Outposts of the Exchange, which has been around since 1895, have long offered active-duty troops, their families and military retirees with 20 or more years of service access to groceries, clothing, electronics, cosmetics and more.
Merchandise is competitively priced and sold tax-free.
Headquartered in the Dallas area, the Exchange has more than 2,700 locations in 36 countries. In the U.S., it operates in all 50 states.
Tom Shull, director and CEO of the Exchange, said he’s been pushing for online shopping for veterans — regardless of how long they served — since shortly after assuming his post in 2012. He got his wish on Veterans Day this year, when the Exchange expanded shopping privileges for the first time in nearly 30 years.
“After four years of coordination with the Departments of Defense, Army and Air Force, as well as several other federal agencies, the Exchange is honored to extend a lifelong online shopping benefit to veterans,” said Shull, the first civilian to lead the Exchange. “We are excited to welcome all who raised their right hands and served our nation with honor back home to their military family.”
A Vietnam-era veteran, Shull previously worked for Macy’s, Barneys New York, Hanover Direct and Wise Foods.
The Exchange offers great discounts on high-end products, and veterans have the option of free shipping anywhere in the U.S. for orders more than $49.
Plus they "price match" against some major retailers according to ConnectingVets.com
Shoppers can browse websites without logging in, but they must log in to make a purchase.
As of Veterans Day 2017, every honorably discharged vet can gain access to online shopping privileges after verifying their veteran status through VetVerify.org.