At Staples, we are committed to delivering you quality products. If you change your mind or aren't satisfied with the quality of your items, we've made it easy for you to return your goods.
3 simple steps to return an item
See our Returns Policy for full details.
This policy applies to all customer orders for the supply of goods by Staples Australia Pty Limited ("Staples").
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
These statutory or consumer guarantees have no set time limit and depending upon the price and quality of the goods, you may be entitled to a remedy after the expiry of the manufacturer's warranty period.
Change of Mind Returns
The customer may return goods to Staples for change of mind and obtain a credit:
- Except for food and beverage products, computer hardware, special order furniture, first aid, and other specially purchased products or products specifically tailored for the customer's requirements, which may not be returned
- Provided that for office supplies, software or furniture from the Furniture Fundamentals Range, the customer does so within 30 days of delivery and for technology, business machines, and print and promotional materials the customer does so within 14 days of delivery
- Provided a return authorisation is obtained from Staples in advance of goods being returned
- Provided the goods are in their original packaging, unopened, of a current make and model, and otherwise as new and in a saleable condition; and
- On the basis that risk in the goods remains with the customer until received by Staples.
Please note that for change of mind returns a restocking or return fee may be charged by Staples.
Defective goods and incorrect deliveries
Any goods, which are damaged or defective, delivered after their "use by" or "best before" date, or which are not otherwise in accordance with the customer's order, may be returned to Staples within a reasonable time after delivery, at no cost to the customer. Within 7 days of the delivery date, Staples must be notified of delivery errors including non-delivery, delivery of incorrect quantities or incorrect goods. Staples guarantees a minimum of 4 weeks shelf life remaining on all food and drink products at time of order processing.
The customer will have the benefit of any applicable manufacturers' warranties in respect of goods to the extent permissible and Staples will provide all reasonable assistance to facilitate a customer's warranty claim. The benefits given by such warranties are in addition to other rights and remedies available to the customer under the Australian Consumer Law.
For all warranty claims, the customer may contact the relevant supplier or Staples. If you choose to contact Staples, we will liaise with the manufacturer and arrange either an onsite inspection of the goods and we will arrange to collect or assess the goods at no cost to the customer. If a product is determined faulty through no fault of the customer, then Staples will facilitate repair or replacement of the product or offer a refund.
Staples 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are not 100% satisfied with a Staples branded product, you can return it at any time.
Large and Bulky Items
Large and bulky items within regional areas may attract a return fee.
Important Customer Information
Repair Notice: Where Staples accepts for repair or on behalf of a repairer, goods capable of storing user-generated data, the customer acknowledges that the repair of that product may result in the loss of customer data. Customers are advised to keep a hard copy of any important data and remove all sensitive information prior to submitting goods for repair.
Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.
Limitation of Liability: Staples will not accept a returned product where in its reasonable opinion the product is not faulty, the customer has caused the product to become unacceptable or failed to take steps to prevent the product from becoming unacceptable or where the product has been damaged by abnormal use or use not in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Staples reserves the right to recover its reasonable costs in relation to goods returned in these circumstances. To the extent permitted by law, under this Returns Policy Staples shall not be liable for collateral, consequential, indirect, incidental or exemplary damages, or any lost profits, loss of data or loss of use, related to the goods.
For product returns or warranty claims please contact our customer support team via phone anywhere in Australia on 1800 782 753 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. You must contact Customer Support and obtain a Return Advice number before sending goods back to Staples.