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BBB Accredited Business since

Access Unlimited

Phone: (607) 669-4822 Fax: (607) 669-4595 570 Hance Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903 http://www.accessunlimited.com


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Description

This business offers retail sales of hospital/medical equipment/supplies, auto hand/foot controls, wheel chair lifts/ramps and disability access equipment.


BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Access Unlimited meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.


Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Access Unlimited include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 17 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

17 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 9 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 6
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 11
Total Closed Complaints 17

Additional Complaint Information

BBB reached out to the business with concerns about a pattern  of complaints concerning Access Unlimited's customer service.  Consumers have advised BBB once they order and pay for the product in full they are promised delivery by the company within a 6- week time frame.  The 6 weeks turns into 7, 8, 9 weeks with no product.  Consumers who then decide to cancel are left waiting for their refund for an unreasonable amount of time with no explanation from the business.

The business answered BBB with the following condensed response:


Access Unlimited is unique even within the market of equipment for people with disabilities in that our products are uniquely crafted for each consumer and each make and model of vehicle. We clearly indicate this information with every order.  The advantage of this business model is that we are able to provide solutions that are highly customized to each disabled consumer's needs. The disadvantage of this model is that customized solutions are inherently difficult to plan from a production-planning perspective, and take longer to build. We have worked with the Better Business Bureau in the past to do a much better job of informing our consumers of the fact that production times for customized products are inherently difficult to predict.

That said, we do feel there is and has been significant room for improvement in our company, and have taken concrete steps to improve our results:

 First and foremost, in September we hired a customer care manager whose sole responsibility is to track production and maintain consumer relations for any production that is deemed by our production coordinator to be at risk of being behind schedule or behind schedule. She has over 15 years of experience in customer service, and maintains regular contact with consumers, advising them of any existing or potential delays and expected delivery times or resolutions.  To address production capacity concerns, we have added approximately 30% to our welding and fabrication staff in the last three months through hiring and reallocation of staff previously involved in different parts of our company.  We have expanded our available square footage by nearly 40% in the last three months to alleviate space constraints and allow our production to flow more smoothly.  To address concerns regarding accounts payable, we recently added two new administrative staff which allowed us to move accounts receivable/accounts payable from a part-time position to a full-time position.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Access Unlimited
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 12, 2001 Business started: 01/01/1993 in NY Business started locally: 01/01/1993
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Thomas Egan, President Mr. Walt Huber, Sales Manager/Contact
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Thomas Egan, President
Business Category

HOSPITAL & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES WHEEL CHAIR LIFTS & RAMPS DISABILITY ACCESS EQUIPMENT AUTO HAND & FOOT CONTROLS

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.
Details

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.