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erica e.

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1 Review by erica

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They refunded the money, but they are sending me emails saying the 'lost money on me' and I must 'enjoy writing negative reviews' even though I've showed them UPS shows it delivered to the wrong city. They want me to remove my negative review now that they issued a refund. And, no comment on my 4 unanswered inquiries trying to resolve it. I wonder how many other people they've pressured to remove bad reviews? In my opinion, this company has a HUGE ISSUE with shipping, and responding to inquiries about missing things. If you DO get them to respond and refund, then it feels like a weird kind of bullying to remove the review. I do not like to leave negative reviews, and have only written positive reviews for good products and service until now. But I write this review as a service to potential customers. If I would have known these facts, I would have either not placed the order, or placed it knowing it was a huge gamble and could be a lot of work. Also I noted their rating on BBB is D+. From what I can tell, their product is good, IF you receive it. They just need to correct their HUGE shipping and customer service issue to continue to do business.
Natalie G. – Flax Linens Rep
Hi Erica

#1 We initially sent the product you ordered via UPS, we sent you a tracking notification, and there was a proof of delivery in Los Angeles, to the shipping address you provided us. You obviously did not receive the product and we never disputed your claim that you did not receive the package. Perhaps the lost package was due to an issue with the courier or the item was stolen after it was delivered, unfortunately this kind of thing happens. If 100% of all packages arrives without issues we would not need tracking numbers, but this of course is not the case. While these are not mistakes we made in the delivery of your package, it is our responsibility to make sure the item you ordered arrives to you. If it does not, we must either re-send the item or refund the order. We do understand our obligations to you with regards to Shipping & Delivery.

#2 When we found out that you did not receive the item you ordered via your review on this site (not the BBB) we immediately responded and emailed you to rectify the issue. In that email we asked whether you wanted us to re-send the item at our cost or whether you wanted a refund. You asked for a refund and we refunded you in full immediately, on the same day you requested a refund. We do understand our obligations to you with regards to Customer Service.

I must state, it was always our intention for our customers to receive the item they order. As connoisseurs of natural linen bedding ourselves, we cannot wait for our customers to receive the naturally made bedding products we sell. When they are happy with what they receive, nothing gives us greater joy. We sleep on this bedding ourselves so we know how much of a game changer it can be to get a new set of quality linen sheets

You are free to write whatever you choose about your experience and at no point in time did we bully you to remove your review. You actually volunteered to remove your review yourself in your email response but instead chose to reiterate your negative thoughts towards our company with a second review after we had already refunded you and had offered we to re-send the item at our cost. That's OK, reviews (positive ones and negative ones) are part of running a legitimate online business and at the end of the day we must live by our actions, not by others words. In your case, our actions were exactly what you had requested of us. There is absolutely no fraud that took place on our part, there was no mal-intent and we did our best to resolve the matter to your satisfaction. At the end of the day, you asked for a full refund and you received it on the same day you requested it. Had you asked for a new item to be sent out to replace the one that we already had sent, we would have done that. We have not wronged you in any way but you continue to speak negatively about our company, again that is your choice. We are obliged to respond to your misclaims of fraud, we have a duty to our brand and we will maintain our dignity, something which is often lacking in the world we live in.

To clarify further, we did not have any interaction with the Better Business Bureau, who it should be noted is a privately run "not for profit" organization. Wikipedia and states that they generated $215 Million Dollars last year with only $20 Million in expenses and they also happen NOT be affiliated with any government organizations and hold no authority over businesses. Their charity "BBB Wise Giving Alliance" is actually 'unrated' status on Charity Navigator. On a somewhat humorous note, the BBB was profiled in the LA Times and other news organizations after giving the terror group 'Hamas' and A- rating which is laughable if it weren't kind of scary. We choose not to pay them for a ratings. Sitejabber on the other hand was started by the National Science Foundation so we find them to be a tad more credible, although we do not pay this site neither. We have a policy not to pay for ratings, we view reviews to be an organic metric. When we saw your review on here we immediately emailed you to resolve the issue. We did not do it through a third party website, we emailed you directly. You are our customer, and we are here to resolve the issue with you directly, you will note the timestamp on the reply to your review and the timestamp on your email. We responded respectfully and quickly with an options that would resolve the issue, not because the BBB asked us to, because you asked us to.

We have done everything we can to be responsive and resolve the matter, and we have refunded you for your order and we will deal with UPS Insurance separately so I am not sure why you have insisted on continued to reiterate negativity toward our company. We work hard everyday to appease our customers and do our best which is why I have taken the time to write this response on a Sunday. If you think the courier losing your order and us giving you a refund deserves 2x 1 star reviews then that is your choice to make.

Also it is important to note that 100% of people that are upset with a company write reviews with the motivation to solve an issue whereas only 1-2% of the people that are satisfied and like a product or brand write a positive review. It is incorrect to assume and deduce that 25% of all our customers have the same issues that you have stated with shipping and customer service, both of which we understand our obligation as stated above. As a Direct to Consumer Brand, we often see negative reviews as a signal to resolve any outstanding issues in a positive manner and fix operational issues. The amount of happy customers we have significantly outweighs the number of upset ones. Of course, sometimes we do make mistakes (who doesn't make mistakes right?) we use the opportunity to resolve, learn and get better. When we resolve an issue, generally as human beings we turn negative feelings into positive ones. I am truly sorry we were unable to do that in this instance.

For anyone reading this, the review directly below and above is from the same customer, who we expediently responded to when she had an issue with our company, they are not 2 seperate incidence.
Seems like fraud to me
• Previous review
Having same infuriating issues as other negative reviewers. Company lied about shipping date, package 'went missing' and 4 messages unreturned. I'll be disputing the charge with my credit card and do my best to warn others about this company.
Natalie G. – Flax Linens Rep
Hi Erica - I have sent you an email. From our end we have a confirmation that the item was delivered and we sent you a tracking number but since you did not receive the item it was likely stolen so we can either refund in full or can remake your order. Please advise, we are interested in resolving this matter of course to a positive end

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