Prime Try Before You Buy – Everything You Need To Know About Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by

Amazon brings a new program, Prime Try Before You Buy, for its users to make shopping easier than ever you imagined. “Prime Try Before You Buy” lets the customers try clothes, shoes, and accessories in the comfort of their homes even before they buy and pay for the products. 

Isn’t it wonderful and a dream coming true? Don’t you think that it is going to change the future of eCommerce by making it more user-friendly? I do really believe that this is going to play a vital role in the upcoming era of eCommerce. So let’s learn more about it with this article which is here to discuss all the important aspects of the “Prime Try Before You Buy” (also known as “Prime Wardrobe”) to make it as simple as possible for you.

What is Prime Try Before You Buy?

Amazon revealed a new feature “Prime Try-Before-You-Buy” with the beta version in June 2021. Now, it is officially out of beta and available to anyone with an eligible Prime membership. Amazon allowed their prime members to order up to eight items at a time (minimum requirement of three) and check out without payment. They can try their ordered items at home and return what they do not want for free within seven days.

Why did Amazon launch this program?

Clothing designers have their own illustration of sizing and it is often difficult for shoppers to get a sense of how something will really look without trying it on. Items may be too short or long, too long or tight. Customers might have issues with the fabric, quality, color, workmanship, and other concerns on clothing or shoe items. Furthermore, Amazon was facing the biggest obstacle from the retailer when selling clothing and shoe items and it seems rather than dreading high return rates. So, Amazon launched the “Try-Before-You-Buy” feature to reduce the return rates and provide a better customer experience.

Xavier Garambois, VP of Amazon EU Retail, said: 

“Fit is an important factor when it comes to buying clothes and shoes, and with Prime Wardrobe/ Prime Try Before You Buy, Amazon Prime members can try their purchases in the comfort of their own home at no extra cost.”

How Does it work?

Prime members can pursue a variety of brands of clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc. They can select 3 to 8 qualifying items on the site. Amazon’s Direct Shipping will deliver the items directly to the customer’s door within 4-6 business days.

Shoppers are able to try their ordered products at home over a full 7 days period. They are able to check out online and select the items they want to keep and return the rest of the items within the timeframe. Time will start counting once the box arrives. So look at the below steps to try “Try-Before-You-Buy”.

First, Go to “Amazon” and search your desired items with relevant keywords like “Jumpsuit for women” on the Amazon “search bar”.

Open any of the items from your search result page and you will find the “Prime Try Before You Buy” menu in the top right corner.

Click the menu “prime try before you buy” and you will find plenty of eligible products with different categories like Women, Men, Girls, Boy’s, Baby, etc.

If you want to buy a dress then click on the dress category. All of the eligible products will show on your screen for “prime try-before-you-buy”. 

Search here to find your desired dress items or open any of the items from the list. Have a look at the below screenshot.

If the “prime try before you buy“ button is off then turn on the button. Select your size and press “Add to cart”. If this item is available then it shows you In stock, estimated delivery time, shipping information, etc. While you are adding the items to your list the below screenshot will appear.

If you have a Prime membership on Amazon then you need to login into your account to enjoy this service.

What items and Brands are eligible in Prime try before you buy?

Prime try before you buy will let customers try on more than a million products of clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes, dresses, clogs, T-shirts, joggers, and more for men’s, women’s, kids. Amazon Prime members can shop from globally big-name Brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Guess, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Fossil, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, New Balance, Crazy 8, Stride Rite, Disney, Puma, Gymboree, Stuart Weitzman, Rebecca Taylor, J Brand, A|X Armani Exchange, and more. Amazon fashion brands and small fashion businesses are available also.

Return policy

Typically Amazon will take 4-6 business days to deliver the products for their prime members. Once the shipment arrives, the seven-day trial period will start. So you will get exactly 7 days to trial those items at home before you purchase.  Before this period is over, you should have to go to your order page on your amazon account and choose which items you wanna keep and which you wanna return. 

Return particulars in your resealable Prime Try Before You Buy box or bag using the enclosed,  tenacious repaid return marker. You will have until the end of the pass-on period to postmark returns at the UPS drop-off position of your choice.

Note: Items must be returned, unused, unwashed, and undamaged with tags on in their original packaging which means not wearing an evening gown out for the weekend and then trying to return it free of charge. If the products are not acceptable conditions as specified in the “Amazon Fashion returns policy” then Amazon will charge you the purchase price and ship the products back to you to keep.

If you didn’t return the products then what Amazon will do?

If you didn’t return the products within the time frame or were unable to fulfill Amazon Fashion returns policy then amazon will charge any amounts owed by you under these Terms and Conditions to the payment method associated with your “Prime Try Before You Buy” order. Still, you authorize Amazon to modernize your order with another payment system in your account and to charge the payment system for any quantities owed by you, If Amazon isn’t suitable to charge the payment system associated with your order. Amazon reserves the right to pursue any remedy that’s available. So you should make sure to complete the checkout from your prime membership account within 7 days.

Let’s recap why you will love this “Prime try before you buy” within a few points

  • It’s FREE to try
  • Saves you time since you avoid going to a store
  • No hassle with dressing rooms
  • You can carefully select your clothes from the comfort of your home
  • Fast delivery
  • You get 7 whole days to try on your clothes (note that the 7-day try-on period begins once all the items in your order arrive)
  • You only pay for what you want
  • The returns are FREE and easy

Some Disadvantages of this Feature: 

There are a couple of things that you won’t really like about Amazon prime try before you buy

Higher Price: A significant amount of the clothing, shoes, accessories items can get pretty expensive and if you are not careful, you can easily run up your chart total. So you’ll probably be paying full price for numerous.

Sizes are not available: Suppose, you want to buy a “Jumpsuit” of Medium size that you liked but the size is not available or sold out which means, you missed out on the opportunity to try this item that you may have really wanted.

You can’t just order 1 item: You are able to try up to 8 items where the minimum is 3 at a time. But you can’t add more than 1 exact item at a time to a single order like the same size and color which means if you have had your eye on just one item, you can only add a minimum of 1 item regardless of the cost

In a nutshell, “Prime Try Before You Buy” comes with a number of benefits like 7 days trial period before purchase, free shipping, a free and easy return policy, and no upfront payment that customers are always looking for when they purchase clothing, shoes, or accessories. It also helps customers to discover new brands and styles through amazon. 

In short, it makes online shopping much more enjoyable and easy. We hope, you understand all the points discussed above. If you have any confusion or if you want to know anything, you can comment below. Do not forget to subscribe to us and support us with likes, comments, and shares.

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