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Stage Stores Announces In-Store Package Pick-up with Amazon Hub Counter

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Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) announced today that customers now have the option to pick-up Amazon orders at their local Gordmans off-price and Stage department stores. The Stage community of stores has launched Amazon Hub Counter in over 500 locations nationwide and plans to roll out Counter to its remaining stores before the end of year.

Michael Glazer, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We began piloting the Amazon Hub Counter service a few months ago and are thrilled with the early results. This delivery option is a great way to welcome new guests to the Stage family of stores. Our friendly store associates provide a personal touch during the package pickup process and we are already seeing these new guests return to our stores.”

Amazon Hub Counter provides Amazon shoppers with the option to select convenient shipping to their nearby Stage or Gordmans store location at no additional cost. The service is available for all shipping speeds, including same day and one day delivery.

Shipping to a Counter location is easy and secure. After shopping on Amazon.com, customers proceed to checkout and select one of the Counter pick-up points available in their zip code as their delivery location. As soon as their package arrives at the store, customers receive an e-mail notification with a unique barcode as well as a reminder of the address and the business hours of their selected store. At the store, customers provide the barcode to store staff, who will scan it, retrieve the package, and hand it to the customer. Customers have 14 days to collect their package.

About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc. is a leading retailer of trend-right, name-brand values for apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. As of October 23, 2019, the company operates in 42 states through 614 BEALLS, GOODY'S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE specialty department stores and 158 GORDMANS off-price stores, as well as an e-commerce website at www.stage.com. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the company’s website at corporate.stage.com.

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