How to combat Cyber Monday "return rage"
Cyber Monday shopping is fun, until you receive the wrong items, the wrong size or broken merchandise in your shipments. How can you chill out and not go ballistic from Cyber Monday rage? Read on.
Do you suffer from "return rage" after Cyber Monday shopping?
Return rage -- the dreaded feeling you get when you receive your Cyber Monday purchases in the mail and realize you bought the wrong size/color/style and realize you have to pay to send back the packages. Such a pain!
Cyber Monday "Return Rage" cure
One company has taken the "return rage" out of Cyber Monday: ShopRunner. ShopRunner, a new members-only online shopping service that promotes free, 2-day shipping and returns across a selection of retailers. In addition to providing exclusive money-saving deals direct from its retail partners, ShopRunner "empowers savvy consumers with the ability to shop worry free, knowing that they will never have to pay shipping fees on returned items."
Sounds pretty good, huh?
Is ShopRunner the answer?
ShopRunner launched in early November 2010, and have been growing every since! They have teamed up with some of the biggest online retailers, including Toys R Us, Sports Authority, PetSmart, NFLShop, Borders, Calvin Klein, Bare Necessities and eBags, among others, to offer you the change to pay an annual $79 fee for a host of services including free shipping, free returns, exclusive deals, the ability track orders and search for deals, etc. all in a single portal, yet across a variety of retailers who are part of the ShopRunner network. You can also sign up for a free 30-day trial before buying the full ShopRunner service.
Check out the marketplace
ShopRunner offers a marketplace that you can browse right on their website. You can check out all the products that qualify for their free 2-day shipping and returns before you sign up. This is a great way to decide if the annual fee is worth it. If there are enough items in the marketplace that are on your list, it's definitely worth signing up to avoid return rage this Cyber Monday.
Would you use a service like this? Do you think it's a good deal, or a waste of money?