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This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised the rating for Rodale, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 251 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||80|
|Total Closed Complaints||251|
Additional Complaint Information
The BBB files indicate that the majority of complaints filed by consumers claim that the company is automatically sending books to consumers that were never ordered and it bills them for the unordered merchandise. The company resolves complaints by canceling the order and the bill and removing consumers contact information from future promotions. Consumers should be aware of the business's use of "negative option" which is the practice of providing products or service automatically, and the customer must either pay or specifically decline the product in advance of billing.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMs. Tina Billig, Senior Manager, Fulfillment
Publishers - Periodical Magazines - Distributors Publishers - Book