Talk about Matty-Implosion.
I'm a bit dissatisfied by the stock answers about calling customer service.
He can't provide actual phone numbers? I mean he claims that this is a "tiny tiny line," so wouldn't just a bit more proactive problem solving for these kinds of customers be feasible?
New stuff is up!
According to one of those new answers, Matty's hired someone, I see...
This new CS team better be the Justice League, the Avengers, and the X-Men all rolled up into one package if they have a prayer of undoing all the damage that's been wrought by DR thus far. And it's unclear whether this really addresses some of the major problems; these people may help deal with the sub screw-ups and such, but what is being done to solve the technical end, where every year the second charge of the year is placed on an old card instead of the default? THere are huge functional problems with the site itself, and I don't see the "my subs" application being toyed with as solving that problem. You can have the best CS team in the world at your disposal, but there's not going to be a lot they can do if the Matty system is some archaic prototype for DOS. One of the reasons it has taken me so long on so many occasions calling Matty is because the CS rep is on the system and it seems to take forever to get something punched in, and then it invariably doesn't fix the problem the first time through.
There is something fundamentally wrong with whatever computerized system they are using (and I joke about DOS, but it honestly wouldn't surprise me if they were still using that at this point), and a lot of the problems we are having are directly tied to that system. Let's hope the new CS folks are computer whizzes in their spare time...
Why do parcels get shipped to Sweden first, when they are supposed to be shipped to Germany? It doesn't make any sense.
And why doesn't DR note the shipping costs on the parcels?
It's important for customs duty...
How product is shipped is based on the shipping method you choose. Some of the less expensive methods take longer."
But it still makes less sense why packages for Canada are going to Sweden before coming back across the ocean to Canada.
At least Germany is close to Sweden (geographically speaking) or on the same continent.
I was very encouraged that changing your sub shipping option (especially when they randomly switched you from what you requested) seems to be an option once they get the new sub system up and running! Hurrah! Goodbye Newgistics! Though I have to say, Newgistics did MUCH better this month with Khan than last month with Sorceress/Fisto/Shadow Weaver.
Great ! Now, we have a brand manager who's selling a product (i.e. the subscriptions) he has no responsibility over ? What was just said, in substance, is that he is not responsible if fans don't get the products they ordered and bought from "his" company ! Yet, the "subscription promise" is that you buy the whole year figures package, and that you shall get them... Clearly, there's something that's very wrong with Mattel/Matty's modus operandi.Quote:
I don't have access to shipping info.
So I guess Mattel can sell us a sub, but not being involved or responsible for it as far as dealing with customer service goes !? I'd like to know what the Better Business Bureau would think about that !
Please Toyguru, without radical and POSITIVE changeS (notice the plural !) in the QC, CS and shipping departments, don't expect any miracle about the 2013 subs...
Now, I wonder WHEN we'll actually see these changes... You promised they would occur "in 3 weeks" at New York Toy Fair, in mid February (and you miserably failed to implement them as of March 31 !). You just spoke about those changes again, but unfortunately, we've still seen nothing so far... POSITIVE ACTIONS is what we need right now TG, words won't cut it anymore !
Mattel isn't shipping the figures... Mattel isn't driving the trucks.Your tracking numbers are for UPS or Newgistics or whoever is doing it now... But the brand manager wouldn't have the info of where your figure is sitting on his desk.
Why would people think he would?!?
The president of Best Buy isn't going to know why UPS took an odd route to get to my house...
I'd be surprised if Mattel had anything at all to do with the shipping. I think they tell DR to handle the orders as cheap as they can... and then DR sets it up with Newgistics or ups or whatever you check.
Mattel/Matty actually choose their "postal partners". And we all know the postal partners are NOT the only ones involved. Now, people get false shipping notices from DR, and the date on their parcels doesn't correspond to the one that was given on DR's shipping notice. If there are problems with DR (and there have been for 3 years and a half, now !), the company and the brand manager's responsibilities are involved.
So please don't go defending the undefendable once again. The sub is supposed to guarantee that you get your figures each month. We're currently VERY far from that scenario !