With people in many parts of the world required to stay home due to coronavirus, shopping online is the most sensible way to get your hands on many purchases. Problem is, if you have to return a defective product, you might not want to go outside to your local courier — or perhaps you just have other priorities.
Thankfully Amazon has temporarily extended its return policy to provide some peace of mind – and hopefully minimize the burden on overworked warehouse employees.
In the US and Canada, anything purchased on March 1 or later can be returned until May 31. In Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, and the Netherlands, that window goes as far back as February 15.
Most Amazon products have 30-day return windows, so the new measures give you a good extra month or so to return stuff, depending on your region and purchase date.
The company detailed this and other changes in its blog providing daily updates to its practices during the coronavirus pandemic.