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This type defines the fields for a seller's international return policy. Sellers have the ability to set separate domestic and international return policies, but if an international return policy is not set, the same return policy settings specified for the domestic return policy are also used for returns for international buyers.

Types that use InternationalReturnOverrideType


Calls that use InternationalReturnOverrideType


This field sets/indicates if the seller offers replacement items to the buyer in the case of an international return. The buyer must be willing to accept a replacement item; otherwise, the seller will need to issue a refund for a return.
This container indicates the number of calendar days that the buyer has to return an item. The return period begins when the item is marked "delivered" at the buyer's specified ship-to location.

You must set the value to one that's accepted by the marketplace and category where the item is listed. Most categories support 30-day and 60-day return periods. For a definitive list of return periods for one or more categories, call getReturnPolicies method of the Metadata API.

The TimeDuration type is used to set/indicate the return period, and you set the unit value to DAY and the value field to either 30 or 60 (or other value, as appropriate).

Note that this value cannot be modified if the listing has bids or sales, or if the listing ends within 12 hours.

This field is conditionally required if the internationalOverride.returnsAccepted field is set to true.
If set to true, the seller accepts international returns. If set to false, the seller does not accept international returns.

This field is conditionally required if the seller chooses to have a separate international return policy.
This field indicates who is responsible for paying for the shipping charges for returned items. The field can be set to either BUYER or SELLER.

Depending on the return policy and specifics of the return, either the buyer or the seller can be responsible for the return shipping costs. Note that the seller is always responsible for return shipping costs for 'significantly not as described' (SNAD) issues.

This field is conditionally required if the internationalOverride.returnsAccepted field is set to true.