Just got this about return policy change. Has anyone else got it or its just me?
Starting on November 1, 2016, US seller fulfilled returns that are within Amazon’s returns policy will be automatically authorized, and Amazon will provide customers with prepaid return labels on your behalf.
We hope that this change benefits you, the seller, and your customers. With this update, customers will be able to return an item immediately, and without coordinating with you, reducing the time you dedicate to processing returns.
You will also have full visibility into the end-to-end returns process through tracking information located in the Return Details section of your Manage Returns page. And for the first time, you will have the ability to appeal return disputes directly to Amazon. We implemented these benefits so you can maintain visibility in the returns process, and to assist you in the case of an A-to-z claim.
We understand this may require you to make changes to your returns process, and that there may be products in your catalog that will need to be exempted from this requirement. Therefore, starting on October 1, you will be able to request an exemption for specific ASINs that meet certain requirements. Review the Prepaid returns for seller fulfilled orders help page below for details on how to request exemptions. Exempted returns, and returns that are out of policy, will continue to go through the existing returns process that you use today.