A Comprehensive Guide to Amazon SAFE-T Claims: Ensuring E-commerce Seller Assurance

Explore the world of SAFE-T Claims with our comprehensive guide tailored for Amazon sellers. Discover how Seller Assurance for E-commerce Transactions (SAFE-T) empowers sellers to seek reimbursement for losses incurred during Easy Ship, Self-Ship, and Seller Flex orders. Learn the step-by-step process for filing SAFE-T Claims, tracking their status, and viewing reimbursements. Dive into the key terms and conditions that govern this program, ensuring you maximize your protection and profitability in the world of e-commerce.


Himanshu from Adsify

10/10/20235 min read

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, ensuring that sellers have a safety net to protect their interests is paramount. One such safeguard provided by Amazon is the Seller Assurance for E-commerce Transactions (SAFE-T) program. SAFE-T allows sellers to claim reimbursement for losses incurred due to various program-related issues, including damage during transit, return-related problems, and more. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of SAFE-T claims, how to file them, and the key terms and conditions that govern the program.

Understanding SAFE-T Claims

SAFE-T, short for Seller Assurance for E-commerce Transactions, is Amazon's initiative to support sellers by providing reimbursement for losses incurred under specific circumstances. These circumstances primarily revolve around Easy Ship, Self-Ship, and Seller Flex orders. Let's break down the key aspects of SAFE-T claims.

Submission of SAFE-T Claims:

a. Go to the Orders tab and select "Manage SAFE-T Claims."

b. On the Manage SAFE-T Claims page, click "File a new SAFE-T Claim."

c. Enter the Order ID for the claim and click "Check Eligibility."

d. If eligible, a claim form will appear. Fill in the required details and upload supporting documents.

e. Provide a detailed description of the issue.

f. Read and acknowledge the SAFE-T policy by checking the box.

g. Finally, click "Submit SAFE-T Claim."

To file a SAFE-T Claim, sellers should follow these steps:

  • Monitoring SAFE-T Claims:

    • After submitting a claim, sellers can track the progress in the Communication Center on the Manage SAFE-T Claims page.

    • Each claim includes an option to view messages and upload attachments (images and videos) for documentation.

  • Checking the Status of SAFE-T Claims

    Once a SAFE-T Claim is filed, it's crucial for sellers to monitor its status. This ensures transparency and keeps sellers informed about the progress of their claims. Here's how you can check the status of SAFE-T Claims for Easy Ship and Self-Ship Orders:

    • Navigate to Orders and select "Manage SAFE-T Claims."

    • On the Manage SAFE-T Claims page, use the search options to find the status of a SAFE-T Claim. You can search using the SAFE-T Claim ID, Order ID, RMA ID, or ASIN.

    • If you prefer not to use the search function, go to the "All" tab on the Manage SAFE-T Claims page to find claims filed in the last 30 days. Select the appropriate filters based on your needs.

  • Tracking Reimbursements for SAFE-T Claims

    Reimbursements play a significant role in the SAFE-T Claims process. Sellers rely on these reimbursements to recover their losses. Here's how you can view reimbursements issued for SAFE-T Claims:

    For Easy Ship and Self-Ship Orders:

    • Reimbursements processed through SAFE-T Claims can be viewed by searching with the Order ID in the Payments section under the Reports tab.

    • You can also find reimbursement information on the Manage SAFE-T Claims page.

    • Utilize date range filters if your claim was filed more than 30 days ago to refine your search.

  • Key Terms and Conditions of SAFE-T Policy for Easy Ship and Self Ship Orders

    Understanding the terms and conditions of the SAFE-T policy is crucial for sellers to make the most of the program. Here are the key terms and conditions that govern SAFE-T Claims for Easy Ship and Self Ship orders:

    • Timely Filing:

      • All SAFE-T claims must be filed within 15 calendar days from the date when the shipment was marked as 'returned or delivered to the seller' in Seller Central.

    • Extended Filing Periods:

      • For orders not marked as 'returned or delivered to seller' in Seller Central and have not been reimbursed proactively, SAFE-T claims should be filed within 50 and 75 days from the date of refund, replacement, and exchange under 'Return order not received.'

    • Refund Cases:

      • In cases where a refund is issued by Amazon on behalf of the seller for self-ship orders with the buyer claiming "shipment is not delivered," the claim should be filed within 15 calendar days from the refund date.

    • Appeals:

      • Sellers have the opportunity to appeal resolved SAFE-T claims within five business days from the last resolution date. Appeals submitted after this period will not be considered.

    • Eligibility for Claims:

      • Shipments for which a refund has been issued to the buyer but have not been returned to the seller are eligible for proactive reimbursement based on Easy Ship and Self Ship Returns and Refund Policy as well as the Lost and Damaged Reimbursement Policy.

    • Non-Eligibility for Claims:

      • Sellers are not eligible to raise a SAFE-T claim for shipments that meet the following criteria:

    a. Refunds have not been issued to the buyer.

    b. Refunds are not issued by Amazon Customer Service.

    • Self-Return Cases:

      • For self-ship orders where buyers initiate the return, SAFE-T claims for returned items not received should be filed after 30 days but within 60 days from the return request date. This condition applies to buyer self-return cases only.

    • Clawback Rights:

      • Amazon reserves the right to clawback reimbursements issued proactively for orders if one or more packages were successfully delivered or if the seller is identified as abusive or fraudulent, as per Amazon's internal policies.

    • Reimbursement Calculation:

      • All reimbursements, including those for lost or rejected shipments, are determined based on the fair market value, as decided solely by Amazon.

      • The reimbursement value takes into account product taxes applied to an order and any applicable selling fees, including closing fees and Easy Ship fees, which are deducted from the fair market value.


  • SAFE-T Claims through Amazon's Seller Assurance for E-commerce Transactions program offer a vital safety net for sellers to seek reimbursement for various losses incurred during the course of their transactions. It's crucial for sellers to understand the eligibility criteria, filing process, and key terms and conditions to make the most of this program. By following the guidelines outlined in this comprehensive guide, sellers can navigate the SAFE-T Claims process with confidence, ensuring that their e-commerce transactions remain secure and profitable.

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Eligibility for SAFE-T Claims:

  • Sellers can request reimbursement when products are damaged by Amazon during onward or return transit.

  • Reimbursement can also be sought when a return is not received in its original condition.

  • Amazon, at its sole discretion, will determine the reimbursement amount based on the Fair Market Value of the product.