BazaarVoice is an American publicly listed company (NASDAQ: BV) with global offices that offers extensive software solutions specializing in user-generated content. They work with some of the largest retailers in the world, including Dell, Kraft, HTC, Oakley and hundreds more. Bazaarvoice Conversations forms one part of their offering, which provides solutions for ratings and reviews, questions and answers, review sampling technology and more.
BazaarVoice runs in the thousands of dollars per month, so is geared towards large and established retailers. The benefit of their service is that they offer a one-stop solution for most of your user-generated content, ranging from your reviews, social content, advertising and more.
HeadquartersOhio, United States
ResellerRatings is a Ohio-based consumer-focused review platform that helps companies collect reviews, operating on a freemium model. They offer a suite of tools, including a Seller Ratings, Product Reviews, a Q&A solution and Visual Marketing which covers a broad scope of user-generated content tools that companies may need.
ResellerRatings works with thousands of customers ranging from big to small, the most notable being Wayfair, Loccitane and JustFab. As a Google Partner, reviews in ResellerRatings show up as Google Seller Ratings in search results and help reduce Adwords costs. ResellerRatings is owned by Answers, a company that runs a variety of Internet-based solutions.
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BazaarVoice has an incredibly strong offering aimed at the enterprise, that helps with a range of user-generated content. As opposed to consumer-facing review platforms, they help brands and retailers generate and manage this content on their own sites, as opposed on the review platform. The BazaarVoice network similarly syndicates reviews across millions of store-fronts around the world, giving you a broad reach for your content.
ResellerRatings offers a competitive suite of tools to manage user-generated content, from company and product reviews to visual and Q&A content. This is impressive given their team of just 20 people, which puts into question how much technological development is currently being undertaken. ResellerRatings could be a good review solution for companies based in the United States, based on their high level of brand awareness there.
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