Employees think they are smarter than the customer
OLD SAYBROOK, CONNECTICUT -- I ordered flowers for my gf who had a bad day and expected them to be delivered by noon, paid for the rush delivery, etc. However I signed the 'from' portion of my gift card (to be included in the flowers) differently from my BILLING/SHIPPING address. This, for some reason unbeknownst to me, tripped their 'fraud alert', and caused my order to not only be delayed, but for me to not be notified at all.
So noon rolls around, and no happy phone calls, voicemail, text, nothing. I call to check my status and she explains this to me, offers to refund me only the $5 which I paid for guaranteed shipping before noon, and offers to have it thereby 4pm, today, which does not work at all, ruins the surprise, and leaves my flowers with her doorman until 10 or 11pm.
This especially perturbs me because my card is MY BUSINESS, NOT THEIRS. Card was verified, $60 paid already. I've worked in online retail and a $60 order very rarely triggers fraud. The lady also explained that 'someone should have called to verify' this morning, a further clarification of what a crap show this operation truly is. While I appreciate the refund for their failures on guarantees, the invasion of personal privacy as a consumer coupled with the fact that their attempt at righting a potential wrong ruined my entire surprise, leaves me feeling completely ripped off, and unsatisfied. 60$ for a surprise was a good deal, 55$ for delays, issues, idiots, and having to confirm with my girlfriend that she 'may be home' 'just in case' really screwed over this experience.
Amateurs. Avoid. Proflowers, All Day.