Amazon returns at Staples? It’s definitely a thing. And, convenience aside, opting to return your Amazon packages at Staples can save you some serious dough on your next office supply run. Just like Kohl’s, Staples is giving out coupons to sweeten the deal for people looking to return Amazon goods in-store.
At a time when there are a lot of stores charging return fees, Amazon is trying to keep their returns process convenient, free, and streamlined. The Staples in-store return process fits the bill and that helps you avoid the $1 Amazon return fee, saving you even more.
Here’s what you need to know about Amazon returns at Staples, and how it can save you money. For more smart shopping tips and savings hacks, download the KCL app or text HACKS to 57299.
You can now return Amazon products at Staples stores with a QR code.
Back in 2022, you could return things at Staples, but only through their in-store UPS locations. So since all Staples also has UPS shipping services in-house, as long as your Amazon return had a UPS shipping label, you could drop it off there.
However, these days you can use the full drop-off returns process that exists at Kohl’s and Whole Foods — which processes all returns with a simple QR code. So it’s just the same process as any other in-store Amazon return. As a refresher, here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Click on the “Returns & Orders” tab on the Amazon site.
2. Find the item(s) you’d like to return and click “return or replace items”
3. Select Staples as your return location.
4. Amazon will send you an email with a QR code. Show that to your Staples cashier.
5. Staples staff will take care of the rest.
Staples gives Amazon shoppers another 1,000 locations to make returns.
Since Amazon now accepts returns at Staples locations nationwide, customers now have another 1,000 possible places in 45 states to bring their unwanted purchases. That’s on top of the 1,157 Kohl’s locations, 500 Whole Foods locations, 5,400 UPS Store locations, and nearly 70 Amazon brick-and-mortar stores — not to mention Amazon Lockers.
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Keep an eye out for Staples coupons when you return Amazon items in-store.
This isn’t a new perk by any means. You can get Kohl’s Cash for Amazon returns. In fact, Kohl’s goes above and beyond with their Amazon returns process, giving various perks for coming into the store, like $5 in Kohl’s Cash, 25% off coupons, and more.
Staples — which has struggled financially in recent years — is also looking to take advantage of the potential increase in foot traffic, by introducing similar deals. Recently, we saw a $10 off coupon at Staples so keep an eye out for other Staples coupons next time you need to do a return.