Kohl’s is a department store retail chain which is based in the United States. Started with Kohl supermarket in 1946, it expanded exponentially to open its first Kohl department store in 1962. In terms of number of stores, it is largest in USA with 1,160 stores operating in 49 states of US. And in term of retail sales, it is second largest in the United States. Kohl’s anticipated the shift of market on the internet which also persuaded them to open an online store – Kohls.com.
Kohl’s Charge Card
Shopping at such a large store cannot be facilitated without a credit card. To tackle this, Kohl started offering Kohl’s charge card which you can receive at a Kohl’s store or apply online. The Kohl’s card is issued by Capital One bank.
With the Kohl’s charge card, you also get an online account where you can manage your credit. The account comes with loads of other benefits. However, this tutorial is to help you activate your Kohl’s charge card online at kohls.com/activate. In the last section we will also discuss the advantages that comes with the card and the complementary account.
Getting Started with Kohl’s
To initiate Kohl’s card activation, simply type kohls.com/activate in your web browser and press “Enter”. If you are wary of typing a link like kohls.com/activate in your browser and maintain security, go to the Kohl’s online store Kohls.com.
In the top left, click “My Kohl’s Charge” to proceed. This will take you to the Kohl’s charge card login-cum-card activation page.
Kohl’s Charge Card Activation
The login-cum-card activation page is actually hosted by Capital One bank’s website because, as I told earlier, it is Capital One which issues Kohl’s Charge Card.
If you don’t have a card yet, you can click on “Apply Now” button at the bottom. But, if you already have a card, it is time for activation. You will see the card registration area below the “Sign In” area. Enter your 12-digit Kohl’s charge card number in the text-box and click “Submit”
The next pages will ask you to fill your account and personal information including your date of birth, social security number, phone number etc. Create a user name and a password and your card will be activated for online use in a few minutes.
Kohl’s Charge Card Benefits
After you have activated your card and registered for the online service, return to the login page which is same as that of kohls.com/activate. Enter the user name and password you created during activation and click “Submit”.
Once you are logged in you can enjoy a lot of benefits from your Kohl’s credit card. Here are some of those:
- Pay your credit bills online
- Access your account statement and view transaction history
- Set reminders of due date
- Receive Kohl’s shopping offers in your registered email.