I sincerely appreciate the links you post, that I am fully aware of.
However, I find it amusing how you do not comment on both seller and buyer help files on the same topic, not matching one another. In fact, they are completely opposite.
Seller help file says you do, the buyer help file says you do not.
We’ve been shipping orders via FBM for over 10 years, and still to this day, we have never been forced to match the FBA extended returns policy.
So you can provide all the links you want to, I am here to let you know, regardless of what you see, a sellers return policy (FBM) does not have to adhere to an amazon FBA extended return policy. (which buyers are fully aware of)
Why Amazon has contradicting verbiage written in their help files for sellers and buyers, I do not know. But I do know, they will not force you to adhere to the FBA ERP when shipping via FBM.
PS. amazons return policy (FBA) does not charge restocking fees. So an FBM seller who charges a restocking fee for returns, clearly, is not “matching or exceeding the Amazon return policies”. Yet for so many years, FBM sellers are allowed to charge it because it is in the FBM sellers return policy.