September 28, 2007 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web hosting provider Host Depot has joined the RatePoint (http://www.ratepoint.com) partner program, it was announced yesterday. The partnership with RatePoint will provide Host Depot customers with access to the RatePoint Consumer Approval Program, an interactive consumer feedback and quality assurance platform.
"Until now, small to mid-sized online businesses had no fully-interactive, hosted customer communication tool to help them compete with the resources of bigger companies," explained Host Depots President and CEO, Mark Erskine. "The RatePoint Consumer Approval Program levels that playing field by letting us provide the merchants we host with an affordable, easy to implement customer feedback program that allows them to boost sales and strengthen customer relationships."
RatePoint provides its partners with a means of managing their online reputation by receiving consumer reviews and feedback directly from their websites. The system facilitates user-generated ratings and reviews that are checked for authenticity. Businesses involved in the program have the opportunity to respond to feedback.
Establish in 1997, Host Depot (http:/www.hostdepot.com/) provides hosting and integrated ecommerce solutions tailored for small, medium, and large businesses. Established in 2006, RatePoint, Inc. leverages the latest in Web 2.0 trends, web content authentication and consumer ratings systems, RatePoint, Inc. to enable its partners to monitor quality.