Consumers search for online reviews for reassurance and greater confidence in their buying decision. As 59% of consumers believe online reviews are just as trustworthy as their friends, they may well be more influential than you think.
Embracing and encouraging customer reviews can seem a little daunting, especially with the prospect of attracting negative reviews. But it doesn’t need to be. Not least because more consumers take the time to write positive reviews (49%) than negative (34%), but because when managed effectively, negative reviews can make a positive impact on your online reputation, and ultimately your sales.
There are of course other factors that can make review management tricky, including a large number of locations, the consistency and timing of the message and a lack of education across the business, to name but a few. This guide is here is to tackle all these challenges and give you practical tools and steps that you can implement straight away, to encourage more and more customers through your door.