Sunday, 8 January 2017

Let Me Tell You Why. Re: Why not go paperless?

Dear Companies of Britain,
If you promise to send me your bill - and only your bill or a direct link to it - by email instead of patronising tripe (see after) I would go paperless. Sending paper bills is expensive for you, we get that but not only do you not admit that it is the prime reason for paperless, you are forcing me to plough through semi-promotional bullshit and then fetch bills from your web site. This simply means that I won't. Stop wasting my time. You need to have a suitable alternative to paper and so far, you do not. Clue: all I want from you is a bill, not an online relationship.
Think about that and the other firms who do send bills by email without having a hissy fit about confidentiality. It's about acting on the customer's instruction, not being paranoid about your imagined electronic bogeymen reading my email.
To qualify for me accepting paperless billing YOU STILL NEED TO SEND A BILL or a direct link to it.
And if you send me an email, I should be able to reply to it. Is this the 1980s?
From a customer who wishes that privatisation was about having a choice between companies who have properly embraced the basic principles of technology.
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