by Rosie Best
While getting geared up for Easter Sunday dress, I've had a bad experience with my orders
I liked the appeal of a good spring sale with online orders. I have more purchasing power and buy a few extra items too boot while on a roll. I first buy only one item from different designer collections. And, then when one style fits me well I go with it by purchasing even more. I chose more in an array of different colors and patterns as well. That is how I shop and all others that are unsuitable in style, size, pattern or color I return.
Recently, I've returned unwanted online items back to the storefront itself rather than mailing them back. Otherwise, I use the return process to get a refund on non-suitable items by mail. It is an added expense for postage for UPS, FedEx or USPS services on returns. I would say that about 1/2 the online purchases have to be returned initially. The re-orders are tried and true for keeping.
I live in a busy apartment complex with many buildings and tenant units. I see various delivery trucks daily from my living room window. I know that I'm not the only online customer here. Unfortunately, when they leave a package at my door it can invite thieves with theft. I try to be on the lookout for my delivered packages but my luck was compromised when someone stole my recent order to my apartment. Now, I will pick-up the re-order at the store itself for safety.