Everyone has at one point encountered and had experiences with a business/company, and whether it’s good or bad, we often seek opportunities to share these experiences for the sake of those who might be trying them for the first time.
Unfortunately, we do not have an active platform for reviews in Nigeria, and this gap is what Uche Ojukwu is trying to fill with his startup, Veeramark.
Veeramark is a platform where customers and employees in Nigerian can find, and share great and honest experiences from their everyday encounters with different companies.
According to Uche, CEO and Founder, Veeramark, “we exist today to deliver top notch customer and employee experiences via our community-driven review platform. We help companies proactively collect reviews and get real insight straight from the people who matter most — their customers and employees.”
Veeramark boasts of a growing database of more than 150,000 companies, and numerous customer and employee reviews on those companies.
Reviews on Veeramark are collected in two ways; consumers can create an account, leaving a review without any specific invitation or companies can invite their users to leave a review, provided they ensure there is no bias in the way they invite users to review them.
The startup has future plans to develop numerous systems that will give companies more value. Companies will have the opportunity to claim, brand and run their pages, possibly for a fee. They will also be able to use the platform to advertise targeted special offers, receive immediate feedback about goods and services as well as benchmark their service with others in the category. Veeramark also plans to provide business analytics and marketing tools to businesses that claim their pages or list their businesses.
On the part of the employees, the CEO revealed that there will be numerous features for employers such as the free employer account, enhanced profile, job advertising, display advertising, free job listings, employee anonymity, custom solution among others.
Even though Veeramark has a number of competitors, online business reviews is still not popular among Nigerians, and Veeramark can differentiate itself by being really innovative in ways that make Nigerians drawn to the idea. This would definitely make them a go-to place when it comes to online reviews.