I currently have an E-Commerce store using a platform called CRE Loaded which is based on OSCommerce. It was great for starting since I could set it up on my own and the price was right. The issue is i’ve outgrown it so am looking to go to the next level and likely will be going with Magento.
I have a developer I want to use for this website design/setup and they work with Magento but a question I have is about the review system. I understand how important reviews have become for stores. CRE Loaded has a built in review system but you can’t send follow up emails asking for reviews and it’s not that visible so few people know it’s there.
I have begun looking for a review system and two we have looked at is PowerReviews and the other is RateVoice. We decided mostly on PowerReviews. The issue is our developer likely won’t be able to get this store launched until early 2012 and we want a review system before then.
We likely will be integrating PowerReviews onto our current CRE Loaded website but when we upgrade to Magento we can easily convert our PowerReviews over to Magento but does Magento have a good built in system or is there even a module that we can purchase for Magento to add reviews? Part of the issue is PowerReviews is $80/month so it adds up. If Magento has a built in system or even a module that’s a one time fee we’d gladly switch to that instead of using PowerReviews.