How Do We Select The Best Businesses in Ottawa?

Ottawa is home to a wide variety of businesses, from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporate chains. With so many businesses to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. That’s where we come in!
At Ottawa Stories, we pride ourselves on being able to recommend the best businesses in every category. We do this by thoroughly researching each business and then rating them based on a number of factors:


Business Reputation

When choosing the top business in a category, we take into account the opinions of other consumers. We look at how long each business has been in operation, what kind of reputation it has earned over that time period, and whether or not people have had good experiences with them.


Cost/ Price

Another factor we consider when picking out the best businesses is how affordable they are. We don’t want people to avoid a business simply because it has expensive prices, but we also want to make sure that the majority of consumers feel like they’re getting their money’s worth.


Business Location

This factor is especially important in Ottawa, where the population is spread out over such a large area. For this reason, we tend to put more emphasis on the location of a business when it’s outside of downtown Ottawa.


Quality of Service

The top businesses in Ottawa are those that give outstanding customer service. No matter how great a product or a price maybe, poor customer service will ruin any chance at making a sale. When picking the best businesses, we look for those that have stellar reviews on both customer service and friendliness.


Customer Reviews

Even the top-rated businesses in Ottawa won’t stay at the top if they receive terrible reviews. We factor all of these into our rankings, sometimes more heavily than we do with other factors. For instance, if a business has especially outstanding service but disappointing prices, it may be ranked higher on our list than one that has excellent prices and merely acceptable service.

Don’t agree with how we’ve ranked a business? Let us know by submitting a review yourself! We appreciate all feedback and look forward to hearing from you.
If you want us to review a specific type of business, feel free to let us know and we’ll start researching it. We hope that this system makes it easier for you to find the best businesses in Ottawa!
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