A return merchandise authorization is created when a customer requests to send purchased products back to the vendor/supplier/business. These products are received back into inventory. They will either be re-sold, scrapped, or repaired. An RMA order is similar to a purchase order. A business is required to enter details of the product to be returned,  the quantity, and the unit price(to be used in refunds if needed).

Initiate Return:

For a business, a product that is returned is required to have a specific return reason. In Versa, a business is able to create an RMA order through the Orders menu. With ease select, the customer who is returning the products and fill out the order details and Assign order number to continue.
A user can also choose the facility that will receive the returned product. The system offers 2 ways to record the return. If returned products are not put back into the regular stock, you can create a special return/repair product that is associated with the main product.  If the products returned are new and can be put back into regular stock. A business will just record the return of the product as is. There is no need to create a returned product to receive the returns. You can choose either option when you are creating a new line for the RMA order.

If a business chooses to receive returns as a returned product, the new return/repair product is lotted so that you can track individual returned products separately.

The Returned Products can either be put back to order or be scarped.

Add Return Product to Order: 

If the product is to be received as a returned product after a new returned product is created ( Creating of new return product is only required if you are returning a product for the very first time. For future returns, you can keep using the same return product ). The system will find any sales order with the main product in the Sales Order/Line Item field. Choose the order that the customer is returning against.

If the product is returned as-is, then just enter the part number of the original product. The system will find any sales order with the main product in the Sales Order/Line Item field. Choose the order that the customer is returning against.

With each quantity to be returned the user is required to add a unit price of the item. The price is used to determine the credit or refund you will give to the customer once the products are returned

Receive against Return Merchandise Authorization Order: 

Once the returned products arrived, you would go to Logistics to receive the goods into the system. Post receiving the retund, a user would have stock for the returned products.  The value of a returned product received into the system is determined using the cost at the time the original product is sold.  If the returned products are deemed resalable at full price, you can create a new BOM to build(convert) the returned product into the main product.  If the returned product is resalable at a lower price, you can set a new price policy on this product.

Refunds against Return Merchandise Authorization Order:

A business can view a list of RMA orders from the Order menu, and the List under RMA Orders. To initiate a refund for a customer against an RMA, a user would need to create a negative invoice(refund invoice) for this customer. Once the invoice is created, there is an option to link a new invoice to an RMA shipment receipt. Once the invoice is created, a user can pay the invoice. Since the invoice total is negative, you are not really paying the invoice but rather refunding the customer the positive total of the invoice.

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