Our Influenster community and clients came out in full force this April as we celebrated Earth Month. To see just what Influensters were buzzing about we polled 7,675 US women this past April to find out their thoughts and shopping behavior when it comes to green beauty. See exactly what we found:
Online reviews influence purchase decisions more than almost any other form of paid, earned or owned media. “A brand is no longer what we tell consumers it is. It is what consumers tell each other it is,” Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, once famously said.
We here at Influenster are passionate about sharing the stories of women in professional industries. Because we hold this as a core value to our technology-based brand, Influenster is making an active commitment to change the ratio of women in STEM fields. And, that's exactly why we launched the Influenster Scholarship for Women in STEM, which rewards outstanding female university students who specialize in fields that span from design engineering to applied mathematics.
Almost all shoppers—95%— report consulting customer reviews before making a purchase. So if you're responsible for a brand, let us ask you this--how healthy are the reviews for your brand? How positive, how recent, how plentiful? Do they include pictures and helpful usage information? If you're at all concerned that user-generated online reviews are not working as hard as they can for you, we can help.
Everyday, members leave 50,000 product reviews on Influenster. These are written, photo, and video reviews and they are unsolicited and organic. There are three ways you can get more out of user-generated reviews on Influenster: Access, Stream and Drive.