The Best of Retail Return Policies Reporting - Returns Happily Accepted At Short Hills Mall

This The Best of Retail Return Policies Reporting discusses a store’s return policy as being among its most important sales tools. Yes, sales tools. Customer must feel confident that if they are dissatisfied with their purchase they can return it easily. A sale is encouraged all the more if the policy allows return even if you change your mind having bought on a whim. The best and most gracious Return Policies are by high-end retailers who often permit return for any reason whatsoever as much as a year after purchase. Consider how retailers communicated their policies in store in the images below. Scroll a bit further for  more detailed information on return policies courtesy of Wikipedia. Finally scan the list of links to individual Return Policy reviews here on FixturesCloseUp. This The Best of Retail Return Policies Reporting is continuously updated on a FixturesCloseUp.com master page for the topic. It can reaccessed quickly anyway, anytime by an onsite search of the term “INDEX: Return”

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BACKSTORY: In retail, a product return is the process of a customer taking previously purchased merchandise back to the retailer, and in turn receiving a refund in the original form of payment, exchange for another item (identical or different), or a store credit.

Many retailers will accept returns provided that the customer has a receipt as a proof of purchase, and that certain other conditions, which depend on the retailer’s policies, are met. These may include the merchandise being in a certain condition (usually resellable if not defective), no more than a certain amount of time having passed since the purchase, and sometimes that identification be provided (though usually only if a receipt is not provided). In some cases, only exchanges or store credit are offered, again usually only without a receipt, or after an initial refund period has passed.[1] Some retailers charge a restocking fee for non-defective returned merchandise, but typically only if the packaginghas been opened.[1]

While retailers are not usually required to accept returns, laws in many places require retailers to post their return policy in a place where it would be visible to the customer prior to purchase.[2]

In certain countries, such as Australia, consumer rights dictate that under certain situations consumers have a right to demand a refund.[3]These situations include sales that relied on false or misleading claims, defective goods, and undisclosed conditions of sale.

There are various reasons why customers may wish to return merchandise. These include a change of one’s mind (buyer’s remorse), quality of the merchandise, personal dissatisfaction, or a mistaken purchase of the wrong product. For clothing or other sized items, it may be a lack of a correct fit. Sometimes, there may be a product recall in which the manufacturer has requested (or been ordered) that the merchandise be brought back to the store. Also, gift receipts are offered sometimes when an item is purchased for another person, and the recipient can exchange this item for another item of comparable value, or for store credit, often on a gift card.[4]

Some retailers have turned to a practice in which customers who return or exchange items excessively (beyond the guidelines set by a retailer) may be prevented from making a return or exchange with that particular company.

An agency called The Retail Equation (formerly The Return Exchange) collects data from participating retailers via a swipe of a driver’s license. The information found on the license is collected into a database, and other stores operated by that particular retail company can use this information to deny a return. This system can be used to prevent various problems, such as return fraud.[4][5] These controversial practices of collecting information have been addressed by privacy rights advocates and spurned a movement for boycotting chains that collect consumers’ private information and allow third party sources to use it. The request of presenting a form of identification for returning products and collecting the information has stirred controversy, especially if the customer that purchased the product was a minor (under the age of 18). Immigrant rights groups have voiced serious concern over the practice since most illegal immigrants don’t have a state ID or a drivers license and this practice could potentially be used to discriminate against them.

Legislation exists in various parts of the world giving consumers the right to return goods in as-supplied condition for a full refund, within a set period of time, known as a cooling-off period (q.v.). Sometimes this legislation only applies to distance sales such as online  (SOURCE: Wikipedia)

For Return Policy Store Fixtures by Title see…

Returns or Exchanges Policy Statement
Quick-and-Simple Costco Return Policy … Mostly
Final All-Sales-Final Cashwrap Notice
Good-To-Know Nordstrom Rack Return Policy
Kohls Free Amazon Returns In-Store
” The Best of Retail Return Policies Reporting ” (Summary Oct 03, 2019)
” Alcohol Return and Refund Policy in Retail
” No Warranty No Returns Warning Notice
” Returns With A Smile Are Super Easy
” Step This Way Returns Directional Sign
” Returns Processed Here Designator Sign
” Return Policy Counter Mat Communique
” No Holiday Returns Accepted After December 26
” Guest Satisfaction Refund Policy Binder
” Guest Services Communications Center
” Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store Return Policy
” Refund and Exchange Policy Exceptions Sign
” Return Policy Highlighted In Red
” Returns Policy With Rewards Counter Mat
” Checkout And Return Queue Combo
” Geek Squad Buyer Protection Plan vs Return
” Geek Squad Buyer Protection Literature Holder
” Orchid Delivery By Return Cart
” Happiness Policy Table-Top Sign by Osh Kosh
” Oversize Returns Here Directional At Nordstrom
” Returns Happily Accepted At Short Hills Mall
” Returns Taken Personally at Short Hills Mall
” All Earring Sales Final, No Exchanges, No Returns
” Rip-It Return Policy For Batting Helmets
” Baseball Bat Return Policy Warning Label
” Gourmet Grocery Return Policy at Gourmanoff
” Return Policy Plaque At Karen Millen Flagship Store
” Do-Not-Remove Return Tag Policy
Robert Graham In-Store Commitment Plaque
Who Knew Mercedes Benz Has A Return Policy?
Home-Grown Return Policies At Trader Joes
Branded Return Policy for Marimekko® of Target®
Return Policy at Sidney Thomas Jewelers
Saks® Happy After The Holidays Promise
Return Policy Empowers Sales
Upscale Return Policy Post
You Bought It, You Own It!
All Sales Very, Very Final
Manufacturers Exclusion To Costco Coupon Policy
” Competitor Price Match Discontinued

For Returns Fixtures by Title see…

Returns Sorting Totes Cart System Concept
Fittings Returns Pallet-Rack J-Hook
Returns Sorting Basket Cart System Concept
” Returns Sorting System Based Upon Plastic Totes
” Halloween Holiday Returns At Target
Return Your Fittings Here
Fittings Return by Tray
Color Duck Tape Gravity-Feed
Mail Cart as Returns Cart

Follow IKEA Returns and Exchanges outfitting at…

Unplanned Returns and Exchanges Provisions
IKEA Returns-and-Exchanges Ticket Kiosk
Place Returns-and-Exchanges Tickets Here

For all Return Policy Store Fixtures resources see…

“Return Policy Store Fixtures Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Return Policy Store Fixtures Index Page” for all resources

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