Welcome to Reviews.com
From internet access to home security to video and music streaming, the number of things the average person subscribes to has multiplied over the past few years.
This isn’t a fad. Fueled by rapidly improving personal technology and the desire for ever-more convenience, entire industries are re-inventing themselves for the services economy. This sea change has been a boon to consumers in many ways, but finding the best services can often be a difficult and cumbersome process.
Here at Reviews.com, it’s our mission to evaluate consumer services and recommend the best ones for our readers. We do the research and hard work so choosing the service that’s right for you is as easy as possible.
When it comes to services, it’s important to make the best choice at the outset, because once you lock yourself into something, it can often be difficult to switch. Even if there isn’t a contract, many companies don’t make it nearly as easy to unsubscribe as to sign up.
And while subscriptions may often be a better deal than buying things one at a time, each new service you subscribe to brings with it a new relationship to maintain — not to mention another recurring fee that can creep up. Think of us as the guardians of your monthly bill, ensuring you’re getting the most out of every penny you spend on subscriptions.
You’ll sometimes see product reviews on the site because sometimes services are so reliant on certain products (like video doorbells or smart speakers) that it’s impossible to give a full picture of that service without evaluating those products as well. Also, as the world has changed and services have continued to expand in number and in what they offer, so has our mission; there was a time when Reviews.com reviewed everything from vitamin supplements to vacuum cleaners, and many of those reviews are still relevant. None of this takes away from our prime mission of finding and evaluating consumer services.
Who We Are
We’re obsessive consumers: We don't just want to know which services are the best to sink our money into, but also why. We drill down to find out exactly what makes something great, and then hold it up for the world to see. Our passion for excellence is matched only by our dedication to the truth. We know there are a lot of voices out there, and every decision we make is rooted in earning your trust.
A small group of consumer advocates teamed up in 2013 to create Reviews.com, which was acquired by Red Ventures in 2016. Today its operations span the U.S., with offices in Seattle, New York City, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Led by Editorial Director Pete Pachal, our team of expert reviewers is united around a common goal: being your guide to the best services.
How We Find the Best of Everything
We start by doing the research
We recognize that our readers are individuals and there often isn’t a one-size-fits-all “best” for everyone. A 23-year-old who wants to invest their tax refund for the first time isn’t after the same thing as a day trader looking to upgrade platforms, even if they’re both searching for the best online stock broker.
Our goal is to match you with the services that will fit seamlessly into your unique life. We take an exhaustive approach, analyzing scientific studies, lab results, historical trends, and user experiences — and often trying out the service ourselves. Along the way, we’ve applied for a slew of debt consolidation loans, and received quotes from at least two dozen home warranty providers.
We get input from the right people
We’re not experts in the industries we’re reviewing. We’re writers and researchers on a mission we take extremely seriously. So we ask the people who are experts to help us find our way. (We also read a lot of customer reviews to see what they may have missed.)
We also keep our reviews updated
A good review is never finished. Our research is ongoing, and we strive to keep our content updated by reviewing new services, and calling out emerging trends.
Our business hinges on credibility and how useful each review is to you. We promise to tell the story of what we’ve found in a way that’s worth your time, so you can get what you need and get on with your day.
How We Make Money
Reviews.com is reader-supported. If you click on or buy something via a link on our site, we may earn a commission. This is how we can stay in business. We think it’s a good deal for us and for you — if we’ve done the right research, and presented it well, then you’ll be ready to make your purchase and never have to take an ad campaign at face value again.
Did we get something wrong? Get something super right? Just have a question? We’d love to hear from you!
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