We were recently approved to be a google trusted store.
https://www.google.com/shopping/seller? ... m&hl=en-US
I can tell you that is the best independent 3rd party website review system out there. Others systems you just pay and they collect reviews on your stores. They dont care about the reviews and some of them you can pay to have bad reviews removed. Google actually audited my site and we had to update some of our policies to make them more clear and friendly for shoppers. Then they put you in a trial period until they collect at least 150 reviews. If you have a score above around 4.2 then they will display the google trusted store on your site and offer $1000 purchase protection to shoppers.
I don't pay Google anything for this, and if my review score drops too low or we have too many claims they will drop us. I have absolutely no control over negative reviews. I don't know who they are and I cant even reply to them to share our side.
Seeing all the great feedback here and on other sites makes me and my team so proud. I love sharing this stuff with our employees.