Though the company terminated its relationship with Adaptive Marketing and Vertrue (interesting company name choice, that, all things considered), that was in 2009, eight years ago. Jamberry's experience has been since then, so it seems that whether it's apples or oranges, it is still Vistaprint "fruit," and, as the Bible teaches, "By their fruits, ye shall know them." A questionable harvest, it seems to me.
A quote from Tad R. Callister seems applicable here:
Integrity is not doing just that which is legal but that which is moral or Christlike. It may be legal to commit adultery . . . , it may be legal to gossip, but none of those actions is moral or Christlike. Integrity is not just adherence to the legal code; it is also adherence to the higher moral code.' -- (emphasis added)
And, in my book, the higher moral code involves being neighborly, kind, and straightforward. Hardly what seems to be happening with this company's business model.
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2017 13:42:52 GMT by mailartist
I will say that we had some billing problems with Fed Ex, back before we retired from our small business, and occasionally had to ship products. (This is a "mail" site, so this story fits, thematically.)
We had repeated occasions where we'd go to ship something, pay with a business credit card, and receive documentation that the shipping cost would be This Much. However, when the credit card statement came in, the charge was Something Else (higher, mind you). Similar thing to Jamberry, that we didn't check the actual charges in comparison to the original receipt that Fed Ex gave us, and when we dug back, we discovered that this sort of deceptive Fed Ex shipping thing had happened to us ALL THE TIME. Sometimes to the tune of about 30% increase above what we expected.
We inquired from Fed Ex, and were given some sort of song and dance about initial shipping estimates which could change down the road, blah blah.
So, we fought back. We switched to paying for any shipping with a business check. We NEVER used our business credit card there again, so when we left the Fed Ex drop off point, the shipping had been "paid in full." They no longer had the benefit of delayed billing time with credit card purchases to jigger the prices up.
This "bait and switch" approach is hardly "integrity," but it made the company money -- if that's the only thing that matters to such.
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2017 13:48:29 GMT by mailartist
I don't see anything in Jamberry's post about when their 2.5 years of "rewards" happened... and, if you're limiting yourself to christlike corporations with integrity then you aren't going to be buying much.
All I take from it is to be very careful about what I click on, and to at least skim my credit card statements.
For business cards, I found the prices at iPrint.com to be as good or better than Vistaprint. Given that I wanted a custom full color design with none of their advertising on the back. About $15 shipped for 250 custom design cards now. About $10 less than it was in 2005 when I first used them.
Mia: First address label order (after printer broke) was from Vista - took a while, but was happy. Used 123whatsit last couple of times - good. However, was unsure how many to order so didn't
Mar 12, 2017 2:01:13 GMT
Mia: anyway, printer was wanted in this house so we got one and I printed out two sheets of labels (one plain, one not)
Mar 12, 2017 2:01:53 GMT