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.
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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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.
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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