powerreviews

  • After Antitrust Suit, Bazaarvoice Sells PowerReviews To Review Site Viewpoints For $30M

    After Antitrust Suit, Bazaarvoice Sells PowerReviews To Review Site Viewpoints For $30M

    Bazaarvoice just announced that it’s selling PowerReviews for $30 million in cash. The news comes after an acquisition deal in 2012, followed by an antitrust suit in which the US Justice Department argued that by bringing together two major consumer review sites in one company, the acquisition would reduce competition. The suit ended with Bazaarvoice agreeing to sell PowerReviews to… Read More

  • PowerReviews Attempts To Make Reviews More Social

    PowerReviews Attempts To Make Reviews More Social

    PowerReviews, a company that provides customer review technology for retailers and e-commerce sites, is debuting a new suite of tools that helps companies promote, reward and measure customer engagement and review generation. PowerReviews, which launched in 2007, provides retailers and brands with the ability to collect, organize and analyze comments and other user-generated content. Read More

  • Follow Products And Reviewers In Your Facebook Feed With PowerReviews

    Follow Products And Reviewers In Your Facebook Feed With PowerReviews

    When it comes to selling products on the Web, the more consumer reviews a product attracts, the more conversions and sales it sees as a result. This is why PowerReviews has built a social commerce network of more than 23 million reviews across 5,500 sites, including Staples.com, Gap.com, and ToysRUs.com. Today, PowerReviews is announcing the launch of two Facebook products that allow brands… Read More

  • PowerReviews Spreads Consumer Reviews Between E-Commerce Sites

    PowerReviews Spreads Consumer Reviews Between E-Commerce Sites

    It’s a simple law of e-commerce: the more consumer reviews there are on a product, the more sales will result.  “As review numbers go up, conversions go up, and SEO traffic goes up,” says  Cathy Halligan, SVP of sales and marketing for PowerReviews (and former CMO of Walmart.com).  PowerReviews powers 23 million reviews across 5,500 sites including Staples.com, Gap.com… Read More

  • PowerReviews Raises $10 Million To Power Customer Reviews For Retailers And Brands

    PowerReviews Raises $10 Million To Power Customer Reviews For Retailers And Brands

    PowerReviews, a company that provides customer review technology for retailers and e-commerce sites, has raised $10 million in new funding led by Four Rivers Group, with Woodside Fund, Menlo Ventures and Tenaya Capital participating in the round. This investment brings PowerReview’s total venture funding to $37 million. PowerReviews, which launched in 2007, provides retailers and brands… Read More

  • PowerReviews Lands $6 Million To Power Customer Reviews For Retailers

    PowerReviews Lands $6 Million To Power Customer Reviews For Retailers

    PowerReviews, a company that provides customer review technology for retailers and e-commerce sites, has raised $6.1 million in funding led by current investors Menlo Ventures and Tenaya Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to over $30 million. The additional funding will be used fuel customer acquisition and for new product development. The company’s original products… Read More

  • San Francisco's PowerReviews Reduces Burn Rate By 30% (Updated)

    San Francisco based PowerReviews, which has raised over $21 million in venture financing, has let 30% of staff go, say multiple sources. Among those that left is VP Marketing Jay Shaffer. The company let retailers include Amazon-like product review features into their websites, for free. PowerReviews then aggregates reviews from their client retailers on their own customer-facing site… Read More

  • More Money For Product Reviews; PowerReviews Lands $15 Million

    More Money For Product Reviews; PowerReviews Lands $15 Million

    On the heels of Bazaarvoice raising an $8.8 million series B, competitor PowerReviews has just raised $15 million, adding to the $6.25 million they raised in late 2005. The round was led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners along with current investors Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards. Since its launch in April 2007, the number of reviews and products offered on Buzzilions.com has tripled. Read More

  • Product Reviews: Everyone Wants A Piece Of The Market, But PowerReviews May Get It

    Product Reviews are pure gold – people want to see what others say about a product before buying (Forrester Research says 71% of online shoppers seek out product reviews). If you control the reviews, you have a very qualified lead that you can then try to sell something to, or pass off to someone else for a fee. Today, product reviews are largely concentrated at big hubs like Amazon… Read More