange a return with the buyer.

If an order is lost in transit or shipped to the wrong address, sometimes you can get help from your shipping carrier. If you purchased package tracking or insurance, the carrier might be able to help find the package or file an insurance claim. If you did not get tracking information, your carrier might have other options available to help find the package.

Tip: We encourage you to use tracking when you ship packages. You can add the tracking number when you ‘Confirm Shipment’ in the Manage Orders page. Tracking can significantly reduce the costs associated with a lost shipment. It is also your best protection for A-to-z Guarantee claims.

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