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I received an email from Nordstrom Rack saying they were shutting down my account because of the "high volume" of returns I have from online purchases which is strange, because I keep a good amount of my orders. Hello, you are an ONLINE RETAILER! Shouldn't you know how the business works? People order multiple colors and sizes because...surprise, you can't try them on first! If they don't fit, which is a high possibility (because...reminder: you can't try the items on first), then you return the item. I have never had this type of experience with an online shopping company which I think says something hugely negative about how NR treats their customers. I've advised my friends and family to not shop at NR either in-store or online unless they want to have something ridiculous like this happen to them as well.
I shopped often at Nordstromrack.com. I kept many items but also returned many back to the store near my home. Because of the nature of buying clothing/shoes online, the rate of returning the items is high. I could not believe that Nordstrom Rack just closed my online account without discussing with me. I kept the payment on time and the items returned back to the store were kept in the original bags with the tags. I don't see myself of abusing their system. The way being treated like this shocked me. I just never shop there again. Just to share this story with you. Be careful with this store.
I went to the Oxnard, CA Nordstrom Rack store to exchange an item. Since I did not have the receipt I figure that is fair. So, when I went to customer service and told the girl what I wanted to do, she immediately told me to stand there, and do not go into the store. She had to get approval from the manager to exchange the item. After a few minutes, I asked where the manager was and she, "Oh I have to call her." A woman comes out, really rude and said, "I am only going to do this one time?" I asked her what we only wanted to exchange the item, we did not want any money. I then told her she was being rude, she, "I am not being rude but I am only going to do this one time", I asked for the manager and she said she was the manager.
We knew we were not going to resolve anything. So, we asked for the region manager number, of course, they gave us the wrong number. I call the store back again. Asked to speak to the manager, the same lady then tells me that the store manager was not there and refused to give me her name. The point that was upsetting was, that we were told to stand in the front of the store like we had stolen the item, which we clearly did not, we walked directly in the store and went to customer service. I usually shop there all the time and never had an issue with returning items. I called the corporate office and they did not return my call. And I am a real customer.
I purchased an order with 1233 dollars including tax and shipment was free. Nordstrom withdraw the full amount from my credit card. Items were shipped as I received a message for confirmation... then after 4 days from the order my bank contacted me telling me that Nordstrom has been making daily withdrawal from my credit card... first one was 1233 dollars, then 167 dollars then 191 dollars then 620 dollars and my bank freezed the account immediately and rejected the transfer of the 620.
When I called the customer service she said, “Sorry, this is how our system works!” When I told her that I should approve and be informed how the system works, then I decide whether or not I want to agree on that she said, “Sorry, we don’t inform”... “and it is just because you have a debit card “, when I told her it is a credit card she said, “Ohhh, sorry and credit card as well”. She was trying to make me do the same mistake of buying from them without being informed of this unethical method, by trying to convince me that this happens only with debit cards... worse online shopping, worse experience. People try to manage with the money they have, withdrawing it without any permission is just unacceptable. I had important payments to settle, now I can’t, and it is all because of this unethical website.
The reason for this review is to inform people that Nordstrom's policies are no longer customer service-oriented nor are their personnel. I remember when that was their cachet. I have been a Nordstrom customer for 40 years; my mother was a Nordstrom customer and so was my grandmother when the only Nordstrom store in existence was located in Seattle. I was at the first Nordstrom’s grand opening here in San Diego. When I worked for them for a short period 10 years ago, I learned they were not all they were purported to be. Despite their declining customer service even in their full-price stores, I continued to shop there. But no more.
On Saturday, their couldn’t-care-less attitude for servicing their customers was demonstrated by the current Nordstrom Rack “manager” Cindy (actual store manager was off) in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area of San Diego. I requested to speak with the manager after the cashier had wasted enough of my time trying to find my purchase in their computer— even though I told her the three sweaters I was trying to return still had their tags on them. The prices and the store’s barcodes were clearly showing and I pointed them out. The sweaters were in perfect condition and I had brought them back to the store in which I purchased them.
When the manager of the day came over, she repeated the same “policy” as the cashier— no returns after 45 days, which used to be 60 days, and you must have the receipt. I asked, “Where does it state that?” She said, “All over the store.” The places must not be obvious as I had and still have never seen them. She also said, “it’s on the back of the receipt” and she showed me the back of a receipt-- light grey print on a white receipt. I couldn’t read it. Nothing like making your important policies so they cannot be found or read. Shady. Just like some of their practices that I learned about when I worked for them. Throughout our conversation she seemed to be disassociating Nordstrom from Nordstrom Rack.
Did it matter that I had been shopping with the Nordstrom Rack since they arrived in San Diego about 30 years ago and that I had never heard that before? No. Did it matter that I had been an original Nordstrom customer since they first appeared in San Diego? No. To add insult to injury, she then decided to insult me by stating, “I could only give you a penny for that sweater,” and then attempting to rationalize such nonsense. Never any apologies. I am pretty sure that in Selling 101, you aren’t taught cheeky insults to use on your customers. It certainly wasn’t part of my training when I worked for the company.
Nordstrom is not what they used to be. Their customer service isn’t what it used to be, their staff isn’t what it used to be, and their reputation isn’t what it used to be. Too bad for them. This long-time customer will not be returning. Sadly, they are not above the pack anymore—they have joined the pack, if not moved to the bottom.
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Received my North Face parka jacket today. Love the style of the jacket and been waiting for this one to go on sale. When I open the box noticed that the jacket has no tags or whatsoever right there and then I knew it was used/return item. I tried it on and when I reach inside the pockets both side have old tissues and noticed that one has a used panty liner inside! Yes a sanitary napkin from someone else’s private. When I called customer service all they can say is sorry. The jacket is sold out. Would love to keep it even when it’s a used item but after what I saw inside the pockets? No thank you! Been a customer of Nordstrom. Love the store but please maybe change your very lenient return policy or at least have the decency to put tags and clean the item before sending it to mail. Very disgusting!
I tried to return an item that was over a year old but I have proof of purchase, it was never worn, no tags. The sales person I spoke with had to make several phone calls and get another representative to come over to the counter to help and then they denied the return. I gave them my second item which is still for sale in the store but over-year-old with the receipt and she wanted to return it for $34. When I looked on the company website the item was still for sale for the original cost which I purchased it for $88. I kept the dress and left. Very unhelpful, difficult returns & poor service. In another time, I tried to return a very expensive eye cream that was still a full container and they claimed the color was not correct and the denied the return.
Santoni - Had two pairs for 3 years. They stretched way too much. Cushion wore out much faster than lesser expensive brands. Talk to Kathleen men's shoe department. Manager no help, basically told me to kick rocks. Not in those terms. She was no help.
I have been a customer of Nordstrom for over 10 years, and have spent thousands with them. I recently placed my first online order. Oh boy, did I not know what I was getting myself into. After 11 phone calls and reaching out to corporate, my issue has still not been resolved. I am appalled with the lack of customer service, and how incompetent all of the representatives I’ve spoken to have been, including multiple supervisors. They do not care to make things right with the customer no mater how harsh the situation may be.
It seems as if all they care about are the millions, if not billions of dollars they are making. I am truly disappointed - disgusted, even - and I will NEVER give another penny to this hideous company who messed up my order, did not properly cancel an item, charged me twice, once in bank, and once on gift card & made me call 11 times because they kept making mistake after mistake on my order. Simple one item order. I do NOT recommend anyone taking their business to Nordstrom. You will surely be disappointed.
I received my package today as I’m leaving to go out of the country tomorrow and my shorts were not in the bag. Can someone tell me how anyone miss a whole pair of shorts when I paid for them. I called customer services and the only thing they said they can do for me is offer me free shipping. WAIT WHAT I can get free shipping if I look for a coupon online and then the only way I’m able to get the shorts is if they cancel my order (which takes 3-5 business days for the money to be returned back in my acct) and then I would have to go back online and reorder the shorts.
How is this right. I have a business and when I get something done I’m done with it. This is too much time taken away from me and I’m getting ready to leave the country without one of my outfits. They say they can’t offer me anything but free shipping which I can get on my own. I order online every day and never had this problem. Ralph Lauren if they make a mistake they fix it and also offer a credit. Thanks for nothing Nordstrom Rack.
Ordered a Robert Graham shirt online on a Saturday night. A few hours later, changed my mind and began trying to cancel the order. Emails, phone calls, etc. Was DENIED a cancellation due to a ** "2 hour policy". My order was not processed and no shipping label was created and the order had not been filled and/or shipped. I went back and forth with Saturday night and all day and night Sunday and into the morning on Monday. Regardless, they charged my card up front and refused to refund it.
Got a message Monday that "good news!, my order had been shipped", but in reality when I checked the status, it simply said it was ready for UPS to pick up. So, still not fulfilled and shipped out, but still denied a cancellation and refund. Was told I had to wait until the item arrives and THEN if I was not satisfied, I could "return" it!!! Ridiculous. Already not satisfied and do not want the item, and now they are forcing me to wait 5 days to just go through the motions and headache of returning the item, which will then take another 10 days plus to be refunded finally. I will never order from them again!
Going overseas to a colder region and saw a pair of Timberland boots and purchased the product and hopefully to receive it before I leave. In this day of age with developed technology shipping and dispatching a product should not take 10-21 days. Anyways the boots was said to be delivered on this specific date and it did arrive however, it was a woman's dress. Not a pair of Timberland boots BUT a woman's dress. I was utterly disgusted as when I went back to the product page, my size and many other sizes were sold out. Given them enough time to dispatch (10 days), yet they STILL shipped me the wrong item. I question to myself, you must be drinking when you're doing this, can't believe this company is still alive.
Anyways, I politely sent them an email and they are willing to give me a FULL refund due to my circumstances, they said they will provide a shipping label so I can ship the product back to them and then I'll get a full refund. A complete joke. A shipping label can be sent to me through email yet it took countless of email to ask where about it is. THEY MANAGED TO REPLY QUICKLY BUT STILL DID NOT PROVIDE A SHIPPING RETURN LABEL. This website should be removed. I'm not expert but I believe it breaks many consumer laws and just a complete joke and waste of money and time.
Vince ** and Lori ** out of CO services admitted 3 day overlap in 34 dollar payment yet still erroneously reported an outstanding balance to credit bureaus when in fact the balance was zero. (Names given could be fake) Lori ** admitted that "that is when Nordstrom does their billing. We are on our own schedule." All ego zero intelligence or any type of customer service or retention. Hopefully Lori and Vince got really big bonuses (they should with the billion dollar tax break Nordstrom will now be getting) and feel really good about their fulfilling impactful lives from destroying my credit rating 80 points.
Now hired attorney and working with credit bureaus which makes me feel better and hopefully impact others not to shop at this ** store and or take the bait when they push this card. Especially when you live in a major urban area with good credit. Lesson learned for me. Never Nordstrom. Yay online retailers putting them out of business soon. See other 1 star reviews of the shady card services operation and stay clear of this card!
My husband's bank card had 2 times fraud charge from them and it is weird that he just walk by Nordstrom, doesn't shop at all, and I placed some orders with this company, they don't have the items on hand so they try to charge your card as a pending transaction, and I was waiting for a while they cancelled the order and they said they shipped the product already after a month and they charge on your different card in the file with their system on after 2 months. This is an awful service I ever had. I don't have my product with me and they said they sure that I received my purchase, but I never have the thing, so they cancelled the wrong charge payment on my bank card and require to charge on my original payment method on the Nordstrom Card that on my receipt.
They assume that I have the order, but my receipt is show that it is shipped to the store, I don't even pick it up and the store said they do not have it. And the card center said the item sold in full price without the promotion that I have and they still require to charge the product on my account. I'm totally confuse and they abuse me, but I'm the person who handling no items received and pay for the item in the same time, and I totally feel so wrong. And now, I call all their number and they told me to wait they find out. They are ridiculous, this couple dollars make you spend more than 2 weeks is still not fix. I don't trust them anymore.
I have multiple sons and will walk around boys department with an armful of clothes. No one will ever offer to put them at the counter for me like they used to. I used to think it was one particular salesperson. No, it is everyone - it appears to be their new policy - which I certainly don't understand. Must have been a memo - "Don't offer to hold clothes at counter". Rarely go to Nordstrom anymore - all around decline.
I don't know what happened to Nordstrom's so called good customer service. A few years ago, I ordered a pink Longchamp purse and used it once. It got holes in the corners after the first use. I was able to return it. I also bought a Coach zip up wristlet which I had to return because the zipper was weak. I thought it was a fluke. A few years later, I bought a pair of UGG boots which stiffened. I am a cardholder and never see the rewards dollars either; and the one time I was supposed to see a 20.00 Nordstrom Note, I had to call for days the Customer service to just get the note which I finally got after 2 weeks of waiting.
As for the boots, I tried to take them back to the store and the salesperson was super rude, the manager would not take them back because I had no proof of purchase and assumed they could look it up with a card but apparently it was the card I changed numbers with. They were in the box etc. I was just asking for an exchange, not some big windfall of cash anyway. Eventually I had Nordstrom.com return them and they gave me a gift card value of the lowest selling price which I had to accept.
I bought a pair of baby booties which had the return sticker on them already from a store, a small tiny cloth bag which seemed okay, and a pair of rain boots that made deep cuts and marks on my legs, no matter how many layers I wore under them. They took back the boots. I then exchanged for a pair of Puma shoes which had different toes and a big white thumbprint I could not brush off with a cloth on the material. I also got a wallet and it looked like a store return, with one sticker peeled off and another stuck on there, and it looked like someone smashed the box with their foot or fist. No return label was inside. This is a limited edition wallet and the Nordstrom logo on cardboard was not inside and instead a little piece of awkwardly cut white piece of paper.
I don't know how someone could have returned this so quickly, it looks like the picture and it fits a lot in it. They say I can return it too, but I don't want to go through any more aggravation with them. I honestly think that at this point, more should have been done for me with all these situations. It is too many negative problems with this so-called high end company. It is very insulting that I got these damaged goods and I'm starting to take it personally.
I wish there was a no star option. Nordstrom advertised a jacket on sale on their site. I purchased it online. A day later I received notification that it was unavailable. When I called the CS person said to watch the site and order again. To make a very long story short, I ended up ordering and having it canceled 7 times. Each time it shows up as available. When I call CS the very well-rehearsed CS rep will say: "I'm so sorry, I will report this issue." Then a few days later the item shows back up. A call to CS and they will be happy to upsell me to another item NOT ON SALE. This feels a lot like a bait and switch. But in any case not the Nordstrom's I am familiar with. Better to shop with another store. The images I attached show the original order and the "recommended" items which are more expensive.
I would give zero stars. Nordstrom customer support has tanked. They used to be so good - quality high-end service. I have placed 3 different orders for the same product, listed as available over and over on their website, to have all 3 orders cancelled. Customer support is of no help. They basically shrug and say, "It's out of stock." It shouldn't be re-listed if it's out of stock. Last conversation with a rep, they did the equivalent of hanging up on me during an online support chat. Neiman's and Bloomingdale's still available for high-end service. If I'm spending the dollars, I expect the service.
I have always loved shopping at Nordstrom due to their stellar customer service. They are failing miserably in their online services. A single order now is shipped in MANY boxes making it very difficult to return and track. Their online interface requires a separate login to print a return label instead of utilizing the established online account with orders listed. Orders now take up to 3 weeks to receive since they insist on using UPS which is very broken. Returns have to be individually tracked as they also take up to 3 weeks to get credited and there is no notification when credit has been issued (like their competitors at Saks & Neiman). I really do like Nordstrom but they are rapidly moving down my list of "go to" online choices.
My mother recently moved to a new house. While going through some boxes, she found three upscale pieces of High Fashion items that still had the tags on them from Nordstrom. They were a few years old. Nordstrom is known for their "good" service and their phenomenal return policy, so she decided to send two items back in one box through the online website (printed out return label and return packing slip). Shipped another box, the same way, with one item in it. Unfortunately, she did not write down the tracking # for the first box. Nordstrom lost the first box of clothing in their warehouse and "did her a favor" by PARTIALLY reimbursing her for two items that totaled $1800.
They used the fact that she did not have a tracking # against her. THEN they lost the second box. She HAD the tracking # for that one. They still refused to reimburse her OR ship the item back to her. She had to take them to small claims court and they had to have someone drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, CA to court. At court they said they would refund for the item with the tracking # but they made my mom promise to NEVER shop at Nordstrom again (All in a legal letter). ** Nordstrom! Putting my mother through this. Don't worry! Neither one of us or our friends and family would ever store(s) again. You are pitiful. Shame on you!
I ordered a necklace on December 16th for Christmas and could not get a delivery date until 12/22 and of course, the scheduled delivery date was 12.26. Called support for help and all they could offer was: "I will certainly reach out to UPS and try to have that returned to us. I will issue the refund once I know they're able to return it to us." Meanwhile, they will not issue a refund. Yes please keep my money for your screw ups.
I made an online order that was supposed to include a zero charge promotional item. When the item I ordered arrived the shipment did not contain the promotional item so I contacted customer service and this is the response that I got. "We are not able to systematically send out zero value items on their own, and therefore cannot replace them at this time." It went on to say that if I ordered more and contacted them prior to placing they would then send a promotional Item. Totally unsatisfactory response. Will be doing less business with Nordstrom.
I had very bad customer service experience at Nordstrom Rack at Bellevue downtown location. I want to exchange item but no paper receipt. Usually they send email receipt together. However somehow they cannot find any info about that item so I cannot exchange. I asked manager to solve this problem. There is price tag and barcode that she might try to find out something as I wish. But she not really helpful and tell me leave the store. Omg!!! I didn’t do nothing wrong. She was very rude person and the way of her communicate manner with customer as like teenager fighting with her friend.
I never had met this kind of employee manager at Nordstrom for last 20years. She seem she is the queen of this store and if she say leave the store, then I have to!!! Omg!!! She looks so cheap make up on her face and dress up as way of her talking. She should learn be more patience and try to help customer better way. What happened Nordstrom now!!! Nordstrom owner better watch who work for you. I hope this kind of employee not make your company reputation lower. Manager name is **. I am not going to back to Nordstrom again!!!
I have contacted customer service twice to get a simple silver gift box for my order, and I have received no response. What has happened to Nordstrom's customer care? The company used to reach out to customers to ensure that they were happy with their purchases. This is no longer the case, and, after shopping there for four decades, I no longer have a desire to shop there no matter what they have to offer. To say the least, I am a very dissatisfied customer who, in the future, will go elsewhere. Never again will I shop at Nordstrom!
So my information was exposed in the Equifax data breach. Someone opened an account with Nordstrom and charged over 3000$ to it. I reported this to them and sent them a copy of the police report, Nordstrom credit did nothing. No phone call. No letter. No followup. Meanwhile they are still reporting the account I did not open to the credit bureaus and verifying the information as correct to the credit bureaus Equifax and Experian. Absolutely ridiculous.
I ordered from Nordstrom's 3 weeks ago. Never received it. I was told since I didn't no longer have confirmation # I would be taken care of with a gift card. When I called to see when it would arrive they put through everything. I've already spoken to them about and told me they could help me. 540.00 I feel ripped off and lied to.
Takes 2 weeks for a simple return. Nobody knows anything. Nothing I was told is correct. I had returned a pair of boots on November 21 that I used $50.00 to pay part of the cost. Today is November 12, and the credit finally came through + the fifty dollars. I just called Nordstrom to mail me the $50.00 credit due me. I cannot tell you what all I went through. It is shocking. One person did not even understand English. Never again. I returned an item to Amazon.com the same day - and that was taken care of the next day. I cannot ever take this kind of hassle again. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.
I ordered several sweaters on the NordstromRack.com website. After waiting 10 days, they finally shipped a partial order. After waiting TWO AND A HALF WEEKS, there was an item that still hadn't shipped that I had to call about several times. They finally just refunded my money with no explanation as to why the product never shipped!!! What a waste of time. Worst customer service ever. Returns to store are just as strange... They print out a return receipt with no dollar value on it so you have no idea as to how much you're being refunded! Bizarre!
I ordered $800 in merchandise from Nordstrom and made it my 10-point day. Hours later I got an email stating some of my order was canceled, which turned out to be my whole order! The email didn't give a reason, just a phone number for customer service to call. I called 3 separate times for 30 min each call, only to be finally told that they didn't like my delivery address. Funny, since my delivery address is my business address and I have gotten deliveries from Nordstrom before. So sad that this is what Nordstrom customer service has come to. I will not shop with Nordstrom again and I've been a customer for 30 years.
I ordered a winter coat online it came in a very timely matter. However, not only was it the incorrect style coat, it was falling apart at the seams. The trim was also incorrect, and was very patchy. For a company like Nordstrom, this is completely unacceptable. How can your prices be astronomical and yet your quality be so degrading. I am deeply disappointed in this store and refuse to ever shop in stores or online again.
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Nordstrom, Inc. started as a small shoe store in Seattle in 1901. The company now has brick-and-mortar stores throughout the United States and Canada.
Selection: Consumers can find a wide variety of brands, styles and size options on the Nordstrom website. The website lists women’s sizes 4.5 to 13 and has a “4 and smaller” category as well as a “14 and above” category.
Individualized returns: Nordstrom does not have an official return policy. Instead, the company works with individual customers to make sure they are satisfied.
Videos: The Nordstrom website includes informative videos to help customers make a selection or care for their shoe purchases. They have videos for fitting shoes and boots and for cleaning suede and leather shoes.
POP-IN: Each month, the Nordstrom site features a POP-IN shop with clothes, accessories and shoes from a special designer. Customers looking for unique pieces can watch for these special events.
Best for: The Nordstrom website carries shoes for adults and children and is best for bust adults, professionals, fashion lovers and hard-to-fit individuals.
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