My boys are fantastic today. Completely heavenly. But I AM BURNING HOT WITH FURY RIGHT NOW!
One of my beloved reader, out of kindness, bought the Green Cow 'talking' piggy bank from me.
Its my duty and its the perfectionist in me that I WILL make sure that every single order is in good condition and 'talking' BEFORE I send them out. For 7years of being in MY OWN retail business, I know the IMPORTANCE of customer satisfaction and I value it with all my heart.
Ever since I posted the 'talking' piggy banks on my blog, I do not have many buyers, but I have repeat orders from the same buyers. ALL BECAUSE THEY LOVED WHAT THEY SAW!
Meaning, the piggy banks reached them as good as it has left my hands before I passed it over at the Singapore Post counter.
Yesterday, I received an email from the above reader of my blog. She was so nice. She even tried to hide the condition of the box from me. She merely wrote, "Angeline, there were no battries. Can you send me the batteries please?"
I knew that it was IMPOSSIBLE! So I pressed for more info and only then did she tell me the state of the box and the condition of the piggy bank when she received it.
I was so pissed! So angry with Singapore Post when I saw the box at her house!
It was obviously ripped open. The lockable cover covering the batteries was taken out when she received the parcel. The cover can be 'locked', so it is IMPOSSIBLE that it dropped out! The batteries were gone and so was the instruction slip stating the position of the batteries.
IN MY OPINION, it was obvious that the batteries were stolen. The red plastic tab was gone. The one who stole the batteries obviously didn't want the receiver to know that it was battery operated and hence I presume that the instruction slip was taken out by the thief as well.
dont't think that this is a ridiculous presumption. Cos' it takes ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE to make this world!
Then the horns and the legs of the cow was so badly smashed. There were cushioning inside. But the cushioning were gone too!
AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME I AM SENDING THIS!
If every piggy bank was in such a condition, do you think I will still have so many repeat orders???!!!
So THIS PARTICULAR one was truly sabotaged!
Called Sing Post immediately! After talking over the phone for a good 5 mins, the worst reply I got from the customer service was, "It was your decision to send by post and there is nothing we can do. But you could go down to the branch office and lodge a case."
And so we went. Luckily I took photos of the damage before we lodge the complain, because they TOOK THE EVIDENCE away, which is reasonable anyway.
She put the blame on us. Saying that our box is too fragile and that we did not put fragile stickers all over the box.
Damn! I have sent out SOOOOOOOO MANY IN THAT CONDITION and none of them were in such a state! Its so obvious that that particular guy didn't handle it properly, putting some HEAVY STUFF ON TOP OF IT! So HEAVY until my box GAVE WAY and squashed my cow!
"So can you guaran-damn-tee that after I put all the fragile stickers on the box, this will NOT HAPPEN??!" I challenged her.
"No I can't. But at least you've got a case to fight then." She argued.
HOW THEN CAN I STILL TRUST SINGAPORE POST?!!!
So now what?! I still have orders yet to send out. They were suppose to be sent out today. Now I dont't even know what I should do.
Message for all those who are waiting for their piggy banks to be sent out:-
"I will be sending you an email asking for a confirmation. Making sure that you know what had happen. If you still wish to send by post, I respect your decision. I guarantee that the condition of the piggy banks are in good condition and 'talking' before I send them to the Singapore Post. But I CANNOT GUARANTEE that the piggy banks will reach you in the state in which they left my hands, especially after this incident. Reply my email and let me know your decision."
*AAaarrrggghhhh* I hate to have unhappy customers! Hate it!
You can see the photos here
This look bad.
But currently thr is only sing post to mail item other than private shld is ex.
Cant we do anyting about it?
Write in to the higher authority? media?
Tis cant be forgive coz we trust them with our item buy yet... must tink of something.