Tile è una start-up americana nata 18 mesi fa con uno dei tanti progetti di crowdfunding che ha avuto un discreto successo. Qualche giorno fa ha comunicato che non spedirà più i propri prodotti in Canada, Germania e Italia. Sappiamo tutti molto bene che, mentre Germania e Canada possono avere dei temporanei disservizi, lo stato delle Poste Italiane, società posseduta interamente dallo Stato, è strutturalmente deficitario a causa di una pessima governance e per pessime leggi sul lavoro che tutelano tutti tranne le aziende e i loro clienti.
Questo il comunicato ufficiale di Tile, senza parole.
We are disappointed to announce today that we will no longer be selling, nor shipping, to customers in Canada, Germany, or Italy. Unfortunately, many orders are simply not being delivered properly or within a time period that we believe to be consistent with the experience we seek to provide.
As you may already know, we started as a crowdfunding company in June 2013 (18 months ago). When we launched, we were focused on building an outstanding product that was simple, reliable, fun, and stylish. We opened up international sales to enable the largest number of people to have the opportunity to back our idea.
Since that time, we’ve had many things to do and build, and processes to create, and we’re constantly learning where our Tiler’s pain points are. As of late we’ve realized that our customers in Canada, Germany and Italy are experiencing extended delays in receiving their order and, in many cases, some our Tile shipments (despite multiple attempts) never even reach them.
We agree with all of you, our customers, that this is simply not acceptable. So, until we can get this right, we are stopping all shipments and sales to these countries. We will be systematically applying refunds to those people with affected orders over the following two weeks. You can expect a confirmation email for your credit and to see a credit to whatever account you used to pay for your order within three weeks.
While this is disappointing to us, we think it is the right course of action for everyone. We hope to begin selling to these countries again in the future. If you’d like to be notified of Tile’s availability in your country, please click here.
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