Return and Refund Policy

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About Our Returns Policies

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and most sellers on Amazon.com offer returns for items within 30 days of receipt of shipment.

Amazon.com Returns Policy

Items shipped from Amazon.com, including Amazon Warehouse, can be returned within 30 days of delivery, with some exceptions:

  • For information about products that can’t be returned, see¬†Items that Can’t be Returned.
  • To determine if a product sold by Amazon.com has a longer return timeline, locate the product type below. If the product type isn’t listed or doesn’t state another returns time frame, our standard 30-day return policy applies.
  • While most sellers offer a returns policy equivalent to Amazon’s, some seller returns policies may vary. If the seller’s listing is eligible for Amazon Prime, it will be subject to the same return policies as items fulfilled by Amazon.com that are outlined on this page. For more information about returning to third-party sellers, see¬†Returns to Third-Party Sellers.
  • For products purchased from the Amazon Global Store, see¬†Amazon Global Store Returns.
  • For more information on refund timing and amounts (including partial refunds and restocking fees), see¬†Refunds.
  • If you have returned an item to Amazon by mistake or included something not intended for Amazon in a return, see¬†Mistaken Returns.

Amazon Alexa Voice Shopping

Non-digital products purchased using Alexa are eligible for free returns, except for Amazon Pharmacy purchases, which are subject to Amazon Pharmacy’s return policy. To return a product purchased using Alexa, process your return as normal in the Returns Center. We’ll automatically refund you any shipping charges applied to the return. You should see the shipping refund within 7 days of receiving your product refund.

For songs or albums accidentally purchased from our Digital Music Store using Alexa, see Digital Products.

Amazon Devices

  • Amazon-branded devices such as Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Echo devices and their accompanying Amazon-branded accessories purchased from Amazon.com can be returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment as long as they remain in the same condition as the date of purchase.
  • All Amazon-branded devices and accessories that are returned and for which a refund or replacement is given will become the property of Amazon upon receipt.
  • For more information about returning Amazon devices and accessories, including instructions for returning, please see the¬†Amazon Device Return FAQs.

Amazon Fresh and Grocery Item

Amazon Handmade

  • Products sold by Handmade Makers are subject to the standard A-to-z Guarantee policies for Amazon. The exception to this are items that are purchased with optional customization options, other than size and color. See Customized Products for additional details.

Amazon Photos

  • Amazon Photos printed products are not returnable to Amazon but may be refunded or replaced.

Amazon Pharmacy

  • We’re unable to accept returns. This includes 6-month supplies of a medication, if your prescription changes, and you need to switch medications. If you notice any quality-related issues like errors of tampering with an order you have received, please contact Amazon Pharmacy Customer Care at 1-855-745-5725 immediately.

Amazon Renewed

  • Products on Amazon Renewed are backed by the¬†Amazon Renewed Guarantee¬†where specifically mentioned on the product detail page. With this guarantee, you are eligible for a replacement or refund within 90 days of receiving the product (or within 1 year of receipt of a Renewed Premium product) if you are not satisfied.
  • Amazon Renewed products can be returned within 90 days of receipt of shipment (or within 1 year of receipt of a Renewed Premium product), and qualify for free return shipping.

Amazon Warehouse

  • In most cases, used or open box items purchased from Amazon Warehouse and shipped from Amazon.com can be returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. Some products have different policies or requirements associated with them.
  • Amazon Renewed items sold by Amazon Warehouse can be returned within 90 days of receipt of shipment.

Automotive Items

  • If you’ve purchased a defective automotive item, shipped from and sold by Amazon.com, that is covered by a published manufacturer warranty, Amazon honors the warranty. Amazon will either replace the item or refund the cost of the item for the life of the published warranty.

Baby Items

  • Baby items can be returned within 90 days of receipt of shipment.
  • Gifts purchased from a Baby Registry can be returned within 365 days after receipt of shipment.
  • Breast pumps must be returned unused in their original condition with the factory seal and packaging intact.
  • If your return is not a result of an Amazon error, we won’t refund the original shipping fees.

Birthday Gift List

  • Items purchased from your Amazon Birthday Gift List as a gift can be returned within 90 days of delivery.
  • Items purchased by the registry owner are subject to the standard 30-day Amazon.com Return Policy.

Clothing and Accessories

  • You can return clothing and accessories up to 30 days after the delivery date.
  • Items from¬†The Drop¬†Collections are eligible for returns, but a return shipping fee will be deducted from your refund due because the item is made-on-demand for you.

Collectibles (sports & entertainment)

  • You must return collectible items with a value of $35 or more using a trackable method. Items with a value more than $500, must also be insured.
  • All product packaging (boxes, manuals, warranty cards, etc.) and certificates of authenticity, grading, and appraisal must be returned with the item.
  • Any items returned without original documentation will be rejected.
  • Before shipping a return, photograph the item for your records.

Collectible Coins

  • To request return information, contact the third-party seller within 14 days of receipt. Your return must be postmarked within 30 days of the date you received the item.
  • Items with a value of $35 or more must be returned using a trackable shipping method.
  • Before shipping a return, photograph the item for your records.
  • Graded Coins and Original Government Packaged Coins must be returned in their original packaging, along with any supporting documentation.
  • Returns without the original packaging and documentation will be rejected.
  • Collectible Coins that have been damaged or otherwise altered after delivery will not be accepted for return.

Computers and Electronics

  • New desktop, laptops, or tablets (excluding Kindle E-readers and Fires) purchased from Amazon.com that didn’t start when they arrived, arrived in damaged condition, or is still in an unopened box can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
  • Amazon.com may test computers that are returned because they didn’t start when they arrived and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product.
  • Any returned desktop, laptop or tablet that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering may result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product.
  • New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
Note:¬†Before returning items on which you’ve saved personal information, such as laptops, cameras, or other electronic devices, erase this information completely.

Custom Gift List

  • Items purchased from your Amazon Custom Gift List as a gift can be returned within 90 days of delivery.
  • Items purchased by the registry owner are subject to the standard 30-day Amazon.com Return Policy.

Customized Products

Customized products include products that are configured, personalized, or inscribed; for example, engravings, stamps, monograms, embroidery, embossing, etching, carving, or printing. Customized products sold by third-party sellers fall under the A-to-z Guarantee. To file a claim for these items please note the following:

  • Notification to the third-party seller within 14 days of receipt of item for return.
  • Due to personal configuration, inscription, or design on these products, the third-party seller is not required to accept returns or exchanges unless the products are damaged/defective upon arrival, or materially different from what was ordered.
  • If there is a misspelling or error in the configuration, inscription, or design due to a mistake by the third-party seller, you are protected per the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee.
  • All product packaging (such as boxes) and if applicable; certificates of authenticity, grading, and appraisal must be returned with the item. Products missing all their applicable tags are not acceptable for return.

Digital Products

  • Unless otherwise specified, games, software downloads, and purchases from the Amazon Appstore, the Amazon Digital Music store, the Amazon Luna store or the Amazon Video store are not returnable after purchase.
  • Books purchased from the Kindle Store can be returned within seven days of purchase. Once a refund is issued, you can’t have access to the book. To request a refund and return content, visit Manage Your Content and Devices, select the¬†Actions¬†button next to the title you’d like to return, and select¬†Return for Refund.
  • Kindle books you receive as a gift are eligible for exchange for an Amazon.com Gift Card before acceptance.
  • Subscriptions to titles in the Newsstand section of the Kindle Store (magazines, newspapers, and blogs) can be canceled at any time by visiting Manage Your Content and Devices. For more information, see¬†Kindle Magazines and Newspapers.
  • Digital educational resources can be returned within seven days of purchased for a resource that has not yet been downloaded.
  • Amazon-Sold Add-Ons purchased from Amazon Luna may be eligible for a refund within 90 days of purchase, depending on the circumstances of your order. To request a refund, contact Amazon customer service for assistance.
  • Songs or albums accidentally purchased from our Digital Music Store using Alexa are eligible for return and refund if we receive your request within 7 days of the date of purchase. To request a refund, contact customer service.

Fine Art

  • Fine Art items with a value of $35 or more must be returned using a trackable shipping method. Items with a value more than $500 must also be insured.
  • All product packaging (boxes, etc.) and certificates of authenticity and appraisal must be returned with the item.
  • Any Fine Art item returned without original documentation will be rejected.
  • Any Fine Art items that have been damaged, or otherwise altered after delivery, won’t be accepted for return.
  • Before sending a Fine Art return, photograph the item for your records.

Furniture

  • Furniture items are returnable for any reason within 30 days of receipt of shipment.
  • If the item is damaged or defective, Amazon will help you solve the problem, or provide a free return or replacement.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty-related information.

Gift Cards

Hazardous Materials

  • Hazardous materials, including flammable liquids or gases are not returnable to Amazon.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for service, warranty, return, and refund information.

Jewelry and Watches

  • Jewelry and watch items with a value of $35 or more must be returned using a trackable shipping method.
  • All product packaging (boxes, manuals, warranty cards, etc.) and certificates of authenticity, grading, and appraisal must be returned with the item.
  • Any items returned without original documentation will be rejected.
  • Items that have been resized, damaged, or otherwise altered after delivery won’t be accepted for return.

Live Plants or Insects

  • Fresh flowers, live indoor plants, or insects are not returnable to Amazon, but may be refundable.

Luxury Stores

The following guidelines apply to all return-eligible¬†Luxury Stores products, and returns that fail to adhere to these guidelines may be rejected. Beauty products made of hazardous materials, including flammable liquids or gases, are not returnable to Amazon. These products will not display a ‚Äė’free returns‚Äô’ message on the product detail page.

  • Luxury Store products must be returned in new, unused, and unaltered condition. This includes any attached tags (product tags and security tags), and where applicable, hygiene seals.
  • Product packaging and documentation should also be returned with Luxury Stores products. For packaging, we seek the brand packaging (provided by the luxury brand directly, different from the Luxury Stores packaging). For product documentation, this includes any certificates of authenticity, grading, warranty cards.
  • Items must be returned using the return label we provide. In rare cases where a return label is not provided, items must be returned using a trackable ship method and be insured for the value of the merchandise and shipped with a signature shipping service.
  • If we have concerns with authenticity or the condition of the return, we may provide a longer return processing window to evaluate with the brand owner, and this may impact the timing of any applicable refund.

Major Appliances

  • Major appliances are returnable for any reason within 30 days of receipt of purchase
  • At the point of delivery, unbox and check that the item is correct and free from damage. If the item is wrong or damaged, tell the delivery personnel and don’t accept the delivery. They will help you to arrange a free replacement or a refund.
  • If you notice that the item is damaged or defective after delivery, Amazon will help you solve the problem, or provide a free return or replacement.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty-related information.

Mattresses

  • You can request a return or refund for any reason within 100 days of receipt of shipment.
  • We accept the return of mattresses that are unopened and in their original packaging.
  • Unboxed, expanded, and full size mattresses are not returnable, but are eligible for a refund.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty-related information.
  • California Residents: For any questions regarding Mattress Haul Away, see¬†Special Delivery Options for Large and Bulky Items.

Pet Food

  • Pet food and similar products are not returnable to Amazon, but may be refundable.

Pre-Paid Phone or Game Cards

  • Pay As You Go (or prepaid) phone cards or prepaid game cards (World of Warcraft, Xbox 360 Live, Wii Points, etc.) are not returnable to Amazon.

Software and Video Games

  • Software and video games can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Returned software or video games that are activated, used, or missing parts will incur up to a 100% restocking fee.

Televisions

  • Televisions are returnable for any reason within 30 days of receipt of shipment.
  • Returns for televisions must be in new condition, in original packaging, and with all personal data removed via factory reset.
  • If the item is damaged or defective, Amazon will provide a free return or replacement.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly for product registration and warranty-related information.

Tickets

  • Theme park tickets are not returnable after purchase.

Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not completely satisfied with these brands at any time, we are happy to give you a full refund:

Wedding Registry Items

  • Items purchased from your Amazon Wedding Registry as a gift can be returned within 180 days of delivery.
  • Items purchased by the registry owner are subject to the standard 30-day Amazon.com Return Policy.

Wickedly Prime, Amazon Elements, Happy Belly, Mama Bear, and Presto!

  • We’re proud of our products. If you don’t love them, we’re happy to give you a full refund up to 365 days after you receive the product.

Refunds

When you return an item, your refund amount and refund method may vary. Check the payment method refunded and the status of your refund in Your Orders.

Note:¬†All information on this page only relates to items bought from or Fulfilled by Amazon. Don’t return items to Amazon that were bought on Amazon Marketplace and shipped to you by the seller.

How Long Do Refunds Take?

When returning an item, you have the option to choose your preferred refund method in the Online Returns Center.

After the carrier receives your item, it can take up to two weeks for us to receive and process your return. Certain items can take up to 30 days. We typically process returns within 3-5 business days after the carrier delivers the item to our Returns Center. When we complete processing your return, we issue a refund to the selected payment method. Learn how to Track Your Return.

Instant Refunds

If you want to use your refund without waiting for us to process your return, you can select the¬†Instant Refund¬†option, if available. Instant refunds are either refunded to your credit card or issued as an Amazon.com Gift Card balance. You’ll still need to return your items within 30 days.

Refund Times

Once we issue your refund, it takes additional time for your financial institution to make funds available in your account. Refer to following table for more details.

 
Refund Method Refund Time (After Refund Is Processed)
Credit card Three to five business days
Amazon.com Gift Card Two to three hours
Debit card Up to 10 business days
Checking account Up to 10 business days
SNAP EBT card Up to 10 business days
Gift Card balance Two to three hours
Promotional Certificate No refund issued
Shop with Reward Points Up to five business days
Pay in Cash (at a participating location) Up to 10 business days
Pre-paid credit card Up to 30 days (depending on the issuer of the card)
Note: If you no longer have the physical pre-paid credit card, we still store the card within your account. You can use the card toward future purchases. For orders that used the Amazon Currency Converter, we issue the refund in your local currency using the same rate as the original order.

Gift Returns

The type of refund or credit a gift recipient receives depends on how the giver purchased the gift and how the recipient returns the gift. For more information, go to Return a Gift.

Amazon may determine that a gift recipient is eligible for a refund without requiring a return. If a gift return is eligible for a refund without returning the item, the gift recipient receives a notification in the Returns Center or via Customer Service. For more information, go to Conditions of Use.

Partial Refunds or Restocking Fees

 
Item Refund
Items in original condition past the return window* 80% of the item price
Opened CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or vinyl records (taken out of its plastic wrap) 50% of the item price
Items with damage, missing parts, not in original condition,
or that have obvious signs of use for reasons not due to an Amazon.com or seller error
Up to 50% of the item price
Open software or video games for reasons not due to an Amazon.com or seller error 0% of the item price

*For most items, the return window is 30 days after delivery.¬†To check the return window for an item you’ve ordered, go to¬†Your Orders¬†and select¬†Return or Replace Items.

Note: For customers in CT, MD, NV, PA, VA, WV, and WI, tax on restocking fees may apply to return items shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Some products have additional conditions that may apply. For more information, go to About Our Returns Policies.

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