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(603) 266-2600View Additional Phone Numbers100 Birch Pond Drive, TiltonNH 03276

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J.Jill is a leading multi-channel fashion retailer of women's apparel, accessories and footwear.

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  • Response to 7 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

7 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Billing / Collection Issues3
Delivery Issues1
Problems with Product / Service3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 7

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Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (7)
04/19/2016Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

March 27, 2016
Better Business Bureau 48 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301-6310

Dear Better Business Bureau

On March 17 I placed an order with J Jill for one item. The charges to be made was 49.15 (copy enclosed).

Upon checking my account I found that J Jill had made three charges to my account, one for 49.15 on March 17, one for 3.19 on March 17 and one for 49.54 on March 18. When I called J Jill in reference to this matter I was told that this was just an interim charge. **** is the person I spoke to at 1:17 PST on March 20. She still could not explain why the additional charges were added. I asked to speak to a supervisor who apparently chose not to speak to me. She told me that a credit for 3.19 would be issued immediately but the other charge would be researched by the Credit Department and I would receive a call the next day. I still have not heard further from them. I did get an email stating that they had issued a credit in the amount of 2.97.

Copies of all relevant documents are enclosed.

Very Truly yours

*** ****

Desired Settlement
Any assistance you can give me in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ******** *****/Manager
Contact Phone: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: **************
I have looked into the matter described above and found there were no duplicate charges. We do a pre-authorization on every order to verify funds. Once the order has shipped the funds are deposited and the pre-authorization drops off. The customer should at this point see only a charge in the amount of $49.54 and a credit for $2.72. The credit is due to a processing error involving tax.

I hope this helps resolve the situation and please let me know if I can be of further assistance to the customer.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)

01/20/2015Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

I never applied for the credit card the # is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. The credit card was charged on 12/13/15. for 155.84. The purchase was made at your
White Plains NY store.When i called J.Jill the lady on the phone ask for my name and last 4 of my social security. It wasn't the same social she had. So she said i can't do anything for u. Even that the card is under my name with my address. there was nothing she could do for you because of the social.

Desired Settlement
To have that credit card cancel because i didn't ask for it.

Business Response
I spoke with Ms. ******* yesterday afternoon to discuss the matter. It was determined that the discussion she had was not with J.Jill but with Comenity Bank. I looked into the matter prior to giving her a call and found that the card was opened under her name due to a human error at one of our retail locations. She had the same name, same city, different address as the person who actually opened the card.
Ms. ******* was relieved to hear that it was human error and that we were correcting it on our end.

05/09/2016Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Didn't process refund on my return order within 4 weeks want to sent me some kind of voucher saying I didn't include invoice even I did.
I ordered March 13, 2016 some cloth from catalog first time it was 4 items in all and I returned 3. Within a week. I called after a week about my refund they said they still processing return I ask refund on my credit card. Today I received email about a voucher refund even company offers refund for 90 days. I called today again and I was told they have no recollection about my previous call and said they are still processing. Didn't say what I ask about the voucher and email.

Desired Settlement
Refund on my credit card.

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ******** *****
Contact Phone: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: ********.*****
Thank you for notifying me of the issue involving your return. Our policy is when we receive a return without a receipt a merchandise credit is issued. The customer called on 4/7 inquiring what the mdse credit was. Explained what a merchandise credit was. She wanted her original form of payment credited which we honored on 4/15/16. On 4/16/16 the retail store called us to say the customer tried to use the merchandise credit for am purchase. Of course because we deactivated the card to issue to her Visa there were no funds for her to use. Her original form of payment has been credited in the amount of $171.55.

01/26/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I returned the majority of an order I received from them. They are not refunding me.
Order placed 10/30/14 using my j jill credit card for 11 items totaling $384.91. I received the items about a week later. They were not what I expected. The quality was far less than I what wanted and all the arms ran too short. I returned the items less than a week later. I had been waiting for a credit and nothing. Contacted customer care by email on 12/11/14. At first wad told by ****** no record of return yet. I then asked them to track as it had been at least 3 weeks. I later received an email from ***** stating that my items were received but would be sent back to me (as of today buying sent back to me from j jil and no credit) as they were washed and worn and that was against their return policy. First, why didn't they contact me regarding this instead of holding the items and doing nothing. Second, I had the items for less than a week when they were sent back. However this is from their website "or does not meet your quality expectations within 90 days of your original purchase". I sent an email back with this and have had no response from customer service. I am paying interest on my card for these items and don't have them. I don't want them either, I want a refund. I returned to them sloan v neck black, sloan v neck blue bell, dolman top, hyde park cardigan, sweater tunic black ivory, vneck floral sweater, tall printed elliptical, sloan v neck gray. Those items total $247.42 tax $13.61 total refund $261.03.

Desired Settlement
I want refund to my j jill card for the returned items

Business Response
Our return policy states: "We're happy when you're happy. If you are not completely satisfied with your J. Jill purchase, we will gladly accept returns of merchandise that is unworn, unwashed, undamaged or does not meet your quality expectations within 90 days of the original purchase. If returned with the original receipt, you will receive an exchange, refund or credit for the original purchase price. If returned without a receipt, you will receive an exchange or merchandise credit for the current selling price."
Our return specialist team deemed the mdse had been worn, thus not able to accept the return.
Please let the customer know the merchandise has been returned to her due to this reason. If she would like to send the mdse back to my attention I will gladly review the merchandise and make a determination at that time. I will also be willing to send her via email a return shipping label at no cost.
Please advise me of her decision.
******** *****

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Ye, please email a return label. The clothing was not worn but a couple pieces may have been laundered. But as I read your return policy "OR does not meet you quality expectations within 90 days". Therefore if they do no intend to accept returns back they need to remove or re-word the OR portion. I received the package yesterday and will return it as soon as I receive the email. I would prefer this not be closed until they receive the items back and a credit has been issued. Thank you

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Have they processed this yet? It was sent back December 18th.

Final Business Response
We received Ms. ***********'s return package today. All mdse enclosed has been refunded. She should see a credit on her account in the amount of $363.86 within 48-72 hours.

01/26/2015Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Unauthorized charge for Account Assure program resulted in late charges and interest on $0 balance account.
On November 28, 2014, my J.Jill account (Comenity) was charged for an order I placed. The order was shipped from the FedEx location on November 29, 2914 and delivered to me on December 4, 2014. Because of the poor quality of the J.Jill merchandise, I returned the entire order on December 8, 2014 using the USPS return label supplied by J.Jill. I was charged $6.95 return shipping charges and scheduled the payment online to be posted on 12-16-2014.

On December 16, 2014, I emailed J.Jill regarding the status of my returned merchandise because J.Jill did not complete the final stage of the delivery tracking through the U.S. Postal Service; therefore, I could not confirm that it was received. I received a response email from J.Jill's on that same date.

On December 18, 2014, I received an email acknowledging the posting of the $6.95 to my account on 12-16-2014.

On December 19, 2014, I received an email confirming the credit for the returned merchandise was posted to my account on 12-19-2014.

I thought my account was $0.00. However, I received an email early this morning that my J.Jill credit card (Comenity Bank) was available for online viewing. Since I had returned the entire last order placed, PLUS paid the $6.95 return shipping charge, I was shocked to find that I had been charged for the Assure program, PLUS a $25.00 late charge! I paid the account IN FULL by the due date (the $6.95 return shipping AND the credit for the returned items). I have NEVER been late with a payment.

Comenity originally explained the Account Assure coverage as being added to an account if there was a balance remaining. They didn't not explain that it was added to the account immediately when a charge appeared on the account. I did not want the Assure coverage on this account and contacted Comenity to cancel this program immediately when they added it on the account the first time. It did not appear on my account for April 2014 or May 2014 and I thought it was canceled, as requested and as Comenity assured me it was, in fact, canceled.

I did not check the itemization on the July 2014 statement and therefore, did not notice that the charge reappearing for the Assure coverage in the amount of $5.36. I had paid the account when I received the email reminder stating the total due.

This morning, I was appalled to find I owed $33.68 on an account for which I received no product and had, in fact, paid $6.95 to return defective product!

My $0.00 balance J.Jill account has been charged: $5.25 Account Assure for the 11-28-2014 order that was returned in full; $25.00 LATE CHARGES for not paying the $5.25 Account Assure by 01-03-2015; and $2.78 interest from January 1, 2015 through January 8, 2015.

To avoid further interest, late charges and Account Assure, I paid the $33.68 online.

I demand FULL REIMBURSEMENT of the $33.68, plus $6.95 for the return postage, plus $5.36 for the Account Assure that was added to the account and paid in July 2014, for a TOTAL REIMBURSEMENT PAID TO ME IMMEDIATELY BY CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $45.99.

J.Jill and Comenity does not give the consumer the opportunity to pay an account in full without assessing the Account Assure on the entire balance. Furthermore, J.Jill and Comenity adds this product to an account after the Assure has been canceled. The Assure is added to the account BEFORE the balance appears online and therefore, it is impossible to pay an account for merchandise without having to pay for this product.

I further demand that any negative reporting on my credit report to Equifax, TransUnion or Experian be immediately corrected to reflect a $0 balance and account current at ALL TIMES. If this is not corrected, I shall seek damages for your misreporting.

I am also filing a complaint with the CFPB.

Desired Settlement
I demand reimbursement IN FULL by CHECK payable to me in the amount of $45.99 as itemized in the complaint.

$5.25 Account Assure charged without authorization
$25.00 Late Charge on account that was $0.00
$0.65 Account Assure added to January 2015 without authorization
$2.78 Interest (01-01-2015 to 01-08-2015) on $0.00 balance
$5.36 Account Assure charged July 2014 without authorization
$6.95 return postage paid

Furthermore, if this account has been negatively reported on my credit report, I demand that my credit report be corrected to report $0 balance and the account CURRENT AT ALL TIMES. If this is not done immediately, I shall seek further damages, including legal action for your unauthorized charges and misreporting.

Business Response
Ms. ******* contacted our Customer Service department via email this morning. The email was addressed promptly and a response was sent to Ms. ******* informing her that we would address it with Comenity Bank and please give us 48-72 hours to get the matter corrected. We have addressed her concern with Comenity and asked them to remove all charges as stated in her complaint. I have credited to her account the $6.95 return shipping charges as a courtesy due to the frustration she has had to endure. As stated in the email to her, she will be notified when we hear back from the bank that they have removed all charges.
*** *****

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
The $6.95 is not showing credited to the account. How kind of J.Jill to credit my account with $6.95 "as a courtesy" for "frustration" caused by J.Jill's unauthorized charge to my account and then charging $2.78 late charges for 8 days on unauthorized charges resulting in further unauthorized charges and $25.00 late charge. How absurd to consider this "courtesy." It doesn't touch the pay I missed from dealing with this yesterday, or the fact that I paid those unauthorized charges in order to stop J.Jill, Assure and Comenity from charging any further unauthorized fees.

I obviously contacted Comenity yesterday (as instructed by the J.Jill "live chat" customer service representative on Sunday, January 11, 2015) before J.Jill made any contact with them because there was no mention that J.Jill had contacted them about the complaint.

The first Comenity representative I spoke with yesterday refused to acknowledge any inaccuracies on the account and, in fact, stated that the Assure was not canceled until January 11, 2015. She was adamant that "she" was correct and I asked for her supervisor to which she responded "I will gladly let you speak with a supervisor." I spoke with Jaovanni, who identified himself as "Resolution Specialist." I explained to him that the Assure had been canceled in December 2013 as was evidenced by my account history until July 2014 when J.Jill and/or Comenity took it upon themselves to reactivate this program and added the charges to my account without my authorization. Jaovanni said he could credit the $25 late charges, $2.78 interest, and the December and January Assure charges, but could not credit the July Assure charges that were unauthorized. He said I would have to contact Assure. I asked how I would be reimbursed for the monies I paid to J.Jill and Comenity and Assure without receiving any merchandise or services. He said he would credit my J.Jill account. I told him I want to close the account as soon as this is straightened out and he said after it is closed, he could have a check issued for those charges except for the July Assure charge.

Jaovanni stated that the credit would appear on my account within 48-72 hours. That is unacceptable. If he made the adjustments yesterday, they should appear on my account this morning after updated.

I contacted Assure at the instruction of Comenity. The lady I spoke with confirmed that my account had not been charged for the Assure program from December through July - even though there were balances for some of those months. She further stated that the cost of the program is $1.99/$100 balance and anything less than the $100 is prorated. She further stated that it is J.Jill's contract with Assure and if there is a balance on the date the billing cycle ends, the Assure is automatically added. Comenity and J.Jill do not allow payment of an account on the date the billing cycle ends. The Assure is posted BEFORE the customer has an opportunity to pay any balance before that is added to the account. The Assure representative confirmed my scenario that if I went to a J.Jill store on the 8th of the month (the closed date of my billing cycle) and charged a purchase to my J.Jill account, the purchase would be immediately charged to my account on the 8th, but I would not be able to immediately pay it online without the Assure charges added.

The representative at Assure agreed to credit my J.Jill account with the unauthorized Assure charges from July 2014. She stated that it may not show up on my account until the next billing cycle (February 8) or possibly 2 billing cycles. That is unacceptable.

I checked my J.Jill account after receiving this email and the J.Jill, the Assure and the Comenity adjustments have not been posted to my account.

This matter will not be resolved until I am fully reimbursed for the charges, payable to me by check.

Final Business Response
As per the previous submission to the customers complaint - we contacted our bank to get the matter resolved and today 1/14/15 we received notification that the bank has removed all charges pertaining to the Account Assure and I issued a credit for the return postage fee int he amount of $6.95. She will be receiving a refund check from Comenity Bank within 10-14 business days.

12/08/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Returned 2 pants no refund no response.
I bought 2 pair of pants from J Jill on-line. They arrived promptly. Both of them were HUMONGOUS! Vanity sizing for sure. There was no difference in the two sizes, 0 and 2. Both were the same size and HUGE! Not a 0 or a 2 I can assure you. They also had some sort of flaps or something on the sides. I guess where large hips are supposed to go. ?? Odd. So I returned them. I have yet to get the promised refund. Now they're telling me there was paperwork to be filled out. I never saw any paperwork to fill out. One of the pants did look like a return though because it wasn't in a plastic bag like the other one. I have emailed them repeatedly. No response other than one person asking me about paperwork. Before and since no response. They did refund me the 11.95 in shipping but I've yet to receive the rest. It's been over the 10 days they say it takes so I don't know what the problem is. First they misrepresent the product in order to steal my money and waste my time. Then they get the product back immediately and keep my money. I want a FULL and IMMEDIATE refund. Thank you.

Desired Settlement
FULL refund ASAP

Business Response
The customer's return has been fully refunded as of the 19th of November in the amount of $78.99. She was previously issued a refund in the amount of $11.95 as well for shipping & processing. The customer recvd her package on the 6th of November, returned to us via her Post Office in Portland, OR. on the 10th. The return package was tracked and we were informed by Fedex that "Winter Storms are causing delays and interruptions in service to the NorthEast" and not expected to reach us until the 24th. As a courtesy we took care of the return before the package arrived at our facility. The customer should see the credit to her bankcard by Friday.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I haven't received any refund from them, other than the 11.95 for postage. They SAY they've refunded my money but it hasn't shown up in my account. The 11.95 showed up right away. ?? I'll close the case once I have actually RECEIVED my refund. Thanks.

Final Business Response
J.Jill is showing the credit was confirmed on the 20th of November through our bank. I would like the customer to check her credit card statement for the credit. It sometimes can take up to 72 hours to post to her account. If she does not see the credit by the 27th, please have her contact me directly at X-XXX-XXX-XXXX X2262 and I will do more research on my end.

01/27/2014Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

Received item never ordered. Told must return item via US mail which would require that I go to post office at holiday time costing time and gas.
I place an order (#XXXXXXXX-XXX). Received two of one item (tunic) and not the A-line tee. Called store to correct. Following, per JJill e-mail, they are going to charge my card again for the A-line top when it ships. Also, told via phone that I am required to mail back an item never ordered in first place. I offered repeatedly to have them pick up item from my home. Told must mail back. This requires a trip to post office requiring time and gas. I looked up *** regulations at the following web site- ***************************************************************

This indicates that I am to mail back OR offer to have them pick up which I have done.

Desired Settlement
I should receive this item as a free gift or that JJill pick up item where they shipped it in error- at my home.

Business Response
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your recent request for information regarding Case #XXXXXXXX for ******** ******.

Our records indicate Ms. ****** contacted us several times on the 3rd of December. We apologized for our error and immediately sent her the correct item purchased at no additional cost to her. We asked she return the mdse to us using a prepaid return label, explaining she could use the same box the item came in, take it to the Post Office or leave it for her mailman. She did not have the packaging available to her and did not want to go to the Post Office, or leave it for her mailman. We then suggested she return the item to her nearest retail store. She was unwilling to do this as the store was 1/2 hour away from her home. Her response to both options were "if we want the item back we can come pick it up".

It was clearly evident that we were not going to be able to resolve the situation of getting the wrong item back to us, so we let her know she could keep the item.

I feel the customer was satisfied the same day she made the complaint to us.

Thank you for taking the time to review our resolution to the customer's problem.


******** *****
******** ******* *******
Tilton, NH

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 08/28/1990Business started: 06/30/1987
Type of Entity

Limited Liability Corporation

Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Beverley Grant (Customer Service Manager) Keith Abbott (VP of Fufillment Operations) Cindy Doyle (Mgr. Human Resources) Faythe Shortell (VP of Call Center)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Mail Order & Catalog Shopping

Alternate Business Names
J. Jill Catalog, J. Jill Group, Inc., Jill Acquisition LLC

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100 Birch Pond Drive

Tilton, NH 03276

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