Concept is good but the quality of leads are not. Far too many time wasters who are just testing the market. The budget ranges are too wide e.g. £250 - £999, £100 - £499 which makes a huge difference about what can be done. Lead is also price conditioned with 'most customers spent £xxx' followed by 'Premium services maybe more than £xxx' which is just a percentage added on.
So many leads turned out to be weak and Bark don't take any responsibility for that.
Review by Muoikhuu Derrow2 months ago
#barkreviews #barkisnotgood #stayaway
Bark is not a solution for entrepreneurs. A lead that cost me 38 credits of a person named Paul (see below). This person told me that 'he was just testing the system' then hung up. After buying leads from Bark since last 3 months (with no conversions) I felt it was time to request a refund. So in good faith i spoke to a lady called Grace at Bark explaining the situation. This was her reply
Thanks for your patience, I have tried to contact Paul over the course of the last week, unfortunately, I have been unable to get through to him.
As I have not been able to confirm he has changed his mind, unfortunately, I am unable to return the credits.
All the best
This is the lead I bought.
Paul. Bookkeeping Services (1 week ago) United Kingdom
07305864880 mercurymargin at gmail.com
Paul visited your website on Tue, 16th Jul.
Review by Renne2 months ago
I have to say, I am another Bark-sceptic. When I used them to find a service provider, they were very proactive but once I contacted them to complain there was no response. Also, the service provider (Luscious Landscapes) declines to pick up the phone or respond to emails so I would warn against them too.
Review by Shamis2 months ago
Would leave ZERO stars if possible, this company is so untrustworthy. They are a complete disgrace of a company. I purchased 10 leads and couldnt even contact them. Fake details put on so as traders buy the leads. They are scamming traders and i just want to warn other companies so as they dont lose money like we have. Currently in talks with trading standards and they have loads of complaints about this company, Google should remove this company from the list as there are so many complaints. BE CAREFUL!!! BE CAREFUL!!! BE CAREFUL!!! BE CAREFUL!!!! WARNING!!!! WARNING!!
Review by Devasri3 months ago
WORST LEAD GENERATION IVE EXPERIENCED. The leads are of really poor quality, the "customers" un-engaged, ill informed and not interested. The leads are over sold, 7 or more and expensive at £25 each, with little to no return if ive broken even on the near grand ive spent id be amazed. Most of the time the contact details are incorrect, and if your lucky enough to get through, they more often than not say "i didnt expect a call i was only making enquiries" or "I didn't think i was posting for work" DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON BARK!!!! BE WARNED. You will NOT see a return
Further more , if you call to raise issue with the dodgy leads provided, your made to feel like it was your fault the "client" input incorrect information
SAVE YOUR MONEY , DONT GIVE IT TO BARK !!!!
Review by Lamiese Madzamba3 months ago
I have used Bark for over a year now and can say with 100% certainty it takes money and does not do what it says on the tin - to provide a chance to get the clients lead for a fee. I have paid over Ł 800 trying and have not had any serious responses. I run an award-winning architectural office and through Bark have had people (while Bark diligently charges you a fee to respond to them) providing fake emails, phone numbers, people shouting at me, not showing up at meeting, etc. Bark invests zero times in checking the credibility of these ads while charging a hefty amount for them. Furthermore, the description of requested services is vague, i.e. someone will put a large-scale project (that will cost more to respond) yet all they want is a dormer extension. Bark does not demand a more detailed description of the works/services needed, so there is a lot of money spent without knowing who you contact and what exactly is the project enquiry. It is a bad practice and I shall spend time leaving my money elsewhere as it is pointless for any serious business.
Review by William Dewolf3 months ago
I tried them once , got loads of pointless waffle , loads of time wasted and never moved off square 1,........utter waste of time
After I had enough I told them never to contact me again.........guess what ....still get emails daily......monkey outfit....
Review by MoRk3 months ago
Iv been using bark for 2 years. I dont understand were all the bad reviews are comming from as bark has helped me pick up loads of client. I love this company , will continue to use them.
Review by Ajnn3 months ago
Do the 'customers' Know that the we the trades have to pay for there job ??
I buy several leads call the customer and get no answer I email the customer still no reply, so thats a waste of money !!
or when a customer does get back to you, you quote the job and they think your gonna do the work for free !! or they just need a quote for insurance !!
Bark is a waste of time and money iv had about 3 jobs in a year. and no point contacting bark regarding there time waster jobs adverts as the don't care !
Review by Shazma4 months ago
Complete rip off!!! I bought the beginner package and replied to every "lead" they sent me not even a call back , im sure they're just fake leads to take money off of you..... do not use this app!!!
Review by Pamora Balzanelli4 months ago
I have requested to be unsubscribed from their emails twice.
When the data protection emails went out last year, I requested again to be unsubscribed from all of their emails.
I am still receiving emails
Review by Winobean4 months ago
As a supplier, don't waste your money.
As a potential client, don't waste your time.
Review by Pallyanna Segerlund4 months ago
My own personal experience is you can't trust bark, they only seem to like good reviews, anything that is negative is removed so you'll never know if the company is good or not, I would avoid and use word of mouth.
Review by Dislenia Marcelis4 months ago
terrible site 6 credits for 1 quote at about £1 a credit and dosnt matter how low you quote still no reply after quote . doubtful the so called customers even exist
Review by Aodhain4 months ago
Awful...cost you £16 to reply to a “request” all of the requests are looking for the lowest quote...of “just looking for sometime in the future” makes absolutely no business sense.
Review by Kemeyanne Mcafee4 months ago
a lot of leads but only 1 person wanted a job done. knock down a wall, rip out a kitchen, remove fake beams, salvage all materials and clean up for re use. ASBESTOS RISK ADVISED. make safe boiler and pipework, 1st fix new plumbing for new sink, taps, dish wash and washing machine. Make safe electrics. !st fix any new switches and sockets, ceiling spots and under unit lights. skim.... no... replaster over artex on walls and ceilings..ASBESTOS RISK ADVISED. Fit new kitchen units, organise worktop fitters, possibly pre formed concrete?? as I'm writing this I'm thinking WHY? if it fits, 2nd fix Plumbing and box in pipework, 2 fix electrics, paint walls and ceiling... all for under 4k labour??? thats what she wanted. Oh yeah i forgot, rip out floor laminate and fit/fix 10mm floor tiles and fit kick strips. 4k was too much. took me 3 hours to drive there and put the quote together.... still not happy BARKing mad. deleting account!
Review by Bongkod4 months ago
Thieves , do not use it guys
Review by Karamjeet4 months ago
This is a big trap..do not trust Bark suppliers
This is a big trap. Please do not use any service provider through Bark. Bark doesn’t do any background checks. Even you can register a service with any name and any company..you just need email id..pathetic.
I have been cheated by a contractor through Bark. They took my £750, no work done. Luxxis Construction near Croydon/ Mitcham area are just fraud. They stopped taking our calls, stolen items before they left, not returning, took our money saying going to purchase stuff..please be cautious. Not a reliable website at all. Thanks
Review by Fowjia Loffhagen4 months ago
Bark may work for clients requesting services as they have nothing to lose. However, in my experience, it does NOT for professionals trying to earn a living; overpriced and very poor quality leads, dreadful website, endless requests to try and get you to part with money and absolutely no customer service. They used to be a good company when they first started out. They are now trying to grab as much cash before Trading Standards get them.
Review by Teshawn4 months ago
Bark until last year was ok, now prices just too much £12 pounds for a garden that’s crazy and there is no guarantee still available and they not gonna give your money back.
I don’t recommend since it became so expensive and full of fake people.
Customer service is always rude really hard to find someone nice that can help for real.
Review by Caymanpl Smecca4 months ago
M A M tree and landscape gardening were brilliant they responded very quickly did a great job ther and then, cleared up, took stuff away, good price and were willing to do extra job. We will definitely use them again.
Review by Christophorus4 months ago
Bark are, despite my highlighting issues regarding the cowboy practices of one of their 'RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS' are continuing to protect their contractor by removing bad reviews, 'subject to review'. This is the case for EVERY bad review posted.
I have now involved TRADING STANDARDS in an attempt to resolve the issues I have raised & would suggest to everyone who has had a bad experience regarding BARK the contact trading standards. With enough complaints they will have the power to shut down BARK once & for all
Review by Adeen5 months ago
Unsubscribed multiple times but still getting the emails, will be reporting to ICO
Review by Kimberleyjose Viebrock5 months ago
I'd give them 0 stars if I could. I must have spent approx. £150 on credits and had no responses from anyone.
Most people have budgets that are way too low but no one ever responds, not even to actual emails.
I'll be chasing Bark for all my money back. Do. Not. Waste. Your. Money.
Review by HareBall Retweets5 months ago
Really poorly advertised, especially from a contractors point of view. I run a cleaning business and Bark advertises loudly on Google that they offer cleaning from £8.00hr, this is lower than minimum wage and is totally driving prices down to a massively unsustainable level. I understand you want customers but seriously what a joke.