More information see Communicate with buyers using Buyer-Seller Messages
Maintaining a high feedback rating is an important part of being a successful seller on Amazon. Customers often review feedback ratings when deciding whether to make a purchase from a seller. If you receive negative feedback, it is important to quickly determine the cause of the problem and work toward resolving it.
Buyers can submit only one feedback comment per order. The link to leave seller feedback is on the main Amazon website, on the Your Orders page in Your Account, and is available to buyers 3 days after the order has been confirmed.
We encourage you to resolve any situations by researching the root cause behind each negative rating, addressing the buyer's concerns, and making improvements to your processes and policies. For tips on soliciting and managing feedback, see Best practices to maintain positive feedback and rating.
To leave feedback, a buyer must rate you using a 5-star system:
Feedback percentages are rounded off to the nearest whole number and therefore your totals can sometimes add up to 99% rather than 100%. For example, if a seller has 1,001 positive, 15 neutral, and 4 negative ratings, for a total of 1,020 ratings, the percentages will show as 98% (rounded off from .981), 1% (rounded off from .014), and 0% (rounded off from .003), for a total of 99%.
We calculate your feedback score using the following method:
SUM (positive feedback) / SUM (all feedback) for feedback left in the last 30 days, 90 days, 365 days, and lifetime.
For example, suppose you have the following feedback scores:
|Ratings per feedback||55||35||5||3||2|
We aggregate your feedback into 30 days, 90 days, 365 days and lifetime time-range buckets. In time, your aggregated star rating and positive feedback percentage will change accordingly as your feedback rolls through each time-range bucket.
If you have more than 10 buyer feedbacks over the previous 12 months, customers will see your 12 month feedback rating and lifetime feedback total ratings in the following format on the Offer Listings page:
XX% positive over the past 12 months. (YYYY total ratings).
If you have less than 10 buyer feedbacks in the previous 12 months, or all of your feedbacks are in the past year, customers will see your lifetime feedback rating and lifetime feedback total ratings in the following format on the Offer Listings page:
XX% positive. (YYYY total ratings).
The Feedback Manager consists of two tables:
The Feedback Rating table displays your feedback rating for the past 12 months, as well as your percentages and corresponding actual feedback counts for 30 days, 90 days, 365 days, and lifetime.
The Recent Feedback table is ordered by the date when feedback was received and displays actual feedback with associated Order ID and rating.
In Recent Feedback, you can take the following actions:
If you would like to contact a buyer in regards to an order or a question, you can contact them directly using the Buyer-Seller Messaging Service templates. For more information, refer to Email templates for Buyer-Seller Messaging.
The View Current Feedback table displays actual feedback and additional ratings from buyers, including their yes or no responses to three questions about the service you provided for their order:
You can see these responses by clicking on the Details link for the feedback you want to view.
In View Current Feedback, you can take the following actions:
Buyers have 90 days to leave feedback and 60 days to remove it. Amazon will remove feedback only when it meets the criteria specified in our policy.
If a buyer makes a mistake when evaluating and submitting feedback, you cannot edit it, but the buyer can delete it.
For more information about our guidelines and policies on feedback removal, refer to Can Amazon remove feedback I received?