Seller Central
Seller Forums

Amazon Seller Forums » Selling on Amazon » General Selling Questions

Thread: Amazon Vine
This question is answered.


Permlink Replies: 5 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 20 Mar, 2017 2:07 PM by: WholesaleDeals2...
deneme

Posts: 106
Registered: 15 Nov, 12 6:14 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 1:10 PM  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Can we still offer free items to Amazon Vine members for the reviews after new changes at Amazon? TIA
Is this a helpful question? Yes 0   No
5 Replies
Sort replies by:
GoodSeller

Posts: 6,830
Registered: 10 Mar, 12 10:53 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 1:52 PM   in response to: deneme in response to: deneme  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
deneme wrote:
Can we still offer free items to Amazon Vine members for the reviews after new changes at Amazon? TIA

You must be invited by Amazon to send items to the vine program.
There is a very high fee for being in this program also.
Was this reply helpful? Yes 5   No 1
WholesaleDeals2...

Posts: 11
Registered: 09 Mar, 16 7:51 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 2:07 PM   in response to: deneme in response to: deneme  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
It is against Amazon TOS to offer any Free or Discounted products in exchange for Review

This includes giving a Coupon code.....

Even though Amazon does it through their Vine, they have totally banned it for us regular sellers....

1. If Buyer uses any kind of Coupon code that was generated by the seller - even for 1% off - and then they review the Product - It will not Show as a Verified Purchase. Even if you were not looking for reviews but were just offering a discount. It will not be Verified

2. If Amazon determines that you are Using Coupon Codes in exchange for Reviews or to Manipulate Search Ranking - It will result in Policy Violation and possible account revocation....

Do not get tricked by these people messaging you that if you give them a coupon code, they will review for you...

Amazon is deleting reviewers accounts that Use Excessive Coupons.......

Amazon was losing tons of Money with Review Groups and Prime Shipping......

Hope this clears this up for you.....

(FYI - tons of Chinese sellers and other sellers are still doing it, I have one in my category 1200 reviews - 1193 are 5 star Unverified and 7 are 1 Star and Verified - Which ones do you think are the real ones.)
Was this reply helpful? Yes 3   No 1
Mellogirl

Posts: 463
Registered: 28 Feb, 14 6:22 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 1:31 PM   in response to: deneme in response to: deneme  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
No. Just because they are Vine members doesn't mean they are exempt from the rules regarding incentivized reviews. You would need to have a vendor central account, pay the fee for Vine, and Amazon would handle the selection of reviewers. You would not get to pick the reviewers.
Was this reply helpful? Yes 1   No 1
Mellogirl

Posts: 463
Registered: 28 Feb, 14 6:22 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 1:22 PM   in response to: deneme in response to: deneme  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Only through the Amazon Vine program (which I believe is kind of pricey).

Just offering free or discounted items directly to Amazon Vine members to review is no different than doing so with any reviewer.

Edited by: Mellogirl on Mar 20, 2017 1:22 PM
Was this reply helpful? Yes 1   No 1
deneme

Posts: 106
Registered: 15 Nov, 12 6:14 PM
Posted on: 20 Mar, 2017 1:23 PM   in response to: Mellogirl in response to: Mellogirl  
Click to report abuse...   Click to reply to this thread Reply
Thank you. So what should do? Send coupon code to them with an e-mail?
Was this reply helpful? Yes 0   No 2