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Sitejabber vs Trusted Shops

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Sitejabber was founded in 2008 in San Mateo, California and describes itself as "the Yelp for websites and online businesses", and they primarily target the North American market. They are a consumer-facing review website, meaning that they help companies build trust with their consumers. Their service helps you by asking your customers to review you and verifying that the review comes from a real customer.

As part of the Sitejabber tools available, they stand out by offering unlimited review collection while most review platforms limit this based on their pricing packages. The service also states that you as a company own the reviews generated on their platform, and as other platforms of their kind, they take a strong stance against fake and fraudulent reviews.

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Trusted Shops is originally a German company founded in 1999, and has a presence in most European countries including the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Spain and Germany. The company brands itself as the "European trust brand in e-commerce", offering both a business solution and a consumer-facing money-back guarantee of £2,500 per purchase.

Working with over 25,000 shops in Europe, they strive to create a safer e-commerce experience for consumers, powered by authentic reviews, a money-back guarantee and a trustmark which aims to show consumers that a brand can be trusted. Trusted Shops' pricing is somewhat complicated, as it's correlated with a companies annual online revenues. Further, they have line item charges for several aspects of their service, including a €99 application fee to become a member.

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Background

Year Founded

2008 1999

Employees

30 212

Geography

United States Europe

Headquarters

California, United States Köln, Germany

Open platform

True False

Closed platform

True True

Google Seller Ratings

True True

Industry focus

B2B / B2C B2B

Review types

Company reviews

Included Included

Product reviews

Included Not included

Verified reviews

Included Included

Non-verified reviews

Included Included

Asking for reviews

Customized invites

Included Included

Email invites

Included Included

SMS invites

Not included Not included

Facebook Messenger invites

Not included Not included

Widget invites

Not included Not included

Marketing

Widgets

Included Included

Google Seller Ratings

Included Included

Google Rich Snippets

Not included Included

Google Shopping

Not included Included

Import existing reviews

Included Not included

Social sharing

Included Included

Analytics

Conversion rates

Included Not included

A/B testing

Not included Not included

Review insights

Not included Not included

Final words

Sitejabber has a powerful combination of tools that help businesses with their online reviews. With a reasonably priced offering, they are a good option for companies looking for a flexible solution that doesn't get too pricey as they grow (along with a monthly contract!). With that said, their stated 48-hour resolution window for their Enterprise plan does raise questions about their response time for their lower tiers. All in all, Sitejabber does offer a very competitive solution to help companies build trust with reviews.

Trusted Shops offers a strong and time-proven service for the European market which companies big and small can benefit from. Given that they use reviews as one of three pillars of their service, companies do need to keep in mind the commitments required from the other two. Their pricing does seem to need an update, given that it requires a calculator to figure out a base price, and will likely incur additional charges given the setup.

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