At Talbots, ensuring orders arrive quickly, securely, and undamaged is our top priority. We know you eagerly await your purchases from us and we strive to meet your expectations with each shipment. Please review key information below outlining our standard shipping timeline estimates, shipping fees and rates, returns process, and more details around delivery of Talbots orders.
Contact our friendly Customer Care team directly with any other questions about Talbots shipping specifics or support tracking or locating a missing package.
Standard Shipping Timeframes
Once your order is processed and leaves our fulfillment centers, standard delivery timeframes for domestic U.S. orders to the contiguous 48 states are:
- Ground Shipping: Allow 5-8 business days from ship date
- 2-Day Shipping: Allow 2 business days from ship date
- Overnight Shipping: Allow 1 business day from ship date
Ship dates vary based on inventory availability, order volumes, and processing time after checkout. We process most in-stock orders within 1 business day although extra review may be required for some orders delaying processing which will impact overall delivery estimates.
Keep the above timeframes in mind when placing orders needing arrival by a specific date, such as a birthday or special event. For the fastest processing and delivery prior to occasions, choose Express or Overnight Shipping during checkout.
During peak holiday seasons or special sales events, order volumes may exceed capacity resulting in slightly delayed processing times. Talbots facilitates efficient fulfillment internally while also leveraging external partners allowing flexibility to meet seasonal demands.
We currently ship to all 50 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands. Select exclusions may apply for some remote zip codes or addresses requiring special handling.
At this time we do not ship to international destinations or outside the contiguous United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories except those noted above. As we expand our capabilities, we hope to offer international shipping in the future. Please [contact us](mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Shipping Rates & Delivery Fees
Talbots offers a range of shipping methods and speeds during checkout to meet diverse delivery needs and budgets.
Ground Shipping is our standard free shipping option on qualifying orders over $99. Allow 5-8 business days for delivery. This method does not include expedited delivery or signature confirmation.
2-Day Shipping guarantees delivery within 2 business days for $15 flat fee rate. No minimum order value needed to select this method. Signature confirmation included.
Overnight Shipping delivers within 1 business day for $25 flat fee rate regardless of order subtotal value. Includes signature confirmation.
No additional taxes, carrier fuel surcharges or other hidden fees apply. The price you see at checkout is your final delivery cost for that shipping method.
Qualifying orders include merchandise purchases only excluding gift cards or packaging/shipping costs. Duty, customs, taxes, brokerage or other border fees may apply for deliveries to Puerto Rico, Guam, and certain remote zip codes. See current thresholds and delivery guarantees during checkout flow by clicking the Shipping link. Offers subject to change without notice.
Tracking Your Shipment
Once your order ships with a carrier, you will receive a shipment confirmation email containing your tracking number and link to track status directly on carrier website. Please retain this tracking number and carrier information.
Within email confirmation, click the tracking link or copy number and visit carrier’s tracking page such as UPS.com or USPS.com entering number to view latest scan updates. Transit maps, expected delivery date, current location and other tracking details will populate.
If you do not receive initial shipment confirmation with tracking from Talbots within 2 business days of order being processed, please contact us. We investigate promptly.
Carrier tracking tools offer the most up-to-date information on your package’s journey towards you. Do not hesitate to reach out should you have any other questions or need assistance locating delayed packages.
Talbots includes no-signature-required Ground Shipping on qualifying orders by default allowing drivers to leave packages unattended at delivery address. However, signature confirmation is added automatically for order values over $200 in case driver releases package mistakenly without obtaining release.
You may also choose to add signature confirmation to any orders during checkout for $5 fee regardless of order value. Adult signature will be required upon delivery.
For high-value merchandise, custom or special orders, and most expedited shipping methods, Talbots enables mandatory signature confirmation by default. Adult signature verifying receipt will be necessitated for carriers to release packages to prevent theft or loss.
Please inform us ahead of delivery if you foresee any difficulties obtaining signatures personally or via an authorized individual such as concierge accepting packages on your behalf. Contact Customer Care to add delivery instructions to route through proper channels including mailing rooms, reception desks, or leasing offices if needed.
Loss or Damage During Shipment
Talbots takes precautions to pack, seal, and properly label shipments to avoid damage or loss in transit with carriers. However, occasionally issues may occur externally beyond our control once parcels leave our facilities.
Please thoroughly inspect packages promptly upon delivery before carrier driver departs. If any visible damage to outer box, inner contents, or missing merchandise is evident during unboxing – even if seemingly minor – immediately notify driver to formally document for optimal claim processing. latent damage claims become trickier to pursue later.
Even without external damage, if you receive an order with defective, flawed or inaccurate merchandise contact Talbots Customer Care team promptly within 3 calendar days of receipt. Do not wash, wear, or dispose of any items. We investigate order discrepancies swiftly and make every attempt to remedy misships.
In some cases of damage, loss, or inaccurate shipments we will send replacement items at our cost via rush shipping once internal review completes. Alternatively we can issue refund or credit for impacted goods if preferred. Our goal is resolving issues to your complete satisfaction.
When reporting shipment problems to Talbots, please have your order details, tracking information, and photos of any damages ready to accelerate investigation. The sooner we are notified the quicker resolution.
At Talbots, we make returns and exchanges hassle-free because we understand outfits don’t always work out as envisioned at home. Please inspect items closely upon arrival and initiate returns within 30 days of receiving your shipment if anything simply isn’t right.
To start a return, visit our Online Returns Center and submit a return request by following prompts. You can choose to return items via any shipping outlet or drop off at your local Talbots store if more convenient. We provide a pre-paid return label or QR code allowing you to ship items back to our return processing centers at no cost using your own box and packing materials.
Once received at our facilities, most refunds initiate within 10 business days. Actual settlement times vary based on banking institutions. Exchanges also process swiftly with replacement items rushing to you upon return arrival.
Please note for most efficient processing and tracking, we strongly recommend utilizing the pre-paid return label method generated from Online Returns Center link above. Returns without reference numbers can cause delays linking back details to your account and order.
See our full Return Policy for detailed instructions, exceptions, terms around gift returns, or reaching out for any questions not clarified here related to exchanges or refunds.
We know occasional hiccups can happen with shipping and want to resolve concerns fast! Contact our Customer Care team through the below channels and prompt support is guaranteed.
Phone: 1-877-TALBOTS (825-2687)
Chat: Available via xterratreadmill.com
Agents can look up order statuses, provide guidance on returns, check latest tracking scans, research lost or damaged items claims, and answer other questions on Talbots shipping or deliveries.
Reach out via your preferred contact method and expect fast, thoughtful responses from our friendly service staff. Answers usually come within hours and no later than 48 hours for email inquiries. Tell us how we can improve!
The Talbots Shipping Promise
We stand behind delivery of flawless Talbots pieces to your doorstep efficiently and securely. While unforeseen issues can arise, our commitment never wavers delighting customers with shipments consistently arriving on-time, undamaged, and accurate. Please don’t hesitate to inform us if shipments fall short of expectations in any way so we remedy immediately and optimize future ordering. We value the trust you place in Talbots for apparel worth feeling confident and beautiful in. Our Customer Care teams empower quick solutions getting orders back on track or crediting dissatisfactions so you shop worry-free.