I’ve been shopping online since 1995. I remember the first time I placed an Amazon order it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my online life. I’m avid reader and prior to Amazon I was an absolute book store h0r but I also ordered from book catalogs which took ages and ages to ship. I’d say Amazon was my gateway drug into the world of online shopping. Needless to say online shopping has exploaded since my first Amazon order and you can get just about anything you could possibly want or need online. Groceries, hardware, software, books, makeup, clothes, shoes, dog food, fresh food, etc….etc…!
I also remember Sandra Bullock ordering a pizza online in the movie the Net and being all, “OMG WHEN CAN I DO THAT?” Now ordering food on an app is second nature! It’s pretty crazy how online shopping evolved.
This year thought an highly annoying trend developed with all the packages I ordered during the Christmas season and for the past few months it’s been happening with Ulta as well!
Show of hands how many people are very annoyed with this new weird trend Ulta has of shipping part of your order? I recently ranted about that one time Ulta shipped me a sample of Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Hair Color Tint. A SAMPLE! Nothing else from my order! JUST A SAMPLE! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?
Needless to say for about 9 months or so this is common for Ulta. They ship my orders in two shipments. I never, ever get a full order anymore. It’s always broken into two shipments and it drives me up one wall and down another. I just find this very irritating for some reason. If I order something I want it fast and I want it all in one go.
The add insult to injury they typically ship out the first box with two items and ship order the larger portion of the order a day or two later. Oh my god I want to cut someone when they do this.
It’s not only Ulta though. This past Christmas was a nightmare to keep track of packages and orders I did because I was getting like 5 different ships from one retailer. They broke all my orders up and would ship one item from an order that contains like five things. Typically as orders come in from my Black Friday shopping I don’t open them and just place them in my closet to wrap later on. But since the orders all kept getting broken up I felt compelled to open everything to make sure I got the complete order. It was a bit confusing.
I imagine this is because items might be shipping from different warehouses but it is still very annoying none the less.
Do you find the multiple shipments from Ulta (and other retailers) annoying?
Or could you care less?