About

The Higher Bracket

Reviews you can trust by reviewers of discernment.

Do you live in the higher bracket of life?

Do your opinions matter?

Do you demand excellent customer service?

Join The Higher Bracket.

Reviews you can trust by reviewers of discernment

How many times have you been to a restaurant or a hotel or bought a service and felt cheated? The money you have paid fails to translate into the expected user experience. Service providers sometimes can fall short of their publicly stated standards but if the majority of their customers fail to notice, comment or even complain what is the problem? It can be obvious that a complaint will fall on deaf ears if service providers are just too busy to care.

No longer shall this state of affairs remain unchallenged!

The Higher Bracket is the exclusive review service for customers who demand more from service providers. By acting as an advocate for its members The Higher Bracket encourages service providers to provide the highest levels of customer service for its members in the expectation of the publication of a positive review ­ a review that any other client or customer can trust as a true mark of quality and discernment that supersedes those of mass competitors.

All major reviewing websites present reviews of service providers in terms of the level of positivity and the numbers of positive reviews. There is no attempt to assess the quality standards of the reviewers themselves. Therefore a low quality service can remain unrecognised for what it is in the face of having satisfied the needs of the ignorant masses: on­line reviewing services can be populated with overwhelmingly positive reviews from less discerning customers. The voice of the one reviewer of discernment who might give an accurate ,albeit negative, review is drowned out by the clamour of positive yet undiscerning majority opinion.

The Higher Bracket is an exclusive club of independent reviewers of discernment who all enjoy a higher than average income and have higher than average expectations of customer care. A review published by The Higher Bracket can be trusted to provide a discerning opinion that can be heard above the babble of the majority.

Why is the higher bracket different from all of the other review sites? Exclusivity!

Membership of The Higher Bracket is an exclusive mark of prestige denoting a lifestyle of quality and opinions that matter.

Advocacy!

The Higher Bracket acts exclusively as an advocate for its members.

Discernment!

A good review from The Higher Bracket guarantees a quality of service for users and acts as a badge of honor for service providers.

Impact!

Each review has maximum impact firstly because of the personal high standards of the member who submits the review and secondly because of the exclusive nature of The Higher Bracket’s membership profile .

The benefits of joining The Higher Bracket

Exclusivity!

Membership of an exclusive business club.

The Higher Bracket is a business club for people who live in the higher bracket of life. It is a club for those who earn a higher than average annual income, who pay a higher level of tax and who demand a higher standard of service. Membership is a mark of exclusivity and discernment that denotes a lifestyle of rarity and opinions of value.

Advocacy! A higher level of service.

The Higher Bracket will notify any service provider of your intention to use and review their service thus giving fair warning that their service will be reviewed by a customer of discernment who expects high standards. This should therefore ensure an attention to detail and a commitment to customer service that might otherwise be lacking on the part of the service provider, and secondly should ensure a happy and content customer­reviewer who then feels able to provide an appropriately positive review.

Discernment! Reviews you can trust by reviewers of discernment.

Because the reviews published by The Higher Bracket are written exclusively by its members any reader of such a review can trust the integrity and accuracy of the review. The review is not submitted by a proxy for a service provider and moreover is written by someone who understands better than most just exactly what constitutes high standards of service and product quality. A positive review written by a member of The Higher Bracket is a review that any other customer can trust and is a badge of honor for the service provider in question.

For service providers

Service providers may chose to advertise their services in the Higher Bracket Magazine, however such advertisement should in no way be seen as an endorsement of their services.

Service providers may request a review of their services in the hope of a favorable review to be published in the Higher Bracket Magazine. All expenses incurred in the course of producing the review shall be met by the service provider, with such undertaking in no way influencing the outcome of the review.

Any service provider who receives notice that their service is about to be reviewed by a member of the Higher Bracket should consider the reviewer’s visit as an opportunity to put their best foot forward. If the service provider is able to meet the high standards of the Higher Bracket reviewer then that provider can firstly expect a positive review published in the Higher Bracket Magazine and secondly The Higher Bracket will publish a link to that service’s website. This will facilitate increased internet traffic, increased business turnover and a higher internet rating scale for the service provider.

Conflict of interest statement

Any individual who meets the entry criteria for membership, can, upon payment of the annual membership fee, become a member of The Higher Bracket. Such membership then affords the individual in question the right to submit reviews of any service. However a member may not submit a review of any service within the same industry as that wherein the member works or has worked within the last two years.

For product providers

Manufacturers and Vendors of products can submit a request to the Higher Bracket to have their merchandise considered for sale within the Higher Bracket Boutique by making the appropriate email submission. Such a submission provides no guarantee of acceptance for sale within The Higher Bracket Boutique which retains full discretion to reserve the right to withhold salability status for any product at any time.

How to join The Higher Bracket.
Do you enjoy a higher than average annual income?
Do you pay a higher than average amount of tax?
Do you expect higher than average standards of customer services?
Do your views and opinions show a higher than average level of discernment?
Do you have the discernment to identify exclusivity and quality in world wide products?
Do you wish to become an associate merchandising consultant for The Higher Bracket Boutique?
Do you want your views and opinions heard and respected?
Do you wish to become reviewer for The Higher Bracket?
Pay $49 for one year of exclusive membership of The Higher Bracket.
How do I let a service provider know of my intention to use and review their services?
Tell us the name and email address of the manager of the relevant service provider.
Tell us when you are planning to use their service.

Subject to sufficient notice being given (one week for most services) we will then write to the manger of the service advising them of your intention to use and review their service.

Can I write an anonymous review?

You might want to go anonymously in order not to attract attention to your persona and have a quiet holiday, therefore at your request The Higher Bracket can withhold any identifying information when sending notification to a service provider that a member is about to use and review its service.

How do I write a review ?

Take as many photographs of the service and or accommodation as possible.

Collect as much evidence as possible to support your opinion.

Fill in the review template and add any comments you feel are relevant.

Submit the form to us and it will be published in The Higher Bracket Magazine.

Please note that The Higher Bracket reserves the right to refuse to publish a review which it deems to be either illegal or inflammatory. Such consideration remains entirely within the discretion of The Higher Bracket.

Just remember a few things!

You are acting as an independent professional associate reviewer subcontracted by The Higher Bracket.

Your review must be substantially true.

You must be as specific as possible and as accurate as possible.

You must collect evidence for every assertion that you make in your review.

You cannot submit anything that is illegal or anything that The Higher Bracket deems as inflammatory.

Lastly the important legal bit. For full terms and conditions of membership and legal liabilities refer to your associate agreement. Remember that The Higher Bracket is not legally liable for any matter that arises out of your reviewing activities.

How do I submit a suggestion to The Higher Bracket Boutique?

Fill in The Higher Bracket Boutique submission form, take a picture of the product and submit the form to The Higher Bracket Boutique. The submission form allows you to explain to The Higher Bracket Boutique firstly what the product is, secondly why you think the product is of a sufficient quality and exclusivity that merits sale within The Higher Bracket Boutique, and lastly how can The Higher Bracket Boutique source the product (usually the email address of the manufacturer).

Please note that submissions to The Higher Bracket do not guarantee sale within The Higher Bracket Boutique.

What happens if I fail to pay my annual membership fee?

Your membership fee provides twelve months of membership. When your membership expires The Higher Bracket will notify you of this and invite you to pay the next year’s membership fee and reapply for membership. If you fail to reapply for membership then your membership will be terminated.

Must I submit a review?

Membership of the Higher Bracket is conditional on payment of annual membership fees and the submission of at least two reviews a year, one of much must relate to accommodation, the other of which must relate to non­accommodation­ type services.

Is there a maximum number of reviews that I can submit in any given year.

No! You can submit as many reviews as you see fit.

Must I submit a recommendation to The Higher Bracket Boutique?

No! there is no obligation to submit product recommendations for The Higher Bracket Boutique because such is the exclusive nature and quality of the merchandise sold in the Boutique it is not possible to guarantee that a member can find suitable products to recommend. However The Higher Bracket urges its members to constantly be alert to the possibility of encountering suitable merchandise for the Boutique.

Is there a maximum number of product recommendations that I can submit in any given year?

No! You can submit as many product recommendations as you see fit.


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