U.S. shoppers who return unwanted items after use by generation 2018

This statistic displays the share of shoppers who return products because they do not need it anymore after use in the United States as of August 2018, by generation. Some 25.2 percent of Millennial 1 survey respondents stated that they have returned an item after use because they did not need it anymore.

Shoppers who return used products to stores in the United States as of August 2018, by generation*

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 16 to August 31, 2018

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Have you ever returned a product after you used it just because you didn't need it anymore?"
The generation breakdowns are as follows:
Millennial 1: 18-27 years
Millennial 2: 28-36 years
Generation X: 37-52 years
Baby Boomer: 53-71 years
Silent Generations: 72 years or older

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