If you are a merchant operating in the EU, you're probably aware of the new laws from EU Consumer Protection Act. This act states that all displayed reviews must come from genuine orders, and you must inform consumers about how these reviews are processed.
When it comes to customer reviews, genuineness is critical. Being legally compliant helps your business operate smoothly and gain trust among your customers.
No worries, Judge.me gives you complete control to ensure what's displayed on your online store is compliant. In this article, we'll show you how to do that.
Being compliant with the EU Consumer Protection Act means you should only show verified reviews associated with your order history. To do this, you can hide unverified reviews on the Reviews dashboard by selecting the "Hide" button under the "Status" column. If you have many unverified reviews and want to hide them in bulk, choose the "Unverified Reviews" filter, select all, and click on the "Hide" button on top.
Verified reviews are those coming from genuine orders and verified by Judge.me automatically based on your order history on the e-commerce platforms. If you have web or imported reviews with no order history, you can request manual verification by submitting evidence of orders. Judge.me adds verified buyer badges to verified reviews, making them distinguishable from unverified reviews.
To make sure only verified reviews associated with a buyer can be displayed, you can:
Letting consumers know how reviews are collected and managed is essential to help you comply with the EU Consumer Protection Act. This also explains how Judge.me verified buyer badge works to indicate review quality.
You can do this by adding a link to show how reviews are processed on Judge.me in your Review Widget. This feature is available at Settings > Review Widget > Widget Header > Widget Review Text Header. In the "Add collected by Judge.me link" section, toggle the bar to "ON".
Being compliant with major laws is vital to the operations of your online stores, and Judge.me provides you with the necessary features to make it work. Try these out and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.