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After you get the design done, you need to print it out and add it to your packaging. Most manufacturers that make their own packaging can do this for you. If you, on the other hand, have a separate packaging manufacturer, they will most certainly be able to do it for you.

No. All Vine products are submitted by vendors to Amazon, and distributed by Amazon to the Vine Voices. Vendors have no contact with the Vine Voices, and have no influence over which Vine Voices will review their products.

I just started doing some Amazon product reviewing. So, thank you for all of this great information about being an Amazon Reviewer. The comments have been a great source of additional information. I even sent a company to this blog address to read this so they could have a better understanding from the Amazon seller side. Now I need to go research ILoveToReview.com

So yes, I’m sure some reviewers – like you – may very well be able to get to the heart of a product despite getting it for free or for very little-but I would imagine that many don’t take it that seriously or even realize how the process affects their reviews. Or there are others that will not bite the hand that feeds them.

They have a huge marketplace with a broad range of products from apparel, home decor, headphones, accessories for electronics, kitchen gear, knives, workout supplements and much more! Available for product testers in in the UK, USA, Ireland, France and Canada.

First and foremost, we are a review site – not a news site. We won’t have updates and announcements of new product launches or news about upcoming changes to the latest and greatest handheld gadget before its released. You can visit one of the other Purch brands for that.

It’s worth noting that NetGalley provides free ebooks to reviewers, and a lot of Amazon reviewers use that, as do I. I read a lot, and I like to review books, and It’s great to get some books I wouldn’t have bought from NetGalley.

You can also want to try the website BzzAgent as well as looking out for “supermarket home panels” or signing up to fashion magazine newsletters but these product tests are very rare and hard to get on to.

I’ve been doing these types of sites for a few months and have had great results with over 200 items that I’ve enjoyed reviewing on Amazon, and posting other comments or blogs posts about me experiences with these items. This is a great list with several wonderful websites that gather these sellers and items in focus locations to help find many reviewers. I almost want to not share this with everybody except close friends as I feel I’m loosing chances as more people join and apply for these freebies and deals.

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.

You may have noticed that some of our reviews and rankings are slow to update. That could be because very little has changed in a particular product group. For example, stand mixers have not changed much in 20 years, so until something better than the Kitchen Aid comes along, you might not see an update to our review in 12 months – or until the new models arrive.

I’ve been getting a lot of beauty products to test from Mindfield Online lately and they pay me about $30 or more.  Also they offer a lot of baby products testing.  Do you have a Sam’s Club membership?  If so, they currently have a high paying project for Sam’s Club Members in the works right now to join. 💰 Pays by Cash, PayPal, and Amazon Gift Cards

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Scott, I am not sure about Product Testing USA. To me it doesn’t look like a real product testing site. I get the feeling it is more of a “feel out a survey for us and you may be chosen to test a product” kind of site. So, if you are looking for real product testing, stick with the sites mentioned in this post, or other legit companies. Hope that helps.

Hi Lou:) Congratulations and continued $ucce$$ with your blog site. It is absolutely awesome!:) Ive been doing product reviews online at Amazon and a few at my wordpress site (lilvix811@wordpress.com) with the hope of finding a way to earn while I write. I have already reviewed the good paying product companies and see that you have endorsed them. Good minds think alike:)) I am still deciding which one works for me and hope to enjoy what I love doing most, that is, besides dancing (Astaire) which also takes top priority, of course:)) That said, again many thanks and hope to share some good news soon. Be well and God bless….lilvix811 (Lori B)

The best way to frame the review is by highlighting the value your product adds to your customer’s life. Once you frame the review this way, you can ask them to share their experience with the rest of the world.

Paid or compensated reviewers are BS. They should ban this. It takes me 5 times longer to research products and more often than not I find myself unhappy with things I bought with 4-5 star reviews. These people need to get a real talent and get off their butts.

Hi Kristin, I replied just above your comment about being careful posting your personal Amazon profile publicly. I understand why you want to do it, I would too if someone had not told me all of the horror stories about things people do with other people’s profiles. Another big problem right now is people stealing other’s reviews, copying and pasting them word for word. Good luck and stay safe, LW

Product reviews drive buyer trust and confidence by providing relevant information they need. Supplying this information at the point of purchase means shoppers are more likely to convert to buyers when viewing your item. Research shows they keep buyers on the site, resulting in an average 18% uplift in sales.*

On the other hand, my boss has a problem with fake BAD reviews. Since she’s a non-fiction “exposé” author, you can only imagine the feathers she’s ruffled. Those fake bad reviews are easy spot [Amazon once had to scrub 46 obviously fake bad reviews from the book listing– which prompted a change to their entire review policy], if you bother to click on the reviewer handles, but how many potential buyers actually take the time to do that?

Vogue never sent me anything over the year I was with them..BUT..they kept sending surveys. I finally wrote them and told them they were just using my information for free and I was tired of it. So..don’t join unless you just want to fill out surveys and get NOTHING in return.

So, they make it appear that if I refer a seller that signs up with them, then I will will receive all of the sellers (who will likely be highly incentivized with highly discounted first month in fees) “platform” (fees seller pays for privilege of listing their free/discounted products) during their first month. And if that isn’t enough to get me racing to email box to frantically contact my sellers, then perhaps mention of, “And” I will also get more product to review, will motivate me. Of course any increase in products to review (free or discounted) would be a direct result of sellers (that I refer ) signing up and listing their products.

The company’s popular stand mixer and a handful of other products will come in four new shades of salmon, blue, pink and merlot. The company also showed off several new small appliances at the International Home and Housewares Show this weekend in Chicago.

I realize you may not know the rule, so hopefully you’ll see that I’m providing you a valuable piece of information so you may adjust accordingly. As of now, I will not report this to Amazon as long you reply to confirm that you understand, so please reply and let me know that you understand why I can’t do what you’re asking until I have used your product.

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No. All Vine products are submitted by vendors to Amazon, and distributed by Amazon to the Vine Voices. Vendors have no contact with the Vine Voices, and have no influence over which Vine Voices will review their products.

While receiving free and discounted products is fun, the most important part of the transaction is writing the honest review on Amazon. It is worth noting that all items that were provided free or at a discount need to have the following sentence included in the review per Amazon review guidelines: “This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.” Taking the time to provide an honest review is important because companies want to hear what you have to say about their product, but more importantly, so do your fellow shoppers.

I’m inclined to agree with you. Fakespot gave the Amazon page below an “A”, but all 17 reviews are “Verified purchases” by common named people giving generic praise and all but one have 5 stars – most are written within weeks of each other. Now, this product may very well be that good, but doesn’t any of that strike someone as pretty suspicious?

The compensated-review process is simple: Businesses paid to create dummy accounts purchase products from Amazon and write four- and five-star reviews. Buying the product makes it tougher for Amazon to police the reviews, because the reviews are in fact based on verified purchases. The dummy accounts buy and review all sorts of things, and some of the more savvy pay-for-review sites even have their faux reviewers pepper in a few negative reviews of products made and sold by brands that aren’t clients to create a sense of “authenticity.” In fact, for extra cash, a company can pay one of these firms to write negative reviews of a competitor’s product. Wirecutter contributor Brent Butterworth has written about this practice as well.

Btw product testing is legit I got a polaroid camera and the film with it from them and all you have to do is write a review and they will leave you alone unless you enter another one but it’s legit and awesome.

This site has one of the largest public marketplaces I have ever seen on a review site! Lots of ladies fashion, phone accessories, cables, umbrellas, jewelry, and toys (at time of writing.) Available to reviewers in USA.

The site positions itself as a professional review panel. They very likely are interested if you are some kind of publisher, experienced product reviewer, social media influencer, or blogger. You state your interest in the site and their marketing experts will contact you, subject to their screening and scrutiny.

Hi Tristan, i’ve just read your blog and there are so many helpful hints. I’ve been reviewing product now for just under a month and i’m absolutely loving it. I have products turn up on my doorstep that I would not normally look at, it’s great. I can only find 2 sites in the UK for product testing, are you able to advise me of any other sites?

1. As I stated earlier I am a newbie Amazon reviewer. I started off reviewing stuff around my house and some e-books I have read. I have had a few companies send me products using coupon code (this completely pays for the product and shows up as “Verified Purchase”), and others just send me the product.

KabelDireckt is open to the U.S. marketplace and several European marketplaces. Like EtekCitizen, the product offerings here are for only one brand, KabelDireckt. Their catalog is very slim as they specialize in computer cables. If you want to try one for free and are willing to write a review, this can be a good option to save a few bucks.

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I finally remembered to respond to this! I just wrote this email to a Seller. They reached out to me with something I wasn’t interested in, so I found an item in their store I was interested in reviewing (and had a need for.) The URL to the product has been redacted, but you get the point.

I understand what you are saying with the FCC regulation, but Amazon reviews fall in the gray area. FCC is going after businesses that promote products. Bloggers, journalists, business Twitter and Facebook accounts, all must disclose if the article/post was in any way supported by another company looking to profit from it. I’ve read it and have yet to see anything specifically stating reviews fall in that category. The reviewer is not profiting from it the way a blogger or business does. I could be wrong and welcome anyone sending me a link to counter it.

“Consumers definitely can notice when a review is fake,” said Alex Tarnoff, senior consultant at Vivaldi Partners Group. “Obviously, fake review writers are becoming more sophisticated, but there’s a lack of genuineness of overall tone or over the top in praise, or the inverse, with negatives. It does hurt Amazon’s credibility a bit.”

I am sorry I above written a long comment. I just would never want anyone to feel like I was made feel tonight just for asking a few polite questions as well as thanking in advance for answers. I also asked why you needed review votes. I have never asked anyone to do that as I didn’t know what it meant for one to want that. I just have enjoyed being able to get products I like or wanted to try at a lower price. I was then made fun of by what they call their group cabal has arrived and told I didn’t need to concern myself with that as I would be purged from Amazon. The vine were the only honest reviewers. Well pardon me if I think you are getting free items or discounted items for reviews. So why are they better than others. How do we know they are honest. I reviewed my products long before I ever heard of a review club. I do so thank you for posting this and not being condemning but you are offering help and tips to those who are just trying to enjoy a little life. God bless.

Tracy, there is no telling when they will get back to you. I’d imagine it all depends on how busy they are and whether or not they have an upcoming test. I would wait a few weeks and then try to contact them. Good luck.

As for your 80 product reviews…don’t sweat it! I have heard of people getting asked after 3 reviews. It is sort of a crap shoot based on the products you have reviewed. Sellers look through competitor’s products for recent reviews and clicks on the reviewer’s names to see if their Profile has an email address. The products/categories you reviewed may not be searched for right now, or your reviews may be under dozens of other more recent reviews, or a multitude of reasons. Keep at it—and make sure your profile is complete with email address—I’m certain that you will start to get more Sellers contacting you directly.

FeedbackFive now has a great way for Amazon sellers to manage product reviews for their preferred ASINs. Product reviews are one of the most powerful markers of a product’s success. Now FeedbackFive users have an easy way not only to solicit reviews, but also to track them and (in the case of a negative review) respond in a timely manner. This is a feature that has been highly requested by our sellers, and we’re excited to announce it.

One site that seemingly never run out of deals. The website owner manages to strike an exclusive arrangement with just Amazon Sellers so it is particularly focused in that respect. On daily basis, the deals flow through your e-mail at 10am PST.

Good reviews are an art form and the problem is that people write emotionally about products whether they are free or not. Currently, Amazon has no system in place for elevating the wheat from the chaff whether the review is of a free or paid product because such a system would require a subjective evaluation of content rather than scanning by using software algorithms.

Very good article. I enjoy using the Panny 25mm f1.7 (which first came out at US$99!) and 45-150, the Samyang (Rokinon) 12mm f2 (though I paid less than $240 on sale so I think your $600 might be for the t/2.2 geared video version). I would suggest including a fisheye (Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 ~$250) and ultra zoom (Panny 100-300mm).

You can always list your interests and devices on your Amazon Profile page, but as you know that is not where they are initially looking. (In case you don’t know, most suppliers find reviewers manually by finding a competing product on Amazon, looking at the recent reviews and checking out their profiles for contact info.)

The Chinese crap on Amazon is out of control. Not only the non-UL listed electronics, but the sweat-shop clothing that no ethical store would ever import (easily recognized by the measurements being in centimeters and the fractured explanations of how size XXL equals an American/European size S).

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I think The Wirecutter is too easy on the Vine program. I refuse to buy any product where the reviews are filled with “I received this product at a discount for my honest opinion.” How honest can people be with something free? Why can’t the product stand on its own without a bunch of handouts for people to review?

Discounts can range from 20% to 90% and you will need to browse through the catalog to find the best deals. You can access exclusive offers by like ProductTesting.co on Facebook. will also need to select your country of residence to view all the applicable offers.

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.

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This review program is part of the GMYLE brand, “developing MacBook, Tablet, Smartphone Accessories.” Like similar programs, they only offer their own brand’s products for review. When applying: Reviewers in “United States will receive first round pick. United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Italy and Spain will become available after.”

You know what, I should have come back and update my comment. I checked my profile and found that my email address was incorrect. The only offers I had previously received were from people who made comments on my reviews. At any rate, I fixed my incorrect email address and have more than a dozen in the last 2 days. Some are items I can use and would like (a travel pack, a passport wallet that holds your ID and CCs) and I passed on (an i-watch band, since I don’t own an Apple Watch).

Hi there. I love your website, thanks! Anyway just wanted to let you know that some of your links aren’t working properly. For instance when I click on #3 – Pinecone Research, I’m directed to a site called, ‘Product Report Card.com’. That’s not the first time that’s happened to me while using the links you provide on your site. I hope this information is helpful to you!

If you’re looking to test big ticket items like vacuum cleaners, game systems, electronics and more, this panel is for you!  Also, you can sign up to be a paid mystery shopper, and dine in restaurants.  In return, you must provide them with a review. 💰 Pays by Free Merchandise

I would highly NOT recommend Snagshout. The first couple products I snagged, I redeemed with no problem. Within the past 3 weeks, I have tried snagging nearly 10 products total. Every single code I was given, did not work on Amazon. You then have to contact Snagshout so they can delete your snag, so it opens that spot up again. Because as this article mentions, you can only have a certain amount of Snags. One at first, then I was opened up to 3 at once. One of the products was re-released with a promised “fixed code,” but lo and behold, I snagged it and again, the code was invalid. I wouldn’t waste your time with this site!

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Remember that reviews are for customers, not sellers. You shouldn’t review if you don’t honestly have an interest in informing the customers. Don’t review only to get free products, even if it will be a plus.

Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing the insights. Would you mind throwing some light on not your product itself but the competition your product had prior to entering. For example – I sell essential oil in the geated beauty category and since the competition is so fierce, I’m struggling to make organic sales. Indeed, sales and reviews seem to be the mantra for AMZ algo. I’m currently trending at 31 reviews and should hit the 50 review mark in 2 weeks hopefully. I’m truly hoping things start to change then.

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I actually think the worst part is when Vine people get items they wouldn’t normally purchase, didn’t really want and don’t know how to use and therefore end up giving a good item poor marks because they don’t understand it. e.g., a great gaming headset getting mediocre reviews from people who clearly are not gamers and never mentioned most of the device’s features (macros, microphone, equalizer, etc).

Second, within those reviews, we saw a lot of the same wording, and even similarly staged user photos. It was as though someone said, “Hey, take a picture of a close-up of your hands holding the headphones over a countertop.” While we know that people do post pictures to accompany their reviews, it seemed too coincidental that they were all staged in the same way, all over a span of a few days.

The top reviewers for Amazon have earned their status for a reason; they review everything from books to electronics, and other consumers rank their reviews as useful. While you might assume these reviewers are out of your reach—after all, they likely receive hundreds of requests a day—they are still worth contacting. Even if only a few end up reviewing your book, their reviews could make all the difference.

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.

As I said in another comment, Vine Voices are selected by Amazon based on the qualities of the reviews the people have written. I see nothing wrong with it; I get free books via NetGalley, which I review because I love books. If I had paid for them, I’d review them in exactly the same way.

Due to a massive amount of fake reviews, I think it is now safe to say that with Amazon, no 5 star reviews can be trusted and likely most all 4 star reviews either. One star reviews are the only ones worth reading.

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?

For those products that do not show as “Verified Purchase” I try to take some pictures and add them to my review. This way it demonstrates that I actually do have the product. And of course I always write “I received this product free in return for my honest review.”

As for your 80 product reviews…don’t sweat it! I have heard of people getting asked after 3 reviews. It is sort of a crap shoot based on the products you have reviewed. Sellers look through competitor’s products for recent reviews and clicks on the reviewer’s names to see if their Profile has an email address. The products/categories you reviewed may not be searched for right now, or your reviews may be under dozens of other more recent reviews, or a multitude of reasons. Keep at it—and make sure your profile is complete with email address—I’m certain that you will start to get more Sellers contacting you directly.

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Anyway, I am interested in your thoughts about participating this as a reviewer, and your thoughts on the implications on this all the way around – especially the implications impacting the reviewer that chooses to accept this invitation and aggressively pursue seller contacts.

This weekend, we will be putting my son’s crib together, and one item that I was planning on picking up in the next couple of days is a waterproof crib mattress cover. After verifying my account with SnagShout, I found that I could purchase a waterproof crib mattress cover from Amazon for $1.99 in exchange for a review. Typically this mattress cover costs $29.99, so I am pretty excited!

Social proof is a hardwired, “herd mentality” setting in our human makeup. When others do something, we automatically and subconsciously determine that it is safe and even in our best interest to do the same. 

“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.

This product testing program is part of the Mengo brand of mobile accessories and Bluetooth speakers. Like Etekcity’s Etekcitizen Program, Arctic Product Tester Program, and TrueOpinion, they only offer their own brand’s products for feedback. Great quality products! Available to reviewers in USA.

Before you make any online purchase, a stop at RetailMeNot.com is in order. Not only does the site collect coupons, but it also tracks free shipping codes and other discount information that can ensure you get the best deals available at tens of thousands of stores. 

I tried this with some success, but only got 10% or less who actually reviewed the book. For the most part, it was a successful effort as I got realistic reviews and many people did like the book. BUT, there are some wild and crazy folks out there who do things like complain that on page ten you used the word rouge and they don’t like that word. Or who find two grammar mistakes and claim it makes the book unreadable and so they give you a 2 star review. That’s okay, because that is the person’s honest opinion, but I finally got tired of these folks, and of the folks who took a free copy and then had not reviewed the book six months later. I am going to give up on this self-publishing thing, though I admit it has been fun.

Love your help. First day and already receiving first item to test. Check out freakyfreddies.com its not a survey site but has links to free samples. Some are legit and have got several items from there. It’s worth a try!

Although some of these may not be big at the moment, they are growing, and before you know it, some of them may have way more products that the ones listed above. So do sign up for as many of these sites as you can. They are all free anyway.

So you’re saying that it is human nature is to be jealous of people who “get things for free” and vindictive enough to write articles badmouthing them? But at the same time, people who “get things for free” are free from biases and the incentives to write good reviews so you keep getting “things for free?” Okay.

Another key indicator that a series of product reviews is fake is that the “Customers who bought this also bought the following items” section is littered with products that have no conceivable connection at all to the reviewed product. E.g. if you see that customers who purchase a particular brand of power drill also happen to purchase a particular pedicure kit or makeup mirror, that’s highly suspect.

Spore is a fun game with it’s problems. If the DRM is going to be a huge problem for you I would not recommend the game. If your the hardcore type gamer who is looking for a challenge, your better off finding a different game. If your like me and your looking for a (mostly) simple game with easy and simplified gameplay and fun creation aspects, then this game is definitely suited for you.

Review.Directory is another review site that allows you to sample free products and share your reviews on Amazon or other social media channels. You will be emailed promotions from a campaign director. This can also be a good option for bloggers as some sellers are also wanting to run giveaways. In addition to reviewing the product yourself, you can potentially get paid to help others enjoy the product.

UPDATED! Looks like this site got a major design make-over. If you like “I Love to Review”, then I think you may enjoy this site. Reason is that it appears they are taking a lot of notes from the way ILTR works, which is a good thing. Available for reviewers in USA.

RateItAll is one of the most popular review sites. You can write reviews about everything, and I mean everything! Toys, Local bars and restaurants, games, products, people, places, books, music, movies, celebrities, dogs, poems, art, games, travel…. RateItAll is very unique compere to other review sites, in a sense that reviews are written in the form of bullet pointed lists about a topic, where everyone can share their opinions about it. You get 50% of the revenue generated by ads displayed nest to your reviews.

There are more popping up all the time, but there are a select few with great reputations that you can be sure will deliver what they promise. After testing a whole range of sites ourselves we have come up with a list of the most trusted product testing sites below.

Hi! Have you tried influester, Crowdtap or The Pink Panel? The Pink Panel you test beauty or hair products and often will be rewarded with Amazon gift cards or keep the product. Crowdtap I signed up a few months ago and have received lots of good stuff and they have a monthly gift card giveaway. Influester you can received beauty boxes if you stay active on their website. www.influenster.com/r/1402512

But this mostly just drove review clubs underground. I was able to quickly find and join several closed groups on Facebook that served as de facto Amazon review clubs. Each day, I found hundreds of posts with various sellers offering either free or deeply discounted items for U.S.-based buyers if they promised to review the item, with refunds then issued via PayPal. (Amusingly, there is currently scandal rocking the underground review clubs: People are scamming would-be sellers by faking five-star reviews and collecting PayPal refunds for reviews they did not leave.)

Write your message. You can say something like “Hi, my name is XXXX. I really enjoy doing product reviews for seller’s and I would be happy to provide an honest review in exchange for a free product. Here’s a link to my Amazon profile (your link goes here) and here are a few reviews I’ve recently done (include the permalink to the reviews, if you have any).”

I will always write honest reviews and if that means I one day find that I am unable to get products, because I’ve rated too many negatively, then that’s what will happen and I’ll move on. Until then, if I can get a discount solely for writing an honest review, I will do so. I feel absolutely no sense of duty to use kid gloves on any product I get a discount on, because the rules are very clear; the reviews I am writing are to be honest. That is the only thing I owe the company, is an *honest* review.

Hey guys, just came here to see other offers and testing sites. I’ve signed up for Nike/Reebok etc but never got anything from them. I did however sign up about a year or two ago for New Balance and have tested probably about 5-6 pairs of shoes so far. Legit and a great program, although my girlfriend (and Mother) signed up last year and hasn’t gotten one pair yet. Good luck!

But most important, receiving something for free or nearly free can greatly affect one’s opinions. You might notice how few of the reviews through Vine and similar programs are negative or even critical. This isn’t a case of reviewers intentionally being dishonest, but rather the result of unconscious positive bias. Not paying for an item can make difficulties with that item seem less irritating.

As someone who frequents Slickdeals, a website that aggregates the daily online deals, I’ve witnessed myself and many others fall victim to the herd mentality. Many silly purchasing decisions have been made all because of a forum swarming with users saying, “in for 3, what a great deal!” or “unbelievable price on these, they’ll sell out quickly.” This results in unnecessary, even down-right useless purchases – an outcome that many on the site dub the SD affect. The truth is that we’re programmed to act quite sheepish.

and then i read your listing about product testing companies — and these same companies were in the list. so, i went back to each of them and scoured them, for a way to do anything else besides “just” take surveys, and was looking for a way to be able to “test products” instead, but could find no solution or answer.

There’s always a chance for a scam and websites come and go. With any website, only invest a small amount of money (if any) before you buy a lot of products to sell to make sure you like working with the site and to make sure it isn’t a scam.

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After years of CR’s advocating for standards to address the problem of blind zones behind cars and trucks, the Department of Transportation finally required backup cameras in all vehicles less than 10,000 pounds by 2018.

A lot of the comments here show ignorance of the processes and motivation behind what reviewers do and say (especially in regards to Vine). First of all, Vine items aren’t “free” in a sense that Amazon issues a W-2 to reviewers. The item’s fair market value is the “income” and you have to pay taxes on it. Essentially, you pay your income tax rate on the total fair market value of the items. That is no small amount of money, especially when the fair market values on some items are oddly calculated (sometimes above the sale price – there seems to be no rhyme or reason). Most people will be paying 10-25% of the FMV for their Vine products.

Both Ooi and Tommy Noonan, founder of ReviewMeta, pointed out that I was likely seeing the extreme end of the spectrum because I was looking for cheap electronic commodities, where reviews can be make or break for would-be sellers. But ultimately, this is an effect of Amazon’s crowded marketplace. Tommy Noonan says that many sellers may be forced to turn to ginning up reviews somehow. “They’re caught in a Catch-22. You have to get reviews to sell, but to get reviews you need to sell products,” says Noonan.

For Eric, Feedback Genius was a “no-brainer purchase.” For just 20 dollars a month, he gets all of his buyer communications automated with personable messages to customize each customer’s purchasing experience.

Hi Kristin, I replied above your comment about being careful posting your personal Amazon profile publicly. I understand why you want to do it, I would too if someone had not told me all of the horror stories about things people do with other people’s profiles. Another big problem right now is people stealing other’s reviews, copying and pasting them word for word. Good luck and stay safe, LW

It’s worth noting at this stage that not every user of product testing sites gets sent something to test. This is because there are 1000s of users and they simply can’t afford to send out 1000+ free TVs for example. But they do say, if you don’t buy a ticket you can’t win the raffle…

I’ve just noticed something strange on amazon uk’s list of top reviewers. No 32 has never actually reviewed anything. I know the sorting on these things is supposed to be arcane but this is taking it a bit far.

Also, each Amazon review site can limit how many discounts you can redeem each month. This ensures other customers can also find great deals and helps verify you are taking the time required to accurately test a product.

I asked around at work to see if anyone have a charger for it and a flashlight that could fit it. They didn’t. So, I reviewed the packaging and quality of the materials, and I also made sure to alert other potential buyers that it looked like a AA battery but was in fact a larger one for super bright flashlights. I recently got a free flashlight that does use that battery size and will be updating my review.

For example, sports fans can ask for the result of the latest “Spurs game.” The US version of the Echo will know you probably mean the San Antonio Spurs and give you a basketball result, while the UK version knows you mean Tottenham Hotspur and gives you a soccer result. The UK version also gives you British English spellings and jokey Easter eggs relating to British cultural touchstones like “Monty Python,” among a number of other uniquely UK-focused features. Check out the video above to see some of those British features in action.

I think Amazon has answered some of your requests. Reviews that come from the Vine program are labeled at the very top of the review with the phrase “ Vine Customer Review of Free Product”. This phrase is in bright green text so you can’t miss it. This blurb is automatically attached by Amazon to any Vine review.

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.

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Still, the problem remained: How could I make sure I wasn’t caught stuck on an airplane again without a dongle for a pair of earbuds? After digging around further, I ended up settling on something a bit more mundane than buying a three-pack of dongles of dubious quality. My search led me to the (unfortunately named) Dongle Dangler, which lets me stick my Lightning dongle on my key chain.

The amazing variety of products here means that I can afford to pick and choose on what makes great reviews on my end. The selection process is almost immediate, which is good as it means no waiting. Naturally, the products being featured here are expected to move fast and you need to regularly scrutinize your e-mail so as not to miss out on a nice product.

The compensated-review process is simple: Businesses paid to create dummy accounts purchase products from Amazon and write four- and five-star reviews. Buying the product makes it tougher for Amazon to police the reviews, because the reviews are in fact based on verified purchases. The dummy accounts buy and review all sorts of things, and some of the more savvy pay-for-review sites even have their faux reviewers pepper in a few negative reviews of products made and sold by brands that aren’t clients to create a sense of “authenticity.” In fact, for extra cash, a company can pay one of these firms to write negative reviews of a competitor’s product. Wirecutter contributor Brent Butterworth has written about this practice as well.

Return to your cart and Delete the item. Open a different browser tab or even window and go back to the original product and add it to your cart starting the check out process all over again. Do not add it from any Wishlist or Saved for Later lists.

The honest answer to “How can I get free stuff to review on Amazon?” is simply to buy stuff on Amazon and submit meaningful reviews for the products. Increase your reviewer ranking on Amazon, and THEN vendors themselves will reach out to you and ask you to review their products.

Frankly, I’m glad they finally took it seriously. I have been feeling for some time now that Amazon was turning a blind eye to it all while honest reviewers were getting pummeled with downvotes and spending hours to do what someone else was paying others to do.

There is none that specializes in electronics. Some of them do send you electronics here and there, but I don’t think there is much of a chance to get a phone. Its mainly small electronics like chargers, headphones, etc.

Since leaving a review is optional, you can also buy credits for $1 if you do not wish to leave a review or want to supplement your credit balance after leaving a review. You can also earn credits by referring friends to join Dollar Deal Reviews.

Hi we’ve been running some experiments with different shipping price points to see how much free shipping vs cheap shipping vs “at cost” shipping effects conversion rate once a product has been added to cart.

As for what star to choose, go off of Amazon’s suggestions. When you hover over a star, they help you with a sentiment such as “I hate it”, “it’s okay”, and “I love it” to name a few. Think about the product as a whole, and match how you feel to the corresponding star. If it’s really “I hate it”, then select a 1-star. Don’t worry about what other reviewers chose or wrote. They have their own rationale for their review. You review for you.

NOTE: the difference between this company name link and the other company name link above it is that the one under the title of the product is a search link (does an Amazon search for that name), and the Sold by link is a link to their Amazon storefront.

FeedbackFive now has a great way for Amazon sellers to manage product reviews for their preferred ASINs. Product reviews are one of the most powerful markers of a product’s success. Now FeedbackFive users have an easy way not only to solicit reviews, but also to track them and (in the case of a negative review) respond in a timely manner. This is a feature that has been highly requested by our sellers, and we’re excited to announce it.

ELITE is awesome I have gotten like 20 this week alone. They are super easy to get.I did notice that all my codes were mismatched though had to go through every code on my history to find the right one.

Now, the art of the pitch. Spend time crafting a pitch letter that succinctly tells a brief summary of book, why you’d like the specific reviewer to read it, and how you’d like to offer them a free copy. Include references to similar books they’ve already reviewed so they realize you have done your homework and it is not a blind request. If this seems too time consuming, create a boilerplate review request with highlighted fields for personalization, such as their name, and recent books they’ve reviewed. This way, you can update the highlighted fields to quickly personalize your pitch request for each reviewer.

You can review the way you want, but I suggest you treat every product as if you bought it, just the way real Amazon customers would feel about it. If you feel it is faulty and can be fixed, try contacting the company and asking for a replacement.

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It is free to sign up and all you need is an email address as it is a mailing list. You can also view their deals on Facebook and their website. This means no reviews are required for any site, including Amazon, to get the promotional codes. But, leaving a review can be a great way to pay it forward for future customers that rely on your experience.

You can test eight different types of their products ranging from cleanser to moisturizer to sunscreen. Most products cost $1.95 each after you use the discount code sent to you by email. It is free to join the Oz Naturals VIP email list.

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This issue of valid reviews is just as bad, if not worse, in the Amazon Video section — especially for Indie Films. One called “Fragmented” is a recent example. An awful film somehow achieved a 4.5 star rating; may positive reviews, all with similar wording, and all on the same day.

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Create your detailed request to review the product. Include the link to your Amazon profile, the product name or ASIN in your request, and what kind of review you will do (detailed, with pictures, seller feedback, etc).

I am sorry that you have had bad luck with amazonreviewtrader, however I love using it! I have gotten so many good discounts/free items from the site. I have 6 things on there way right now actually to review! I have found that sometimes you do have to wait a bit longer than you would like to be able to review an item but if you request a bunch of things that you wish to review, you will most likely get chosen to do so. The ones that are completely free sometimes take a little longer than the ones you have to pay a little for. Hope this helps 🙂

4.      Reach out to users who reviewed similar products. You can find users who have reviewed products similar to yours (even your competitor’s products) by visiting your product page, going to “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” and “Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed.” These are your competitors, and you could do well simply taking note of them and reading their reviews (paying attention to what they do well and what they fail at), and even checking out their website. 

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I do the same thing, I’ll generally look at the 3 Star Reviews as well, those people seem to be most critical about the product. “It is good, but…” are my favorite ones because they point out parts or issues of the product you don’t think of.

I’m Not A Amazon Vine Customer, But I Would Like To Be… I’ve Bought A Few Items From Amazon And Have Never Had A Bad Thing To Say As I Have Always Been Satisfied With Every Item That I Have Bought From Sellers. I Have Always Recieved My Item On Time, My Product Has Always Looked As Described And Has Never Been Damaged.. I Would Recommend Amazon To The Public… 100% From Me.

I participate in the Home Depot Seeds Reviewer program as well where you choose 5 items each month (1 of which can be a premium item) and as they randomly come up, bonus campaigns where you may be able to select a single item or multiple items depending on the individual bonus campaign. Items are shipped free to the reviewer address, and I have not come across an item yet that I had to return within the 6 month vendor recall period.

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I am really enjoying it the moment and am still surprised at how much momentum it has gathered since updating my profile page! From the emails requesting reviews it seems the sellers do indeed look at the reviews of similar products they are selling and seem to have found me that way. I’ve also had a couple of companies sending me further products after I had published my first review for them. I have been very lucky in that I have use for most of the products, I give unbiased and honest reviews and thankfully haven’t been asked to give only positive reviews. I have had follow up emails requesting the review immediately upon me receiving the product although I have always made it clear in my first response to a request that I will publish the review only after I have had a reasonable period to test and try out the product although obviously some need more time than others but I tend not to leave it any longer than 10days although with vitamin supplements I do give that a 3-4 week period but I do let the seller know this in advance. I will point out in my reviews the Pro’s and Con’s of each product but I do it in a constructive manner and use a positive, friendly tone, well as much as can be conveyed in writing as such. One thing that the sellers really appreciate is the addition of any photographs if possible with the written review so now I try to ensure to provide these where appropriate.

So what’s going on here? Scanning the listing for the highly reviewed three-pack, I found there wasn’t much of a range — they were either wonderful or terrible. Of the 673 reviews, 654 were five-star reviews, while the remaining 19 were one-star reviews. And those five-star reviews had some quirks.

At the same time, one of our readers, Tracy, who had commented a while back about the site, joined the site and came back to share her experience. And her experience is basically aligned with my thoughts. See Tracy’s comment here.

Have an Amazon account with preferably a Prime membership. Prime is not required but if you plan on doing reviews regularly, you may want to consider getting a membership so you won’t have to pay shipping. The majority of review items offered qualify for free Prime shipping. Without Prime, you’ll have to pay between $4-$6 for shipping on each item. You can sign up for a Free 30-day trial but remember to cancel before the trial is up or you will be charged the full membership price ($99) or you can opt for monthly payments of $10.99.

Great article! I’d like to add that in addition to asking shoppers to share their own product reviews on the site, store owners can also be proactive and collect reviews off-site from social media. As you already mentioned, Instagram is full of great content that can be used as social proof. The same applies to YouTube and user-generated video reviews. The more diverse and visually-rich format you use for customer reviews, the better.

I do write reviews on a semi-regular basis, and frequently comment on other reviews. One word, or snarky comments I note are not helpful but when I read a good written review, pro or con I will note. Sometimes the reviews will be a deciding factor if I’ll buy a product so I appreciate a well written one.

When a Seller does has a big ticket item up for review, they get pretty selective about who they want to review it. They want a great, well-written 5-star review, so they are likely looking at the recent reviews on their competitors’ products that are 5-star and well-written (as explained in this how-to for Sellers). This helps boost their chances of getting the same.

In order to be able to do so, you need to know some rules. For instance, what influences users’ decision to choose a certain seller on Amazon? No, it’s not advertisement. At least, not the commercial one. The users assess the credibility of the seller and quality of the product by the reviews of buyers. If a seller is popular, it means that they have best reviews on Amazon and social media, and people trust them enough to make a purchase.

I have tried to use a few of these sites. My favorites are “AMZ Review Trader” and “Review Kick”. They are slow to approve initially but once I got established with some good reviews on a few deals the better deals started coming through to me, and faster.

Include words in the subject line that signify a financial incentive to leaving a review (like “coupon, win, free, save, sale, and discount”), which have a positive impact, increasing the conversion rate from shoppers to reviewers by 18.5% on average. If you sell more than one product, you could give your customers a discount for another product. This may not be the best strategy in Amazon, as it may be considered a type of incentive, but it’s something to think about.

Second, within those reviews, we saw a lot of the same wording, and even similarly staged user photos. It was as though someone said, “Hey, take a picture of a close-up of your hands holding the headphones over a countertop.” While we know that people do post pictures to accompany their reviews, it seemed too coincidental that they were all staged in the same way, all over a span of a few days.

Have you filled out your profile completely? Also, it really what ever demographic a company is looking for. I fit the demographic as a young mother with children who is the main shopper in the family, so I get a lot more opportunities to test products.

Funny but I’ve been shopping for Bluetooth head phones recently and did order an Anker branded set for my downstairs tenant, though not the same one as you linked to on RM — guessing a newer model because it had better specs. Anyway, reason I chose it was the believable good reviews and my own past experience with that company’s peripherals such as USB chargers and power cords, all of which I found to be excellent; plus, they offered the lowest price among all the many clones. And the magnetic earphones I received really ARE superb, equal in sound quality I think to the Plantronics Backbeat Fit (which I hesitate to otherwise recommend because it seems most of those sold come DOA) and held a charge for the advertised 7 or 8 hours play time. I did leave a five star review of the Anker despite only having had the chance to test it for a day (though as thoroughly as possible, both in my own apartment paired with my iPad and downstairs with a BT tranceiver) and would even have purchased a second set but the price jumped five bucks after my review was published, D’oh!

Try the product then leave your review. Seller’s are hoping for a 4 or 5 star review from. If the product did not meet your expectations, you can always contact the seller before leaving the review. If they feel that you received a defective item, (and this all varies by seller) they may send you another product.

Please can u suggest some websites for Indian users.. i found ur blog useful! but mostly the products are for US or other western countries. Please tell me genuine product testing websites for us. I live in India.

I specifically look at 2 star reviews. The 1 stars tend to be emotional and often illogical (The shipping took too long etc). 3 stars tend to be wishy washy. 2 star reviews often are specific about what they didn’t like which helps me. If their bugaboo is one of mine, I can avoid. If not, then I read some 4 star reviews to see if the people who did like it liked it for the uses I’m after.

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.

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.

Just FYI, Vipon miraculously started approving again today (12/17/16) after 1-2 weeks of no activity. I was going to post an update on their Facebook page but now it looks like the page is down, lol. I’m cynical about it, but hopefully they’ve worked their bugs out. (Note my email was wrong in previous post)

If the reviewer did not purchase from you, unfortunately there is no way for you to contact him privately. However, it is still possible to leave a comment on Amazon. In fact, Review Central enables you to post a comment for a specific review on Amazon immediately instead of searching and browsing for that reviewed product page on your own.

Without seeing the label, and only going off your statement, it sounds like you are adding up the ingredients on the back and they are coming up short of the 1000mg listed. My first guess is that the difference is ‘filler’. Virtually all vitamins and supplements contain filler agents to bulk it up, or bind them together (in the case of pill form), or add coloring, etc. I would highly recommend you contact the Seller and ask about this.

I am signed up with a few different places. Loreal is good. you get a nice gift bag with full size products worth over $100. I go to their Clark,NJ location. also CRL in Piscataway,NJ. good studies there too. Coty in Morris Plains,NJ. doing two now. will get paid $100 for one and $30 for the other next week in cash. not bad. Revlon in Edison NJ too.

You mentioned giving a “good,” review. I don’t mind committing to paint your product in the best possible light. And if I do like it I’ll rave about it, as naturally I like to emphatically support quality. But, are you asking me to totally recommend it even if it’s not quality? I don’t know if I’d feel comfortable encouraging people to spend hard earned dollars on a product not well made. Pardon my honesty, but that’s part of who I am.

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.

Most of the offers ask me if I am interested in the item first and then give me the info to get them. A few, however, just send out a lists of codes with a first come, first served approach. I can’t check my email non-stop, so I have missed out on all of those.

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I participate in the Home Depot Seeds Reviewer program as well where you choose 5 items each month (1 of which can be a premium item) and as they randomly come up, bonus campaigns where you may be able to select a single item or multiple items depending on the individual bonus campaign. Items are shipped free to the reviewer address, and I have not come across an item yet that I had to return within the 6 month vendor recall period.

This tank R-O-C-K-S! Literally- the 400-watt sound-system keeps me rockin like a crazy man as I’m dishing out justice commando style. Wow. I just can’t say enough. And the kids love it, too- imagine the look of terror in the eyes of the enemy as I’m dropping off my kid’s team to their soccer game. Shock and awe, my friends, SHOCK AND AWE!

I ask it for the morning headlines as I brew my 8 a.m. pot of coffee. I ask it to play the most recent episode of my favorite podcast while I work out. I ask it to set a timer when I throw a frozen pizza in the oven for dinner. I ask it to turn my lights out when I’m hitting the sack. It’s always listening, and it always just works.

So based on that, I personally don’t think ProductTestingUsa.com is a real legit product testing company. Keep in mind that this is from my very limited interaction with their website and that of Tracy’s experience.

Contact those who leave you negative reviews. Ignoring these won’t make them go away. Try to respond to negative reviews, especially if you think the reviewer is justified in their complaint or other customers have complained about the same issue. Take this opportunity to learn from your clients and improve your business.

I have 390 organic reviews in almost 2 years of selling only one product and my business was doing great on Amazon until some new kid on the block came up with over 300 unverified 5 stars reviews in one month to advertise a product similar to mine. I contacted Amazon to complain and the answer was: Anyone who has purchased $50 or more can post a review of any product. Seriously?! Totally dishonest, and deceptive. The story is that now my sales have dropped more than 50% thanks to the Amazon algorithms that show the other product first and although mine has 4 Stars reviews all organic vs 5-Stars from the competition, anyone will think the other product is better because of the reviews (fake reviews). I’m hating Amazon now. If anyone can guide to the company that can get me unverified reviews, I will greatly appreciate it.

For Amazon Resellers: First examine the issues the buyer had – can the problem be remedied? Consider offering refund or replacement. Buyers can remove feedback for up to 60 days after a review is posted, so there’s usually a chance of redemption.

I’ve been reviewing a lot through sample programs. I’ve specialized in one area (beauty products) and now I’d like to contact some sellers about products I’d like to review. Some of them have even done Vine promotions so it looks like they may be receptive. It’s REALLY difficult to contact a seller that you haven’t already ordered from. Do you know how to reach them?

SnagShout launched recently and varies quite a bit from HonestFew. You still need to register for an account, however, and at that point you will gain access to a marketplace of items that are available from Amazon at discounted prices. The majority of the discounts offered are between 30 and 90 percent off, depending on the product, but you will even find a few items that are free. Items listed on the site run the gamut from toys to beauty products to general household items such as flashlights and bedroom sets. There’s a little bit of everything.

Target’s Hey, Bullseye program enables a group of Target’s guests to try products in exchange for honest reviews. Reviews help other guests make educated purchase decisions on Target.com. Target does not influence the opinions of Hey, Bullseye members, nor do we modify or edit reviews, as long as they follow Target’s Review Writing Guidelines. All reviews collected through this program will be labeled as such on Target.com.

I just read through the squidoo article. Now that I think of it… I did do a survey on BzzAgent that asked me about my child playing with Transformers but I didn’t qualify because he’s a one year old. I also did 2 surveys on Smiley360 one of which asked if I had a dog and I don’t so I didn’t qualify so I think that was the Greenies test product and the other one at the end said I qualified to test Oxyclean 2in1 Stain Fighter. I think I’m starting to understand how these panels work! I’ll just continue to fill out my surveys!

The problem I have with Amazon and its reviews is this, I review for Amazon where I obtain items I would normally purchase but at a reduced price for my honest opinion. And my reviews are very honest, I have no issue in telling a company that their bvlah blah product is crap and this is why,,,

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Believe it or not there is a (small, admittedly) corps of reviewers who take pride in giving honest reviews, take detailed photos and test all aspects of a product over an adequate timeframe. Like all reviews whether you call them professional, editorial or otherwise (where’s the line? Do you expect magazines to pay for movies they review?) the products are usually not charged for.

For those of you who are not based in the USA (ie if you live in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy….) you can use trendledeals to get some good deals. No need to leave a review either since the Amazon terms changes last year.

I mentioned that an Amazon rep emailed me in response to an issue and told me in the course of our correspondence of the vine club; yet I was told repeatedly that just wasn’t so or possible. How do these people know who has contacted me? They don’t. I actually have the emails saved. Amazon has always had the best customer service or it has been my experience. I never would have believed that they allowed such to go on when they give this link to get help on products etc. Not one conversation I found was about about product. The conversations taking place were about club reviewers and how they would be purged and done away with. Matter of fact, I was told it was coming for me and I would no longer be an Amazon reviewer when Amazon was done with me.

So grateful for the Pinecone link. I’ve tried twice to get in and was rejected because they didn’t need my demographic. Now I’m in!!! Funny, I’ve done surveys for about half the companies listed here for about three months and only remember getting one request to review products. Next time, I must say YES. I am in a tough demographic — I get screened out of 50-100% of surveys depending on the products, because I’m old (68), retired, have a low income, have no kids, don’t drive, don’t smoke or drink, don’t own a house, etc. But I have opinions, too!

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ELITE is awesome I have gotten like 20 this week alone. They are super easy to get.I did notice that all my codes were mismatched though had to go through every code on my history to find the right one.

While receiving free and discounted products is fun, the most important part of the transaction is writing the honest review on Amazon. It is worth noting that all items that were provided free or at a discount need to have the following sentence included in the review per Amazon review guidelines: “This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.” Taking the time to provide an honest review is important because companies want to hear what you have to say about their product, but more importantly, so do your fellow shoppers.

Try “My Product Reviews” today to see how easy it is to stay in tune with your buyers and with what they’re saying about your products. It’s just one of the many ways we strive to provide updates and features that our customers love.

Hi there. I love your website, thanks! Anyway just wanted to let you know that some of your links aren’t working properly. For instance when I click on #3 – Pinecone Research, I’m directed to a site called, ‘Product Report Card.com’. That’s not the first time that’s happened to me while using the links you provide on your site. I hope this information is helpful to you!

It’s tough making your living online – the web has a way of bringing out the worst in people as many users hide under the internet’s veil of anonymity to spread slander they’d never dream of voicing IRL. It’s not a matter of if you’ll ever get a bad review – it’s just a matter of when.

Upon registration, the website will award you with 200 deal tickets that can be useful for immediate redemption or discount codes. Your deal tickets will accumulate after you put in more and more reviews!

There are many other more common ways you don’t even mention. Ever wonder how a high-profile book never fails to become a “New York Times Bestseller” three days after it appears? Ever wonder how it garners 150 five-star reviews in a week? Simple: the agency handling the author, the publisher, the PR agency assigned to the book, and others give free copies to all their employees…ALL their employees, even the ones not directly working on that project. They are then told to write reviews on their time. They are not told what sort of reviews to write, but anyone savvy enough to get a job in a field like this knows not to bite the hand that feeds you. So the book gets hundreds of ***** reviews in a week or two. Smaller writers without the PR armies like this behind them, dealing with publishers who have smaller budgets and staffs, cannot do this. Technically they aren’t “fake” reviews, but they really are, because if you work for X publisher and you write too many inferior reviews for their books (or even just one) they’ll figure you don’t like working there anymore and you’ll soon be standing in the unemployment line.

If your customers aren’t sharing lots of photos on your store, you can ask for permission to repurpose those you’ve found on social media (like Instagram and Twitter) as a review with credit. This is a powerful form of social proof and can make your product pages look amazing!

While Vine members used to receive a monthly newsletter featuring books and other products they chose from to review — with products valued at anywhere from a few dollars to close to $1,000 — they now have access to a rolling list of items they can order at any time. According to NPR, Vine members cannot sell or give items received through the program away and Amazon can ask for the items back — although they don’t appear to do that.

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Amazon sent me a letter and survey to apply to Vine. They replied that I was not chosen but could be in the future. I had under 100 reviews, and about 55,000 rank.Over 100 up votes I think at that time.

Second, the thing about Vine compared to other methods of receiving free products for review is that you are buffered from the manufacturer. They will not e-mail you and harass you in an attempt to get a better review. Things like coupon clubs and e-mail solicitations put more pressure on reviewers to give 5-star reviews and they will harangue you when you don’t. People also feel that they will stay in the database to get more freebies if they give positive reviews when the items aren’t coming from Vine. Giving low rankings to Vine items has no effect on the availability of items (which seems largely random), so you don’t have to worry about giving negative reviews and cutting the supply line. It actually frees you to be more honest and Vine reviewers can be some of the most savage in their product assessments when they are good reviewers, but they can be just as dopey as anyone else when they aren’t (Hint: “I was so happy to get this,” This was just what I need,” and “My kid/wife/dog loved this!” are all clues that the person hasn’t a clue how to assess a product but is just writing words because he/she has to write a review).

Amy, for shoes, companies like Nike do have product testing, but they send you shoes all the time. And some require you send it back after a few weeks of testing. I found 6 of them that include Nike and Reebok. Here is the link to my post: http://moneypantry.com/get-free-shoes/

Amazing Deals Group – Sign up and receive a DealCoin to use to get the product you want. Write your honest Product Review on Amazon. Amazing Deals Group verifies your Review is posted. You earn a new DealCoin to get another Deal!

I have tried to use a few of these sites. My favorites are “AMZ Review Trader” and “Review Kick”. They are slow to approve initially but once I got established with some good reviews on a few deals the better deals started coming through to me, and faster.

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Another key indicator that a series of product reviews is fake is that the “Customers who bought this also bought the following items” section is littered with products that have no conceivable connection at all to the reviewed product. E.g. if you see that customers who purchase a particular brand of power drill also happen to purchase a particular pedicure kit or makeup mirror, that’s highly suspect.

This week, I received two different blouses that normally retail for $20 each, a vegan face lotion ($26), a tooth whitening kit ($45) and a set of baby bibs ($20). I could accept more, but I choose to only review products I can truly use, or ones I can give away to my friends and family.

Oh think I am rambling again…sorry, but I think finding this out explained where my down votes had come from and why!!! Its saddening really, I believe everyone has the right to accept products for free in return for a review if that is what they want to do so why certain feel the need to get more and be better than you is beyond me, why would it satisfy them to push that unhelpful button just to ensure their review remains the top rated???? It hasn’t happened again since but I haven’t reviewed the same products as them yet but I am aware of their tactic and will keep an eye on it. I don’t actually know what could be done other than down vote their reviews but I’m not like that and I won’t stoop to that level or get sucked into their petty wee game plus at the end of the day I can’t prove it was them. I have no idea what take Amazon would have on this either if it was happening all the time and started to become an issue?? I remember reading a post from someone who was on the Vine Programme and admitted that those reviewers have formed cliques, the gossip and backstabbing is awful among them and its all very cut throat!! Craaaazy, wouldn’t it be better if they just respected each other and do their reviews rather than get so competitive about it all.. I guess it boils down to some people having the nature of begrudging and do not like someone else getting on or doing better than them and when it comes to receiving free products greed and jealousy gets mixed into the pot also. I have ignored it so far Lynn and just keep my head down and carry on enjoying writing my reviews but yes, looks like we have attracted a little troll or two on our journey!! 🙂

Samples and review copies of products are usually free or discounted and given in exchange for publicity, PR, links, and online reviews from blog posts, reviews on shopping sites, YouTube unboxing videos, review sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor, or podcasts.

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.

Oddly enough, if Amazon would take on Facebook’s approach and way of thinking, this would eliminate sites like Fiverr. There’s a reason Facebook doesn’t offer a “Dislike” button, and perhaps Amazon should do the same. (http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/11/ask-zuck-anything/)

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 

2. USE a MASTER COPY OF your reviews (Mine is Called “NewEgg-000”) with ANY COMMENTS AND/OR WARNINGS AND SUCH and then just ADD your personal Review to this MASTER COPY. When you’re done with your NEW Review, then save this copy as “WHATEVER NAME-001” or “WHATEVER NAME-088” or whatever name/number you want to. This way if ANYONE has ANY QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS about WHAT you said OR DIDN’T SAY you can provide them with the original Review. This saves a LOT of time AND arguments.

Just FYI-ing here but I agree with Kim I have tried Uberzon over the past month ans the same thing, Don’t know if Kim noticed but they were doing a thing for hyperallergenic bed covers in all sizes, My daughter and I both have year round allergies so I was so excited to try this, and when I used the link it said coupon invalid, but when I went to the amazon link provided it clearly said how many were available in each size and there were plenty, so that was kind of a sour taste left behind, and elitedeals, click on the e-mail link and scroll everything is sold out. Like I said not complaining just FYI-ing for any newbies, but I did see a lot of new ones on this updated list and TY so much, I signed up for them all, I will weed out the junkies and get back to everyone 🙂

Didn’t link to the FS analysis because I hadn’t checked it out myself, and any interested reader could find it on their own as easily as you or I. Nor did I link to the product because I had no intention of shilling it here. But if you’d like to check it out for yourself: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6DC2ZE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Again, dunno how it compares to the Anker reviewed here earlier, they both have the the same specs regarding battery life and such. Seems like ones I bought might be less bulky/lighter, not sure.

For all of the criticism that it’s received, there are some really dedicated reviewers among their ranks, including the current top-ranked Amazon reviewer, who has written 3,451 reviews and received over 84,000 votes from other Amazon users for the helpfulness of her reviews. And, you can’t disagree the value of a good review when you go shopping on Amazon The Amazon Shopping Guide The Amazon Shopping Guide This free Amazon shopping guide outlines everything you need to know to make the best use of Amazon and secure the best deals. Read More .

As for what star to choose, go off of Amazon’s suggestions. When you hover over a star, they help you with a sentiment such as “I hate it”, “it’s okay”, and “I love it” to name a few. Think about the product as a whole, and match how you feel to the corresponding star. If it’s really “I hate it”, then select a 1-star. Don’t worry about what other reviewers chose or wrote. They have their own rationale for their review. You review for you.

At No Kidding Coupon, my coupon to get a product did not work on amazon. I also was unable to reset my password when I had trouble logging into their site. Their Facebook page doesnt have activity since 2014 but I did post a question there anyway hoping to get a reply.

You can test eight different types of their products ranging from cleanser to moisturizer to sunscreen. Most products cost $1.95 each after you use the discount code sent to you by email. It is free to join the Oz Naturals VIP email list.

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.

After you’ve completed your product test, you’ll usually be asked to write a review, fill out a survey, or participate in a discussion about the product.   It’s important that you be honest when you do this, even if you have some criticism for the product. The company wants to improve their product if needed. The more in-depth you go with your reviews and answers will give them valuable feedback.

On Google Maps, you can write reviews for places you’ve visited. You can also leave info about a place, like if it’s quiet, lively, or romantic. These reviews and opinions are voluntary. We don’t pay reviewers for adding them to Google Maps.

Product testing has become the go-to method for Amazon Sellers to get brand lift, increase sales and product reviews, and rise in the search results on Amazon. Below you will find a growing list of companies and programs that help Amazon Sellers connect with product testers and send out deeply discounted and free product for you to test and keep.

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Amazon is the place where people can find essential items at good prices or profitably to sell their merchandize. This website has been helping out business owners and common folk for many years. Time for you to harness its potential and make profitable deals.

What explains that dynamic? It boils down to the fact that there are more than 2 million third-party merchants selling through Amazon, all eager to catch the eyes of online shoppers. A higher rating can pull in more business.

I used to review products which I sometimes received for free, and my wife has been on a kick lately with these websites which specialize in selling deeply discounted products in exchange for a promise to review it.

It is not unethical, just stick to reviewing what you do know about the product. Everyone has limited experience with products to some degree, just stick to your experience and the facts. You don’t have to mention you lost it.

Only being able to receive offers through emails can be annoying, but, they do have better savings opportunities than some of the other online review sites. Other users have reported that to qualify for more offers, you need to demonstrate a regular buying history on Amazon and a history of leaving credible deals. It is free to join VIP Power Club.

To sign up, you will need an active cell phone to verify you are a real human being. The signup process is free. You can apply for offers on their network website and they will also send you new targeted offers via email too. It is expected you will leave a review within 14 days of receiving your products.

The company’s popular stand mixer and a handful of other products will come in four new shades of salmon, blue, pink and merlot. The company also showed off several new small appliances at the International Home and Housewares Show this weekend in Chicago.

It is a great piece. What is best is warning consumers that nothing stops the vendors from buying their own products from and then impersonating a “verified purchaser” in order to post devious / corrupt self-evaluations of their own junk. Let’s all go to college and be able to grade our own exams, shall we?

You will find yourself leaning towards buying from Amazon more often than other sites if they have an item available, just because the shipping is free, and you get it it two days…I sure do! Wouldn’t work at all if prices weren’t competitive, though.

Join Amazon review sites to get coupon codes for the free products to review. Some offer 100% free codes and others offer deeply discounted codes. Start with a few sites then once you get the hang of things, join more.

I think Vine is a bit different. Amazon choose reviewers they invite to the Vine program. I am a Vine Voice on Amazon US, though I don’t live in the country, and have never received anything from Vine (they don’t ship overseas). I was selected, presumably, when the program first launched, because I had written a lot of good reviews. It’s entirely possible that a lot of active Vine Voices are people who have free time and like to review things.

Once your Amazon Profile has been updated and you are ready to start getting free products to review, be sure to check out my growing list of Amazon Review Sites for Free Products. Signing up for even just some of these will ensure you are busy with more review request emails than you ever though possible.

How much would these companies ding you if you have a few unsavory reviews (which essentially break a bunch of your rules) I doubt there’s anything too obscene and i never used any outright foul language or anything. Would it just make more sense to get a new user name?

Rather than focus on quantity of reviews, they are focused on quality. It’s no good if you’re out there on Amazon leaving one-word reviews left and right. Being a prolific reviewer is no guarantee of joining the Vine program. Amazon’s guidelines for a Vine Voice are:

Looks like he was actually wiped from amazon at some point. It is happening more. They can wipe without warning or reason and probably assume he violated something. Not giving the specific reason does not allow the person the ability to properly defend and appeal. They have plenty of customers. .they could care less. They violate rules themselves. In turn they are hurting the reviewers, sellers, and finally themselves. They need to revamp their method of plan, control, and rules. The rules are vague.