Tradespeople websites – Should you trust them?
By default, we ask people we trust for recommendations, and equally, people love to share them. But sometimes we’re not able to connect with their recommended suppliers and we have to find another source of reference.
Increasingly we turn to the Internet, and whether looking for a tradesperson or home service, a restaurant or a room, a book review, or boots, we rely on the recommendations and review of others to help us decide. If you are looking for help around your home you will no doubt explore tradespeople websites, but how do you know which ones to trust.
Customer reviews: the heart of what we do.
Did you know that 88 percent of customers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations and 72 percent of customers questioned in a local community survey said that positive reviews make them trust a local business more?
Against this background, many businesses see testimonials and reviews as an essential part of engaging customers and growing their business, and this is at the heart of what we do at scuseme.
We are very serious about sharing honest, up-to-date, reviews, and recommendations about our local businesses and we encourage all our users to post reviews of the suppliers they have used.
“We can’t give you word-of-mouth but we think scuseme is the next best thing.”
Scuseme is an online community of local personally vetted tradespeople, and our business platform ensures that the review process is based on a genuine job from a customer.
Scuseme may be one of many tradespeople websites but, unlike many of our competitors, we value the opportunity to talk to our customers. Because we operate as a community we are in regular contact with all our members, suppliers, and customers. It is easy to automate everything with a website but we believe in the power of face to face and making real connections. A lot of our customers prefer to call and we are always ready to listen and help.
Get in touch
If you can recommend a local, independent business with plenty of satisfied customers, we’d love to hear from you. Our locally recommended businesses are getting lots of work and importantly lots of reviews which we share across the community.
We check out all recommended businesses and only invite the ones that meet our standards to join.
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