Thursday, October 6, 2011

Is Your Online Shopping Safe?

To ensure the safety of online shopping, Web of Trust (WOT) in collaboration with Kiosked partnered recently to provide a safe way for online publisher, bloggers, and photographers to make money on the shopping impulses their content creates.

WOT ensures that users stay safe while searching and shopping the web, while  Kiosked ensures a safe way for online publishers, bloggers, and photographers.

WOT reputation data is used to pre-validate websites joining the Kiosked network to improve the safety of online shopping and to ensure the trustworthiness of Kiosked products and services.

Kiosked is a service that turns any online content into a marketplace and makes it possible to monetize on the shopping impulses created – everywhere on the web.

There are many websites on the internet that are not safe neither are these websites trusted in terms of the information they provide. For instance, amongst many others, the webstatschecker site has a very poor rating according to WOT, yet many rely on it, which give them a false statistic of any site they inquire.

Most people shop online and wouldn’t want to fall victims to the scammers, but with WOT and Kiosked consumers are ensured of their safety if they use the real time automated security system provided by both companies.

According to the Kiosked CEO, Micke Paqvalen, “Until now, there has been no easy way of buying or getting information about the products they see without having to leave the site to search elsewhere. When they leave a trusted site, consumers run the risk of visiting sites with dubious reputations. Kiosked provides consumers with instant access to more information, along with the possibility to make an on- or offline purchase. Our partnership with WOT ensures that the online shopping experience is a safe one.”

He added “For the first time ever, Kiosked drives shopping impulses to immediate actions at astonishing conversion rates.” He continues, “I believe that together with WOT, we have one of the best end-to-end sales and marketing solutions in our industry; a solution which is proven to be safe, highly efficient and valuable for our customers.”

WOT’s ratings are powered by the experiences of millions of people around the world, WOT detects problems such as scams and unreliable shops, which automated systems cannot.

To ensure the end-to-end safety and security of each transaction, Kiosked and WOT have jointly created an automated system that reads and acts on reputation ratings calculated from WOT users and the security feeds from 100+ internet security companies. The automated real-time security system is unique and included in Kiosked’s pending patents.

CEO of WOT Services, Vesa Perälä, said “WOT reputation data enhances Kiosked’s products for publishers and consumers. Shoppers feel confident they are dealing with a trusted site when they make a purchase through a Smart Kiosk, because WOT ensures the trustworthiness of the Kiosked network of online publishers”

He added “To maintain their excellent WOT reputation as well as stay compliant with copyright law, online publishers have access to images found in the Kiosked Image Bank.”

The Kiosked Image Bank enables all online publishers, bloggers, and photographers to download and earn money on free images from The Kiosked Image Bank is stocked with millions of images and products with almost ten thousand brands represented. All of them are trusted through WOT and free to use without infringing copyrights.