I scheduled an appointment with empire to quote new flooring in my home. I had an appointment today, Monday, between 4-6.
I leave work early (losing money)to ensure I am home on time for the representative. I wait until 6:30 before I call customer service. The customer service rep puts me on hold for 15 minutes while he tries to contact the rep that never made it to my home. He comes back to tell me that the rep didn't have the flooring samples and she called her sales manager and told him and assumed that the sales manager would call and cancel my appointment.
The sales manager assumed the rep would cancel my appointment (probably because that's what a good rep would do, not have her boss do her work), so nobody ended up calling me. The customer service offered $50 off. Wow...$50 off of my project which would have been about $20k. I lost more than $50 for leaving work early.
What a waste of time.
Not notifying your clients is bad business.
Product or Service Mentioned: Empire Today Sales Representative.
Monetary Loss: $300.