Does Amazon check returns? (What we know!)
Amazon is a very convenient service, and they’re usually pretty good at returns. They even have a section on their website dedicated to return orders or giveaways.
However, returning items in shoddy condition does no one any good. Some may wonder if Amazon checks every returned item for quality and accuracy.
There is a lot of conflicting information online, but hopefully we can clarify some of it for you.
Does Amazon check returns?
The short answer is Yes, Amazon does check returns. With so many items moving through Amazon warehouses every day, scrutinizing every return can quickly become a logistical nightmare for them. Many items can be returned if they are lost, and Amazon workers won’t notice because they don’t examine the returned item under a microscope.
That being said, there are a few things we can keep in mind when asking if Amazon checks are returned.
First, is the item in good condition? If there is no apparent damage, the item may pass a cursory inspection.
It is still good practice to return items in good condition, but be aware that sometimes returned items are not inspected as carefully as they should.
If your Amazon account is in good standing and your purchase history doesn’t show any suspicious activity, it’s likely that your items won’t be scrutinized.
Some online reports claim that up to 80% of returned items are no way Fully checked by Amazon.
Finally, there’s no way to confirm that your item has been inspected, but if your account is in good standing and doesn’t show suspicious activity, Amazon may not feel the need to double-check your return.
If you want to learn more about Amazon and its returns, keep reading…
Does Amazon check serial numbers on returns?
Many items, such as computers, cell phones, and industrial equipment, carry serial numbers. These numbers help identify the item, where it was made, and which lot it belongs to.
These numbers are used to track items at every stage of the process; from manufacture to purchase, return or disposal.
If you return an item with a serial number to Amazon, your item will most likely be inspected. This is especially true for more expensive items such as mobile devices. If the serial number does not match the serial number you purchased, you may be committing fraud.
Obviously, this isn’t ideal, so it’s always best to return things honestly and legally. There are reports online that the serial number was not checked, but better than sorry.
How do I track Amazon returns with Kohl’s?
Kohl’s actually has a very convenient Amazon return service. This allows you to return your items without having to worry about shipping them yourself.
Of course, if you’re returning a particularly expensive item like jewelry, you’ll want to make sure your return goes back to Amazon.
No one wants to take the bait for a diamond ring that never returns to the warehouse!
Fortunately, the process is fairly simple. Kohl’s will ship your item via a traceable service and provide you with a tracking number in your confirmation email.
You can use this number on Kohl’s tracking service to see where your item is and make sure it got to its destination. If you are concerned about receiving a tracking number, be sure to mention it when returning it.
If you have any questions or concerns about Amazon Inspection and/or Tracking, feel free to speak up in the comments section!
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We do know about Amazon check returns, but due to the number of items they process, it’s not done in earnest. It’s not a good thing that Amazon doesn’t check returns at all.
However, when we checked the issue online, it got a little more complicated.