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Adore Me, Inc

Customer Complaints Summary

236 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 153 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 41
Billing/Collection Issues 112
Delivery Issues 21
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 3
Problems with Product/Service 59
Total Closed Complaints 236

Additional Complaint Information

BBB files indicate a pattern of complaints concerning enrollment in an automatic membership program and customer service issues. Numerous consumers are telling BBB that after making a purchase on the Adore Me website, they find they have been automatically signed up for the company’s VIP program, which charges a monthly fee of $39.95. Many consumers allege that the enrollment in VIP program was not clearly disclosed to them during checkout and they only became aware of it after seeing a monthly charge on their credit cards. Consumers that attempt to contact the company to cancel the enrollment report that the only way to apply for a refund is by telephone, and they are frustrated by the inconvenient process as well long wait times to reach the customer service department.

BBB has contacted the company about the aforementioned issues. The company has responded and reported that they are working on implementing additional measures to improve the consumer experience, such as hiring more customer service staff, and increasing the clarity for customers on different payment options prior to sale, plus streamlining the process for requesting a refund.

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The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Metropolitan New York, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson Region. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. This comparison does not account for the length of time the businesses have been operational. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by the BBB.

# of businesses with NO complaints in the past 36 months 0
# of businesses with 1-4 complaints in the past 36 months 2
# of businesses with 5-25 complaints in the past 36 months 2
# of businesses with 26-99 complaints in the past 36 months 2
# of businesses with 100 or more complaints in the past 36 months 4 Adore Me, Inc is in this range.
Total # of same relative size businesses in the BBB database in this type of business 10
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