West 49 is a retailer of fashion accessories, apparel and skateboarding and snowboarding equipment. It is the biggest and most renowned retailer of skateboarding and snowboarding items in Canada. In 2005, it was recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in Canada. YM Inc. Today, it has more than a hundred stores and an e-commerce website as well. It stocks several brands such as Fox, Emerica, Adidas, Plan B, etc. along with its own clothing line.
It all started in in 1995 when the CEO of the company Sam Baio started operations in three stores in Ontario. In 2001, the company began a yearly skateboarding event called the West 49 Canadian Open. However, by 2013 this event became inactive. It both sponsored and hosted this sports event. After a decade, in 2005, West 49 had 65 stores running across the country. In 2010, Australian retailer Billabong acquired West 49 but due to financial problems sold it to YM Inc. by 2013.
West 49 offers several sales and discounts from time to time. The best way to stay up to date with this information is by subscribing to the retailer’s newsletter. One can also make use of promo codes and coupons for availing huge discounts. All one has to do is enter the given code before checkout. A sale or coupon cannot be used for discounted deals after its active timeframe has passed.
All orders are processed on the next business day excluding holidays. West 49 ships to all valid Canadian addresses and as of recently has also started shipping to the US. The shipping charges vary based on taxes, discounts, etc. All orders above $100 get free shipping services. Gift Cards are also shipped free of cost. International shipping is not available. The number of days for shipping vary according to the location and the mode of delivery.
If one is unsatisfied with the products, he can return or exchange it within 14 days of receiving. Items must be returned in their original condition and not sans the packing slip. Returns cannot be processed in the absence of the original receipt. Shipping charges are nonrefundable. Return shipping charges are on the customer. Refunds are made onto gift cards and not in cash, or on debit and credit cards. Terms and conditions are applicable.