September 21, 2009

Why I'm not Recommending 50% off sale at Vistaprint

Right now there is a 50% off sale on premium photo products at Vistaprint. So you can get stuff like photo calendars, photo notebooks, photo flip books and even totebags with photos on them for 50% off. Ebates also has 6% cash back for Vistaprint. I haven't used Vistaprint myself, but if you're in the market for something like a photo calendar then this looks like a decent bargain.

However, I'm not going to recommend this sale. Why? After I started to write this I figured I should check out Vistaprint to see if they are any good or not. I did a quick Google search for "vistaprint review" and the 4th hit was Amazon Customer Reviews : Vistaprint. 22 out of 43 reviewers gave them 1 out of 5 stars. That is not good. One reviewer says that they use Vistaprint 10-12 times a week and usually get a couple orders with errors and then they have difficulty getting Vistaprint's customer support to fix it. Another review page at Resellerratings has a 6.1 out of 10 review score for Vistaprint with average stores getting 8 out of 10. So thats two sites that have a bunch of negative reviews for Vistaprint.

This is evidence of why doing a little research when you're shopping can be well worth it. Its not always the best idea to go with the cheapest merchant. I'd much rather spend a few dollars more and get a quality product without problems.

2 comments:

  1. I have ordered business cards with VistaPrint before. My first order came in OK, but when I re-ordered, the business cards arrived with the print done incorrectly (smaller than it was supposed to be). The funny thing is that nothing has changed on my side - it was a re-order that I have done through their website. Their customer service is a pain in the neck.

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  2. I must say though, I have ordered business cards through them one time with out problems and I would probably use them again. For photo products, I probably would use shutterfly (their quality is much better than snapfish).

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