On October 3rd, Amazon updated their Amazon Reviewer Community Guidelines and have ultimately stopped reviewers from receiving discounted products in exchange for a review of that product. Instead, we offer discounted products to our members and leave it up to them to review or not.
So what does this mean?
For our sellers - Continue posting your deals on LootHoot. This way they still get the benefit of,
- Increased sales
- We no longer enforce but you should expect to see your reviews.
- More sales increase the product's ranking over competitor's products on Amazon.
- Increased exposure of the product
- It is still free to all sellers for all products.
For our reviewers - Nothing has changed however you are no longer required to review the product. Instead, it is up to you to leave a review and by doing so keeps the deals coming. You should no longer leave the disclaimer "I received this product at a discount for my honest review" or similar on your reviews.
This change in the Amazon Reviewer Community Guidelines is actually a good thing for everyone. We are excited to start seeing reviews go away that contain long disclaimers and little about the product.
Now you can really leave your honest review on Amazon and can avoid the backlash that that disclaimer brings you.
Cheers! and Have fun continuing to grab deals and leaving your REAL reviews.
For more details read our Help Article on these changes