If you want to address a situation privately, you should still publish a response that you’re contacting the customer by email or phone. This way, shoppers can see that you take problems seriously, which can increase their confidence by leaps and bounds.
#5) I Love To Review is now Deal Hustl. You get redirected to that site. Page one asks for your first name and email. After you give them that, you get another page where you have to supply your full name and phone number. Seems scammy. Why do they need my phone number? Anyways, just wanted to give a heads up.
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).
I wish I lived in New Jersey! I would love to go to their location in person and review their beauty products for LOreal and Revlon. I hope one day they will fly me out there to check out there facility.
Notice how all the reviews appeared within days of one another. They also reference the same key thing: the light on the cable. In fact, two of the three use the exact phrase “how bright the lights on the cable are.” That’s a good indication that something is sketchy. And although we don’t know what product the lawsuit’s example refers to, if the product’s manufacturer was brand-new and had a few hundred of these kinds of reviews within a few days, chances are good that the company paid for them in some way.
Wow, I am sorry to hear about that, Todd. Although some may say it’s the way of capitalism, I personally don’t think that’s right, they get your product with a discount in exchange for their review, but they turn around and try to compete with you.
With Survey Panels, you get paid to take surveys, do product testing, join paid focus groups, and joining online communities. Some surveys you’ll qualify for and some you’ll not because it depends on what demographic the company is looking for.
UK based sellers on Amazon UK seem to be way behind U.S. and Chinese sellers as they likely don’t realize that they can send their products to reviewers in exchange for reviews. From all the products he reviews, only 0.5-1.0% are UK-based.
You’re suggesting that the big companies such as Lego, Otterbox, Disney and others have a monopoly. You’re not giving the little guy a chance… These websites are helping small businesses. Get yourself together and think outside of the box.
Trust Review Network has some enticing offers on their homepage. You can buy valuable items like unlocked smartphones, laptops, and mini espresso machines for pennies on the dollar. In regards to the smartphones, the normal retail price is $179.99 and they can be purchased for $0.99.
I was so excited to receive my first request to review a product from a manufacturer. Then, I came across the line saying they expected it to be no less than four stars. I tend to be extremely honesty. If the product is worthy of 4 or 5 stars, I would give it. I’ll admit, I tend to keep 5 star reviews for extremely outstanding products. I do give them, but few products or books are perfect. Is asking for a 4 or 5 star rating consider normal and is it ethical?
Before we find out which sites can allow you to get free products, there are a few important details to cover. These Amazon review sites partner with sellers to offer products for free or at a steep discount in exchange for a review.
Yes, but the point is that *most* people will have skewed opinions because they recieve the product at a discounted price. You might be honest and try to take prices into account, but you are a minority. The author (or people who “paint a negative brush”) is not saying that you might be dishonest, but a lot more people are and it effects the results no matter how you like it or not. That includes complaining here.
On the one hand, I do have sellers that solicit me for product reviews, so I would be doing something that would also help their small businesses grow. Would I be discerning and not contact sellers that either sent me inferior products or sellers that I declined products from because their product seemed inferior? Or would I handle it from a perspective of more seller referrals may net more money for me and increased free/discounted products for me and the review community? On one hand, we are each responsible for deciding whether to perform due diligence prior to accepting to review a product. On the other hand, I may not want to encourage relationship building with sellers of inferior products as it may result in an (likely unwanted) increase emails from them asking me to review (likely more inferior) products?
We sometimes use affiliated links which may result in a payment following a visitor taking action (such as a purchase or registration) on an external website. This helps keep Save the Student free. The user experience shouldn’t be any different, and our editorial decision making is not effected by such links.
I’ve questioned if I should email and we discuss this directly, but then I decided that if I include it here, perhaps it will help someone else in the future. I have edited out the specifics about the product and the code, etc.
With hundreds of millions of items for sale, from electronics and books to pet supplies and diapers, Amazon is unquestionably the largest online retailer on the planet. In fact, Amazon, from a market cap perspective, is even larger today than Walmart.
When CR first crash-tested car seats, 12 out of 15 were rated Not Acceptable. After CR published its findings, the government required manufacturers to certify that their seats would pass a similar test.
Home Product Testing has a relatively smaller base with only 28,000+ registered product testers. They do have good offers if you are looking for products to use in your kitchen or around your house. It is also possible to try out supplements, fashion accessories, and other items like sleeping bags.
AMZ Review Trader is different in the fact that instead of being able to review one product at a time, you can review up to 20. The one downside with this review site is that sellers will approve your Amazon Profile before actually give you a promotion code.
Yes. Click on the report link in the review and choose the appropriate reason why you believe the review should be removed. eBay will review all requests and make a decision. A negative review, by itself, is not removable.
Amazon doesn’t provide much information on how it makes that decision. For example, we found Vine Voice reviewers who received 4,000 helpful votes. Some Hall of Famers have received over 88,000 votes but are not a part of the program. There is clearly no exact science in play here. One Vine Voice reviewer posted on Quora that he received his invite with over 30 reviews and over 300 helpful votes. In addition to numbers, according to him, it also depends on which categories Amazon is looking to add new Vine Voices — in other words — there’s no guarantee.
Paid Reviews – We do not permit reviews or votes on the helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts. The sole exception to this rule is when a free or discounted copy of a physical product is provided to a customer up front. Source (Dec 16, 2016): Amazon Customer Review Creation Guidelines
“over the last year or two i’ve realized that most of the stuff sold by amazon itself is crappy and amazon as reseller itself has seemingly become a place for getting rid of low quality products that probably could not be sold by higher quality establishments/out of brick and mortar store shelves. i bought regular drugstore quality boxed dye fulfilled by amazon, package had already been pryed open. my dad bought a cell phone holder, broken. matcha tea, expiration date removed. a supposedly amazing noncomedogenic skin product that was supposed to moisturize, did nothing but clog pores. on and on. in addition, prices for household items don’t seem to be higher than at target or other large retailers, if the product can even be found not in bulk, so i stopped even looking for those. for the harder to find items that i must shop online for, i used to think if a product was fulfilled or sold by amazon i could trust the quality, but my experiences and those of my family have consistently proven otherwise. and i can see i’m not alone – in reading reviews of products sold by or fulfilled by amazon, it seems that often there are a number complaining that the product that received seemed fake and unlike what they are used to buying elsewhere or that that product was opened/expired/missing something/ broken. in fact, in looking in the q&a sections of the product pages or when going to the website of the original manufacturer of several of the products i purchased, the companies even disclaim that they cannot stand by the quality of their products that are sold/fulfilled by third party vendors such as amazon.
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.
Last May I bought the SB6141. It had 4 stars on Comcast’s old device list and was the # 1 pick here. Its been flawless until about 7 weeks ago. Latency has increased and speeds have slowed down. I just spoke with Comcast they say they’ve EOL’d support for this modem (see here: http://i.imgur.com/8fzh4Gc.png).
Thrilled to see a new update. I’m considering the upgrade to the LG OLED, but the price for the 65″ model is a bit daunting. Given my room size (small), the 55″ is an option. I recall in the previous incarnation of this article there were some concerns about display quality / panel in the 55″ Vizio P-series sets vs. the 65″ ones, such that you weren’t able to recommend the smaller TVs even though the 65″+ models were excellent.
Another great sites where you get paid for writing reviews. Epinions is a shopping.com company where members can earn money by writing useful reviews about different products. there is no limit to how many reviews you can write. The more reviews you write, the more money you make. The first 10 reviews that you write, earn you $10, 20 to 30 reviews earn you $20, writing 30-39 reviews earn you $30, and so on. Every time you write a review you receive what are called “Eroyalties credits”, which are redeemable in US dollars. When you accumulated $10 in your account, you can request to be paid, which will be paid to you by check.
Of course I would not be getting paid to review products, and certainly this big player’s lawyers have determined that this is not in violation of the this big player’s Amazon reviews for free/discounted products contract terms. So participating in this favorable or unfavorable for the review community?
Avoid reviewing group promotional items under the group affiliate link they’re using. If you review a promo under a group affiliate link, it’s too easy to get tangled into a seller relationship block or wipe.
You need to have a blog to be able to use this site to get paid to review. Basically, their advertisers choose which specific blogs to review their product, service, website or what have you. After submitting your blog and being approved, your blog info will be available to advertisers who might want a reviews of their products on your blog. You can get paid in few different ways.You can get paid by Check with a $25 minim, Reviewme Prepaid MasterCard with a $20 minimum and pay pal with no minimum.