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Factors that raised the rating for PrintingForLess.com, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||2|
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Montana Secretary of State
State Capital 2nd Floor Room 260, Helena MT 59601
Phone Number: 406-444-2034
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Andrew Field, CEO Mr. Daniel Gaugler, Customer Service Contact
Printers Printers - Business Forms
Alternate Business NamesPFL Printing 4 Less Southwest Color
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100 Pfl Way
Livingston, MT 59047 (406) 222-4890 Directions
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- (800) 930-6040(Phone)
- (406) 222-4990 (Fax)
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- - Communication/Mass Email
- - Sales
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Complaint: I performed a Google search for "brochure templates" because I needed to design a brochure for an event. Printingforless.com came up as a result with the heading "Free Brochure Templates for Microsoft Word." I was concerned that a site might require me to use their printing service in order to use its templates, but this is what I read on the PFL.com site: "Free Downloadable Brochure Templates These free brochure templates for Word will help you get started quickly on a design that you can print out yourself or get professional quality commercial printing done on quantities over 250 at prices less than ink jet or color laser printing. They are free to download and use for your own business or personal use. Give us a call if you need help using them." Notice "print out yourself" and "free to download and use for your own business or personal use." So I went through the time-consuming process of creating a brochure, which probably consumed 4-6 hours. When I finished, I found that in fact you cannot download or print the template, you have to use PFL's printing, as I had feared. This is clearly false advertising and misrepresentation, designed to lure customers into their site and then make them use PFL's printing services. I called customer service, and the representative I spoke to said that he was unaware that such language was on the website, but I must have misunderstood because they could not release the template to me unless I purchased printing. I then received an email from the company that purported the problem to be that I used the company's stock photos and that was the issue. It wasn't; I would gladly have switched the photos if the template were released, but it was not. Due to time constraints, I had to abandon the work and start from scratch at another site with TRULY free templates.
Desired Settlement: PFL should remove this deceptive language from its website and make it clear in its language for Google searches that its templates are not free, but are usable only for those who purchase the company's printing service.
At PrintingForLess.com we always strive to have the best customer experience, and we take customer feedback very seriously.
We do have free downloadable Microsoft Word templates on the page that ***** landed on. However, ***** did not download a Word template, he clicked through and used our design online tool. The tool has a disclaimer stating that these “*Designs are only available for print” (picture attached). The entrance point for the template builder was positioned above the free Microsoft Word Brochure Templates and the disclaimer appears once you click into the tool. After further review of the landing page and *****’s feedback, we have updated the page to more clearly differentiate between free downloadable Microsoft Word templates and our template builder (picture attached). Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Complaint: I placed two identical orders a few weeks a part. Each order consisted of 1000 folding business cards, I received the first order and everything was perfect. Upon receiving the second order and opening the box, I could see right away that the cards were all substantially curled/cupped. I placed a stack of the cards under a heavily weighted box to flatten the cards. Upon removing the box, the next day, the cards returned to their curled state. To make a long story short, I tried various ways to un-curl the cards and none worked well. I contacted the company and spoke with an associate named *******. He looked into my orders as well as the paper stock and called me 2 days later. I was told that the curling may have been caused by a humidity issue while the cards were being stored or when going through the roller machine, but in any case, I was told they would not reprint my order, but, they would offer a discount on a future order.
Desired Settlement: If they were to reprint immediately and overnight ship, this would be acceptable. But, the cards are to be distributed this week starting Monday, FEB 10. If they offer to reprint the cards a week from now, it will be too late and I will require a refund as well as reimbursement for the distributors that I have pre-paid to distribute the cards this week. SO reprint immediately and overnight ship, or refund purchase and reimburse expenses for card distributors
We have resolved the issue with the customer. They will receive their reprinted cards tomorrow. The customer stated that they would retract their complaint from the BBB.
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Complaint: I ordered marketing brochures for my psychotherapy practice in December 2013, we received the order on time but we were very disappointed with the final product. The weight of the paper was VERY thin (similar to what you'd find in a textbook). Also, we paid for the brochures to be scored for folding (they were to be shipped flat and we would fold them), they were not scored. I contacted "Team Big Sky" about my dissatisfaction and despite a "100% guarantee" that is noted in numerous places all over their website: "If for any reason you aren't fully satisfied with your printed piece, we will either reprint it or provide a refund." Terms and conditions are also listed at ***************************************************The response that I received from the company places the responsibility on me. They state that because they provided me with sample paper stock it was my mistake and they will not refund my money, they offered a 20% discount instead. They also state that they attempted to review the paper-stock with me via phone, which is true, but I was still in the early design phase and asked if we could do it after my artwork was completed. I then totally forgot, I am not in the textile industry, it was a mistake on my part but I also trusted them to guide me in the process, especially because I told them that I was not experienced in this area. Also, when reviewing my final proof I was not asked to check and recheck the paper weight, but I was asked to check numerous other properties of the product several times before final approval. Finally, when reviewing the sample paper weights there are two (2) examples, both of which are labeled 80#, upon closer inspection the only difference in their name was High Gloss vs. Matte (the Matte being thicker). I would never have suspected that Gloss vs. Matte would affect thickness or weight of the paper, but because of that one difference I am left with a product that is useless. Please help, we spent our entire marketing budget on this project.
Desired Settlement: We request that the company adhere to it's own policy of 100% guarantee. We would like a full refund.
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