Staples Fax Cost & Fax Services Explained (Sending & Receiving)

Short Answer: You can send and receive faxes from Staples. Sending a local fax from one of Staples’ self-service fax machines costs about $1.75 per page, and you can also receive a fax at Staples for about $1. Long-distance and international faxes cost a bit more. For more details, see below.

Staples Fax Cost & Fax Services

Staples stores have self-service fax machines from which you can send and receive faxes, a corporate customer service representative said. Prices to send and receive faxes may vary by store location, but you can expect to pay about $1.75 per page to send a local fax and about $1 to receive a fax. We contacted Staples locations in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Mexico to confirm this information.

Long-distance faxes sent within the United States cost about $2 per page to send. And faxing to an international number will cost about $5 per page.

How to Send a Fax

To send a fax at Staples, you’ll need a hard copy of your document — you cannot fax a document directly from a flash drive or the cloud. You can, however, print your document at Staples first for about $0.10 per page for a black-and-white copy or about $0.50 per page for a copy color. Once you’ve sent your fax, the machine will print a confirmation and a receipt. You’ll need to take the receipt to the register to pay. Self-service fax machines are available any time during store hours.

How to Recieve a Fax

To receive a fax at Staples, you’ll need to contact your local store for its fax number; some stores list their fax numbers online. Store associates will retrieve and hold your fax for you, and you’ll pay for the fax upon pickup.

More Information

See our article for information on other places where you can send a fax.