Good news, online shopping addicts: It just got a whole lot easier to return those impulse purchases from Amazon.
Mashable reports that the online giant is now offering returns for certain items at the now Amazon-owned Whole Foods, as well as at some Kohl’s locations in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Amazon already makes up some 43 percent of all online retail sales in the U.S., and now the company is making it easier than ever to click “check out.” No more schlepping your packages to UPS if the product isn’t quite what you imagined it would be.
The Kohl’s partnership will start in October, and as part of the deal, the retailer will also start selling Echos and Kindle Fires. You can return items to the stores whether or not they’re packed for shipping, saving you that step of boxing your stuff back up and printing out that shipping label. Kohl’s will do the packing, going as far as to offer dedicated parking for Amazon returns customers.
Since Amazon bought Whole Foods in August, the online retailer has started installing its Lockers at the grocery stores so that customers can pick up packages at the stores.
Theoretically, the option to return purchases in-person at 400-odd Whole Foods locations across the country and 82 different Kohl’s stores should make Amazon customers more likely to buy items they’re not quite sure about. It could also make customers more likely to get around to returning those items they might have kept out of sheer laziness, though. But at least when they do, they’ll probably be tempted to grab some groceries or clothes on the way out.
Seems like a pretty good reason to check out the latest Amazon deals.