How to Return an Amazon Package Without Mailing It Back

Amazon returns might be easier to handle than you think.
Amazon returns might be easier to handle than you think. / Marco Verch Professional Photographer, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Order from Amazon enough and you’ll eventually find that an item isn’t to your liking. While the online retailing giant makes returns relatively easy, it’s not always fast or convenient to repackage a purchase and send it on its way. Depending on where you live, there might be better options.

As Lifehacker points out, Amazon offers some low-key ways to return goods. When you initiate a return on the Amazon website, the page will prompt you to select how to mail your return. You can then click on “see more return options.” There, you’ll find some additional possibilities, including the potential to simply drop the item off at a Kohls, Whole Foods, or a UPS Store. The site will also tell you how far away each one is from you.

Depending on an individual location’s policies, you might not need a box or mailing label, and return shipping is often free. But some sites, like an Amazon Locker drop-off, might charge for shipping. Amazon should make you aware of all surcharges before you decide which works best for your situation. Chances are you’ll find a way to get your refund without needing a box—or printer—to do it.

[h/t Lifehacker]