Traders who are a part of the Trusted Trader scheme have been vetted by Trading Standards officers and meet the strict standards that have been set. They are also monitored and re-vetted each year. This means that they are always up-to-date with their documents and insurance.
Trusted Trader is an endorsement scheme for reputable local traders, including plumbers, builders and electricians. It can be used by homeowners who need help with domestic or commercial work, including repairs, installation, maintenance and home improvements.
The website allows you to search for tradesmen in your area based on the type of work they do, and then see reviews from their customers, and ratings from other traders. All of the reviews are moderated and only genuine customer reviews are published on the website.
As a trader, you can get the most out of being part of the scheme by providing your customers with feedback cards after you complete their job and letting them know you are a member. It will give you peace of mind that your customers are happy with your services and that they have the chance to leave a review for you.
Having the logo on your website and business is a great way to attract new customers, and is a fantastic way for you to build trust with your existing ones. It will also help you promote your business and make you more visible to potential customers who are looking for a trader.
If you would like to find out how to join the scheme, then get in touch with us. We can send you a link to our application form and help you apply. Once you have completed this, we will then visit your business and ask for your details and the evidence that you need to show us in order to prove that you are a legitimate and reliable trader.
In addition, you will also need to provide some proof of your qualifications and accreditations and the correct insurance. After this, your application will be considered and if you have met the required standards you will then be approved.
This is a great way to raise your profile and show that you are trustworthy and reliable and will do the best job possible for your customers. It is free to join and you will receive a profile page on the site, which will appear when people search for your services.
You will also be able to advertise your membership and approval on your vehicle and stationary, which will help you drive more business and make your company stand out from the crowd.
There is no cost to join the scheme but you will need to provide your trading insurance and other relevant documents. After you have provided these, it will usually take about 3 weeks to be approved.
Being a trusted trader is a great benefit for you and your business as it will make you more competitive in the marketplace, and also help to reduce your risk of being held up at borders. This will save you time, money and hassle, as it will mean that you can get your goods across the border in a more timely manner.