How to Return a Gift From Amazon in 6 Easy Steps

We all get gifts through the holiday season, and some are not that useful. All of a sudden, you end up with items sitting in storage that you cannot pawn off on anyone. The stress of the clutter may eventually be too much.

If that gift is from Amazon, the company has an excellent return process.

Amazon allows individuals to mark their items as a gift. The article is then eligible for return by the person who received it. They have made it easy to return a gift while not offending the people that gave it.

The first thing you need to do is login into your Amazon account and visit the Returns Center. If you don't have an account, you will need to create one. This is for Amazon to return the value of the gift to you in the form of an Amazon gift card.

Visit the Return Center

At this point, you will need to provide the 17-digit order number. The 17-digit order number will be on the package itself. The order number gives Amazon the exact order that was sent to you.

Locate the Gift on Amazon

Click the best option for your return needs. There will be a drop-down menu that asks what the reason is for returning the item. In the drop-down menu, items will have a section to choose a reason for the return.

Reasons for the Return

At this point, you can print the return label. There will be a PDF attached that you will need to download. Follow the instructions for connecting the return label to the package. The label is prepaid and will be the shipping label used when sending back the item.

Print Return Label

There are a couple of ways to return items. You can ship the items back, or other options include dropping the package off at various locations such as UPS, Kohls, Amazon Hub Locations, and Whole Foods. The locations are convenient to help you out.

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