Two Colleagues Trying to Simplify Our Buying Decisions – REVAALO
Some time back, I wanted to buy a new phone as my old smart phone had become smarter. It had started to function on its own, disregarding my humble pleas to function properly. Anyways my old cell phone saga is a story for some other day; let us concentrate on my new phone right now. Since there is a myriad of smart phones available out there in almost every budget, a person is bound to get confused. Now that I also qualify as a person, I was confused too. And like many tech-savvy people, I also took the help of internet to clear my confusion. I chose a few phones that seemed to be “value for money” for my budget and started reading their reviews. This exercise was supposed to clear my confusion, but to my dismay, it added another pile to my already existing mountain of confusion.
One person said that this phone is a best buy and the immediate next person said it is the worst thing that has ever happened to him for the very same phone. Now my confusion is, “Who should I trust?” as I don’t know any of the reviewers personally. And I also found out this experience was not unique to me; many people go through the same thing while looking for online reviews. With more and more people trusting online reviews for buying almost everything, the genuineness of these reviews has become questionable as there are many fake reviews posted either by the company itself or by its competitors. And this creates a lot of confusion in the minds of customers or may even lead to wrong buying decisions from unsuspecting customers. While buying a wrong mobile is not that big damage, enrolling your kid in a wrong pre-school or going to a wrong doctor may have catastrophic results.
The Birth of a Solution
Somewhere around 2015 two colleagues working in the R&D department of Dell International, Rajashekhar.H and Rajath Bhat were nurturing the dream of starting a start-up that would solve some of people’s problems. After toying with a lot of ideas, they finally came up with Revaalo-A business listing and review website. Although there were many review websites already present in the market, but they wanted to clear the confusion unlike others who add to it. They created a website where the reviews for products and services, be it anything, a mobile phone, a car, a doctor, a pre-school or a plumber, are grouped into two categories, those shared by your friends, family and acquaintances and those shared by a group of experts, thus avoiding any fake reviews.
The Relationship of Trust
What Revaalo has done for us is that it has cleared the ambiguity and confusion that generally surrounds online reviews. Revaalo creates a trusted inner circle for you by grouping all your selected friends, friends of friends from Facebook, Gmail and other Social media accounts into one. Apart from this, Revaalo also presents Expert Reviews, these are the reviews given by certified experts. So, you can easily trust these reviews and make an informed decision without worrying about the genuineness of the reviews.
Not just for the customers, Revaalo is also trying to simplify life for the businesses. Since all the reviews posted on Revaalo are genuine, the businesses do not have to worry about their reputation being tainted by fake reviews posted by their competitors. It would also help businesses to reach more and more customers without spending anything on advertisements and promotions, just on the basis of their product or service quality.
Now, the next time you want to search reviews for anything, log on to Revaalo, and see what your inner circle has to say about that particular product or service. Also look for the expert opinion, without getting confused. If you are still not able to find the right seller or service provider, just post your requirement on Revaalo and it will suggest you the best seller/service provider on the basis of your inner circle and expert reviews.