The Buyer-Seller Messaging Service lets you communicate with buyers in the Amazon marketplace via email or Seller Central. The service uses encrypted email addresses for both buyers and sellers. For example, when a buyer who contacts you, Amazon assigns them an encrypted alias like email@example.com. Amazon then routes the emails to you via the encrypted alias.
To get started, see Communicate with buyers using the Buyer-Seller Messaging Service.
In general, you can contact a buyer only to complete an order or to respond to a customer service question. You can’t contact a buyer (including via email, physical mail, telephone, or otherwise) for marketing or promotional purposes, or initiate contact with a buyer about a return containing an FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) product designated as a gift.
If you send a permitted email to an Amazon customer, your message cannot include:
In any communication you have with buyers (including shipping box inserts), you cannot ask them to leave a positive customer review for your product, or to leave a review only if they had a positive experience with your product. Similarly, you cannot ask only customers who had a positive experience with your product to leave a review. It is also prohibited to offer them any compensation for a review, including money or gift cards, free or discounted products, refunds or reimbursements, or any other future benefits.
For more information, please review Amazon's guidelines in Customer product reviews policies.
Buyer-Seller Messaging keeps a record of all buyer-seller correspondence. Even when you respond using your personal or business email, the service records it using an encrypted email alias.
For more information, see Buyer-Seller Messaging frequently asked questions.
If you fulfill your own orders, Buyer-Seller Messaging is enabled by default. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers can turn on Buyer-Seller Messaging to respond to specific product questions and help improve the FBA buyer’s experience. Your specialized product knowledge can help reduce product return rates and encourage repeat purchases.
To enable Buyer-Seller Messaging for buyers to send you messages about your products: