Disappointing Online order process
By Missing my Samsung
I’m trying to pickup a couple of baby outfits for a Christmas family giveaway. My secret Santa gifts need to be wrapped & dropped off within a 3 day window. That eliminates anything being shipped, so I opted for the ‘Ship to store’ option. The order is still ‘in process’. I called 800# - they could only confirm the status, so I was transferred to my local store. I was on hold over 20 min, and I ran out of time, so I hung up. I rcvd an eml stating 1 item was not longer available’, so it was cancelled. When I checked the date/time of eml, it was sent before I talked with cust svc (it seems like that should have been mentioned when I called). My order still shows 4 orig items instead of 3. So I called my local store again - I’m still on hold!!! I may need to cancel order and go to a different store to buy my secret Santa gifts. I’m very disappointed with the process. What I thought would be so easy, turned out to be a waste of time & energy.
Terrible service and lack of resolution!
I placed an online order for SAME DAY pick up at 7pm on 12/9. Now of course I didn’t t expect it to be ready that evening with it being a couple of hours til closing time. Now after getting out of work at 2pm on 12/10 and driving the hour home I figured it would be ready. I got to the mall and it still showed in process. I needed the suit for a Christmas concert that night for my son. Well, even at customer service they said we don’t know when it’ll be ready you can just shop for it in store. So I did and then on my way out I thought, wait a second my card will be charged another $50 when this processes I better go cancel. Well jokes on me they can’t cancel and online order that is in process OR remove your payment information.
So not only did they have 8 hours to prep a SAME DAY order, and drop the ball, they also could not cancel or guarantee I would t have to them go through the hassle of waiting on a debit card refund! Fuming and will NOT be mg Penney’s anytime soon and have made it a point to tell as many people as possible about the poor service! Walmart and Target ALWAYS have same day online orders ready in 2 hours FLAT! They have more volume than JCPenney and they seem to know what they’re doing!
Some easy, but mostly frustration.
I’ve found several inconsistencies shopping with the app. Scanning barcodes in store to search price, other sizes and colors not in store, etc result in occasional no item found (even though its in my hand) and ZERO option to add to my cart and order (especially when size i need not in stock @ store.)
I’ve also never had success using the filters. It filters general items such as adults, kids, mens, womens, clothing, etc. When I filter by size though, it doesn't work. My most recent of many experiences was trying to find a family set of pjs. Size filters were returning items with the size needed out of stock. I then started looking one at a time to simplify results - just mens. Same thing. Got tons of results that were out of stock in my size. It could take hours to click on every item and find a full set that matches. No thanks. I’ll check in store and if they have nothing for me to walk out with than it’s on to one of many other retailers whose filters DO work, which is a wide selection as this JCP app is only one I’ve had issues with.
Good but has issues
I downloaded this for Black Friday, and it was really nice to be able to order from my home! Worked great or so I thought. I ordered 3 things and chose the option to pick up in the store since it said it was available for me to do so. I spent well over $49 so free shipping was available as well but the in store pickup was easier. 2 days later when I got an email saying my stuff was ready to be picked up, I also got an email saying one of my items had been canceled due to not being available in the store. At first I was basically told that’s just how the app works in the store. I feel like the app should not have shown that I could pick up, and then just cancel my order without the option to go ahead and have it sent to my home. I was told I could order another which I was not gonna do and spend nearly $9 for shipping when my original order offered free shipping. Thankfully it was made right by an extremely sweet manager in the store, and I’m just waiting on my refund and my shirt to be shipped to my home! However, the app was frustrating and disappointing in the end. I was told this had happened to several people so hopefully this can be fixed somehow.
Needs functionality improvements
I recently downloaded this app for Black Friday ads. I was pleased when I first opened it. Signed up, looked at the ads and sales. Just like the actual site. Was able to add things to the cart and although I have not purchased through the app yet; everything seemed to work fine until I went to coupons and wallet. The app won’t add any coupons and just gives me, “server error” every single time. I can be at home, using WiFi or using public WiFi and it still won’t add any coupons. The message area where the envelope symbol is won’t take you to messages. Mine just opens the search bar over and over. I have a couple of messages and can’t open them to see what they are. There is no other option to get to messages either like in settings or profile. I am one of those people who clear out notifications right away and this just plain irritates me. This app definitely need some re wiring lol. Please update and fix these issues so people can use the app the way it was designed to work. I’m going to keep the app and see if improvements are made. I will get rid of it in a week if nothing happens and it still is essentially broken. If it’s easier to just go online then why have an app?! Please fix!
Bugs bugs everywhere!
I added 5 things to my cart, came back to it a few hours later and my cart shows 317 items at a price over $27,000!!! Three out of 5items show that I've ordered 99 items of the same item, come on, 99 pairs of size 9 shoes in the same colour? I have enough trouble ordering 1 pair that's available so how could 99'pair be available? And then the app says I can use a coupon to save another $5k+. I had to laugh!
It looks promising but it is so full of bugs and sporadic in performance, I can't pinpoint any specific area of issue. All areas have a problem. My first order dropped the entire cart, or so I thought, then my JCP card kept giving an error, then I received two duplicate orders but I couldn't cancel one thru CS so I had twice as much charged in my account for a month until I could return everything. My store isn't listed and it keeps defaulting to one on the other side of town! The same crap appears in the 'just viewed' even after clearing the cache and looking at hundreds of items a month later. I haven't been able to make a payment thru the app yet, it always errors out and it dredged up an old account number that I can't delete that is years closed, pre-smart phone era!
Not user friendly!!
I love JCP, but the app is not user friendly at all!! I got a message that an item in my cart was much cheaper due to a current coupon. I was excited and added a couple of items, then began to place my order. All of a sudden I had a “some items in your cart don’t qualify” message pop up, and it was the item I’d gotten the email about!! The back arrow is so close to my phone case that it’s difficult to use. And you find an item you’ve put search criteria in for, like size, and it pulls it up only to be out of stock. This is especially bad on clearance items. I’ve also tried scanning my jcp card in about 4 times, but it doesn’t take it - probably because the card is so glittery. Then I input it manually and it doesn’t save it! I tried to do in store pickup last night, so it asked for info on the person picking it up. I entered it twice, and it went right back to a screen asking me to enter it again. I’m really frustrated and becoming hesitant to order anything! Shopping is supposed to be enjoyable, not maddening and stressful!
App Issues made me lose $30 in Bonus Bucks
I tried on SEVERAL different occasions to use my $30 Bonus Bucks to make a purchase using the APP. After a few minutes of shopping photos would not load. Even after closing the app & reopening as well as logging in & out. I also found this to be an issues on the website as well. Apparently it's not due to issues on my end bc I now see many others have reported the same problem. Knowing that I only had a few days to redeem the $30 Bonus Bucks I would periodically try to use the App in order to make the purchase again. However the same problem continued with the photo box being blank even of items in my cart. Therefore I never submitted my order. Furthermore, the Bonus Bucks Rewards promotion, was highly "promoted" as being available for same day use yet they were not even given to me or credited to my account. Until I got home and added it to my Account myself. Although, I reminded the cashier of this several times as well as give him both my Email & telephone #! So after spending Approx. $300 I only received the points toward my account. Of course only because I redeemed them myself. FEELING HIGHLY FRUSTRATED AND VERY UNAPPRECIATED AS A CUSTOMER DUE TO THIS EXPERIENCE.
Used to work fine
This app worked great when I first downloaded it, now it crashes and lot and does other things. When I’m browsing through the app, it’ll stop loading when I click on an item, or it’ll load the item and freeze up. I don’t know if I’m going to fast or what, because when I try to slow down browsing and pause between my next move, it doesn’t happen. I like to look at an item, read about it and its reviews, decide what I’m going to do, and keep it moving. I’ve also been having a problem lately when I open the app and it’ll show items in my cart, multiple amounts of the same item. It’ll be items that I’ve thought about purchasing before, but maybe removed or saved to my favorites list. They’ll be right back in my cart when I open the app again, and if I want to purchase anything, I’ll have to remove all of those items from my cart. It’ll be close to 40 items in there. I love the fact that the wallet will show the best coupons, and keep track of my rewards. The app is easy to use, the only problem is the annoying glitches.
Where’s my tracking?
I order from this app all the time. But I’m very nervous about ordering before Christmas. One item has shipped & when I click on the tracking tab I get a blank screen. Two other items haven’t shipped. Last time that happened they put my item on back order then cancelled the item. When I went to re-order, it charged me shipping, I had to call about it to get the shipping removed. Which brings me to the call center they use. The music is on a loop, very annoying, the woman cuts in every minute to tell me how important my call is & blah, blah, blah. After a half hour I hung up. If they had texting chat, they could employ people to work from home & help customers more efficiently. So that’s my rant. If I didn’t have back issues, I’d go to the store to shop but when I was there last week there was absolutely no customer service or assistance. So if you don’t know the layout of the store, you wander around for hours, trust me, I’ve been there. It wasn’t busy but when I asked where something was, the clerk would just point in the general direction. I finally gave up. Maybe next Christmas I’ll shop elsewhere. Not happy with JCP!