A recent study by the market research institute SPLENDID RESEARCH shows that the relevance of online seals such as Trusted Shops and TÜV SÜD is increasing significantly. The representative survey of 2,456 consumers between 18 and 69 years of age living in Germany showed that 51% of them consider an online shop with a seal of approval to be more secure than one without a seal of approval. In addition, on average one placed online seal reaches every fourth German consumer.
The level of awareness and the awarding authority play a decisive role. 58% of those surveyed trust most in seals of approval that are awarded by state test institutes or institutions. For companies, these awards may initially involve effort and costs, but for customers they serve as a valuable orientation and decision-making aid and create a basis of trust that should not be underestimated.
Seals of quality and certifications also play an important role for our customers. After all, we process large quantities of sensitive company data every day. Whether in data and document destruction, analogue and digital archiving or digitalisation. The basis of our service is the trust between us and our customers. That's why we have ourselves regularly certified and voluntarily audited.