Buy With Confidence

Find approved traders

In response to concerns about ‘rogue traders’, we provide consumers with a list of local businesses that are committed to trading fairly and provide high standards of customer service.

All businesses on the Buy With Confidence website have been approved by Trading Standards. We work in partnership with the scheme providers who are Hampshire County Council Trading Standards to complete the approval process.

How to join Buy With Confidence

Any business can apply to join Buy With Confidence. Every business is vetted before they are approved, with detailed checks including:

  • review of any complaints history and a visit from Trading Standards
  • good references from previous customers
  • compliance with legal trading requirements
  • adhering to the scheme’s code of conduct
  • criminal records basic disclosure required in some circumstances.

The Buy With Confidence scheme is supported by East Sussex Trading Standards. Members are monitored via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service and through customer feedback.

Read about how to apply.

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