Since I wrote my answer many things have changed. Over a year ago Amazon changed the reviewer rules. You no longer required to leave a review for a product you get for a reduced price. You can only leave about 4 reviews a month for things purchased at a reduced price. AMaxon rejects so many reviews especially bad reviews now. And because they can no longer require you to leave a review, the merchandise is no longer free and is not discounted as much. I was always a truthful reviewer. I told it like it was. But I stopped because it is no longer worth it.
While soliciting reviews can seem to take a lot of time and effort, their value cannot be underestimated. Reviews immediately add credibility to your book, communicating to potential customers that it is a worthy read. They also improve your book’s ranking when consumers are searching on Amazon, which is the primary reason to stay committed to getting reviews. If you’re able to move your title into earlier search pages, you’ll be discovered by readers who wouldn’t otherwise find you. And that, hopefully, will translate into more book sales.
These are the same as paid reviews… they payment is the product (for free or deep discount). You said it yourself in your other comment, you wouldn’t have paid full price. Even if something works well, that doesn’t mean it is worth full price; you can’t review that part of it, which is a very big part of the purchase evaluation (which reviews help with). Just because you used the product, doesn’t mean you are reviewing the same experience as a full-price purchaser.
In general, shoppers have begun to distrust these reviews because they believe them to be biased. That’s not just a “feeling,” as it turns out – a recent study of over 7 million reviews indicated that the average rating for products with incentivized reviews was higher than non-incentivized ones. (That is, a 4.74 average rating versus a 4.36 average rating, out of 5 stars).
That’s good to know. I’ve been frustrated with Amazon’s tendency to group reviews for multiple versions together. People have even complained about one of my reviews because they thought I had posted the review to the wrong item.
s mentioned above, I highly recommend you start reviewing items around the house/office you use often so companies can get an idea of how you write. Also, keep in mind that the type of products you review can dictate what companies contact you. If you only review headphones, you will likely get more requests to review headphones.
They don’t have a large product selection, and it’s really difficult to find products for free on Dollar Deal Reviews. This is because most of the freebies are gone quickly and they don’t update their selections very frequently.
I like “Loot Hoot” all the deals have working promo codes and there is no seller approval like trader. I get coupons for the deals I want w/ no probs. No need to give the amazon profile url or credit cards.
When asking for reviews, make sure you’re asking the right questions. You don’t just want to know if your customers liked the product. You want to know how they’re using it (explanation, photo, video), who they’d recommend it to, and if the product has changed something in their life.
Many Amazon sellers have been concerned about the future of feedback solicitation since Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) began allowing buyers to opt out of non-critical communication from merchants. Some have started thinking things like Is feedback solicitation really worth it? and Is this even allowed by Amazon?
New review site. It’s pretty simple, offers are through email but you actually have a shot at them. Excepted me after 2 days on my 4th review. Emails are completely unpredictable so I try to check often. All free except 1 was $1. Product Frenzie is the address just add the rest since it won’t let me post urls.
Loot Hoot has offers for every Amazon marketplace, not just the U.S. and Canada. That being said, it can be difficult at times for American shoppers as items are listed with foreign currencies and even having shipping prices already included. You can filter by country to make searching easier.
We’re a little different from other product review sites in that each one of our product groupings are displayed in an easy-to-follow format. While we may have researched dozens of products in a category, we’ll only show you the best picks because who has time to wade through hundreds of products in an industry? Our reviews are the perfect combination of product comparison, expert analysis and industry data so you can find the right product for you.
Do you know if the email that you put on your public profile needs to match the Amazon-registered email? I would really love to put an email to be contacted on but would like to use a disposable one for when it eventually gets picked up by spam bots.
EtekCitizen likes to give away their products free. The only catch is that all products being featured are just from one particular brand: EtekCitizen. Due to this limitation, I would often browse the products first at Amazon, instead of their site. If there is any item from them that catches my attention, I would then go back to EtekCitizen for a review opportunity.
This new product promotion program is owned and operated by the same veteran team that ran The Review Effect. Enjoy a simple email-only program to get up to 99% off on great new products. Available to product testers in the USA.
AmzRC is not a very good review site if you are a seller. I used this club for one month. I was happy to see that my coupons were being snagged fast. My happiness turned into dismay when I saw my products appeared on Amazon.com offered by another seller. I own this brand so no one else can sell them. This seller bought my products with my coupons and is now competing with me on Amazon. Of course he bought them from me at less than what they cost me.
Hi, Megan It is reallly useful to read your article . But I have a question . As you said ,Be prepared to offer your product for free in exchange for a revieBut as far as I know , it is not allowed as it is agaist Amazon policy . Also if he does not pay the bill , will amazon allow top reviewer to make a review ? Waiting for your fast reply . Best regards
Lum, a genial Canadian, offered this assessment: “The products Amazon shows you are the products that are most profitable for Amazon as a company.” If Amazon were to suddenly do a massive sweep of existing reviews as aggressive as what Fakespot or ReviewMeta might do, you’d suddenly see a lot more products with far fewer reviews, and a lot of customers suddenly uncertain about what exactly to buy.