Incentivized reviews used to be a great way to launch a product and get seen on Amazon quickly. There are a plethora of websites and services that cater to this. How does it work? Basically you offer up your new product at a fraction of the retail price in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. You get tons of sales right off the bat and get those coveted reviews that skyrocket the visibility of your product. Solid launch strategy right? It was, until Amazon changed its Terms of Service and made this strategy illegal.
But there are still tons of websites out there offering these services!
Yeah, we know. We used to love using services like JumpSend, Tomoson, SnagShout, and iLoveToReview. These companies have now rebranded themselves to include other features now like email automation to follow up on purchases and other Amazon seller tools. They’re still offering cheap Amazon products as a means to launch, but now not requiring a review. There are still many Amazon sellers using this strategy to launch and increase sales, but many are getting caught. We have had a spike recently in suspensions for review manipulation.
Don’t get caught in this net. There ARE other ways to get to the top of the page without risking your selling privileges.
As always, we’re here to help with product set up and launch, account monitoring, and of course, suspensions!