Is there a way to charge the customer for the return label?
Is there a way to charge the customer for the return label so that we are not paying for every return label? This would especially be good if the customer is returning due to their own error or because they just changed their mind instead of us paying for every single return label?
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Delta Molding commented
As others have mentioned, the current return label is pretty much useless. We need a system to generate and approve RMA numbers. In some cases, we would like to provide a pre-paid shipping label. In other cases, the customer must pay for return shipping. This functionality would be a major improvement.
What "Chris Regan PlayBetterStore.com", suggested would be helpful. Here's another potential option too:
A generic features that alerts customers to the return cost and that the return cost may be deducted from their refund.
In Branded Return Portal Settings:
1) Add a checkbox "Show Customer Return Label Cost"
2) Add a text field "Label Cost Message"
So, somewhere in the customer GUI, they see something like this:
(1) Return Label Cost: $9.30.
(2) With the exception of damage or fault on the part of [Business X], we may deduct the return label cost from your refund. If you have questions, please contact us"
Ben Rothstein PharMeDoc Inc commented
I would love this functionality. Depending on the reason for the return, and whether or not the item has been opened, we will either pay for the shipping or the customer will be expected to pay shipping (or at least a portion of it). Until this feature is implemented we are unable to use the Returns portal, which is very unfortunate because we have significant order volume and this would help our customer experience.
Sarah Al Doughnuts & Deadlifts Apparel commented
Gonna chime in here and say that this is a feature that we are very interested in as well. We want to use the branded returns portal but we don't offer free returns/exchanges. We'd rather utilize Shipstation than have to integrate another app like ReBound.
Can we get an update on this request?
Chris Regan PlayBetterStore.com commented
ADDING 3RD RETURN DESIGNATION - "CONTACT [SELLER] TO RETURN"
Perhaps a holdover option that would GREATLY benefit a lot of sellers would adding a 3rd return option; free returns (default), not returnable and CONTACT SELLER TO RETURN.
This 3rd new option (returnable via seller) would direct the customer to the seller who would then be able to coordinate a return outside of ShipStation. The message displayed next to products with this designation would read something like "Please contact us (link) to initiate return".
Currently only having the option to offer 1.) Free or 2.) Zero returns is leaving a lot of sellers in a very awkward situation and I'm sure preventing a lot (like us) from using the feature. Right now, if we don't want to offer free returns on a product (i.e. a large product), our only option is to display "Not eligible for returns"....which is not true. It's just not eligible for FREE returns.
I understand there's a Return Policy that can be edited but that's not easily found by the customer. Adding this 3rd designation would provide a much-needed band-aid until we're able to charge customers for return labels at some point in the future.
Rafal Wlazlo refereestore.com commented
So any movement on this feature??
Kody Yates Gaby's Bags, LLC. commented
Any update on this Shipstation? This should not be difficult to accomplish.
Ted Burdett Fourneau commented
I'd use feature only if I can choose the carrier for the return and have the option to charge the customer for return shipping. I can see subtracting the return shipping from the total amount refunded (along with restocking fee, etc.) but in that case we need a very prominently placed disclosure of the return policy within this portal so those charges do not surprise the customer. Better still, the return shipping would automatically show up in the order history in our stores to make the subtraction almost automatic when the refund is issued.
Prime Battery Prime Battery commented
Quite clearly there is a MAJOR issue with this "feature" preventing most standard businesses from utilizing ShipStations' return portal. Unless a control is built in to allow store owners the option to ALLOW Prepaid postage, or optional pre-approved returns, then the portal is nothing more than a glorified label creation page. This should seriously be bumped up in the development queue. We all have returns, probably a tiny minority of us allow the customer to return ANYTHING, with prepaid shipping. Yet that's the default (only option)? Makes little sense for such a great product otherwise.
Kat Donohue Electric Tobacconist LLC commented
We would also like the ability to generate an RMA without creating a shipping label, as expressed by others. This would be a nice feature to have.
Thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in different ways to pay for a return label and we don’t have a timeline on it. It isn’t on our immediate roadmap but it’s one we’d like to keep open for now.
Chris Regan PlayBetterStore.com commented
It would be great to be able to select whether or not certain products are eligible for Free Returns RMA while others may be just eligible for an Non-Label RMA. We want to offer free returns on our smaller items but do not want to offer it on larger items (golf nets, mats).
This feature would make the Returns portal viable for our use - currently it's not. Thanks.
Nicola Liforme Liforme commented
It would be really beneficial to allow each return request from a customer to be manually approved by the seller, so that they can request additional payment for the return label, or the option to print out a unpaid label based on their reason for return (i.e if the product is not faulty)
David Milburn California Clock Company commented
What's the status of this? We would need this function as well in order to implement the return portal for our customers.
Rita Cochran Hester & Cook commented
This would be a great feature to have.
Is it possible for the Branded Returns Portal to generate an address label, but not a USPS or pre-paid label? Basically, could it generate a convenient piece of paper for a customer to print that they would then purchase postage for at a physical post office or UPS store?
Drew O commented
It would be nice to have an option to create a return for an order without having to pay for a return label. There are instances where the customer or 3rd party will pay for return shipping at their discretion.
Christian Pedersen Sena Cases commented
Please take away the requirement to issue a return label in order to issue an rma number. You will increase business, and provide much more functionality.
Agreed with chesshouse , please merge these so they get better traction.
James Moore Ideal Calibrations commented
I would really like this as well. Most of the time with an RMA, I'm not shipping my customer a prepaid label. They just need to send it back. Ideally, once this is received I'd like to be able to actually mark it as "received and approved" before re-shipping them their replacement. This would really help us out.