Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
happypete

Customer Elimination Management

Without fanfare, without an explicit prior announcement, and with a most perfunctory notice, Stamps.com changed my postage plan from "simple" to "power," tripling my monthly fee.

I contacted customer service, here was their response:

Hello Peter,

Thank you for your e-mail.  We sincerely apologize for the
inconvenience
regarding this issue, and regret losing loyal customers.  At
some time
in the future, we may introduce various plans with a range of
prices to
match the accommodate differing mailing and processing needs
amongst our
customers.

We do appreciate your feedback, however,
regarding the price increase
and have taken the necessary steps to see that
your comments are heard
by the appropriate departments.  If you have any
other suggestions or
comments, please feel free to send them along.

If
you would still prefer to cancel your account, please call us toll
free at
(888)434-0055 and select Option 1.  Our operating hours are
Monday through
Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM PST (excluding holidays).

If you experience any
difficulty getting through, you may want to avoid
our peak calling period by
calling in the early morning or during the
later days of the week (Wednesday
through Friday).

We must speak with you directly in order to verify your
personal
information before we can close the account and send out a refund
check
for any unused purchased postage due.  Once any past due service fees
on
the account are paid, the refund checks take approximately 4-8 weeks
to
process and arrive after the date of account closure.  Unfortunately
we
do not pro-rate our fees because we are a month to month
service.

Please be also advised that sending email, inactivity,
or/and
uninstalling (or not installing) our software does not close
your
account.

Regards,

Daniel
Customer Care Specialist
Stamps.com Internet Postage


Going to cancel my account now. Any other suggestions for "print at home" postage?
Tags: bad customer service, wtf
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