Jcpenney - JC Penney-Online Order-4-7 Day Arrival? Hardly

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Placed an online order on 4/21 for 5 in stock items.Received an email confirmation stating that my items would arrive in 4-7 business days.

To make a long story short, my order finally shipped on 4/27 (As several of the items were located in "different distribution centers", I was informed that 6-7 days was a normal shipping time frame for on line orders..) My order arrived at UPS (A 5 minute drive from my house) on 5/2..( 11 days from order date), it was listed as being on the truck for "delivery next day" FOR 8 DAYS. (Total 19 days) UPS was unable to assist me with this due to the "shipping method" chosen by the shipper. Daily emails to JCP yeilded the same canned response that it was on the truck to be delivered the next day, They were very sorry for the delay, but they informed me that UPS can take up to 10 days to deliver (Pure BS. I do all of my shopping online and have never had a problem like this with any other retailer.) Finally, on the 20th day (and my 12th email) They agreed to issue me a credit, as it appeared that the shipment was "missing".

My credit would appear on my credit card statement within TWO MONTHS.Unacceptable, don't order anything from them online that you don't mind waiting a long time for, if you are lucky enough to receive it

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843 of 1059 Jcpenney reviews

Jan 05 #1266177 Athens, Alabama, United States

First and last time ordering from My order was placed on 12/29/2016 and was shipped on 1/2/2017 but no tracking number was provided. Although, it lists that UPS is the carrier. I called JCPenney (after waiting for 15 minutes) for them to tell me that sometimes their slow to update the tracking numbers?! Shouldn't this process have some automation? How does something get shipped with no tracking number?

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Sep 01, 2014 #864069

This is a really late comment but, guys after jcp has released the order to UPS or USPS or FedEx, then it is no longer the responsibility of jcp, but the shipping companies. It is understandable that you guys are mad, but dont blame it on a company that just provides the item, not ship it. It is not their fault that the shipping company is having troubling fulfilling the order because they have no control over them. You can almost even blame yourself, because most orders that have standard shipping are passed over for items with more priority, and because that was the holiday season, a small majority of people would put a rush on their order, higher than any other holiday season of the year. All im saying is that you should stop blaming jcp and blame the shipping companies because they are the ones responsible for the shipping of the product, not jcp. Jcp only uses the standard days estimated, the numbers do not automatically change because its the holidays. Remember the days are ESTIMATED. And if you guys saw your delay on one of the shipping companies websites to track your order, then my point makes even more sense and jcp had nothing to do with it.

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Aug 04, 2016 #1194892

Horse!#@. So if I send a check to the IRS for taxes and it doesn't get there in time, you're saying it's the post office's fault?

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Dec 24, 2013 #763506 Austin, Texas, United States

:( 12/24/13 - They're still up to their old tricks.

The 4-7 days line is pure B.S.

Who knows when my family will get their Christmas gifts?

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Dec 05, 2012 #578634

I ordered one item on 11/22/12 that showed 'in-stock' and they stated 4-7 day delivery. I understand that it was black Friday but do NOT say 4-7 days if you can't deliver. Now 13 days later here I am and I have been on hold for 17 minutes so far trying to find out what is going on.
JCP has gone way down hill!

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Dec 28, 2012 #586946 Rosemount, Minnesota, United States

I ordered one item on 11/22/12 that showed 'in-stock' and they stated 4-7 days for delivery. I understand that it was black Friday but do NOT say 4-7 days if you can't deliver. Well I checked with them about 20 days later wondering when I would get my jeans since the website says my order is cancelled? Some guy in their outsourced customer service tells me the jeans are backordered and I will see them on Janauary 17th! So I call today to check again and they tell me the order was cancelled? I ask why? they say because the item was on back order. You think it might be worthwhile for them to call me first and tell me? SO then they tell me they refunded my money and they haven't! I paid with a giftcard and then they tell me we put the balance back on the card. Well that was 45 days ago, do you think I still have the card? no. These people are idiots, never again will I buy online from them...

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Dec 05, 2012 #578570

Avoid ordering anything online from JCPenny for Christmas. You probably won't receive it.
I placed an online order on Nov.22, never received it even though the website gives a 4-7 day delivery period. Its been 10 BUSINESS days, not even counting weekends, still no delivery. Called them this afternoon only to find out it hasn't been shipped yet! Customer service blamed it on Black Friday shopping, so they'll "send it to their managers" "to find out why it hasn't shipped and will get back to you in 2 days". Completely done with them.

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Dec 05, 2012 #578485

i never got mine yet and it was suppose to come no later than 10 days from 11/26 and i'm still waiting..

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Nov 01, 2012 #563158

I also got suck in the ordering loop, I have purchased 10% of what I usually do. Shopping at Kohl's and Target on line is very user friendly.

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Oct 11, 2012 #553912

I was a longtime loyal customer. Now I wait 3-4 weeks if I order online and when it finally arrives there's no Catalog Dept., so who knows who will go to get your order and when. The website is *extremely* irritating because they leave stuff up that is sold out in your size so you waste a lot of time looking at stuff they've posted for you that isn't available. Not to mention their getting rid of the wonderful Cabin Creek line and many classic styles of low maintenance and excellent quality. The coupons were fun and really saved $. I am not an old fogey. They have messed up bigtime. The monthly books are awful. The over-35 demographic has $ to spend on themselves and family members and I'm no longer spending it at JCP.

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ex 20 year employee

Sep 06, 2012 #538771

Yep, I was booted out the door also. Attempted to order several items and during each attempt, my shopping bag was cleared out. When It finally took, tried to log in with my password where I ran into a loading loop and when exiting out for the 3rd time, it cleared my bag. Tried to call the 800# for customer service and to place and order, and the phone hung up on me after the automated response. My how JCP has fallen. Getting rid of the Catalog department and outsourcing to 3rd world countries to save a buck. Ron Johnson great job.

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Aug 19, 2012 #530960

Its been 14 days and im still waiting. I buy online all the time and this is the first store that has taken this long and no way to track it. Called and they told me the same thing. "Pending shipment" never again will i buy online unless i have the time to wait for it.

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Jul 08, 2012 #508923

This is not a rare occurrence. The same thing has just happened to me. I place an order on June 29th it is now July 8th and is showing items in stock processing and has yet to ship. When I called to complain I was also given the canned response. I told them I shop online all the time and usually items are shipped the next day and this has been 10 days and still has not shipped! Are the people who are running JCP actually TRYING to put it out of business?? I miss my old favorite store.

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May 24, 2012 #485095

Honestly, this is a rare occurrence...I've worked at JCP for over 2 years, and I don't think I have ever ordered something and had it not arrive in 3 business days (it's usually less than the predicted 4-7), and I've rarely placed orders for customers that take longer than 3 business days either. I work in the home department too, meaning I'm required to place more orders than any one else, and I have a lot of customers who are very regular and familiar, and I talk to them about their orders and if they received it in a timely manner, and they always say it came in less time than it was supposed to. I feel bad that yours was the exception, but it IS a rare occurrence that this sort of thing happens at jcp

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Nov 19, 2013 #744595

I ordered something 10 days ago and it hasn't arrived. Only thing i have ever ordered from them. Does not seem like a rare occurrence.

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