Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2 JStationery Review

After I woke up today, I found an email from Columbia Mail Services telling me that I had a package. I went to pick it up and to my surprise, it was an envelope from JStationery! I had given up on ever receiving anything from them since the crappiness of USPS (delivered the package to the wrong zip code and then denied ever seeing the package when I contacted them...) and our mail center (the first month of the semester, it apparently took our mail center one week to process a package when the site promised 24 hours) caused the first package to get lost in the mail. Of course, I was horribly upset that after waiting for a month, I saw no package from JStationery so I contacted their customer service.

JStationery doesn't have an email address or a phone number on their website, so I was unsure if anybody would actually reply to my email. To my surprise, one day later, Ray emailed me back telling me that they would reship the package. Yay! I was surprised at the speed at which they solved my problem and how stress free it is. I'm used to how Columbia deals with problems... which is basically either denying that anything happened or shuffling you off to someone else. So thank you JStationery for making a college student's life less stressful, especially during midterm season!

I am looking forward to buying from JStationery again. Although the choices are very limited and the website could be better designed (if I didn't know people who have bought from JStationery, I would have avoided the site because it doesn't look very professional...), the prices are comparable or cheaper than other online Japanese stores. And the customer service, which in my opinion is the most important, is wonderful!

Website: http://www.jstationery.com/

Pros:
  • GREAT customer service - solved my problem quickly and efficiently
  • Comparable or cheaper (pens that are usually $3 on other sites are $2.80 here)
  • Free shipping over $20
Cons:
  • Not very professional website
  • Stuff restocked very slowly
  • Does not give tracking number except if you use PayPal (I think... I might be wrong, but I don't want to risk it)  
 Recommend?: YES! I would definitely shop at JStationery again. =)

I got so caught up in talking about JStationery that I haven't talked about what I got yet! I got some nice pens, so will post about them tomorrow.

2 comments:

Ting said... [Reply to comment]

Hey, I was reading some posts on Jetpens and clicked on your link. Thanks for the review about JStationery. I was browsing around for japanese stationery/pens a while ago, and stumbled upon that site. The layout did not quite had an aesthetic appeal compared to Jetpens and also, I did not find a wide selection of items. Good to know that their customer service is great. I ended up buying some pens from j-list but it took more than two weeks for my package to arrive since they are located in Japan. Please continue to review products. I look forward to reading them.

Arisu said... [Reply to comment]

@Ting

Thank you for your comment! I will have reviews of my acquisitions soon.

I haven't tried j-list before - how is it?

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