Postscript SMS Marketing , 1,882 reviews
Shiny modern app but it does not sync well with Shopify and it is deceptive. They don't mention that "international" SMS is 10 times (yes TEN times) the cost of US SMS. It's not mentioned on their app listing nor on their pricing page, only hidden away in the documentation.
By international it literally means any other country so if your store is strictly restircted to US you're better off with one of the other SMS apps.
I opened up my site with new items for the week and the app was down and inoperable. I was unable to send out notifications for our items and the timing it crucial. Still am not hearing any response from customer service. Very disappointed
We used this app for about 1year. The last few months issues are worst it's time to let this app go. Automation is not working anymore. Abandon carts are not sending out. Customer Service just don't care and I downgraded the plan all my previous credits I paid for was taken.
i don't know what's going on with this app but it's not working for me and i can't contact customer service about the problem because the entire app is blank. nothing shows and i really liked this app
When I first signed up for Postscript, I really liked it. Simple, easy fair pricing. I then took a break to try Attentive as I was offered a really appealing rate. I shut off Postscript, but noticed even with no texts going out, that every month within the first few days, it said all my credits were used.....which was not possible and the "sent texts" reflected this - 5,000 credits gone, with 0-124 texts sent only. Support said this is an "a typical issues" and they couldn't find the reason I was being ripped off. Their solution, was to push me to their new pricing plan which was $500 for all the same features.....a TOTAL SCAM. Disgusting. Their team wasted my time and although nice, were not very professional or accommodating. Attentive offered me upfront a much better pricing structure, I am not sure if I can share publicly so I will not, and we are a small company. Each site the bill is around $50-$150 a month. Honestly I am so disgusted with this company. Their software has an error, ripping me off, and they want ME TO PAY FOR it by switching to their new billing system which is $500/month for the pro plan, to have the same features I currently have. Sadly after somewhere around 3 years, I will be canceling all our Postscript accounts. Disgusting. One of the worst scams I have ever been exposed to. How many people actually keep track and audit texts vs credits? You should! And they wanted to switch me to an uncapped pay as you go model for 10x the price...yah, ok!
I have used Postscript for 1.5 years now. We have had TONS of issues, but support was usually there to help. I should've left the app months ago when campaigns were supposedly sending (and I was paying to have them sent), but no one was receiving them. Postscript brushed it off like it was a one time error and fixed campaigns. Without me noticing that no one on our team received campaign I would have never know it didn't get sent out correctly. However, that is not why I would not recommend. I would not recommend because since we started with them we always had the same short code... A short code is text blank number with blank word to sign up for our texts. We noticed that although people would text the number our list wasn't growing.... turns out another brand with similar name purchased our short code, so they were getting all of our subscribers. Postscript NEVER told us that our short code was no longer offered by them. We emailed them to see why our short code wasn't working and they said they are no longer offering them. We would need to pay $1,000 A MONTH if we want to use our short code that was previous free. They said they sent emails letting people know short codes were going away, but I did not receive a single email. This is a huge deal and not something that should've been emailed or brushed off as not a big deal. They should have had a pop up check box in app, so that everyone had to acknowledge that it was not being offered anymore. I personally think they did not inform their customers because they didn't want a mass amount of customers leaving. Unethical in my opinion. Overall I would not recommend. I would recommend Klayvio or Attentive.
This is a very rare issue related to transitioning from shared short codes onto dedicated phone numbers but we're sorry that it happened to you and that we did not notice it sooner.
We began transitioning all of our customers off of shared shared codes and onto dedicated phone numbers in January of 2021. The transition took several months, during which we: hosted an educational webinar, published blog and help centre articles, sent multiple emails and in-app messages, and our team also did direct outreach to shops that had still not transitioned near the deadline. This was a major change for the entire SMS industry, and we tried to communicate this change as clearly as possible to all of our customers.
Unfortunately, dedicated short code fees are largely determined by the mobile carriers and not by Postscript. The monthly fee to lease a dedicated short code is similar on all SMS platforms. We work directly with mobile carriers to get the best rates for short codes for our customers. We also offer free toll-free numbers for shops that do not wish to make this investment.
We've reached out to you directly to resolve this issue and have issued a refund as requested. Again, we apologize that this happened as a result of the transition to dedicated phone numbers.
Picked a plan and got a free trial. Spent hours learning how to use it with the videos. Then one day they just shut it off. Said I did it. I didn't even know it until I checked on it. This right before Christmas. Blamed me and said someone on my team must have done it. I am my team. So I know I didn't do it.
The app has bugs and the support is absolutely unprofessional. Asks several times if the private key was used instead of the public key. As if you were an idiot.
Postscript removed themselves from our store without any notice (I had to ask customer service what was going on). Incredibly disrespectful to small business owners and I will not be recommending them due to their poor customer service and treatment of people who are seen as "other" and unimportant to them. They claim to be following the SHAFT guidelines on regulations for sex, hate, alcohol, firearms, or tobacco, but there are actually different guidelines for how to treat companies in different industries depending on whether they are federally legal or not. Also, there is no definition to what terms like "sex" are (is it pornography? a vaginal health device? erotica? something else?) so Postscript can use SHAFT to offer their services based on their own definition of what's considered "sex" and what's considered "health". Here's is the PDF with more information: https://www.wmcglobal.com/hubfs/CTIA%20Short%20Code%20Monitoring%20Handbook%20-%20v1.8.pdf Considering they pride themselves in following regulations to the T I'm disappointed that they're treating companies like this without any notice whatsoever.
8/24/2021 - It went from 5 stars down to 1. I have been trying to get answers for the last two weeks on a problem and I haven't gotten a single answer. COMPLETE turn around from what the customer service use to be back in May. I am beyond frustrated and annoyed. I am paying $50 a month and can't even get an answer to a question. I may start looking for another service because this isn't acceptable. ORIGINAL REVIEW -- MAY/2021
I have been dealing with Andre for support and he has been wonderful. The program is fantastic, it is easy to use. It does EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I truly like that there are different tiers for pricing. If you're on the fence their more than generous trial period is a PERFECT amount of time to figure out if it is for you or not. I am a week into my trial and I know for certain it is for me! Hands down one of the best technical supports.