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Trusted Shops vs Feefo

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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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Feefo is a UK-based customer review system targeting Enterprise business, with current customers including Allianz, Moss, Expedia and more. As a Google partner, reviews generated in Feefo count as Google Seller Ratings and show up in search results and reduce Adwords spend. The company works with a variety of industries including services, automotive, property, travel and more.

Feefo offers a suite of tools, from reviews to Net Promoter Score and an Insights solution to help you gain insight from your customer feedback.

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Background

Year Founded

1999 2007

Employees

212 138

Geography

Europe United Kingdom

Headquarters

Köln, Germany Hampshire, United Kingdom

Open platform

False False

Closed platform

True True

Google Seller Ratings

True True

Industry focus

B2B B2B

Review types

Company reviews

Included Included

Product reviews

Not included Included

Verified reviews

Included Included

Non-verified reviews

Included Not 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

Included Included

Google Shopping

Included Included

Import existing reviews

Not included Included

Social sharing

Included Included

Analytics

Conversion rates

Not included Included

A/B testing

Not included Not included

Review insights

Not included Included

Final words

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.

Feefo offers a technologically strong review solution, which is a strong choice for UK-based businesses. The fact that their pricing is not shared publically indicates that they're geared towards large enterprises and less so towards SMEs. Their solution integates with many third-party tools such as Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce.

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