If you’re interested in fly fishing, hunting, or sporting equipment, maybe you receive catalogs from U.S.-based retailer, Orvis. If you’re not in the market for their goods, on the other hand, but are still getting their catalogs, you might consider removing yourself from their mailing list.
If you’re on the Orvis mailing list, you can expect to receive a number of catalogs each year. The company in fact has five different catalogs divisions, exclusive to “Men,” “Women,” “Dogs,” “Fly Fishing,” and “Hunt,” respectively.
It’s also likely Orvis will send out other marketing material regarding upcoming sales or events.
How can you opt out of Orvis catalogs?
Thankfully, Orvis provides an easy online opt-out guide for anyone wishing to remove themselves from the mailing list. Just follow the link to manage your catalog subscription and enter your name, address, and email.
You can also make selections depending on whether or not you want to be removed from all catalog mailing lists, or just specific ones.
Once you’ve marked your preferences, click “Submit Request” to begin the opt-out process.
How long does the Orvis mailing list opt-out process take?
Although the mailing list removal form on Orvis’s website is relatively quick and painless, how long before the actual removal takes effect isn’t specified.
In our experience, though, expect this type of opt-out process to take between 4 and 6 weeks.
What if you keep receiving catalogs from Orvis after opting out?
If it’s been more than 6 weeks since you submitted your opt-out request and you’re still receiving the Orvis catalog, consider taking these further measures to stop the junk mail.
Try and send the catalogs back by writing “Refused: Return to Sender” on the label and putting it back in the mailbox.
Make a formal complaint to Orvis by contacting their customer service team. Call them at 1-888-235-9763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register with Catalog Choice and DMAChoice. These independent services can help to opt you out of catalogs and manage the type of junk mail you receive.
We hate to tell you this, but keeping your name off mailing lists can be pretty tricky. It’s because most companies acquire your personal information through the use of data brokers.
Data brokers collect online personal information before collating them into sellable profiles. What that means is, even if you’ve never shopped from a particular catalog, you might find yourself on its mailing list. Data-broker transactions also lead to robocalls and spam texts.
In addition to that, certain companies may have third-party agreements in which your information is automatically shared with other companies. It’s often likely this information is found in privacy policies that few customers take time to read.
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