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If saving 40% – 80% on clothes and shoes is more important to you than getting one- or two-day shipping, then pay attention. Learning how to shop the deals on Zulily clothes and other necessities might be perfect for you.
In case you’re asking, “what is Zulily?”, let me fill you in. It’s a daily deal site filled with clothing for women and kids, toys, and home decor. Think of Zulily like a digital T.J.Maxx. And while finding 40% – 80% savings at Zulily is legit, there’s one small catch: Zulily takes 2 – 4 weeks to ship your items.
But that might sound like a deal you’re willing to make. If so, you’re in the right place. I’ll walk you through how Zulily works, what you can expect to find within 1 – 2 weeks’ worth of sales, how to get Zulily free shipping, and how to maximize those Zulily clothing deals you find.
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1. Sign up for a Zulily account so you can access Zulily’s deals.
We get asked all the time if you can shop Zulily without signing in. Unfortunately, you can’t add anything to your “basket” on Zulily until you sign up for a free Zulily account using your email. Signing up is what lets you purchase items on Zulily.com and through Zulily’s free app (iOS / Android). They’ll also send each Zulily sale straight to your inbox.
If you don’t want to give your email out, use a spam account (I have one with Yahoo) to sign up.
Can I look at Zulily clothes & deals without signing up?
You can get a peek at current Zulily deals by browsing their website. But you won’t be able to purchase anything — or see the current sale that members are shopping — until you sign up for a Zulily account. We’ll show you all the latest Zulily deals here so you can see if it’s worth signing up.
2. New Zulily deals come out daily at 9 a.m. ET.
Each morning at 9 a.m. ET, Zulily emails all members a rundown of the day’s on-sale items.
Sales are organized by brands (think: “Up to 70% Off Steve Madden”), departments (“Baby Brands Starting at $6.99), or seasons (“Up to 65% off Mother’s Day gifts”).
I’ll have more on the best stock-up prices and sales below, but for now, just know that each sale lasts anywhere from 1 – 7 days. The top of each page tells you how much time you have before the sale ends.
After each sale officially ends, Zulily will place their order for the number of items they sold. That means your purchase has to ship to Zulily’s warehouses before they can even come to you, which is why shipping takes 2 – 4 weeks.
3. The best things to buy are Zulily clothes and shoes, which are up to 80% off.
In my experience, if you at least peruse that daily email every day for two weeks, you’ll find great savings on Zulily clothes and shoes.
4. Shop the best Zulily deals during their Birthday Sale each January.
Zulily doesn’t make too big of a deal out of the traditional American shopping holidays like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. In 2022, Zulily treated all of those holidays like, well, any other week. Bummer.
But they do have one huge sale in late January: the Zulily Birthday Sale. They use this sale to clear out remaining inventory, which means prices drop to a ridiculous point on many items, especially Zulily clothes.
This year, it happened Jan. 23 – 29, with a series of 72-hour events that each kicked off at 9 a.m. ET. During the 2023 Zulily Birthday Sale, we saw deals like 80% off Muk Luks boots, more than 75% off Steve Madden jackets and Jessica Simpson puffer coats, and 7-piece comforter sets for 69% off.
5. To get your items faster (1 – 2 weeks), shop Zulily’s “Ready to Ship” deals.
All year round, Zulily hosts Ready to Ship deals where all qualifying items get to your door much faster. Find the Ready to Ship section under the “Shop by Category” tab (it’s on the bottom-left on a desktop computer).
Or, look for the rocket ship icon in the lower right-hand corner of any item’s icon. That icon indicates that it’s ready to ship.
Ready-to-Ship items hit the road within 1 to 3 days, which is a lot better than their regular shipping period of 5 to 14 days.
The best part? Zulily only charges the normal shipping price of $6.99. (It’s free on orders of $89 or more, before any taxes or discounts are applied.)
6. Unlock Zulily free shipping all weekend if you buy something small on a Friday.
At Zulily, you pay a one-time shipping charge starting at $6.99 on that day’s first order, plus an additional $2 for any other items in your checkout bag.
That’s why I don’t order multiple items at a time. Instead, I spread out my items over multiple purchases. After you pay for shipping once, you unlock Zulily free shipping for the rest of the day (until midnight PT).
Better yet? Zulily offers a weekend shipping special offer. If you place an order on Friday, you’ll open a free shipping window for the rest of the weekend.
When I needed blackout curtains for my kids’ room, I purchased the curtain rings for $9.49 on Friday and paid $6.99 for shipping. Instead of ordering the rings and curtains at the same time (and paying an extra $2), I ordered the curtains on Saturday and paid $0 for shipping, saving me $2.
TIP: The items you order must qualify for the lowest shipping charge (the $6.99 minimum), so you can’t order a huge piece of furniture and expect Zulily free shipping to come your way. They also offer Zulily free shipping on orders of $89 or more to certain U.S. addresses.
7. Get a $15-off Zulily coupon code when you refer a friend and they make their first purchase.
For every new member you refer to Zulily, you’ll receive a $15 shopping credit when they make their first purchase.
Just know that your referral credits expire after 90 days — so make sure you use them when you get them.
8. Unfortunately, Zulily no longer price matches with Amazon and Walmart.
Up until early 2022, Zulily guaranteed that if you found the same item at Amazon or Walmart.com — Zulily would match their prices up to 24 hours after your purchase. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. They will still price-match on their own items, which we’ll go over next.
9. Zulily will do a price adjustment for up to 14 days after purchase.
If you see a lower price on Zulily.com for a product you already purchased, they will price-adjust their own prices for up to 14 days after your purchase.
To ask for a price adjustment, you can chat with the Zulily customer service team online, contact their Customer Service by phone (877) 779-5615, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The issue with price adjustments is that Zulily doesn’t offer rain checks for items not currently for sale. That means if your item’s a 72-hour deal or it sells out, you won’t be able to take advantage of this tip.
TIP: When you download the Zulily app, you can keep track of items and easily check to see if the price dropped after your purchase.
10. Zulily employees get a 20% off Zulily coupon code to use on unsold items after a sale.
The time to befriend a Zulily employee is now, y’all. A 20% discount is pretty good compared to employee discounts we’ve seen from other businesses.
Related: We rounded up all the best employee discounts from national brands.
11. Consider the Zulily return policy carefully before you buy.
Like a bunch of other stores, Zulily gives you 30 days to make a return once you get your items in the mail.
The catch is that Zulily’s return policy has a wide range of things they don’t accept for returns. Pretty much the only things they’ll accept for Zulily returns are clothing and smaller housewares.
But, here’s another kicker: they charge you for your return shipping! The return fee is a flat $4.95, no matter how many items you send back at once.
In some cases, you may be better off selling your unwanted Zulily items on sites like Facebook Marketplace, ThredUp, Poshmark, or your local thrift store.
And hey, let me know if you have any other questions about Zulily clothes deals in the comments below — I’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading!