So here we today the 16th July 2011 with the release of our new website TradeBust.com A consumer complains website that allows users to blow the whistle on rouge traders and businesses in their area,
TradeBust allows people that have been the victim of rogue tradesmen, or have been ripped off by bad businesses. Users can create a review then post onto tradebust which alerts users to the companies that might be giving people a raw deal or traders and other businesses that are not giving people value for money.
Many people are not sure what to do when they are faced with a company that will not give customer satisfaction or simply refuse to give a good level of customer care. It is the intention of tradebust to give the general consumer the power to have their say and move the rouge traders into action. With the growth of the internet and the ability to place reviews onto the internet, together with search engine optimization techniques, reviews given by the user will sometimes mean bad news for the business, for example, if a user makes a review on a company and then someone who is searching on Google for that very company, may find the reviews left on tradebust before they see the company website, good news for the one making the review but not so good for the company!
The website allows users to type in their home town and the results are linked into Google mapping showing people the bad businesses to avoid! Users can mark the dispute as " resolved" if they feel that the company have put matters straight.
Launched in July 2011 the website is for and on behalf of those that have been wronged by companies that have defrauded, given poor customer service. Unhappy customers can use the website to make a consumer complaint and shame the unethical companies. Apart from alerting users to bad businesses in their area by linking with Google maps, users can also read the full report and view photo's if the one making the review has included them in their report.
The website runs the service for free on behalf of the general consumer and allows users to leave their review based on a minus 1-10 score, they can also upload product photo's or pictures of bad workmanship that they wish other users to see. Users can also use the town or company search so that they can see who is giving a raw deal in their area which then gives a Google display of where the bad business in located so that the user can avoid that company if they so wish.
If you have any horror stories from bad traders and businesses then we loved to hear them!