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TrustedCompany vs ShopperApproved

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TrustedCompany is a review collection and management platform, similar to the likes of Trustpilot and TrustedShops. Their main differentiation is that they focus on emerging markets such as Indonesia, Brazil and India; other than this they have a very similar offering to other review platforms.

TrustedCompany was recently acquired by the French company Net Reviews, which work with large French enterprise clients like Fnac, Lacoste and Air France. Though little has been published about the acquisition, it was likely strategic in nature to bolster their presence in emerging markets.

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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.

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Background

Year Founded

2013 2010

Employees

14 34

Geography

Emerging markets United States

Headquarters

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Utah, United States

Open platform

True False

Closed platform

True True

Google Seller Ratings

True False

Industry focus

B2B B2B

Review types

Company reviews

Included Included

Product reviews

Included Included

Verified reviews

Included Included

Non-verified reviews

Included Not included

Asking for reviews

Customized invites

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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

Included Included

Google Shopping

Included Included

Import existing reviews

Not included Not included

Social sharing

Included Not included

Analytics

Conversion rates

Included Not included

A/B testing

Not included Not included

Review insights

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Final words

TrustedCompany offers a compelling review platform solution for companies based in South East Asia, India and Brazil, and has been building their brand towards consumers in these geographies for the past few years. For companies outside of these areas, there are likely more fitting review platforms which have a better brand awareness with consumers there.

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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