My wife has ordered from Hayneedle a couple times and never had any problems/issues. Recently, Feb. 8,2018, I ordered a sewing table for her thru Hayneedle. The item arrived three days before it was due! Ok, this was a first for any product we have ever ordered from anyone. Great!
The item itself had sustained minor damage in no less than 10 areas due to packing punctures. Shipped through Fedex we were not surprised but were very disappointed. We have had this problem with Fedex deliveries, i. E., beat up packages.
However, the problem began with the manufacturer, South Shore Furniture. They did not securely package the item to help prevent damage in case of package puncturing.
Hayneedle customer service gets an A+ for handling our product problem. A more than 50% refund is being processed. We think this is very generous. The assembled item will stay here. Difficulty of returning a 144lb., box of MDF pieces was too much. We will ignore the minor damage.
The product from South Shore Furniture (see my review here) had missing parts, some vagueness in assembly instructions, cabinet drawers out of square and ill fitting in the cabinet structure, holes not drilled and so forth.
This is their issue NOT Hayneedle. If anything I encourage customers/readers to NOT buy South Shore products. One of their customer service reps basically "blew off" our attempt to help them with packaging feedback. We essentially got the middle finger over the phone. True.
We will order again but next time fully research the product manufacturer's rep before purchase.