New shipping charges!
qvc has implemented new standard shipping fees of $3.00 on ALL clothing, beauty products, and jewelry! If Hsn wants to be taken seriously as a competitor, they’ll need to come up with a strategy that saves the customers money!
I will say I do like the new shipping charges . However, it now takes longer to get my products. I ordered some cosmetics & they have stayed in processing for 3 days & are being sent US mail & haven’t recieved them yet. I am East Coast & I always ordered from the Q & recieved my products within 3-4 days. I believe this reduced shipping is going to have them use the USPS more than UPS as will be cheaper thus taking longer to recieve products. I will just have to learn to be more patient, I have just been spoiled for years by getting things so quickly.
I made myself a promise…If the shipping and handling is a bit too much…I will not order the product. I have been spoiled by overstock…others that ship free on all most everything. Thanks for the heads up about the $3 S&H at…
I buy a lot of jewelry, and many times, I’ll put a piece in my cart, and I’m sorry, but $5.95 is substantial on a piece of jewelry, let alone a clearance piece. I often get $10 coupons,and the $10 pretty much only covers the shipping&handling + tax, so the piece is the same price as it’s original price, even with the coupon. It’s really frustrating to see a $24 clearance piece with almost $6 s&h, let alone regular priced items. I’ve been buying from JTV.com a lot lately because they often offer a lot more free shipping deals, lower S&H ($3) and more flex pays. I’m glad QVC did the $3 S&H even if I have to pay for return shipping. It’s good if you don’t return a lot, which I do not.
Recently, I did buy an HSN ring because for some odd reason, it was $2 S&H, and it was on clearance, but that’s very rare.
At a glance the q’s new shipping seems cheap – but READ THE FINE PRINT ! They no longer refund shipping costs if you return the item unless it is defective. This is a problem for me because with fashion I am often unsure what size to buy. I often buy two sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit.
You used to have the original shipping refunded. Not anymore.
When you shop from TV or a catalog the company has to expect that people will do this because obviously you can’t try the item on before you buy it. HSN’s shipping is better because they refund the original shipping cost and sometimes give you spendable cash to cover the return costs. With fashion – it’s better for me. I almost never return anything else.
I think that HSN’s variety, and quality of items is better than QVC.
Being able to get shipping deals on multiple items in an order is a definite plus.
Thank you HSN,
As long as we are talking about shipping…….
I just found out last year that if you sign up for Columbia Sportwear Greater Rewards program that you get FREE shipping to your home (on any size order). You also get points for how much $$ you spend & the points are turned into "cash" to use in a store, outlet store or on line. They run promotions where your points are doubled or tripled. too. I have earned well over $100.
Personally, after working in Retail, and also with our catalogs, and online, it’s sweet once and a awhile to give a discount in shipping, I am picking up a few things for $3.00 shipping, yet I doubt it will last. I believe there should always be an enticement if you want CUSTOMERS ALWAYS SHOPPING WITH YOU, I always get a mini sample with Q, also, and always they sent me their monthly shopping guide. JUST OPENED AN HSN PACKAGE, A GIFT, AND IT HAS GEICO CAR INSURANCE PAPERWORK IN IT??????? Makes no sense to me, and I have always have gotten a refund with Q, with no problem. I love USPS Shipping Rates, mini shipping bags, boxes are so cheap, and if you do combined shipping in the Regional A & B, or medium or large, they hold up to 70 pounds from USPS.For a few items, and then pay only $8.95 for shipping would be lovely. :heart:
I called QVC to find out what the new shipping policy was going to be (as they were still working on it). The SR told me that the S&H prices were lowered BUT "Qvc took away a few things too". After pressing her about what she ment & not getting an answer, I asked if she was "saying" no more 1/2 price SH on 2nd-3rd-4th items. BINGO… that’s it. As far as Qvc refunding your SH for a return…they never did unless the item was damaged, or you could prove they sent the wrong thing, or it arrived a month late (oh yes… that happened & they could see (tracking) where my package was (Jim Shore Christmas Santa flying over the village)…& it also arrived broken. QVC has dropped the ball many times on shipments & they are not willing to do much …even when pressed. So the new SH ….. well, I won’t be buying 2 of something to save on SH any longer. I find HSN to be a better place to do business.
YES, will be great that HSN could do standard shipping for $3.00 or less, it is all about " MONEY ".
By the way — jtv offering free shipping a lot, something to think about.
Have a fantastic day every one.
I think HSN gives customers a far better deal on shipping than QVC. The half price on similar items, the free ship on certain departments at times, the coupons, and the new policy of giving spendable kash for HSN credit card returns far beat what the Q is offering its customers. I haven’t bought anything over there for a very long time. Just wish HSN would offer us another game with FS and percentage discounts rather than this current Spin to Win game. But then I would buy even more….so maybe I’m better off! :smileywink:
There is no refund of shipping cost if you return unless the product is defective. I often have to buy more than one size when I order clothes because I have no idea which size I need. If i was to return under that situation my original shipping would not be refunded.
I find that HSN has more free shipping offers as well as many more "deals" generally than QVC although I have to say that except for DG2 if find their clothes better for me,
I don’t think the Q’s new shipping is such a bargain for me.
While Supplies last………… :womantongue:
Hurry limited time offer! :womansurprised:
When they are gone, they are gone. :womansurprised:
It is a marketing game. Is it still a deal with shipping fees for free, at $3.00. or $10.00 dollars?
Scarcity and urgency are the mix.
There will be plenty of awesome deals for this girl. :womanwink:
Disclaimer: HSN made me cry one time when they messed up my Sharif Leopard bag order. I am over it. I will find another bag that reminds me of my Mom. :heart:
Beware — I see prices on items going up to compensate for the reduced shipping. It’s all smoke & mirrors — bottom line for them is profit.
But the new shipping charges on the Q ALSO SAYS that they will no longer give 1/2 Price shipping on more than one of the same item going to the same address…on the same order. So keep that in mind to. There is fine print……
Lower shipping charges would be great but in general I find HSN prices better than Q. I think HSN is the real one with value.
I agree it probably means the reduced shipping will be added to the price.
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03.20.15 9:28 PM