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Bazaarvoice vs ShopperApproved

bazaarvoice

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.

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ShopperApproved is a Utah-based business, providing review solutions for businesses. They are a less-technological platform compared to alternatives, with a older user interface that caters to more old-school style businesses. Their review collection mechanism is designed with businesses in mind, and less so consumers. This means that reviews may be biased and not as transparent as other review platforms.

With that said, ShopperApproved works with many businesses such as B&H Photo and 1800Flowers.com which have a significant online presence. The company notably has a different take on their pricing, charging on a per-review basis which is unusual.

bazaarvoice shopperapproved

Background

Year Founded

2005 2010

Employees

1,100 34

Geography

North America United States

Headquarters

Texas, US Utah, United States

Open platform

False

Closed platform

True

Google Seller Ratings

False

Industry focus

B2B

Review types

Company reviews

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Product reviews

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Verified reviews

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Non-verified reviews

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Asking for reviews

Customized invites

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Email invites

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SMS invites

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Facebook Messenger invites

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Widget invites

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Marketing

Widgets

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Google Seller Ratings

Included Included

Google Rich Snippets

Included Included

Google Shopping

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Import existing reviews

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Social sharing

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Analytics

Conversion rates

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A/B testing

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Review insights

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Final words

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.

ShopperApproved offers a suite of tools for Company and Product reviews, with little differentiation to other review platforms. The fact that their review collection process isn't as transparent as other solutions could create problems for companies in the long-term.

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