NOTICE: Amazon Return Changes. 11/28/18

‼️Attention all Amazon shoppers‼️ Please note: Amazon has made some changes to the way they are doing returns. Amazon has started defaulting it’s return option to a ‘No printer? No problem’ option which has seemingly caused more headaches for many individuals. While it seems like a better option, it in turn makes you take your returns to a UPS Store instead of to any UPS Drop-off location. The nearest UPS Store to Portage is in Waunakee, WI which is approx. 35+ miles from our store. To be able to bring your returns to our Drop-off location or any other UPS Drop-off location, please follow the below instructions when making an Amazon return (we have added images to help as well).

1. Sign in to your Amazon account and select the order you want to return.

2. Select your reason for returning the item(s).

3. Instead of the default option Amazon has chosen (which is Amazon Gift Card), select Original Payment Method. *You may keep Amazon Gift Card if that is what you prefer.

4. Instead of the ‘No printer? No problem, print @ The UPS Store’ option Amazon has chosen, select ‘UPS Dropoff’.

5. You can either print the label right then or choose whether you want a copy of the return label emailed to you or mailed to you for an additional $1.
NOTE: If you do not have a printer or any access to a printer, the local library in Portage ( does offer the option to print off an email for the cost of $0.25/side for black and white copies.

6. Secure the label to your return box and drop off your package to our store any time during our store hours: M-F 7a-7p, Sat 7a-5p, Sun 9a-5p. (or to your closest local UPS Drop-off location).

If you have already requested the No printer, No problem option – you might be able to go in and cancel your return and start over. If you are unable to, the best route would be to try contacting Amazon directly.

We greatly apologize for any inconvenience that these changes by Amazon and UPS may have caused any of you. Unfortunately we have been told that since we are a Drop-off Center and not a UPS Store that we will not be given the technology to print labels from these QR codes.

Please pass on the word to anyone you know who does shopping through Amazon. Thank you from all of us at Portage Lumber!



Important Electrical Safety during the Holidays

Below are some important safety tips for staying safe this holiday season when decorating your home. For more information on electrical safety to help yourself and your family members stay safe in your home – please visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International at:

  • Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations are marked for proper use.
  • Inspect all lights, decorations, and extension cords for damage before using.
  • Turn off all indoor and outdoor electrical decorations before leaving home or going to sleep.
  • Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).
  • Exercise caution when decorating near power lines. Keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet from power lines.
  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets with too many decorations or electrical devices. They can overheat and cause a fire.
  • Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights together.
  • Keep all decorations at least 3 feet away from heating equipment or an open flame.
  • Water your Christmas tree daily.
  • Purchase electrical decorations from reputable retailers and that are approved by a national recognized testing lab such as UL (Underwriters Laboratory), Intertek (ETL), or Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Small Business Saturday SPECIALS: 11/24/2018

Small Business Saturday is just days away and we’d like to quick fill you in on a few of our SUPER HOT deals going on Saturday, 11/24/18, ONLY. The following are some of the specials we have going on for this event but stop on in and check out even more hot deals not listed here. Shop small and save big this year with Portage Lumber at 1009 E Wisconsin St, Portage WI.

  • All stock Milwaukee Heated Apparel kits are ON SALE! We have jackets, hoodies & vests.
  • 25% OFF all stock Milwaukee hard storage toolboxes.
  • Up to 25% OFF all stock O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Sincare line. Great for diabetics and for anyone trying to beat the dry cracked bleeding hands, feet & lips of harsh winters.
  • FREE select Purdy paint brush with the purchase of a gallon of Pristine interior paint. Limit: 1 free brush per customer.
  • Up to 25% OFF all stock Rustoleum Metallic paints & Glitter paints. Perfect crafting partner for holiday decorations & gifts.
  • All stock Werner brand stepladders & extension ladders ON SALE!
  • Purchase any stock snow shovel & receive 50% OFF a 40lb bag of ice melt. See store for full details. Limit: 1 per customer.

Stop on in on Saturday, 11/24/18 for all of these great deals & many more!