Customer Reviews have become an integral part of a successful online shop. They can directly lead to higher revenues as they show visitors that the shop is safe, reliable and customer friendly. A research study by Nielsen shows that 70% of online shoppers trust the reviews of other customers. However, many merchants still ask themselves, what is the best way to collect these reviews.
Our partner, Trusted Shops, has compiled a list of tips on how you can increase the number of customer reviews you have. The complete list with 7 tips is part of the whitepaper “The Value of Customer Reviews – why you should embrace customer feedback” and can be downloaded here.
4 Tips on collecting better reviews
- During the order process
As soon as they have placed an order, you can ask your customers to leave a review directly from your shop. The request is placed in a prominent position, and once completed, the review is immediately available for all to see.
- In your customer login area
Your customer has logged in, and the order is on its way. This is the perfect time to ask them to leave a review on the product and/or your service – the process has obviously been problem free so far, and the excitement for their ordered goods is high.
- In the order confirmation email
Your customer has trusted you and made a purchase in your shop. Allow your customer the ability to share their experience with other shoppers, and in an email to them include a link to your login area where they can leave a review.
- In a follow up email
Several days have passed since sending your customer their goods. Now is a great time to send a follow-up email checking to ensure everything worked well, and inviting them to review if they haven’t done so already.
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