FTD.com / FTD.com refused to deliver flowers!
Father died a little over one month ago. I am my mother's only child and her only support system. She is living alone about 2000 miles away. Try as i might, i was not able to travel to her home to spend mother's day with her. Thus, this mother's day my mom would not only be grieving the loss of her husband but be spending the day alone.
I decided to try to cheer her up a bit and send her a bouquet of flowers. I ordered the flowers on the Tuesday before mother's day and requested that the flowers be delivered on Friday. I did this so if there were any problems with the delivery that there would be an additional day available to correct the problem and get the flowers delivered.
The flowers were not delivered on Friday as scheduled. I received no notice from ftd that they did not fulfill the order as promised. I find out on Saturday that no flowers have been delivered to my mother. I call ftd.com and stay on hold for 35 minutes. While on hold i listen to a message over and over again telling me that it is not too late to get flowers delivered for mother's day, they can deliver on Sunday, etc, etc, etc. When i finally get someone to answer the phone the ftd person tells me that my mother’s flowers are "scheduled to be delivered". And that's all she says. I inform her that it is already getting fairly late where my mother lives and “dale” (the “customer service” person with ftd) says that she knows this and that my mother’s flowers will get to her “sometime next week”.
I explain to dale that this is not acceptable and that ftd needs to make this right and get flowers to my mother for mother’s day. Dale refuses. I inform dale that this issue needs to be resolved, i explained to dale the circumstances regarding my father’s death, etc and dale states “don’t get no attitude with me”. I had not had any attitude, had not raised my voice, i had simply stated that i required that this issue be resolved.
I asked to speak with dale’s supervisor. She argued with me for over five minutes and then finally put me on hold for another 10 minutes. Then tiffany the supervisor picked up and said that there was nothing that ftd.com “is willing to do” to resolve this situation. Tiffany said that “all florists nationwide are working tomorrow” and that she will try to get someone to deliver. I explain to tiffany that my mother lives in the bible belt. Florists there do not work on Sundays no matter what day it is.
Tiffany informed me that i did not know what i was talking about and continued to tell me that this was not ftd’s fault, it was the fault of the people who were supposed to “mail” the flowers. I informed tiffany that i did not order flowers that would be several days old after being “mailed”, i ordered “fresh” flowers for my mother. Tiffany then stated that she would refund my money and that i could just “figure out something” myself as to how to get my mother some flowers for mother’s day. I asked to speak with tiffany’s supervisor and she said no.
At this point i was so upset i had to let my husband continue with the conversation because i was in tears. My husband then began to speak with tiffany who told him that she could find a florist to get flowers delivered to my mother. She makes an attempt and then comes back and tells him that no florists are open for deliveries in my mother’s area. This is the same thing i had already said to her but she never bothered to apologize for arguing with me about this. Tiffany then states that she is authorized to do nothing but refund our money. My husband asks to speak with tiffany’s supervisor.
First tiffany states that she is the only supervisor in the building. Then she states that no supervisor can do anything more than she can. Then tiffany says she doesn’t have a supervisor. Suddenly she puts my husband on hold and miraculously her supervisor, a person named vicki morgan, is on the phone.
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