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Should Amazon ditch its unverified reviews?

Consumer reviews are very valuable, both for the sites displaying them and the customers using them to help with their purchase decisions. 

However, the credibility of reviews has come under attack over the past couple of years, with lots of examples  there are plenty of examples of brands that have been caught out. 

As it stands, online customers tend to trust reviews more than most sources, except recommendations from family and friends, but that could change. 

Reevoo has just published a plea to Amazon, asking for the online retail giant to ditch all but its verified reviews.

So, should Amazon heed this plea? 

How Kia used consumer reviews online and offline

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post asking whether online reviews could work in an offline setting, and the consensus was that this could be a useful tactic. 

To find out more, I spoke to Kia’s John Bache, as well as Reevoo’s CEO Richard Anson to find out more.

Kia has been using Reevoo reviews in its print and TV ads, as well as in its showrooms. It has worked well so far, and provides a lesson for other automotive brands.