Boohoo.com, or more commonly Boohoo, is a UK own-brand fashion retailer. It is an online-only business launched in 2006 with a target demographic of 16 to 30-year-olds. Boohoo.com became a success and operates in Europe, North America, Australasia, and the Middle East now in addition to the UK. Boohoo sells own-brand clothes, shoes, accessories, and beauty products. They offer unlimited next-day delivery to frequent shoppers for £9.99 a year with Boohoo Premier. Since they are online only, returns are not always so convenient and will often take a long time to process. Read this guide to learn how to return Boohoo items when you order them online and want to get a refund.
Boohoo Returns Policy
Customers within the EEA (European Economic Area) have a period of 14 days to change their mind about an order and send items back to Boohoo for a refund. These two weeks begin from the day after you receive your order from Boohoo. If you receive your order in separate packages, then it begins from the day after the final part of your order arrives. You will have to give written notice of cancellation to Boohoo when you want to return something. You can print out and complete this Boohoo cancellation form and then include it in the parcel. Or you can e-mail Boohoo at email@example.com about cancelling your order. Boohoo will quality-check all returns to make sure that they are unused with intact labels and packaging. They will not accept returns for cosmetics, jewellery, lingerie, or swimwear if the hygiene seals are missing or broken. Boohoo can refuse refunds if items fail their quality check.
How to Return Boohoo Orders
To start a return, you should log in to the Boohoo customer portal. Select one of the carriers from the list and then print off a returns label. Or you can use the sticky label from your returns note if this is easier. Repack your items securely, using the original Boohoo packaging if possible. Then take your package to your chosen delivery service, whether that is Royal Mail, Collect+ or Hermes. They offer a trackable returns service so that you can check when your parcel arrives back at Boohoo. Make sure that you keep the postage receipt just in case anything goes wrong with the return. Allow 14 days from the date of your return to receive your refund. It may not show in your account for up to 21 days due to processing times. These are the only free return methods; if you post them any other way, it will be at your own cost and you will be liable. Contact Boohoo if you are still waiting for a refund after 3 weeks.
How to Return Boohoo International Orders
If you order from the Boohoo site for your region, follow the returns procedure on your version of Boohoo.com. It should be more or less the same in terms of time frames and rules. The return options available will vary according to your country. In Ireland, you can return Boohoo orders with Parcel Connect. For any other countries, free returns are not available when you order from the Boohoo UK website. You can download this label and post the parcel to that address at your own expense. However, if Boohoo has to pay customs fees to recover the parcel, then they can deduct this amount from your refund. There may be a returns address within your country that will lower the cost of postage for you. Check section 5 of the Boohoo returns policy to check which address you can send your return to.
How to Return Boohoo Faulty Items
If you receive an item from Boohoo that is in poor condition, then report this to Boohoo right away. You can send a message to Boohoo quickly using Facebook, or their dedicated customer services Twitter account. It is easier to do it this way, or by direct e-mail, than by using the contact form on the Boohoo website. This is because you will need to attach photographic evidence of the fault, which you cannot do with the online form. Include your order number, the product name and product code, and a description of the fault as well. Boohoo will assess the issue. They may ask you to return the faulty item to them so that they can inspect it further. They will let you know if they intend to give you a refund or provide a replacement, depending on what you want them to do. It may not be possible to get a new item if it is no longer in stock at their warehouse. You may want to request compensation if a Boohoo product causes damage or injury to a person or your property. You should report safety concerns to Boohoo immediately.
How to Return Boohoo eBay Outlet Orders
If you are a bargain hunter, then you probably know that Boohoo has an official outlet store on eBay. They use this to sell off older stock, often at discounted prices. However, because you are purchasing products through eBay and not directly from the Boohoo website, you might be uncertain about how to return something. Boohoo does allow returns for orders from their eBay outlet. The same rules apply as if you were ordering directly from Boohoo.com. If you break or remove hygiene seals, then Boohoo will not accept returns for these items. Your delivery note should have a sticky returns label at the bottom which you can peel off and stick over your address on the parcel. Take the sealed parcel to a Post Office and get a receipt for it. Alternatively, you can return Boohoo eBay outlet orders with Collect+ if there is a location near you. These free returns are only for customers in the UK and Northern Ireland.
How to Exchange Boohoo Items
Sadly, Boohoo does not offer exchanges. Since there are no stores, you can’t just take your item in and swap it for another size or colour. Their online store does not have an exchange facility, meaning that if you order the wrong size, then you will have to send the item back to get a refund and place a new separate order for the size that you want. The same applies if you change your mind about the colour variation. The downside is that, despite selling fast fashion, the Boohoo returns process is quite slow. It can take up to 21 days to get a refund, so if you need the money back before you can order again, then you risk a long wait and the item selling out in the meantime. Luckily, Boohoo prices are generally affordable, and you might even be able to get a discount. If you are not certain about sizes and you can afford to do so, then you could order a couple of sizes and then return whatever doesn’t fit you.
How to Get a Refund from Boohoo
In total refunds can take up to 21 days because this includes 14 days for the delivery and processing of the return parcel, plus a further 7 days for your bank to process your refund. You can use the tracking reference number from whichever carrier that you used (Royal Mail, Hermes, or Collect+) to see when your parcel makes it to the Boohoo distribution centre. From that date, you can expect it to take around 7 days for it to process through the Boohoo warehouse. Boohoo will send you an e-mail to let you know when they receive the return and issue the refund. You can ask for a refund of the delivery charge as well if you are returning an entire order altogether. This only applies to countries inside the EEA (European Economic Area) and to the cost of standard delivery. If you keep anything from an order, then you will not get a refund for the delivery charge. They will refund the amount that you paid for the returned items. This takes into account discounts and sales. Contact Boohoo if there is an issue with a refund.