I did a promo give away about 2 weeks ago to some of the top Amazon reviewers (about 10 to be exact) and I have yet to get a review. What is average turn around to get reviews back?
Also, I gave away some to family and friends for Christmas and asked them to give an honest review. I got 3 reviews from friends and Amazon ended up pulling them because they said I knew them. So now I am back at 0 reviews waiting to get reviewers.
Imagine producing 200or 300 goods which are customised. Its pretty expensive for the manufacturer. They are use to producing private label goods in there 1000s. If you want to order a sample just get a sample which hasn’t got your name on it. It wont make a difference as you are the only one seeing the product at this stage. Its relatively normal to pay for shipping. My advice to you is dont worry about getting your name carved onto the product. When you design your packaging ask for a white sticky label with your name on it. I recommend you do this because you dont really know if your product will sell and its expensive to. The labels will be applied to your packaging for around 30-40 dollar’s. Your packaging and product will be develop as you sell more items. Dont go all out, take it easy and let your product evolve as your sales increase.
PS: I just called Amazon Seller support and I found out that they need to receive products all ready to go. So my question is if selling a product that comes in pairs, do we just have to tell the manufacturer to package all (say 500) products in pairs and put it in a big box and send it to Amazon? Thanks again!
asking friends and family to review your product is problematic – Amazon tracks all our connections and they know who you are associated with. One of the best ways to get reviews is to ask some of Amazon’s ranked reviewers if they would be interested in reviewing your product. You can send them a complimentary product if they are interested. They know the rules and will put the right wording into their review saying that they received a product in exchange for a review….etc. Here is how to find them: http://www.amazon.com/reviews/top-reviewers. Look for people who have reviewed products similar to yours or whose style of writing you like. You’ll have the best luck with people who are striving to move up the list. When you contact them, be sure that you say you are open to both positive and negative reviews.
When I use the top 100 Analyzer, all I get is the top 100 products for each category. What I am looking for is the ability to find products in a sub category, with a rank of over 100,000 say. With the Amazon Product Inspector I can search a keyword in the master category and then use filters to find products in the rank range I am interested in, and that is a great feature. To have this same ability in a sub category is what I am talking about.
Although, I’m not an authority on this – however still I’ll try and answer this to the best of my judgment.
I believe you should have two different Amazon Seller Central Accounts, one for the USA and second for the Brazil. Both should have different email address to set up – have a look at this link which answers the problem of setting up different amazon seller accounts for different countries.
Amazons TOS don’t allow deeply discounted products for reviews. They do clearly allow reviews if there is a 100% discount code, ie. the product is free. They also know who your friends & family are and don’t allow those reviews. (they must get the data from FB). Free product reviews will stick.
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