AbeBooks is focused on the health and safety of our employees, and based on regional regulations and social distancing requirements this has resulted in longer than usual response times from Customer Support. Please be patient.
If you have a specific question about an order, we recommend contacting the seller directly. This is often the fastest way to obtain order information. View instructions.
Due to Covid-19, delivery times may be longer than normal in your area. Learn more
Many other questions can be answered by visiting our help center.
Date updated: 11/05/2020
We know the global response to COVID-19 is impacting millions of individuals around the world and AbeBooks remains committed to supporting our sellers. Our websites continue to operate as usual and we are monitoring the situation closely.
As always, customer experience, health, and safety is a primary concern. We included relevant information below to help you manage your business and operations on AbeBooks. If you have additional questions not covered in our seller FAQ below, please reach out to our Customer Support team through your account.
We recommend taking
precautions when managing your shipping configuration, including the use of
shipment options with tracking and adjusting your shipping speeds to account
for longer delivery times. You can learn more about these actions on our Help
Please contact the customer and inform them that their package may be delayed. We are implementing messaging on our websites to inform customers about potential shipping delays.
No. We recommend using the shipping matrix to adjust your shipping times to specific regions if you are concerned about delays. If you are unable to ship an order because shipping services are being disrupted, please cancel the order as “Bookseller Accepted Item in Error” and then contact AbeBooks Customer Support through your account to have the order excluded from your seller rating.
AbeBooks will continue to review “Item did not arrive” requests on a case by case basis, and may reach out to sellers to request updated shipping information.
Please cancel orders that are not yet processed using the reason ‘Rejected’. If you have already processed the orders, please cancel using the reason “Bookseller Accepted Order in Error”. In order to provide more flexibility, we have added additional exclusions to your account to help you maintain your seller rating during this time. To exclude an order from your completion rating, follow the instructions in the help page “How do I Exclude an Order from my Completion Rate?”
Please cancel the orders as “Bookseller Accepted Order in Error”. In order to provide more flexibility, we have added additional exclusions to your account to help you maintain your seller rating during this time. To exclude an order from your completion rating, follow the instructions in the help page “How do I Exclude an Order from my Completion Rate?”
Please put your account on vacation as soon as possible and contact Customer Support with confirmation that you are impacted by COVID-19. Instructions for putting your inventory on vacation.
Please initiate a “Missing Shipment” request following the steps outlined on this help page: http://help.abebooks.com/how-do-i-complete-a-return/
AbeBooks Customer Support will review each request on a case by case basis, and may reach out to sellers to request additional processing time due to extenuating circumstances.