ugc and holiday returns

Product returns are an ongoing frustration for the majority of brands and retailers — especially those that sell online. CNBC reports that 15-40% percent of online purchases are returned, compared to 5-10% of in-store purchases. And it seems the problem is only getting bigger. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more consumers are shopping online. As a…

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One Bad Review

Introduction Negative reviews are a fact of life for businesses — even the most customer-focused ones. No matter how great a product or service is, it’s simply impossible to please every person every single time. Negative reviews may be unavoidable, but that doesn’t businesses welcome them. That’s because this content can do some serious damage…

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7 ways to respond to negative reviews

As a customer-focused business, you work hard to deliver products and experiences your shoppers love. So ideally, every single one of your shoppers would sing your praises. But that’s just not realistic. Sometimes, things go wrong. Perhaps a shipment is delayed or a shopper receives an item that’s been damaged in transit. Or maybe a…

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Review Response SLA

The majority of U.S. states have eased their stay-at-home orders, but many people are still reluctant to venture into crowded brick-and-mortar stores. And that means more consumers are shopping online. According to data from Bazaarvoice, in April 2020, eCommerce orders were up 96% year-over-year. With this rapid growth in eCommerce comes an increased dependence on user-generated…

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Review Consolidation

Reviews are one of the top factors a shopper considers when making a purchase. And as it turns out, consumers have started to depend on reviews even more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A PowerReviews analysis found that towards the end of April 2020, consumers engaged with reviews prior to making a purchase at double the rate as the same…

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Brand engagement is important to customer loyalty

In a relatively short amount of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned our world upside down. Concerns about health, safety and the state of the economy have left many of us feeling anxious and scared. Plus, stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, though necessary, have resulted in widespread feelings of loneliness and isolation. It’s…

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Respond to Negative Reviews Yelp OpenTable Amazon

Everything you need to know when it comes to responding to negative feedback online. People writing negative reviews want to be heard. They want someone to know that they were disappointed with their experience and want their issue resolved. You need to address customer comments in a way that is personal, authentic, and truly helpful.…

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Official Brand Response responding to customer reviews

How you can leverage customer engagement and expectations to build your brand’s image and bottom line. Nearly all buyers today trust reviews as much as personal recommendations. Though word-of-mouth is still critically important, the conversation has moved from town squares and city streets to the digital landscape. Most people today will hear about your brand’s…

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