I’ve discussed What’s Your Worst Beauty Shipping Experience but I don’t think I’ve covered the Worst Online Retailers for Shipping and Packaging yet. I’m talking about online shops that ship things out without even bubble wrapping them which, of course, results in items breaking.
What are some of the worst online retailers you’ve shopped at that have packaged up your purchase poorly?
Target! Target, Target, Target! I love to shop at Target, I love everything about the Target experience. However, about 99% of the time the Target experience is in store one for me. I hate their website. Let’s not even mention the hacking issue but also the fact it loads slow and it’s difficult to find what I’m looking for. But that’s neither here nor there considering we are talking about packaging issues.
Target is one of the worst retailers in my experience when it comes to online shopping because they ship everything in large boxes without any cushion, bubble wrap, or protection of any kind. I’ve literally purchased one lipstick from them and they’ll toss it in a HUGE box without anything else inside. I’ve had this happen to me three times. The first time it was fine but I thought the huge box was really a waste. The second time, the lipstick opened and smeared all over. Yes, just a lipstick, in a BIG ASS BOX! I’m talking HUGE box! And finally the third time the box arrived but there was no lipstick inside, apparently it appeared to have slipped out as the tape was kinda loose around the top of the box. So yeah…that happened.
I also ordered a makeup brush set and an eyeshadow palette which also came in a BIGGGGGGGGG box (I’m talking a condo size box you could live comfortably inside) and again there was nothing to hold either item in the box. No bubble wrap, no extra paper, nothing so of course, the shadow palette ended up busted.
Needless to say I avoid shopping at Target.com unless it’s an absolute necessary evil.
Lush UK is another online shopping offender! I appreciate their green mentality and I know they want to be kinder to the environment but shipping products “naked” to the US just makes for a really messy experience. Lush UK always says to put a note in with your order to tell them to package things a bit better for US travel but they never read those notes obviously. Honestly, for me, Lush is a better experience when each of my bath bombs or bubble bars are packaged in small bags. Failing to do this makes for a mess, breakage, and also the smells seem to combine or even weaken without the extra packaging. So yeah, Lush, please don’t ship my products completely naked. And let’s not talk about the fact they were using popcorn for a while as an alternative to packaging peanuts which made everything smell like popcorn 🙁
What’s your worst online packaging experience?