Digital platforms — like Trustpilot — are at the heart of both of these societal transformations and what’s clear, now more than ever, is that our model is right.
Helping consumers and companies successfully navigate these new territories requires fresh thinking, strong values and total conviction. With the new funding we just secured, we’ll be doubling down on openness, collaboration and transparency.
At times, it feels like there's been an arms race in the business sphere to get to the perfect score on review platforms. But when everyone on your platform has five stars and consumers wake up and say ‘hey, that can't be right can it?’, where do you go from there?
What we know — and will continue to invest in — is that it's not how many stars you have but the journey you take to get those stars that matters most. Others haven't realized this yet and by the time they do it may be too late.
The shift we've been making is from incentivizing and rewarding good reviews to incentivizing and rewarding good behavior. We’re not trying to catch anyone out, especially not the businesses who are genuinely looking to improve and do the right thing by their customers. We're showing them that the benefits of transparency are greater and longer lasting.
We’ve already introduced new transparency tools like Transparent Flagging and there’s much more to come. Our mission made us one of the top 1% of websites worldwide with more than 58 million reviews of over 270,000 company domains.
We’ve got plenty of work ahead of us. We’re by no means perfect. And yes, now and then you’ll find someone who’s trying to game the system and manages to publish a fake review on our platform. But with the very best processes, people and technology we have in place everyone can use Trustpilot with confidence. And with the new funding, we’ll continue to work towards our mission to upgrade the world.
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