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Ecommerce website owners..How do you deal with such losers?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by super11, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    I have an website where I sell hats. At least once in every two weeks or so, I get an email from someone stating that they have not received their hats. I ask them for the order number and they state that they don't have it. After several emails back and forth, they stop responding when I ask for proof of payment. It's clear that these losers want something for free. During the course of interaction some threaten on legal action, some claim that they will spread bad words about the store while some sound sympathatic and they tell that their kids are crying and waiting for the hats.

    As such, there are many ways to track the order such as the order number, email address, physical address, name of the recepient, date, item details etc. It's obvious when none of these details match, the person is lying. I also tell them that they must have purchased from some other store and also to recheck their card/account to verify the payment deduction. But, as you guys may know scammers are not easy to let go. When asked for exact details, they mainly just run around the bush trying to evade the question. The problem is that this is a waste of time for me to interact with such losers.

    Now, the only solution over here is to ask for proof of payment on the second or third reply but sometimes customers are genuine and asking them for proof of payment is a bit of turn off accoring to me. I generally use it as the final resort. So, I was wondering how you guys deal with such losers who want to rob you off your items without paying a dime?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. dra$tic

    dra$tic BANNED BANNED

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    Send them all free hats that say "LOSER" real big on them.

    But in all seriousness, this is to be expected in almost any market. Your protection is the proof of purchase and tracking numbers, if they cannot provide a legit case then they are not entitled to anything. You always risk getting bad reviews but if your business provides consistency and honesty the true colors will eventually shine through. Don't let it get to you on a personal level and always try to be professional when dealing with the freeloading idiots. In the end being the bigger man pays off.
     
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  3. c0ntenth|ef

    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    ask for their shipping information and tell them they can track it via the shipping companies site as easy as that and about spreading bad words , why would you care to deeply? there always gonna be trolls around
     
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  4. NichePazloe

    NichePazloe Junior Member

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    Think of how many transactions you have with customers throughout the life of your business. Its a numbers game. If you sell anything long enough and you will come across wannabe scammers. Its part of all business.

    Dont let the negative reviews slow you down. Stay consistent and you will come out on top in the end.
     
  5. Gold Mike

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    Yeah, the above comments are right on.

    I wanted to add that you should be asking for all relevant info, order #, payment method/transaction #, etc. in the very first email back to them to save yourself some time.
     
  6. m3ownz

    m3ownz Regular Member

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    Your over thinking - your 1st reponse should be:

    "please provide the transaction number, email address and date or purchase so we can check your order"

    If getting bullshit back

    "As stated, please provide the transaction number, email address and date or purchase so we can check your order, we can not do anything else without this information"

    If more nonsenes replies, guess what?

    "As stated, please provide the transaction number, email address and date or purchase so we can check your order, we can not do anything else without this information"
     
  7. kuzzi

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    i have stores dont get those kinda losers much but just be clear ask them to tell u the date and shipping address they provided if got match n u think its a customer carry on other wise dont respond n block.
     
  8. pumpdump

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    Sadly, that's the way it is. I am amazed since being on the Net how many idiot losers there out there.

    You know why banks, insurance companies, etc need everything legally backed up and 100% scam proof? You see why? 95% of the public will try to get something for free, get out of something, try to scam IF they can get away with it.

    if you ran a physical shop most people haven't got the gumption to try such a scam. but online, we all know it's a different story. I feel sorry for middle aged people, with families having to stoop so low for a few $$$'s. What must their lives be like? So many are like this online.

    And for such a small amount of money.....time wasting idiots. Trouble is your business module you are going to have to deal with them
     
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