A running list of stores that offer free online returns for household essentials, clothes, tech, and pet supplies

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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
and alcohol.
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
a reliable printer, consider one
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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
    90 days. 

  • 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
    shipping label. 

  • 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 – no

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Home, kitchen, and pet

  • 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
    240-day window. 

  • 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. 

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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A running list of stores that offer free online returns for
household essentials, clothes, tech, and pet supplies