Online Shopping Sites

Online shopping is any form of commerce that allows users to make purchases from a browser, often with shipping and billing information. Make sure you look for, find, and cancel all the online purchasing sites. Look for notifications for receipts, delivery confirmations, and advertisements in your loved one’s email and bills from the credit card statements or payments in checking account records.

Online shopping sites have personal and billing information, purchase and search histories, and may have stored credit card numbers for your deceased loved one. This can allow anyone with access to their computer or ability to buy things from these sites or engage in identity fraud. It is important to do all this before credit card information can be used for fraudulent purchases or identity theft can happen.

You must check any bills from the source of the purchase in case the transaction was fraudulent, and continue to do so for a time after canceling the accounts on these sites.

When you know your loved one’s password and username or email you must login to their account to begin the process. In general, it may be as simple as going to the site and looking for instructions on how to cancel membership. There may be a single icon to click.

You can’t close most accounts if there are limitations, unresolved issues, or a balance.

There are innumerable shopping sites, but there are some that are most common.

Adidas

Amazon Prime and Shopbop

Password and email address known

Password and email address unknown — Contact Amazon Customer Support or call 888-283-5051 to close their account.

American Eagle Outfitters

You can cancel membership in the American Eagle Outfitters Program by emailing Customer Care or calling them at 1-800-340-0532.

Apple

Password and Apple ID known — All Apple accounts including iTunes can be managed from a single location using their Apple ID.

Password and ID unknown — Call Apple Support at 1-800-275-2273.

Barnes & Noble

Password and username known

Password and username unknown — Search the B&N Help Center, contact Member Services at 1-866-238-READ (1-866-238-7323), call  Customer Service at 1-800-843-2665, or text a  message to (646)760-3992.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — You can cancel their membership in Bed Bath & Beyond by calling customer service at 1-866-532-6826.

Best Buy

Contact Customer Service online, through the Best Buy forum, by online chat, or phone 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289). You may need their Email, Password, Member ID, and Phone number associated with account

Bloomingdale’s

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — You can cancel their Bloomingdale’s membership by emailing Customer Service or calling them at 800-777-0000.

Boohoo

To cancel a membership you must contact customer support at boohoo.com/ or email them at  customerservices@boohoo.com.

Costco

To cancel their Costco membership, speak with an employee at any warehouse membership counter or call their Member Services Center at 1-800-774-2678.

Craigslist

The account will expire if the account remains dormant long enough.

To actively close their account you can email abuse@craigslist.org to request deactivation. You might want to remove all their posts or active listings before deactivating. This may require their Email and password.

eBay

Submit a request to their account and an email will be sent to their registered email address and to their eBay Messages within 24 hours letting you know they’ve received it.

Etsy

Password and email/username known

  • Shops Account (sellers) — The shop account has now become a buyer-only account, which you can delete next.
  • Buyer-Only Accounts
  • If you don’t see the Close Account button, there may be an unpaid Etsy bill or open non-delivery report associated with their account. After all bills and/or open cases are resolved, you’ll be able to close their account.

Password and email/username unknown — Use the Etsy Help Center to send a request to close their account.

Express

Password and email known

Password and email unknown Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for assistance.

Fry’s Electronics

Email Fry’s Sales and Customer Service or call them at 408-350-1484 to ask about closing their account.

Gap

Call the Gap Customer Service at 800-427-7895 to ask about closing their account or set up a chat with them.

Google Shopping

Password and email known

Password and email unknownContact Customer Support.

H&M

Password and email known

Password and email unknown Contact Customer Support.

Home Depot

You can cancel their Home Depot account by emailing Customer Service or calling them at 800-466-3337.

Home Shopping Network

Call HSN Customer Service at 800-933-2887 to ask about closing their account or set up a chat with them.

Kmart

Call Kmart Customer Service at 800-991-8708 to ask about closing their account.

Kohl’s

Call Kohl’s Customer Service at 855-564-5748 to ask about closing their account.

L.L. Bean

Call LL Bean Customer Service at 800-441-5713, email them, or set up a chat to ask about closing their account.

Lowe's

Call Lowe’s Customer Service at 800-445-6937 to ask about closing their account.

Macy's

Password and email known

  1. Log in to their Macy’s account using their email and password.
  2. Open up a chat window and ask about closing their account.

Password and email unknown — Call Customer Service at 1-866-593-2543 to ask about closing their account.

Madewell

Password and email known

Password and email unknownContact Customer Service

Microsoft Store

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — Call Microsoft Online Store’s helpline at 800-441-5713 or set up a chat to ask about closing their account.

Nordstrom

Password and email known

Call Nordstrom Customer Service at 888-282-6060 or set up a chat to ask about closing their account.

Office Depot

Password and email/username known

  1. Log in to their Office Depot account using their email/username and password.
  2. Open Subscription Manager
  3. Choose cancel your Subscription

Password and email/username unknown — Call Office Depot Customer Service at 800-463-3768 or email them to ask about closing their account.

Overstock

Submit an email request to support@overstock.com or customercare@overstock.com — Subject: Request to delete account. An email will be sent to their registered email address. You should reply to the email requesting customer support to delete your loved one’s Overstock account from the Overstock database and to remove all their information.

PayPal Personal

Before you close their PayPal account, withdraw any money they had in the account. You can transfer the money electronically to a bank account or receive a check. If they have an email address on their account that they haven’t confirmed, remove it from the account before you close it.

Password and email known

Password and email unknown

Priceline

Priceline doesn’t offer a direct means of canceling an account, but you can go to their Customer Support page and select the Contact Us tab in the middle box and request a cancellation.

Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — Call the REI sales and customer service team at 1-800-426-4840 to ask about closing their account.

Samsung

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — Call Samsung at 800-726-7864 or contact them through their website

Sears

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — Contact Sears Help Center.

Staples

Password and email/username known

  1. Log in to their Staples account using their email/username and password.
  2. Follow the directions to cancel their membership.

Password and email/username unknown — Call Staples Customer Service at 800-333-3330 or click Chat with a Staples Expert on the help page to ask about closing their account.

Target

Call Target Customer Service at 800-591-3869 and request or wait until you are directed to a customer service representative and request cancellation of their account. You will need their Account name and billing information. You can make a request using Target’s Help page.

QVC

Call Customer Service at 888-345-5788 from 7am-1am ET to ask about closing their account.

Urban Outfitters

Walmart

To cancel an account, contact Walmart by calling 1-800-966-6546 or using their online customer service network. Scroll down and click on Contact us.

You may need to provide their email address, password, and billing address.

Wayfair

Password and email known

Password and username unknown — Call Wayfair Customer Service at 866-263-8325 to ask about closing their account.

Wish.com

Password and email known

Password and email unknown — Call wish Customer Service at 800-266-0172 or email them to ask about closing their account.

Zappos

Call Zappos Customer Service at 800-927-7671, email them, or set up a chat to ask about closing their account.