Returning items purchased on Amazon can sometimes be a confusing process, especially when you’re trying to use a UPS-approved shipping store to return your items for free.
Many customers have faced issues with their Amazon QR codes not being recognized at these stores, leading to frustration and inconvenience.
However, there’s a workaround that allows you to change your Amazon QR code label to a UPS printable label, making the return process smoother and more convenient.
Let’s take a look…
Step 1: Ensure You Have the Amazon App
Before starting the process, make sure you have the Amazon app installed on your mobile device.
This app is crucial for making the necessary changes to your return label.
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Step 2: Access Your Order Page
Open the Amazon app and locate the QR code associated with the item you want to return. Then, follow these steps:
- Go back to your order page by clicking on “Your Orders.“
- Scroll down to find the item you wish to return.
- Click on the item, and you will see an option that says, “Return started.“
Step 3: Cancel the Existing Return
To proceed with changing your QR code label to a UPS printable label, you need to cancel the existing return. Follow these steps:
- Click on “Return started.“
- In the next menu, click on the option that says, “View return refund status.“
- To initiate a new return, cancel the existing return by clicking on “Cancel return.”
- Cancel the return again, and then click the small black arrows to go back to the reason for returning the item.
Step 4: Select the Return Option
In the “Why are you returning this item?” section, you will be presented with various return options.
Some of these may involve fees, but if your item is defective, Amazon won’t charge you for the return. Select the “Defective” option.
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Step 5: Continue the Return Process
After selecting “Defective,” click on “Continue.” This step will prompt you to choose where you want to return your item or where you want the refund to go.
Here’s where many people make mistakes.
They often choose the wrong option, but we’ll guide you through it.
- Expand the options to reveal more choices.
- Look for the “UPS drop-off point” option and select it. This choice will provide you with a UPS label that you can use for your return.
Step 6: Confirm and Complete
If you are returning your item to a UPS drop-off point, you’re almost done.
Click “Continue.” If you are a package hub or have a UPS account, you can specify that as well. Your UPS label is now ready to be printed.
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Wrapping it Up
By following these simple steps, you can successfully change your Amazon QR code label to a UPS printable label, ensuring a smooth and cost-effective return process.
Once you have the UPS label, you can easily email it to the UPS store you plan to use for your return.
This hack saves you from the hassle of dealing with invalid QR codes at UPS-approved stores and allows you to drop off your returns hassle-free.
I’m a 25 year veteran of USPS. I’m retired now, but as the editor of Mailbox Master, I can’t quite remove myself from the carrier industry just yet. 🙂