Amazon Prime Wardrobe was recently introduced as a new Prime benefit that allows you to try on clothes before you actually buy them. Think of it like an in-home dressing room, where Amazon will actually send you the apparel and shoes to try on at home. But with any new Prime feature, there exists some clever tips and tricks for ultimate success. Here are some handy tips that will allow you to get the maximum benefit out of Prime Wardrobe.
What Exactly is Prime Wardrobe?
Prime Wardrobe is a new program for Amazon Prime members that allows you to order items and have them shipped to you so you can try them on at home.
Don’t like them? Simply ship them back to Amazon and you’ll never be charged.
Items are WAY more than just clothing and also includes shoes, jewelry, watches, luggage, and even novelty items.
How Do I Sign-Up?
Currently, the program requires you to request an invitation.
I requested an invite and was immediately accepted.
I think if you’re a long-standing Prime member and order frequently (like my family does), you should be good-to-go.
How Long Can I Keep the Clothes?
You have 7 days after you receive your order to initiate the return process.
This serves as plenty of time to give them a whirl before deciding.
Which Items are Available for Prime Wardrobe?
I was really impressed with the sheer number of items that are available for Prime Wardrobe.
We are talking thousands of clothing and shoe styles from top brands like Lucky, Calvin Klein, Ella Moon, Guess, Kate Spade, Adidas, and Karen Kane to name a few.
Pretty much all Amazon Essentials items qualify as well which gives you a nice chance to test out the quality.
Side note: I’ve ordered a couple Amazon Essentials dress shirts and golf shorts and have been really impressed so far with the quality, especially given the very modest price tag.
Are Shipping and Returns Free?
YES! Free shipping both ways.
This is where the program is kinda awesome as clothing is one of those items that is SO hard to shop for online as you never know how it will fit.
Prime Wardrobe takes all the risk out of the equation by letting you try items at home and mail them back for NO charge if they don’t fit or you simply don’t like them.
When it comes to returns, your order will come with a return shipping label which you just stick on the box, drop off at your local UPS, and you’re golden.
How Many Items Can I Try at Once?
You have to order at least 3 eligible items to qualify for Prime Wardrobe, no minimum dollar value is required.
The most items you can order for a single shipment is 8.
What Happens If I Only Return Some of the Items?
Then you’ll only be charged for the items you decide to keep.
The cool part is you won’t be charged anything until you keep something beyond the 7 day “try on” period.
When Will My Credit Card be Charged?
Your credit card will NOT be charged until you decide to keep something.
So in essence, you could order 8 items totaling over $1,000 and not be charged a cent if you return them all.
Pretty cool way to try on outfits in the comfort of your own home.
Hacks for Success….
1. Be Aware of What Amazon is Trying To Do
Amazon is banking on many shoppers keeping items that they kinda like, but don’t love, because they don’t want to go through the effort of boxing items up and dropping them off at UPS.
Don’t be one of these shoppers!
Go into this program with the mindset that “if you don’t love it, you’re sending it back, guaranteed!”
2. Take Advantage of $20 Off
Amazon is currently offering a $20 off your $200+ Prime Wardrobe purchase.
This only works if you “keep” at least $200 worth of clothing or shoes.
It’s also worth noting that if there’s a better promotion available at checkout, you’ll score that discount instead.
3. Always Search from Correct Spot
To make your life easier, always search for specific items that qualify for Prime Wardrobe.
Just click the drop-down menu in the search bar and select “Prime Wardrobe”.
4. Which Prime Members Have Better Chance of Getting In?
Prime members who are active, and order frequently, have a better chance of getting accepted into the program.
But my guess is that as this program becomes more popular, Amazon will open it up to all active Prime accounts.
5. Be Aware That Shipping Takes Longer
If you need the outfit or shoes in 2 days, Prime Wardrobe might not be right for you.
This is because orders take between 4-6 business days to get to your doorstep.
Ask the Reader: Have you tried Amazon Prime Wardrobe yet? Was it a good experience?
By Kyle James
Photo credits to Amazon Prime Wardrobe.