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OBizR Sierra Leone

Is your local guide to finding the best places to eat, shop, sleep, bank, drink, learn, exercise, relax, watch a game, buy medication, do business with the government, NGOs, Foreign Missions, and play

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OBizR mobile app is available for Android Phones, Apple Phones and Windows phones

Its free and easy to share your experience using five-star ratings. Your shared experiences will help others like you make informed purchasing decisions. They will help business owners improve service delivery and turn you into a happy customer

Our independent research from 2008 to present confirms that it is impossible to quickly find top rated businesses near once location Sierra Leone. OBizR will help you quickly find top rated businesses nearby and sort the results based on user generated reviews. It is free and easy to share your experience on OBizR using five-star ratings. Your shared experience will help others like you make informed purchasing decisions. Your reviews will help business owners improve service delivery.

Research by many other scholars has evidence that consumer reviews online have become a major factor in business reputation and brand image due to the popularity of TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other online review websites. A positive review can help a business improve reputation, stay relevant, maintain status, serve more customers, deliver better services, and increase a loyal customer base. These usually translate to increased revenue. A negative review, on the other hand, can damage the reputation of a business and this has created a new industry of reputation management where companies attempt to remove or hide bad reviews so that more favorable content is found when potential customers do research.

To get started, you can play one of three primary roles (Reviewer, Business Owner, Consumer) or all of them;

Who is a Reviewer?

A reviewer is anyone writing a review about a business, product or services on OBizR. To write a review, friend and follow other reviewers, and manage your reviews you need to create a Free OBizR Reviewer Account.

Who is a Business Owner?

A business owner is anyone owning or serving as the authorized administrator of a business listed on OBizR. To add your business, claim your business and administer your business page, you need to create a Free OBizR Business Owner Account.

Who is a Consumer?

A consumer is anyone buying a product or service from a business. As a consumer, you can use our web app to find businesses, get directions and contact information of a business

What is a user review?

A user review refers to a review written by a user or consumer for a product or a service based on his/her experience as a user of the reviewed product or service. Popular sources for consumer reviews are e-commerce sites like Amazon or Zappos, and social media sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp.

You are a loyal customer who wants to help others use your good or bad experience review to make informed purchasing decisions while interacting with the business. You want the business to read your reviews within seconds and respond. You want to congratulate businesses were you had great experiences and give businesses were you had bad experiences a second chance to improve service delivery

You want to quickly find the highest rated and recommended business near you. You don’t have or trust recommendations from your friends and family. As a reviewer, you can find restaurants, hotels, banks, hospitals, pharmacies, MDAs, NGOs and any other business near you. The reviews used to recommend businesses were written by reviewers like you. Write your first review today

To interact with your customers seamlessly, stay relevant in your industry, increase revenue, improve reputation, maintain status, serve more customers, deliver better services, and increase a loyal customer base. OBizR is 100% free to list and manage your business and public reviews.

Here is why you must list and manage your business listing on SLBizReviews;

  • OBizR is built on the principle of open data and self-service which enables us to crowd-source and share the listings and reviews
  • OBizR serves all industries, businesses, and brands, governments, and Non-Governmental organizations.
  • OBizR is tested by real users and provides the best user experience based on the best industry usability standards and leading practices
  • Its 100% free for business owners to add information such as office hours, geographic location for near me services and contact information such as address, email, phone, and website
  • Our database current host over 9,422 listings of which 1,572 are generic businesses, 1,040 are NGOs, 1,725 are healthcare facilities, 4,994 are educational institutions and 91 are GoSL MDAs
  • We publish every listing and review on our Facebook and Google page.
  • OBizR is the largest, first, and only true open business database in Sierra Leone with business listings and reviews APIs for use by developers and businesses

Customers are heavily influenced by reviews, regardless of where they are in the purchasing process and on which device they read the reviews. They are heavily influenced by online reviews. Reading, comparing and writing online reviews are not only essential components of the consumer purchasing process, but also have a tremendous affect on your business.

Studies show that there is a strong correlation between positive online reviews and sales. Products with positive reviews “sold 200% more than those with no ratings”. When reviews are included on a website, 42% of sites reported an increase in the average order value. Products rated 4.5 stars (out of 5) sell the best – three times more than products with 5 stars. 72% of consumers will consider buying a product or service with a 3-star rating. However, only 27% of consumers will consider a product or service with a 2-star rating

How online reviews influence the consumer when it comes to buying

88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decision-making process. 40% of consumers read online reviews on their smartphones directly at the point of sale. Consumers who read reviews on a smartphone are 127% more likely to buy than those who read reviews on desktop PCs.

Online reviews and trust

Only reviews from friends and family are trusted more than online reviews. Reviews from experts and celebrity endorsements are less trusted than online reviews. 30% of consumers assume online reviews are faked if there are no negative reviews. Consumers read around 4-6 reviews before they trust a business

How online reviews influence online marketing

Businesses with more and better reviews have higher Search Engine Optimization (SEO) rankings. Reviews are especially important for local searches as they influence up to 10% of the ranking. Consumers are heavily influenced by reviews, regardless of where they are in the purchasing process and on which device they read the reviews

The hospitality industry is especially affected by online reviews

76% of customers are willing to pay more for hotels and restaurants with higher review scores. If prices are the same, users are 3.9 times more likely to choose a hotel or restaurant with higher scores
  • Over 4,000 Schools
  • Over 1,725 Healthcare Facilities
  • Over 1,500 businesses and brands
  • Over 1,040 NGOs
  • Over 400 Hospitality Businesses
  • Over 100 MDAs

Business Owner Use Case

Why List Your Business?

To stay relevant in your industry, Increase revenue, improve reputation, maintain status, serve more customers, deliver better services, Interact with your customers online, and increase loyal customer base. SLBizReviews is 100% free to list and manage your business.

Learn how to list and manage your business listing(s)

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Customers are heavily influenced by reviews, regardless of where they are in the purchasing process and on which device they read the reviews. They are heavily influenced by online reviews. Reading, comparing and writing online reviews are not only essential components of the consumer purchasing process, but also have a tremendous affect on your business.