How Long Does Amazon Take to Refund a Cancelled Order

Updated February, 2020
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How long does  Amazon take to refund a canceled order? When you return an item, your refund and how it’s issued may differ on the condition of the item, how long you've had it and how it was purchased. You can check the payment method and the status of your refund in “ Your Orders.” Once the carrier has received your item, it can take up to 2 weeks for Amazon to receive and process your return. When returning an item you can choose your preferred refund method in the Online Returns Center. View payment method, refund method, and refund time  here.

If you receive a refund after Amazon has received your item, it may take an extra 3-5 business days to process your return and issue a refund. In some cases, you may be offered an "Instant refund" without waiting for your return to process. Instant Refunds are either issued to your credit card or as an Amazon.com Gift Card balance. Refunds issued to card issuers will need an extra 3-5 business days processing time by those institutions.

If Amazon determines that a refund can be issued without requiring a return, then you will be notified in the Online Returns Center or by a Customer Service Associate. For more information click,  here.

The return window on most items is 30 days after delivery. To check, go to “Your Orders” > “Return or Replace Items.” If your item was fulfilled by a third-party seller, you may be charged up to 20% restocking fee even if you return the item in the original condition within the return window. Tax on restocking fees as well as other conditions may apply. For more information click,  here.