Kohl’s on Tuesday launched it will start accepting returns for devices purchased on Amazon at all of its stores all through the nation, starting in July.
Its shares surged larger than 8 p.c in early shopping for and promoting on the data.
This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates once more to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s started selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home merchandise — at some stores, and commenced coping with Amazon returns at about 80 areas. That further currently grew to 100 Kohl’s stores, the retailer said on Tuesday, and it will now roll out to larger than 1,150 areas all through the U.S.
“Amazon and Kohl’s have a shared passion in providing outstanding customer service, and this unique partnership combines Kohl’s strong nationwide store footprint and omnichannel capabilities with Amazon’s reach and customer loyalty,” Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said. She added, that’s half of the company’s bigger plan to “drive traffic” to stores and “bring more relevance” to prospects.
With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon devices — with out a area or label — at no additional value for the shopper. It says it then packages the devices and sends them once more to 1 of Amazon’s return services.
Meanwhile, Kohl’s currently said it’s selling Amazon merchandise in larger than 200 stores, now. That’s after Amazon launched in March it consider to shutter all of its pop-up retailers all through the nation. But Kohl’s continues to advertise devices from Amazon similar to the Fire TV and Echo Dot.
Kohl’s stock has climbed about 13 p.c over the earlier 12 months, bringing the company’s market cap to about $11.9 billion.