Excerpt: What makes a verified provider? How companies become top rated at Opporty.
Who Is a Verified Provider?
There are approximately 17 million companies listed in the Opporty Catalog. To ensure a better user experience, given the many choices available, we need to conduct manual verifications for certain industries.
We conduct our verification process to provide the best user experience for submitting offers and requests (offers, claims, etc.).
The verification process consists of two basic steps:
1) Company data verification. We ensure the validity of the company’s contact information and other references.
2) Manual Scoring
We manually score the company to determine whether it should be included in Opporty’s top listings.
Verification of company data
The data verification process of business enterprises within our general database consists of multiple steps, including verification of reviews on other websites, verification of location and contact information, checking social media accounts (if possible), integrity and consistency information checkup (we learn about the business on third-party websites), sourcing (when possible) other information about company’s activities, etc.
Verifiable companies are more likely to respond to relevant requests, offers and other forms of contact.
A Verified Provider is a company listed in Opporty’s Catalog that has successfully passed the verification procedure and it is marked with the “Verified by Opporty” icon on the platform.
The companies we consider the best go into top rated lists according to industry and region. Verification is a manual process. We add the companies we like to the top of the list, to publish requests and offers on Opporty.
How to Use the Functionality of Opporty’s Platform for Verified Providers
The Opporty platform allows companies and users to submit offers and requests. This has been the main functionality of the platform through late 2017.
A request is a posted message created by a company, service provider or individual user. It specifies the required type of services, and it can be posted on behalf of a company or user. Companies may also submit requests anonymously if they do not wish to be contacted from the platform.
Each request targets a particular audience in a particular area, in order to solicit
proposals from vendors. A user who submits a request can compare all collected
proposals and choose the one with the best terms.
When a request is submitted, all relevant companies receive email notifications. We believe that verified companies are more likely to respond to relevant requests, as they are more likely to provide the services indicated in their profiles.
If Verified Providers are interested in a request, they may go on the platform and respond, offering competitive prices and high-quality services.
After the response, parties discuss the details of the deal and choose payment options, including, but not limited to, digital assets.
An offer is a message that functions as a niche-oriented proposal for companies in the industry, posted on Opporty’s marketplace by a business owner. Companies may also submit offers anonymously if they do not wish to be contacted off the platform.
The aim of offers is to appeal to companies who might be interested in a particular service.
When targeted offers appeal to certain companies, these companies receive email notifications. We believe that verified companies are more likely to respond to them, as they are more likely to provide the services indicated in their profiles.
If parties agree to arrange a deal, they discuss the details and choose payment options, including, but not limited to, digital assets.