Been loyal H.D. Shopper but moved for a good reason
Ever since the old builders Square went out of business I have been a diligent shopper at Home Depot! I have always been very happy with their product and because I became familiar with the store I have elected to return time after time. Unfortunately after Covid things have changed significantly within the Home Depot franchises. Now it’s become a very messy and disorganized place to shop and feel that often times I am looking for items that I know I want to procure for longer than I feel is necessary. So the other day I had to buy a specific number of a specific size bolt and after looking for it for 20 minutes at Home Depot I decided to try out Lowe’s around the corner. What a fantastic surprise not only was I greeted in the aisle containing the bolts by a sales associate but he also recommended that after we chose the bolts and nuts and necessary washers that I took a picture of the three to make checkout go even faster! What a fantastic impression this made on me and have now returned numerous times for other products and I’m in the process of buying lumber for a new deck and in comparing the quality of the product being offered there’s no comparison and I will be continuing to return to Lowe’s in the future! I really wish I knew the name of the sales associate that provided the added assistance in finding the bolts on using the camera because I would like to see that he gets some recognition for his due diligence.
This store is always greeting me as I enter the store and I’m asked what can I help you find and they know right away the isles to find the item. If ever I don’t understand how to pursue my task someone always comes up and says it looks like you might have a question and yes we go from there. Those cashiers have a tough job and I realize two things right away. Short staffing on front end and those that are running the front end are going above and beyond to maintain the integrity of the store from all the good that the sales associates are doing on the sales floor. I have been in this business before and I can understand that Corp maintains a guide line for hours and yes when you pay bonuses the hours will be reduced to cover the expenses for the P&L. I will not that it is noticeable that staffing hours have been reduced and I’m not going to ask a manager for the answer that will only degrade the positive outlook they have with what they are given so I seriously hope that this will be looked at by someone who needs to really think about the staffing. Overall this is the best of the Lowe’s that I shop at and it does start from the top Ms Ginger Hanson. Please do not let me email address be forwarded to the store please.
We used to shop only at Home Depot but they changed their rules to often. Lowes is far better BUT they should do something about their phone lines. I have waited on hold for many hours. Yesterday I stayed on hold to talk to someone to see if the item I wanted was in stock. I live too far away to drive there to see if they had it. I needed it that day. I waited on hold and then someone would pick up and hang up. This happened 3 times. Ten months back I ordered a large appliance and I was given an approximate date of the delivery. The delivery date was set back over and over again which I think was the manufacturer’s fault, BUT when I called to check on it I never could get a person to answer. I’d always have to go in the store to get updates. Almost always I would get conflicting information. BUT my main complaint is the phone service. You NEED to find a way to get your phones answered. I have spent well over $50,000 this year at Lowes and have tried making many many calls so that I didn’t have to drive there. It’s a very disgusting feeling when they don’t answer or hang up or my call got dropped by my cell phone. I’ve put my phone on speaker and continue to work, but finally after more than an hour I’d hang up. This just isn’t right. I just bought a house to remodel and then resell so I need to have communication with you.
I absolutely love all the Lowe’s, it is the store I prefer because they always have what I need in stock as well as I find Lowe’s staff to be so much more knowledgeable and above all else so much kinder and helpful than their local competitors staff and store. I must drive quite a few more miles to go to a Lowe’s instead of the competitor, but driving to Lowe’s even with these expensive gas prices for the past 9-10 months, I find I still save a lot more money even driving the extra 5 miles each way. I basically live in Lowe’s as I do a lot of fixing up of the house myself, and if I need a friend to help me or hire someone to do a job on the house I always ask them to go to Lowe’s, telling them I find Lowe’s to be such a better store as well as the staff is so much nicer and know what they are talking about when I have a question, the staff never fails to answer and bring me to the items I need, often telling me easier ways to do a job I must do around the house. I am so very grateful for my favorite Lowe’s, the Lowe’s on Montauk Highway and Route 101, in East Patchogue, NY. The store is fully stocked and all of the staff is so very helpful as well as so very kind!! THANK YOU LOWE’S! YOU GET 5 STARS FROM ME!! Thank you again, Wendy Sondericker
On Thursday, I drove to Bowie store to put my order in for my Levolor banded shades. I actually was trying to get out from getting the installer that was in my area. I completed it I paid $35 for them to come out to measure. I got a call on Friday from the installer to tell me he did not come down to my area in mechanicsville, how sad. However, there is a a ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel. I went into the Lowe’s store in Saint Marys county this time instead of going to the La Plata. I was running very late only had 10 minutes before the store closed I got a manager to help me to transfer my contract to their store. His name was Tyriek Dillingham. I was told by the installer at Bowie that I could call the (877)number and they would take care of it, that was wrong. The (877) told me it had to be done between the stores so the manager at St Marys took care of everything because he could not credit back my account. I had to go through (877) for that he did my contract and waive the fee. How wonderful is that. I guess you need to go to a store in your own area. I guess I’ll find out Monday. When did the (877) will be able to at least credit my money back. 😊Thank you, St Marys.
Well I just walked into the Leeds Lowe’s out here in Alabama, and the first person I walked up to (Melodie) knew exactly how to help! She got me started applying for a Lowe’s Pro membership, and introduced me to David who helped me with some unforeseen complications in the process. Together the two of them helped me get the best possible price I could hope for, a safe product delivery on my time, and personally walked me through how to use the Pro website. At checkout, they handed the reins over to their resident computer whiz Katha who patiently helped me tie up up an excellent customer service experience! Aside from the fact that these people are so lovely and make me want to come back just to see them, they took care of all my needs quickly, efficiently, and kindly! Not to mention the store is clean, well-organized, and always has toilet paper. I often enjoy my time spent in the Leeds Lowe’s, but these people have sold me on being an exclusive customer. Thank you so much you guys, and to everyone else… Lowe’s Pro is the only way to go!!
I want to go on record to say this had to be my worst experience I have ever had anywhere. It started back on May 12th I tried to order a natural gas grill on line. It wouldn’t let me. It said to go into the store so I did. I tried over and over to get one ordered but they said you have to order it on line for natural gas. Explained I tried. After awhile someone that helped said ok I have it ordered and I have it for delivery. I said great. Waited for a week for the grill to arrive at store to be assembled and to be scheduled for delivery. During the next week while waiting I kept getting updates on my phone about picking it up in the store. It is supposed to be delivered. Going back and forth it got scheduled to deliver on the 21st of May. But it didn’t. They said they called but neither my phone nor my wife’s phone were called. So I finally got to speak with someone who said they could help. Got it scheduled for May 23rd to deliver between 11:30-3:30. They said again they called. I was expecting a local number but I guess they weren’t local and my phone has spam alerts which I won’t answer. So nobody said that was the case. So I stopped at the store and finally just picked it up myself. I am very disappointed in this whole fiasco and I feel should be compensated for time trouble and anxiety. My name is Mark Murry. Thanks
No saving favorites & “Update Go to App Store” in a loop
For almost a year, I’ve been extremely frustrated & disappointed in the Lowe’s App b/c I could no longer save favorites. This was one of the ways I decided on products for our upcoming home renovation. As we got to that area of the home I would have already had ideas on what I would want to purchase from Lowe’s. Including kitchen appliances! Tonight I go to the app and get a pop up screen that instructs me to Update the app & a link is available to “Go to the App Store. [iphone XR] I tap the link go to the App Store & there is a downward facing arrow as if the app is not downloaded. Okay, it should be, I just clicked on it... then it “downloads” & Update bubble appears in its place. I tap Update, it goes through the circle motion & now the Open bubble appears. I tap it and it returns the app only the Update Available Go to the App Store pop up is there again. I cannot access the app at all b/c of the pop up. I tried force closing both the App Store & Lowe’s app, also restarted my phone, then go through the entire process again. Download. Update. Open. The pop up continues to appear. It’s in an infinite loop! March 7, 2021 I am so disappointed that Lowe’s let the bug continue that did not allow you to save favorites & now I cannot even enter the app at all?! Developers! Do you hear me?!
On my iPad, I can tap “Shop > View All Departments” and then I can tap into a specific department. If I need to go back two or more levels, I have to swipe from the left edge of the screen or tap the “Back” button. Doing this goes all the way back to the beginning. So if I’m looking through categories more than 2 selections deep. Example = I browse to: 1) Outdoors > 2) Outdoor Tools & Equipment > 3) Lawn & Garden Hand Tools > 4) Rakes & Pitchforks > 5) Lawn & Leaf Rakes. I don’t see what I’m looking for, so I want to go back and select “Digging Tools” (level 4), I have to select “Back” and start all over and go back through the entire navigation path to get to “Digging Tools”. When I select “Back”, it should back up to one level higher in the navigation not start over completely. This makes browsing the different categories VERY difficult and non-intuitive. The app seems to be more designed for someone that KNOWS exactly what they’re looking for rather than someone who is browsing to see what Lowe’s offers. I’d also suggest making the setting “Available Today at ” a sticky toggle switch so that a customer doesn’t have to keep turning it on in every single category. It just gets annoying to have to keep turning this on over and over again.
The Lowe’s app for anyone using IOS versions below IOS 13 will no longer allow me to login to my account. I can still use the other features such as search and product location in my current chosen store, but Bill pay and access to my stored previous receipts is no longer working on the older versions of the App. Please address this. The security features normally available to the latest version is also not available. For these reasons this app is hardly useful as it used to be. In addition to this and because I now have to use the web based version of Lowe’s, I must tell you that sometimes when you select your monthly bill to pay, the next page tells you “There was a problem with the information you provided”. It tells you this even though you are already logged in and looking at the monthly amount you owe. It took me thirty minutes to complete something that used to take me two minutes to do. This is not good. Please look into these things. Fix the App or the Web based platform! Preferably both! Stop outsourcing for App development too. These Developers are clueless! Look at the canned copy/paste responses they are giving to angry customers. Lowe’s, you are losing customers and money hand over fist! If that is okay with you, please carry on!
If I could 0 stars I would. After purchasing a craftsman chainsaw at the recommendation of a Lowe’s employee, I brought the chainsaw home to cut a tree up that had fallen on my property. After two uses the pull cord lost it’s tension and therefor would not start. I proceeded to go back to Lowe’s with the expectation of a simple exchange. I was floored when they told me this expensive piece of brand new equipment was not eligible for exchange or return and would have to be sent out with possible additional charges; even though I had purchased the saw less than 30 days prior. I have been to two repair shops in the area and the hourly repair cost is $95, half the cost of a new saw. In addition to this TOTALLY poor return/exchange policy the young woman who waited on my behind the counter admitted that she had other customers come in with the same complaint so I was greeted with an eye roll and a “here we go again” when I asked to speak to a manager I could audibly here the manager being called basically tell the young woman to just restate their ridiculous policy. I won’t be shopping at Lowe’s again. I am sure that does not matter to them. I used to think Lowes was far superior to their competitor Home Depot in quality of employees and variety however this scenario has shown me otherwise.
There is no functioning feedback or contact options
When you place an order in the app, they sell your order information to an offshore company in India called XPO. Your order will tell you Lowe’s will call you at least 24 hours prior to your delivery date to schedule a time. Instead XPO calls you late at night to tell you your delivery will be there in the most inconvenient 4-hour midday window possible and to call them back if you need to reschedule. They give you their number to call for reschedules. You call them right back to reschedule and they tell you they cannot and you have to call the store. You call the store that was selected during your online order, they say they’re pulling it off the truck and they’ll call you back in 20 minutes. You lose patience after 4 days and call them back and they tell you your order is now with another store 70 miles away and you’ll need to call that other store. You call that other store and leave 8 messages over 6 days only to have XPO call you back again with your now 10-day overdue order being inconveniently delivered midday tomorrow. The system tells you to call XPO to reschedule.... queue vicious cycle. Lowe’s has become utterly ridiculous. It’s illogical to order from them as they no longer are willing to work with their customers at all.
I would like to take the time to think all the employees at Siloam Springs Lowe’s 3499 Highway 412 just a small short story on the service that I received from the employees at this Lowe’s last year. I went in to look at Christmas decorations found a Christmas tree on display that I liked ….found a employee to help me with this item( the gentlemen helped me look for the item……told me they must be out then he went above and beyond to ask someone in their department with a little more authority if they could sell me the display and yes,” it happened!! I walked out of the store one happy customer.!(Great customer service.) so that being said,” I went in a few weeks ago to look at the Halloween decorations found a spider on display and again, I found an employee to help me find the item I wanted, but again Lowe’s was out!! so I ask if I could buy the display (long story short) I walked out with the display and one happy customer again! Thank you to all the wonderful employees at Lowe’s for making my shopping one happy adventure!!
This process of ordering online was very easy but I must say I felt I had to do it this way instead of going to the store to pick out my items due to the fact that the Rockingham Lowe’s no longer has people manning a register. They only have the self checkout registers open and when you have a large amount of product or product that is very long in length such as molding or lumber it becomes a pain and a nuisance to do the self checkout. And not to mention if an issue comes up during the checkout process your left stuck having to wait on a clerk to come help all the while people are bumping into or having to constantly go around your lumber because of its length and the space allotted between the self checkout and the walking lanes. So for that reason I just find it easier to do the in store pickup and not have to battle these problems. It would be so much better for customers if they just opened the people manned registers again.
I operate a small business in this rural area of West Tn. Lowes in Dyersburg, Tn is a daily go to. Maybe 2 or 3 trips in a given day. We are always greeted kindly. Always made to feel important to be a customer. The Pro desk professionals, Colton, Jeff, Bubba, Peggy and the group go above and beyond to work with us on our needs. mr James in electric and lighting is always a very busy man. Maybe setting a display, stocking shelves, or organizing the stock but always kind to stop whatever he is doing to assist you. He makes you’re needs his priority. We are hands in realty investors and could be in appliances and garden or lumber and paint. I’ll say that I wish this location had more to offer. We find ourselves having to drive an hour to Jackson,Tn or Milan, Tn to Lowes. And these have nice people but nothing like the appreciation and assistance we get at “our” Lowes. Can’t say enough good things about the staff.
Inaccurate and unreliable app leads to perception of poor quality products and services
I experience an 80% failure rate when I go into Lowe’s to quickly pick up an item based on their locations. The location is wrong and typically does not exist. As an example an item listed at location “Aisle 20, Bay DESK” does not exist. This app should provide accurate location information based on the store’s inventory management system. Instead, I must ask an employee for help to locate the item. They search their internal system, see the same location, and have to look into the “extended info” section of their internal system to see where they actually put it. I can typically identify the location information is incorrect when I arrive at the aisle (for example, when looking for fungicide, I end up in the lumber aisle) This is a missed opportunity to fulfill customers’ expectations and instead lead them to frustration. This ultimately leads me with the impression the Lowe’s does not care about the quality of their products establishing their products as low-tier when compared to competitors that don’t even offer a convenient app.
This app is very helpful. 1. I like the fact that the app tells you if something is in stock in your local store of choice. 2. I LOVE the fact that app tells you where to find a specific item that you are looking for, in the store. It gives the location aisle and Bay#. And this is great!!! There is no need to go hunting down someone to help you find something. 3. Looking up various products online before going to the store helps narrow down my purchasing options. This is very useful. IF I had any criticism of the app, they would be a relatively small thing. I’ve had times that the app says that an item is in stock in the store and it isn’t in stock. I don’t know if this is a glitch with the app. Or, if this is a problem that the store hasn’t put out merchandise. So, it’s technically in stock but no one can find it. And this problem seems to happen at Home Depot and Lowes more than other stores. For example, a store that seems to do a good job with their app when it comes to keeping up with their inventory is Walmart. On the other end of the spectrum Home Depot has given me more problems with this feature than Lowes has. So, I guess it’s all relative. Again, I love this feature on the app. I just wish that it worked more of the time than it does. And, when I say something isn’t in stock and the app says that it is, I usually enlist a worker to help me and they can’t find the item either. So, I don’t think that it’s just me.
Payments did not go through but it shows that they did.
I thought I had a doorhandle coming in the mail two weeks ago. It showed when I ordered it that it was a completed purchase and should be arriving in 5 to 7 business days. That detailed of information. After two weeks when it did not come I went back in and it was still sitting in my cart?? So I tried to pay again using Apple Pay again and it said it took it. Then I went all the way out and went back into the app and it was still sitting in the cart. I checked my online banking and it did not show that it had taken it two weeks before or right then. So there seems to be some glitch an Apple Pay so I used my debit card and I went through the entire process. It said it took it the first time and I went all the way out of the app and went back in and it was still sitting in my cart. I tried it one more time doing the exact same things and it took it… I will probably default to Menards from here on out. I barely have time to do the Home project I shouldn’t have time to wait on a product that I have been told was completed purchase to never arrive.
Ordered a dishwasher online. It said someone would contact me to confirm delivery two days later. No one did. I started trying to reach someone the next day. What a joke. On the delivery day I finally spoke to a human being but he couldn’t help me fix Loews mess - they failed to schedule the delivery & my dishwasher was waiting for me 45 miles away - but it would cost $300 to be delivered!!!! I would have to call the store 45 miles away to cancel the order!!! I would have to beg plead with whoever to see if I could get a local dishwasher delivered in the same time frame. ZERO help from the main customer service people. ZERO the only real help I was offered was from the delivery manager at the local store. Unfortunately he can’t control what my local store would do. I’ve ordered a second machine - with a two week delivery window - while I’m STILL waiting for a status on my first order. The fact that I’ve had to spend so much time trying fix their SNAFU is unbelievable. Oh and to top it off I can’t CANCEL the original order!!!!!! I figured if I’m going to wait longer I’ll buy it from Home Depot - but I can’t cancel the order!!!!!!
This app is great and work’s wonderful in store. My problems arose at checkout. You see Lowe’s has gone full in with self checkout. By that I mean they have ZERO cashiers available and force you to self check. Which I already dislike. As busy as this store is I’m sure they could afford some cashiers. Then I go to pay, open the Lowe’s app, go to credit and the digital card is gone. Vanished… not any trace of it and Without an actual cashier I’m told I can’t lookup the card at self check, so I must remove my self from self checking to go stand online at the service desk so they can apply to my store card, since it no longer shows in app. The majority of my trips to Lowe’s are spontaneous and I have never carried the actual card around “just in case.” Now until the digital access is restored I have no reason to shop Lowe’s at all. I won’t begin carrying the card so if my happening I drive by and decide to pull on in and shop.
I almost never write reviews, but there is one flaw in this app that drives me nuts and has compelled me to write this. I do a lot of home improvement projects and Lowe’s is the only game in town. I do find the app pretty useful overall, and the ability to find and pay for items on the app and have them ready for pickup is really handy. My HUGE problem with the app however is the little toggle that says “Available today at (your city’s) Lowe’s.” When you toggle that on, it filters all of the online only items out and only shows you the items that are sold in the store. It even says what aisle the items are in. Super cool, right? Except that you don’t really know if any of those items are in the store unless you click on each one and scan through the entire description to see if it is actually in stock. Yes, if it’s out of stock, there’s a line somewhere in the description that says that, but why do I have to click on each item to see that. Again, the toggle is labeled “Available today!!” This should be fixed so that out of stock items are filtered out.
You can find out what Lowe’s has in stock and even what isle and section of the store it’s in BUT you must follow these steps, especially when online shopping to do curbside pick up. Step (1) Select your location at the top of the screen you want to shop out of. (2)Search very general, simple terms in the search bar (3). After your results show up click the Free Pick Up In Store Today button on the left hand side of the screen and from there you can start to refine search results to get more specific. If you don’t click this button it’s going to show you everything you can get in the store that day and special order products that can take several days to weeks to arrive. If you can’t click it, there isn’t anything like it in stock or you need to change your search terms.
I love the Lowe’s stores in my area but the app is worthless. It is not accurate about inventory or location in the store. When I find something on the app but can’t find it in the store, I go to an associate behind the service desk or approach an associate who is working on the floor. Countless times I have been told by the associates, “oh, the app isn’t accurate.” I recently ordered five of an item after the app said there were 23 in stock available for pick up. An associate called me to say that they don’t have any of the items in stock and that the app would be updated. Three days later the app still says that 23 are available for pick up. I don’t mind driving a few miles to the next city to pick up items but I don’t want to drive 30 miles to find out that it’s not in stock when the app said it was in stock. It’s also frustrating to go to the exact aisle in the store where the app said the item would be, only to find out the item is in a completely different area of the store.
I went to the Lowe’s in Lake Charles Louisiana to get some cedar fencing , I paid for it in the store, and I had to go out and have them load it up in the back of my truck for me. I waited about 15 minutes. No one showed up so I went in and asked the cashier to please get somebody. I waited another 10 minutes I decided to call the store manager. The store manager said he would be right out and take care of it. I waited another 10 minutes and he finally showed up. He was not very friendly or happy, it’s like he didn’t even want to be working that day. He went and unlock the gate, so the workers can get the cedar fencing out for me. When he came back, I let him know is that I had to wait this long to get my product. His words was I should’ve ordered it ahead of time, Andy also blame it on the workers. I let him know that the workers were waiting on him to open the gate to get to the cedar fencing. That made him more upset. And started to blame the workers. Then he looked at me and told me that I should’ve went to Home Depot. I agreed with him and I’m not going back to Lowe’s in Lake Charles Louisiana.
The app is meh. Always some kind of snag. Just one example: it always defaults to a store location that’s *not* my nearest location. I’ve seen it default to stores up to two hours away and sometimes in other states. (Yes, I have location settings enabled.) Today I changed the store location to the one nearest me, about 20 minutes away, and placed a pick-up order. Arrived at the store, tapped to check in, and several minutes later got a call asking what parking spot I’m in. Told her #4 and she said “I don’t see you.” Turns out the order was placed at the second nearest store instead of the one I selected. I asked if the order can be transferred to the store I’m at. “No, I can only cancel the order and you place a new one.” This has wasted so much of my time today (and other times). You should be able to choose your own default store in account settings, instead of the app (or website) guessing and even changing it on you after you’ve selected which store you want.
Sometimes a store gets too big for its own britches! Unfortunately, I think Lowe’s is one of them. Their online website order process is straightforward enough. That is until check out! After submitting all my information, including payment method the website stalled! I sat waiting for half an hour for something to happen, and… Nothing dead! I didn’t want to hit the back button because I was afraid if there was an order in process I’d be billed twice. I continue to hit the submit button multiple times waiting over an hour and then finally figured OK I’ll hit the back button and try resubmitting again. lo and behold it worked! Lowe’s, if you’re reading this review, and you aloud to be published, understand that this is the year 2023, problems, like this should not exist! Don’t dare claim the website might’ve been busy processing other orders! The simple solution is build a better mouse trap! You guys in the white towers at Lowe’s should understand that analogy. Never, ever, let a consumer hang out there, not knowing if an order has gone through!
After latest updates to app, lost ability to add to a list
Everything has been working fine until a couple of recent updates, I can no longer save an item to favorites (♥️ feature). I do a lot of shopping on my iPhone 11 and prefer to save it to my favorites list and then use my Windows desktop computer to purchase online. However, I can't do that now and have to send a link via email to myself, open the email on my desktop computer, then add the item to my favorites list. The favorites list option is supposed to be a timesaver, however, it now takes me a long time to add to my favorites, and then put together an online order, or shop in store. Could someone in programming take a look at this bug and fix it please? I tried searching for a way to contact the iOS app development team through the app store, but it tAkes me directly to the Lowes website, without and active links to report a problem. Please fix this! Thank you!
Up until two weeks ago, I was able to use my iPhone and or iPad to look at purchase history. All of a sudden the app is telling me that I have no purchases on either iPhone and iPad. I can take an existing ,transaction enter it, it will show and the tell me it is tied to my my Lowes account. Hmmmmmm! I called customer service and, they have no clue. They want to blame on my phone or iPad and say it probably is caused by an update. That’s funny as a friend of mine uses the same products and Apple and has his My Lowes info at fingertips. Sounds like BS to me. I certainly hope they find the problem. Just found another problem, it ask for my nickname and says it is already used. I cannot help if someone already has a nickname same as mine. Lowes, I think you all need to get your act together. I hope you like my new nickname.
It seems to change the store items are being shipped from, and it’s hard to tell which stores they are from. To replicate add two items like pressure treated lumber from the same store and select truck delivery. If they’re from the same store shipment should be $75. If you don’t place the order and check back a few days later, one item might be shipping from another store, bringing the truck shipping up to $175. Sure you can delete the item from a different store and add it again but this in nearly impossible on the app. It’s also extremely difficult on the desktop website too. Basically you’ve gotta put your “shopping cart” together in your own notes and deal with Lowes shopping cart when you’re definitely ready to order, otherwise you gotta delete everything and start over, and that’s very difficult if your shopping list IS the shopping cart. Basically the shopping cart is super frustrating and antagonizing.
I have been a loyal Lowe’s customer for years…. I’ve spent thousands of dollars in your store….. your website and app are the absolute worst I’ve used and it’s making me so frustrated I don’t want to use your services anymore. I’ve tried (even calling in) to change my email…. Says it can’t be completed at this time. Every time I’ve tried for the last year. Four months ago the app cooperated briefly (still wouldn’t allow me to change my email) by allowing me to place online orders and go pick them up. Now for the last month, every time I open the app I have to sign in. I sign in (box checked remember me) and the first function I go to sends me back to sign in….. over and over. I cannot access my account to pay the bill not can I see my receipts which is the main reason I used the app. I have never reviewed an app before if that tells you just how bad it is. I’d give zero stars if I could. If nothing changes I’ll stop using the services I can’t use and start spending money elsewhere….
Nothing has gone right with last three orders, one taking months to resolve. People at the stores are helpful when you talk to them but apparently there is no role designed to own an issue through completion. The next time you call you have to start all over again. Worst repetitive customer experience I’ve had with a company in a long time. This last experience i had an online order cancelled but was not notified at all, when I asked why they said reason was “other”. They asked that I resubmit as they had the stock so I did. I drove 35 minutes to pick up and the order was left outside on a cart, completely soaked from rain with the paperwork now falling apart. Still showed full charge but was missing 7 of my items and 3 other items that were the wrong size. If I hadn’t gone through the order myself I wouldn’t have been told. Store workers have been very polite and willing to help but the rest of the process is broken. Absolutely no communication or escalation resolution even when you call in to their call center and talk with a Supervisor. I’m done
On the Memorial Day Weekend my wife and I bought a new over the range microwave and a new slide in stove. We didn’t care about waiting a month for the delivery. So the day before the delivery we called and confirmed that we were on the list of delivery’s the next day. To get ready for the new product’s my son and I removed the old and put them into the garage. The next day we didn’t get our new appliances and we didn’t even get a phone call . So we called the next day and found that LOWES had sold our stove and microwave. And they didn’t have anymore in stock . So the sales person said they would up grade us on the stove but downgrade us on the microwave. We were okay with that and the sales person said it would take another week. A week goes bye and today we get NO PHONE CALL! We have no stove and no microwave. Thank goodness I have a BBQ . But my family is getting really tired of hamburgers and hot dogs. We are STILL WAITING. I CAN ALWAYS GET MY MONEY BACK. BUT I WILL STILL HAVE NO STOVE AND MICROWAVE! And NO PHONE CALL!
I have had the worst experience with Lowes in the past few months. It all started when I went in store to order a new dishwasher. At the time, there was a rebate going on and I submitted the information for the rebate which was supposed to have been sent to me within three weeks. It took three months for me to actually receive the rebate after calling the rebate customer service department over 7 times. When I got the rebate gift card, I used it towards a new purchase. I ordered my item on September 20 with a in-store pick up date of the 21st. It is now September 28 and no one knows where my item is. I was told by one person the purchase order is still waiting to be approved and then by someone else that it shows as shipped but a tracking number hasn’t been attached to the order. as a consumer, after spending over $600 on an item with the money being immediately withdrawn from my account, this makes me upset. I will start ordering from the competitive orange store from now on.
I’m currently buying a house and wanted to use this app, because it’s far easier than any other home improvement platform, and I like Lowes…how ever I spent hours creating separate lists (kitchen, bathroom, etc) with paint, tile, etc and although I can see what’s in the list with a quick glance, if I go to click on the list, it tells me the list is empty. This includes everything in my “saved” list. Absolute waste of my time if I am capable of making full, specific, catered lists but can’t access any of the products from the list. Please fix this - for reference I am using an Iphone 13, the phone is updated, the app is updated, I have full service, and I am on WiFi. Update: I received the stock response from the developer team directing me to send them information via a direct email - preferably video based. I’ve already done this. Not much more I can do. Waiting to see if they fix it. Although, I have noticed (from reading the comments) it has been like this for over a year now.
Whenever I am working on or about to start a project and am in need of supplies then this is my go to app. It’s super helpful before you go to the store to see if they have the item you need in stock, how many are in stock, exact spot your item is in inside the store and the price of the item. I always use this as a guide to find what I need when I go to Lowe’s so I’m not walking around forever trying to find what I need, to make sure which Lowe’s store has what I need and to know the price I’m looking at when I checkout. So I highly recommend this app to people who want to save time, save money, do projects on a budget and for people who like to plan/price projects before going into a store. This is by far my number one APP when starting a home project and when I need a replacement item for my house.
Even though this app has ostensibly the same functionality as HD’s app, the curbside order ready and “on my way” features do not regularly work and often display incorrect order status when compared with the notices one gets via email. It seems to skip over several frames in the app, leaving one withou the ability to actually send the “on my way”. The single time I have gotten this to work, it was great and they were out with my order very quickly. The rest of the time, you end up waiting quite a while and there is really no way around the issue unless you give up and walk into the order pick up (something to avoid during the pandemic spike), or call the store and endure being handed off to an over burdened staff. I wish they would fix this issue. HD’s app works flawlessly by comparison.
Do not use this app - not worth the phone storage space
This app seemed like a good idea but is not ready for prime time. I ordered an expensive item and received a phone call around 6 am from an employee’s personal mobile phone the next morning saying the item was not in stock and to call back. I called back and left a voicemail message; no call back that day, the next day, or the day after that. Called the store and had two call drops and was kept on hold for 20 minutes before talking with someone. She said she would call me back in 30 minutes. That call never came. There’s no way to cancel orders in the app so I had to call the corporate number and wait 2 hours for that call back. In the time it took to cancel my order I was able to purchase my item at a different store. Based on previous reviews from months ago, this is clearly an ongoing unresolved issue with the app. I don’t think high sales volume is a good enough explanation for how disappointing my experience was. Stick with the web site for online orders.
Sale ad had 1.5 gallon hanging plants on sale for 2 for $16 Mother’s Day ad. I went in on Friday and no one knew anything about it! It was pretty frustrating even getting help. So again on Saturday I called the store about the ad. I asked for a manager. The manager said they were not set up for the sale the day before but they were now. I went again to the store with my wife. No one there could even find the plants that were two for $16. They had racks of hanging plants that were two for $22 but at check out they were $28 each. The associate who had a 10 year badge on couldn’t help and was rude as well. She said that the plants that were two for $22 were not the select plants. I left very upset with the lack of customer care at this Carlsbad NM store.
While visiting your Fenton store, I had no physical card, and only Apple Pay. Your customer service person, Adnan, helped me get everything situated so that I could purchase my necessities for my house while using your Lowe’s app. I. Have experienced the other side of the story where I had no means of payment other than what was on my phone and the cashiers and customer service people previously have told me tough luck. Adnan went out of his way to make sure that I got everything that I needed was able to pay for it and was not a burden. Just wanted to make it known how awesome of a customer service representative he is and how great of an experience though difficult he handled the ease. It will definitely keep me coming back
Online orders with curbside pick-up are the responsible thing to do during the COVID 19 pandemic yet online orders are backed up 7-10 days and customers are not notified of this. The only thing the confirmation email says is “please wait to receive confirmation that your order is ready to be picked up before heading to the store.” No timeframe whatsoever is provided. I assumed it would take a few days. When I called to check the status, that’s when I found out it’s 7-10 days. And the staff member just said, “There’s nothing we can do. We are short staffed and have over 500 orders.” Why doesn’t corporate let people know that? Why don’t you provide an actual timeframe for order processing? Why are you still taking orders if you are backed up by almost two weeks? This is just causing people to come in the store...which is NOT a responsible approach to social distancing. I get there is a delay. I understand you are short staffed. But let your customers know and stop putting your frontline employees at greater risk. Communicate!
Used this app for a few years without issues, but about two years ago it became unable to retain my location or preferred store. Always comes up as “Wicker Park” in Chicago, about 40 miles away. Probably a dozen stores closer to me. I’ve reset it, saved it, checked my profile many times. I’ve chatted with Lowe’s tech support several times and their answer is that I’m the problem 😂🙄. Clear your cookies, clear your cache…I’m surprised they don’t tell me to buy a new phone and PC. It is frustrating to find something I want, only to realize it is once again looking at Wicker Park inventory. I change it to my local store and there’s about a 50% chance that it won’t be in stock, or will be at a higher price and they won’t honor the lower price. I rare look at Lowe’s online, and it is the last choice among all the big box home stores. Just an overall poor experience, not just the app.
Love this store been going to this store since I was a little boy with my dad back when it was at Paducah Ford location but he has went to be with our lord for almost 10yrs now and I still remember it every time I walk thru your doors how much I miss going with him we came to the store at least 2-4 times a week he was a craftsman he built everything by hand he could take 2 2x4’s and make something out of a magazine he was so very gifted with wood craftsmanship and now I’m trying to do it for his carry on my son and spread it to my boys my only gripe is your prices are way to ridiculous on lumber and other things in your store and makes it hard to do these things anymore fix the prices and get more customers and money
Love the stores, at least 5 we use, we’re probably one of their first percentiles in our local industry on supporting there. App needs some time to mature tho. 1/2 the time I call about an online order I get that “Oh, you ordered online” type feeling from them, sometimes exact words. Couple things. 1. Couldn’t select the option of curbside pickup at checkout, the locker use with our quantities defeats the tech there, but it’s default….. 2. Couldn’t find general coverage in specs on engineered flooring/ love the label shots but their often blurry. Help us continue our support, our State economy and image salivates on it. 3. Orders give no ready status email info 1/2 the time, and products are transferred to other stores out of the range of our projects. Costing us more in gas/ time/$. The last time an order was transferred for stock, the third item was out of stock.
I recently purchased a gate kit online. After not having any updates when the delivery date to the store (garden city) came and passed I attempted to call customer service. Both times I was on hold for an hour and an hour and a half. After finally getting through to someone. They told me they had no further info other than it was processing which it said online. The reps were very nice but I got no help and was told to try the store of delivery. I then attempted that and was again left with an unanswered call for at least a half hour until an automated message tells you to hold then music plays and I was hung up on multiple times. I finally got through to someone the next day. Who was also very nice but she told me it was a vendor and there were delays and now my shipping day would be almost a month away and that’s an estimate. Highly frustrated and annoyed. Zero communication and customer service operations needs to be looked at.
If you have never been to one, you really need to stop by one, walk around any take it all in, look at the Seasonal Decor, from Patio Furniture, Fall Decor, Halloween, Holiday Decor. There is always something fun and new that you wouldn’t expect. I love their Garden Center, if you feel a bit lonely or sad, there is nothing like seeing all the variety they have, even in the winter months. I love being able to look at the items in person at the store, but the app has waaaayyy more items that you never imagine a Lowe’s would have just think about something and type it in! It’s crazy and yeah you can order it. Also some Lowe’s have different items in store so always visit them too when you are out of town! Good luck guys!
I went to the Bayshore Lowes on Sunday afternoon. I needed to pick up some DE and visited the garden section. I had a hard time finding DE. I searched the online app for the item and it told me exactly what bay and aisle it was in. But I could not find the location. When I asked an associate they told me that would be outside in the garden center. I headed outside and could not locate item still! There was no one around to ask for help. I went to the cashier who had a very long line and only 1 cashier. She could not help me told me that everyone was gone. I found another young man who when I asked where the bay and aisle was he told me inside in the back. I ended up leaving the store without my product. It was a very frustrating experience and a big waste of my time. I’ve always been impressed by Lowe’s CS. I hope this is not their new standard.
That other home improvement store has become a mess. Added to the fact that Lowe’s carries a better quality product across the board, going to Lowe’s saves me frustration, money, time, and heartache. The employees at Lowe’s are a notch above the competition. I’m impressed that they will take you to the product and give informed opinions as to preference and quality. When I am making a bad choice, they gently steer me to the better product, often at a lower price. Better tools, better paint, better prices, and better people. The last comment is that Lowe’s is far batter at labeling, price tags, signage, and organization. It’s easy to find items at Lowe’s and cut down on the time needed for your trip.
Lowe’s search feature has been lacking for years when compared to it’s competitors. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve had to switch to another box store because you’re app could not find something we were looking for. You might consider consulting with Google to help bring your search capabilities up to a higher standard as they specialize in searching and recalling inventory. In addition by adding the capability of using the use of wildcards which is an old fashion feature would really help when searching for something. Then have someone that can communicate well write simple instructions as to how to use this feature. Your sales hang on people finding your inventory you want to sell.
Remodeling bathroom and purchased a lavatory. When I get ready to install lavatory (final step) I find it is broken in the box. Uugh. Return went easy at Lowe’s. Ordered another- it will be in in one week. Got a call on delivery date to inform the new one was broke, and they would be sending it back and they would re order, and let me know the new delivery date. Four days later - I called to check. Nothing has been done and the manager was just fixing to call me to process the return and tell me I had to order online. I ordered online with a 8 day lead time. Manager called back directly and said I would have to come in to the store to process the return to my Lowe’s card. I have to drive an hour and 15 minutes round trip to Lowe’s and I am still not even close to having my vanity. I know it may not seem like it but this is beginning to get frustrating.
I needed to simply change the delivery address of a dishwasher on an order that I had just placed. It hadn’t left the facility, it hadn’t even been processed to the facility. The order had only just been paid for and the delivery date was over a week later. The customer service rep didn’t know how to do it and apparently there was “no one around” who could. So my only option was to cancel the order and re order. Which is fine except the refund for the original order was going to take TEN business days. What if I didn’t have the extra money to go ahead and buy the second order and I would have had to wait 10 days before making another order? Fortunately that wasn’t the case but a lot of people don’t have that. Families can’t wait 20 days or more for a major appliance. Do better Lowe’s. You act like you don’t have competitors and I assure you that you do. I’ll be visiting one of them today.
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