- Due to the novel coronavirus and shelter-in-place
more people are shopping online than ever before.
- However, shopping online can be tricky since you don’t
get to see, try on, or test items in person before
- Shop worry-free at these stores offering free online
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Since most Americans are currently following shelter-in-place
and self-isolation guidelines, that means heading to the store in
person to pick up items has become increasingly challenging.
Instead, online shopping is skyrocketing for everything from
clothes to groceries
But online shopping presents the challenge of not getting to see
items in person before purchasing, which can leave shoppers
hesitant and wary of buying. Let’s face it, we’ve all probably
experienced the disappointment of an item showing up and looking
nothing like online photos, or being so ill-fitting it’s
These companies ease worries and allow you to see items from the
comfort of your home before deciding to keep them by offering free
online returns. Many are also extending return windows. To take
advantage of the free return policies, you’ll need an at-home
printer to print a return mailing label. If you don’t already have
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Use this running list that covers everything from beauty
retailers to home goods stores to alleviate any of your online
shopping concerns and hit purchase without any need to panic.
Stores are listed by category and in alphabetical order.
Get free online returns on orders at these nationwide stores:
Style & clothing
ALDO: If you’re eyeing a new pair of shoes from ALDO
you can order online worry-free. If you don’t love your items,
simply start a return request with your order number online. You
will then be sent a free UPS label via email along with
instructions for any returns.
Allbirds: The buzzy shoe brand
allows returns for 30 days with no questions asked, even if you’ve
already worn the shoes around. You can return or exchange any shoes
for free that aren’t to your liking.
Bonobos: Men’s clothing and accessories store Bonobos
includes a pre-paid return label with every order for hassle-free
returns. They have also temporarily extended their return period to
Bloomingdale’s: Bloomingdale’s has one of the best
return policies of any store. You can return an order for free for
up to a full year. Just print a mailing label at home for your
Everlane: All purchases from the popular clothing
brand Everlane can be returned for free for up to 90 days. That
even includes Choose What You Pay purchases. Plus, you can also
return anything you bought at a brick-and-mortar store via mail. Do
note that while you have 90 days to initiate a return, once you
start a return online and print your shipping label your package
must be sent in within 30 days.
Macy’s: Macy’s offers free and easy returns on most
items by mail. Just print a pre-addressed shipping label and send
your items back. They’ve also extended their return window from 30
to 90 days.
Neiman Marcus: Almost all merchandise can be returned
to Neiman Marcus free of charge if received within 15 days of the
delivery date. However, you may want to double-check
their return policy as a few items aren’t eligible for free
returns, including anything bought on clearance.
Nordstrom: The department store offers free returns in
the US via a postage-paid return label. Your return is generally
processed within 10-14 days.
Patagonia: Outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia offers
free returns on all items. Even better, they also usually offer
free repairs on all Patagonia items, though this program has
temporarily been suspended due to the novel coronavirus. They do,
however, have free DIY repair
REI: If you’re not satisfied with any purchase from
REI, you can return it for up to a full year for free. Return
shipping labels come with all invoices. The only exception is
outdoor electronics, which can be returned for free within 90
Shopbop: Shopbop is known for designer women’s fashion
apparel, which means items often come with a high price tag.
Luckily, any items you don’t love can be returned for free with a
pre-paid shipping label within 30 days.
Sunglass Hut: With summer on the horizon, you may be
eyeing new frames from Sunglass Hut, the sunglass retailer that
carries brands from Ray-Ban to Gucci. Shop with confidence knowing
you can return items for free for up to 90 days with a printed
Urban Outfitters: Returning items to Urban Outfitters
is easy. Just start a return online and print a free pre-paid
shipping label. They have also temporarily extended their return
window so you have up to 60 days.
Zappos: Zappos has long been heralded as a gold
standard for customers when it comes to returns. Return shipping is
always free and you have 365 days to do so for all purchases â€“ no
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Bed Bath & Beyond: Bed Bath & Beyond offers
free return shipping on most items. They’ve also extended their
return window by 60 days so you now have 240 days to decide if you
like your purchases. There are a few exceptions to the policy or
items with shorter return windows like strollers and electronics,
check the policy to make sure all your items qualify for the
Chewy: Pet owners will be pleased to learn that
returns to Chewy are easy. If you’re not completely satisfied with
your items, you can return them free of charge within one year.
Just send a message with your order number to receive a shipping
Home Depot: While there are a few exceptions for
bigger items, many orders are eligible for free online returns.
Once you start a return you’ll receive a free UPS shipping label
via email to print and attach to your package.
Target: Shoppers at Target have a full year to return
or exchange Target-owned and -exclusive brands. Print a free return
shipping label online.
Walmart: Walmart makes it simple to return items for
free. Just log into your account, initiate a return or replacement,
and print a free return label. Refunds or replacement items are
issued as soon as the store receives the item.
Williams Sonoma: Foodies and home chefs will like that
Williams Sonoma allows for free returns by mail within 30 days for
any items under 70 pounds. You can use the form attached to your
invoice or quickly print a label online.
Dell: It can be nerve-wracking to buy pricey
electronics sight unseen, but you can shop easy at Dell. Ship any
items back for free within 30 days of your invoice date for a full
Sephora: Makeup and skincare junkies will love that
Sephora.com purchases can easily be returned completely free of
charge using a pre-paid shipping label. They’ve also extended their
usual 30-day return window to 60 days temporarily.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
A running list of stores that offer free online returns for
household essentials, clothes, tech, and pet supplies