Bridging the Physical and Digital World Waiting in line to make a return in-store may be tedious, but even more annoying can be returning or exchanging gifts that were purchased from e-commerce sites. Not only might you have to make a trip to the post office or to UPS to initiate the returns process, you’ll have to wait days and days to have your wallet or store credit reimbursed. Happy Returns, a Santa Monica-based startup, is dedicated to “tackling the challenge of returning items that are purchased online,” as David Sobie, co-founder and CEO, puts it. Related: Many Stores Have Tightened Their Returns Rules The company, which is partnered with Tradesy and a few other e-commerce sites that do not have a brick-and-mortar presence, has several locations, or “return bars,” including in Westfield Topanga, Westfield San Francisco Centre, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, and a few other dense retail areas. “Returns by mail are a pain point in shopping online,” said Sobie. site web“Return bars can be a win-win-win. It’s good for the customer who has the satisfaction of knowing the return is complete and they don’t have to deal with the [hassle] of return; it’s great for the [online retailer] because they’re able to solve a friction in commerce, and it’s terrific for the [brick-and-mortar retailer] because they’re getting a steady stream of foot traffic into their stores and a shopper doing a return is kind of the best possible foot traffic to get.” With late December and early January being the “high season of returns,” Sobie said that Happy Returns’ return bars are keeping busy, and that in the first quarter of 2017 the company will be rolling out pilots with some “large, household name retailers.” Shopping Online, Buying In-Store Last February, following its acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company (the parent company of Saks Off 5th), Gilt.com rolled out a policy that allowed merchandise purchased on the site to be returned to any Saks Off 5th store in the U.S. The service is currently available to Gilt customers nationwide, in the more than 100 Saks Off 5th stores across the country. Jonathan Greller, president, Gilt and Saks Off 5th, said that the service is a means of bridging online and in-store worlds so as to make for an optimal shopping experience.
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