客诉问题一直是令外贸人头疼的问题之一，处理得好，维护好了客户关系不说，返单率也会上升；处理得不好呢，客户丢下一句：“I will never place order with you”之后，从此销声匿迹。
Thank you for your email.
All the pixel lights you can see here are those which I bought from you last year.
Since then we had no new projects anymore, that's why I didn't buy anything else.
Almost all the lights are very good and I have no problems with them, except the ones type SJ-387-24V.
These are on the outside of the carrousel and last year they worked fine but this year many lights got water inside the bulb. Some gave a bad color and some gave a bad connection causing them to flicker.
Since the beginning of this year I had to replace more than 50 of the 600 bulbs and my spare lights are almost used now.
Attached you see pictures and some movies of the bad lights. This isn't normal, is it?
What do you suggest?
Thanks for your feedback.
Around one more year used for these lights, so to be honest, it's normal that some pieces were broken.
Actually we changed and improved the waterproof connectors and cover this year,
so it is getting better on waterproof.
About the faulty pieces you have, I provide you with below solution:
send you another new pieces for free charge, but the shipping fee has to be paid.
Please let me know the real faulty quantities you replaced, so that I can send you PI for payment.
It's better to order other types together, so that it can help you save more extra costs.
It's not normal that after 1,5 year of use, almost half of the ordered bulbs are already broken (and I am not exaggerating).
I ordered these lights because they were waterproof and now you admit that they are of poor quality and that you have had to improve them.
I know other people who have bought the same lights from you and you have replaced for them all the lights for free, so why is that not possible by me?
If you replace all the lights for free I will place in the future other orders with you; otherwise I will have to go to another supplier.
Hi Kim ,
Thanks for telling me the truth.
Actually we treat all our customer in fair, so it's also possible to send you repair lights for free,
but in order to have a long-term business with you, there is only a condition here:
free lights have to be sent to you together with your next order, or you have to pay for the shipping cost for thesefree repair lights.
That's what my solution mentioned in my last email.
You are also one of our valued customers, and we want to satisfy every customer including you certainly!
Please kindly let me know your better advice if possible. Thanks!
Good morning Elisa,
I don't have any new projects for the moment, so I don't need to order new pixel lights.
My next project will be in a few months.
So for the moment, if you send me new lights to replace all the other ones, I will be willing to pay the shipping cost.
I must have 650 pieces of type: SJ-387-24V
You may make a PI for me.
Good morning, Kevin!
Thanks for your further news about the bad lights.
Before PI sent, I have to confirm:
I remember you bought 650pcs in total, so you mean total 650pcs are broken now, and all has to be replaced, right?
It's normal for some of the lights to fail if long time use, but if all of them failed, it seems the problem is a bit serious.
If there is not enough evidence to prove this, it will be difficult to persude my boss for full free charge.
The best result I can get for now is 50% payment we each bear for all 650pcs.
If not all 650pcs, such as less than 100pcs, I can persude my boss to compensate for free.
I'm wondering if it's acceptable for you? or any better advice please?
This is Elisa again.
Here is the PI for 50% payment, $605 in total.
1- The connectors are updated version, and cannot be used together with previous one.
2- The delivery time is around 10-15days during this special period.
If any problems, please do feel free to tell.
Good morning Elisa,
I cannot accept your PI because:
It is understandable that some of the lights could fail after a long time of use, but 1,5 year is for me not a long time!
Consider that the first time I sent you an email about the bad pixel lights is about 1 year ago. At that time more than 50 lights were already broken.
I bought the lights on the assumption that they were waterproof, but in your previous email you said: "Actually we changed and improved the waterproof connectors and cover this year, so it is getting better on waterproof. "
So this means that the lights that I bought from you where NOT waterproof enough and that the construction fault lies with you!
In the meantime there are already more than half of the lights that have water in them and at this rate the other lights will be broken by the end of this year.
So the best and only solution is that you replace all the lights at your expense, more so because the new lights you offer me, have a new connector that doesn't fit on the old ones.
In attachment you will find a few pictures (I have a lot more) as an example of the failure of the lights.
显然，从这封邮件中，看出了客户的不满到了极点，并对我上封邮件产生了一点误解，同时提出了一个并不合理的要求“ replace all the lights at your expense”。
Good morning, Kim!
After bargaining with my boss, finally he agreed the solution that 50% payment of each,it's really the best result.
The reason he disagreed is:
around 2years since you placed the order of this pixel, it seems the warranty period is over soon,
it's normal for some lights to fail during this period, and as you said not all lights are broken.
If not all the lights are broken, that means some others are still working, so it's fair that 50% payment of each for both of us.
One more thing:
To be honest, if the other lights will be broken by the end of this year, we cannot replace it for free,
because 2years warranty period has passed.
You know any product has a shelf life, and it cannot be replaced for free forever, right?
For updated connectors, I think it's my responsibility to explain you more:
I have to say here is a misunderstanding that you think the old version is bad quality....
the old one is also waterproof, the reason to change just because it's a little difficult to fix,
If it is not fastened well, it is easy to enter water, the new one is to solve the problem.
We treat same for all our customers,
we can send replaced lights for free shipped together with the next order,or shipping fee only for replaced lights,
but the premise is that it is all the bad lights, not inlcuding old ones that are still working normally.
I know this is not the result you expected, but it's really fair for both of us, we need understand each other, and try to achieve a win-win business. right?
Due to the Corona virus we haven't been able to work until now.
But now we have resumed work and I have a new order for you.
500 Pcs - SJ-356-24V-P19mm
2 Pcs - SJ-K-1000C
10 Pcs - extension cable 50cm with at both sides 3-pin JST connectors
And I still need those 650 Pcs SJ-387-24V to replace the other ones which had a bad quality.
Could you make a PI for me?
And what arrangement would you offer me regarding those lights, now I made a new order?
The payment is finished.
Attached you'll find the bank slip.