Lyon and Post has been quietly revolutionizing the online shopping industry since its soft launch of February 2015. Officially launching in March 2015, Lyon and Post wants you to know that you no longer have to agonize over stressful “size charts” and “return fees” that are so often associated with online retail.
What is Lyon and Post?
Lyon and Post is an online shopping service based out of San Francisco, Calif. that aims to provide women with the opportunity to try on clothes at home the way they might in what Lyon and Post describes as a “brick and mortar” store. L&P was founded by Lawrence Wisne and Colleen McKinnie. Wisne, a graduate of Stanford University, and McKinnie, a graduate of Michigan State University, took great issue with the fact that women across America were paranoid about ordering the wrong size item for fear of going through a stressful return process… or even worse, not being able to return the item at all.
How does Lyon and Post work?
Lyon and Post stresses that everything about their service is free, until you find the articles of clothing that you decide you would like to buy. That’s right – membership, shipping, returns – all for free! Users sign up for a free membership and are then granted access to brand names such as Amour Vert, Duffy, twenty, and many others, starting at $40 and ranging to above $100. After choosing which articles of clothing you would like sent to you (for free, do you see a theme here?), you have seven days to try on and make a decision upon receiving the clothing. If you decide to keep an item, you then pay for it thanks to a secure credit card information storage system as part of your membership. Anything you are not a fan of, simply return in the prepaid package provided by Lyon and Post.
What are some perks of being a member?
First and foremost, you must be a member (which is free, with no hidden fees) to begin the process of shopping on Lyon and Post. Secondly, Lyon and Post will reward you and a friend with a $30 credit to each of your accounts when you refer your friend to L&P! The credit is immediately available and can be applied to any brand the site offers. Lyon and Post also price matches. They do their best to keep brands at accurate and market-value prices, but L&P promises that if you can find an item at a lower cost from a reputable distributor, they will match that seller’s price.
There is quite literally no downside to Lyon and Post. “Free” is everyone’s favorite word these days, and Lyon and Post certainly delivers in that aspect. Brand name clothing, at a reasonable price, with ample time to try it on all results in Lyon and Post becoming your new online best friend.