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Resolve or respond to buyer feedback

If you receive negative feedback, then it is important to determine the cause of the problem quickly and to work towards resolving it. Please note that the guidelines below apply only to seller feedback, and not customer reviews. For specific guidelines about customer reviews, please see Customer Reviews.

Resolve buyer feedback

When a buyer posts negative seller feedback, we encourage you to contact the buyer individually to resolve the problem. After resolving their concerns, you can notify the buyer that it is possible to update, remove, or provide additional feedback if they wish to do so. Please remember that pressuring or incentivising a buyer to remove or modify negative feedback is a violation of our policies.

Example of acceptable notification: “If you are satisfied that we have resolved your concerns, then it is possible to update or remove the feedback that you originally provided here.”

Example of violation of policy: “Would you be willing to remove your feedback if we provide you with a coupon for 25% off on your next purchase?”

To contact a buyer about negative feedback:

  1. On the Orders menu, please select Manage Orders.
  2. Locate the order that you want to contact the buyer about.
  3. Click the name of the buyer in the Order Details column.
  4. On the Contact Customer page, do the following:
    • From the Subject drop-down menu, choose a subject (for example, Feedback Request).
    • In the Message area, type your message.
    • Use Add attachment for receipts, supporting documents, and so on.
  5. Click Send e-mail to send your message to the buyer.

Note: Buyers can remove their feedback on a seller transaction at any time within 60 calendar days from the date on which they originally left the feedback.

Incorrect feedback

If a buyer makes a mistake when evaluating and submitting feedback, then you cannot edit it, but the buyer can delete it. For more information, please see Can Amazon remove buyer feedback?.

Respond to buyer feedback

If you work with a buyer to resolve a situation, but the buyer decides not to remove or modify negative feedback, then you may choose to post a response on the website, which is displayed on the Amazon website.

Note: Your response will be available for public viewing. Please do not use this as a way to communicate with the buyer.

In your posting, you can explain how you worked to correct the problem. Your response will not change your feedback rating, but other buyers will be able to read your explanation when they see the buyer's feedback.

When replying to negative feedback, please keep your comments brief and professional. Even if the buyer comment is not courteous, replying in a similar manner can backfire and reflect badly on you.

  1. In Seller Central, please click Feedback under the Performance header.
  2. Click the Order ID of the Feedback that you want to reply.
  3. Click on Respond to Feedback in the Manage feedback section.
  4. Enter your response.
  5. Click Submit.

After you submit your response, you cannot edit it, but you can delete it. If you delete your response, then you cannot submit a second response. In addition, if a buyer removes or modifies their feedback, then your response is also removed, and you can submit a new response.

To remove your response:

  1. In Seller Central, please click Feedback under the Performance header.
  2. Click the Order ID of the Feedback containing your response.
  3. Find the comment that you want to remove and click Request Removal.
  4. Click Request Removal again to confirm, or click Cancel to cancel your request.

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