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Nice job, Staples!

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Our offices are just around the corner from our local Staples, so we buy 99% of our office supplies from them, and we consistently use their rewards card program.

Last week’s mail brought this nice note:

Dear Mr Alan Rimm-Kaufman:

We are really sorry. Because of an error on our end, the amount of your last Staples reward was incorrect.

We’ve enclosed what we owe you — plus an extra $10 for the inconvenience.

As a Staples Reward member, you are among our most valued customers. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-793-3320 if we can ever be of further assistance.

Regards,

Don LeBlanc
Senior Vice President
Customer Marketing

Full responsibility for the error, over-compensating for the mistake, and written in plain English — wow!

We hadn’t noticed that Staples short-changed us by about $40 on our rewards check (nor is it likely we ever would have.)

Mr. LeBlanc’s nice letter gave us that warm great-customer-service fuzzy feeling, and we want to acknowledge Staples for that.

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    One Response to “Nice job, Staples!”
    1. Ted Duncan says:

      Funny. Staples has shorted us for several rewards checks and even though we brought it to their attention we still do not have resolution over 6 months later. We have stopped ordering from Staples.