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How Will Amazon Prime Wardrobe Affect Clothing Sales on eBay?

Have you heard of the Amazon Prime Wardrobe program? It’s revolutionizing online clothing shopping! We’ve compiled some information and


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  1. What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe?

  2. Amazon Prime Wardrobe Review

  3. Amazon Prime Wardrobe vs. eBay

  4. More Potential Problems for eBay Sellers

  5. eBay Clothing Seller Feedback

  6. How Much Does Prime Wardrobe Cost?

  7. Shipping benefits include:

  8. Streaming benefits include:

  9. Shopping benefits include:

  10. Reading benefits include:

  11. Other benefits include:

  12. Prime supplemental memberships include:

  13. Prime Wardrobe vs. eBay Conclusion

What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe?

Amazon Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep.

You can try on three to eight items at one time and best of all, shipping and returns are FREE!

Here is the process:

  1. 1Fill Your Box with Clothes. Pick 3 or more items across clothing, shoes, & accessories.

  2. 2Try on at Home. Use your 7-day try-on period to find the best style & fit at home.

  3. 3Checkout and Return. Checkout online. Use provided return label & drop off at UPS.

Check out all the benefits of Amazon Prime Wardrobe for yourself! Click here

This is a great model for shoppers! Now people can try on their clothes before purchasing them and still buy online. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Review

Here is what Christina Bonnington from The Daily Dot said about her experience of ordering from Amazon Prime Wardrobe. Check out her Amazon Wardrobe review below:

Despite all the changes Amazon has made trying to make its site a hub for fashion,

searching and browsing apparel on the site still isn’t as easy as with a traditional retailer. Amazon’s wide variety of products is a double-edged sword: On the one hand, it means you can find a variety of similar products so you can find exactly what fits your needs. On the other hand, it can also make the process of searching for an item more overwhelming.

The ordering process, however, is dead simple, and being able to try on multiple items without heading to a retail store perfectly sated my inner sloth. Getting things packed back up and to the UPS store was a minor chore, but it’s about as easy as it could have been made.

In the future, I’ll definitely use Amazon Prime Wardrobe again. The ability to order and then try on several alternatives at once without immediately being charged was quite convenient. And hopefully, it saved a little bit on the box waste of ordering those items separately, too.

Christina Bonnington

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe vs. eBay

How is this going to affect eBay? Well, it might hurt a little but I don’t think it’s going to completely destroy them.

According to Terapeak, eBay’s Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories category has the highest total sales and the highest total listings of all categories on eBay.

The thing that eBay has in it’s favor that Amazon Prime Wardrobe does not is lower cost, used items.

For eBay sellers specializing in new with tag clothing (like BHFO, the largest clothing retailer on eBay), they might find it a little hard to compete with Amazon on this one. The only thing they might have in their favor is price. Someone will be willing to spend $5-10 on an item they didn’t try on first rather than spending $50-100 on an item that they CAN try on first.

If you’re enjoying this article, you might also like to read our blog titled, “Selling Shoes on eBay: How to Take Pictures of Shoes for Sale“.


More Potential Problems for eBay Sellers

There is a good possibility that your return rates will go up.

On Amazon Prime Wardrobe, buyers can order 3-8 items to try on. There is a possiblity that buyers might bring that same mindset to eBay and order multiple items from various buyers, try them on, and send back what they don’t want. With eBay’s Money Back Guarantee, there will be little that sellers can do to combat this.

eBay Clothing Seller Feedback

As a former seller on eBay of primarily apparel for about 8 years. I can say without a doubt, this will hurt sellers if they are forced to take returns after 7 days. About 10% of my business was dealt with returns under false pretenses some wanting to return as long as 30 days after delivery saying not as described when received. The package was not even opened yet, as well as coming back ripped or stained as stated above. Let the sellers decide weather or not they take returns. Myself I have a 24 hour after delivery. That gives them plenty of time to make sure it fits and nothing is wrong with it.

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How Much Does Prime Wardrobe Cost?

If you’re wondering, ‘how much does Amazon prime wardrobe cost?’, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it comes at no additional cost to existing Prime members!

Amazon Prime continues to be a value packed membership plan that includes the following benefits as described on Amazon:

Shipping benefits include:

  1. FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits. For more information, go to Amazon Prime Shipping Benefits.

  2. FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes. For more information, go to Order with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery.

  3. Prime Now: Get FREE 2-Hour Delivery on thousands of items. Check your ZIP Code’s availability. For more information go to Prime Now.

  4. checkFREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S. For more information, go to Release-Date Delivery.

  5. checkFREE No-Rush Shipping: Don’t need your Prime order right away? Select No-Rush Shipping and earn rewards for future purchases.

Streaming benefits include:

  1. checkPrime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Video.

  2. checkAmazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.

  3. checkPrime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than two million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Music.

  4. checkAmazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members. For more information, go to Amazon Music Unlimited.

  5. checkTwitch Prime: Members will receive exclusive promotions on eligible pre-order games. Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content. For more information, go to Twitch.tv.

Shopping benefits include:

  1. checkWhole Foods Market: Exclusive savings for Prime members, 5% back for eligible Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, and 2-hour Delivery via Prime Now in select cities (with more to come). For more information go to Prime at Whole Foods Market.

  2. checkAmazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases, in addition to rewards everywhere else you shop. For more information go to Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.

  3. checkAmazon Prime Store Card: Eligible Prime members can get 5% back every day on Amazon.com purchases and access to exclusive financing offers. For more information go to Amazon Prime Store Card.

  4. checkAmazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. For more information, go to Amazon Dash Button.

  5. checkAmazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.

  6. checkPrime Wardrobe: Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep. For more information, go to About Prime Wardrobe.

  7. checkPrime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can shop for groceries and household products in everyday sizes and pay an additional delivery fee. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.

  8. checkDeals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get Up To 20% Off Diapers, Baby Food, and More or About the Completion Discount.

  9. checkPrime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access.

  10. checkAmazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.

Reading benefits include:

  1. checkPrime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. For more information, go to Borrow Books from Amazon Prime Reading.

  2. checkAmazon First Reads: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Amazon First Reads picks. For more information, go to Amazon First Reads. You can also purchase hardcover titles at exclusive prices.

  3. checkAudible Channels for Prime: Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. For more information go to Audible Channels for Prime.

  4. checkWashington Post Free Trial: Enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post with a six-month free trial.

Other benefits include:

  1. checkMembership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. For more information, go to About Amazon Households.If you have a paid Prime membership under your personal account you can share your shipping benefits with your Amazon Business user account. Go to Amazon Prime and Business Accounts.

  2. checkPrime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault. For more information, go to About Prime Photos.

Prime supplemental memberships include:

  1. checkAmazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. For more information, go to About AmazonFresh.

  2. checkAmazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.

  3. checkPrime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more, or pay a flat shipping fee for each order they place under $40. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Pantry.

Prime Wardrobe vs. eBay Conclusion

While Prime Wardrobe is definitely going to affect eBay sellers selling new with tag clothing at top dollar prices, it is unlikely to affect used clothing sellers.

The whole Amazon Prime membership program is packed full of benefits to consumers and we’re excited to see more Amazon Prime Wardrobe reviews in the coming months.

Please share your thoughts in the comments regarding Prime Wardrobe. We’d love to hear your take on the new eBay competition!

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