MerchantCircle.com, home of Merchant Circle, is a website which claims to be the largest online network of local business owners in the nation, with the purpose of connecting busy consumers with qualified local merchants.
They promise to provide their users with three things. First, the ability to easily find qualified businesses that will provide them with quality services. Second, to help people get advice they need from real experts, and third, to help people get competitive quotes for the services they need.
MerchantCircle.com says they can provide these three things because they don’t only rely on voluntary reviews of companies, but instead they offer social recommendations, collect personal testimonials from real customers, and provide tools that let you talk to the merchants themselves.
In addition, Merchant Circle has forums for consumers to ask questions of other users or the merchants themselves to get the best advice on how to proceed with a project before they ever contract a service provider from their website.
MerchantCircle.com claims they help local businesses because they give them an online presence and allow them to connect directly with prospective customers, both through their advice forums and their direct connection tools.
Some users of MerchantCircle.com have made complaints of being made vulnerable to either a virus or spam after clicking on Merchant Circle advertisements or links.
These complaints haven’t been verified, but if you suspect that your computer has been compromised after using the Merchant Circle site, make sure to contact them immediately with the link or advertisement you used so that they know it may be problematic and should be looked into.
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