- Apr 16, 2018
User reviews are the “holy grail” of Amazon . We all depend upon reviews from others when we check out an item for sale on that website, right? I know I do, and I’m sure you do it too. We read at least five reviews, and if we’re satisfied, we buy. If we are not convinced, we move on.
It’s that important, and it’s also the reason why influencers earn much because companies who sell on Amazon send their products to these people for their (sometimes) honest feedback.
We are not here to discuss the “freebies.” This article is about third-party review sites which connect Amazon sellers and shoppers.
For example, you’re a company looking for the right person to use your products so that a detailed review will come from him. These sites will associate you two for a team-up. What a great way to earn and get free products, right!? Reviews are everything on Amazon. It helps the quick sale of a specific product.
How Does Amazon Review Sites Work?
This is how it usually goes:
New Amazon sellers are eager to get their products out, but they don’t have the time to contact all their buyers for user feedback and comments. It would be too tedious!
Some of the users don’t even put a review and others would make fun of the product that they sell, putting a one star which can be a lie. There will be users who will ask for free products in exchange for a promise of a “good” review, but can the seller be sure?
And there’s the legit and authentic Amazon shopper (a person who tries various, products and provides his extensive review). If the person is an influencer, he may even give a 5-star rating.
Anyway, these shoppers want to receive free products so that they can talk about it on Amazon. But who are those Amazon sellers who are willing to send their products in exchange for a review? The shopper can’t message all merchants and wait for an answer. It’s not at all practical to do.
This is where Amazon review sites come in.
These Amazon review sites are online platforms where sellers and shoppers can meet. These legit sellers are looking for authentic Amazon shoppers, and they talk about a deal smoothly. The seller will send free items, and the shopper will use it and provide a review.
Just like any other site, you register on the platform and wait for notifications. You will receive one if there is a review opportunity open. In other review sites, you can check on their page which products are up for grabs on the review.
How Do I Get Approved To Review A Product?
The Amazon seller will have to choose you for the opportunity. You will be contacted for that and will receive details on how the product or products will reach your end. Two things to remember:
- The Amazon seller will ship the product to you.
- You will receive a promo code, and with that, you need to purchase the product on Amazon. There’s no payment involved, but you have to input the code upon checkout. For some, there is a minimal fee, but as stated earlier, you will get the details beforehand, and you’ll know if it’s zero payment or not.
Most sellers send their products all in, meaning they give it for free and they will also shoulder the shipping. Some do require shipment fees, but if the product steps on the $35 mark, then, Amazon will take care of the shipment charge.
As for Prime Members, you don’t have to worry about shipping fees. Amazon will handle it for you.
The Big 5 – Amazon Review Sites
There are countless Amazon review sites, but The Big 5 has the most opportunities posted, compared to others.
1 - Vipon: Best Amazon Coupons, Promo Codes & Deals
This is such a cool website! A shopper is allowed to request as many as 20 products in one placement. It doesn’t mean though that all of those 20 items in Vipon will be approved for your review, but what if, right? Some wait for 2-3 days to get their requests accepted. If that doesn’t happen, you can request for a new batch of items again.
2 - Ripple Influence (formerly Product Elf Coupons)
This is another excellent site to look for opportunities on getting products for free in exchange for a review. Ripple Influence site is always updated with a variety of products, and you know what, they are big on supplements too. They also offer great deals, but one downside is their “cheap offers.” The site says “50% off,” and the price is $5 – it’s not that big of savings, correct?
3 - Snagshout: Snag Deals, Save Money
A lot of reviewers follow this site, and it’s quite popular. But, you can only get one product, meaning there’s only one item you can purchase, try, and review at a time. There is also a waiting period between product tests, and you can only apply for another opportunity when a Snagshout team member has confirmed your feedback. I think it’s better than nothing.
4 - Giveaway Service: Product Reviews
Products in the Giveaway Service site has a high retail value. Most of it is over $60, and they have many products in store for shoppers. Promo codes are frequently 100% discounted and people like that. When approved, you get the item for no cost at all.
5 - Deal Hustl (formerly I Love to Review)
Deal Hustl, formerly I Love To Review, will reach out to shoppers for products to review. But – their items are not that needed or usable, as for my personal experience. But if you like to try on $1 cell phone cases, $2 dog leash, or nutritional supplements for free, then, sign up on this site.
Aside from the BIG 5, there are other sites that you can get free or discounted products from, for your comments:
Amazing Deals Group
Upon registration, you will get a DealCoin, and you can use this to exchange items of the same value. As you complete review assignments in Amazing Deals Group, you earn in DealCoin which is verified, of course. When done, you get to review another product again.
The site doesn’t display the items, but you can sign up in BuView once you land the page. They will contact you for opportunities.
Dollar Review Club
Dollar Review Club looks very business-like, and it offers a variety of items at super discounted prices. Once you sign up, just wait for their communication email for products that you can review.
Elite Deal Club
The products are fast-moving in Elite Deal Club, and they waste no time in contacting their reviewers. Check your emails regularly for updates, or you might lose a product that you’d like to try for almost free of charge!
Home Product Testing
Most of the products they offer are for home use, and it’s at most 60% discounted. You can sign up as a buyer for Home Product Testing to start with your review and discount opportunities.
iReviewHome offer a lot of $1 deals, and there are a lot of items to choose from within site. Visit the website to find out more about their deals and offers – mostly for the ladies.
KabelDirekt Product Tester
There’s not much on the home page of KabelDirekt. All I see is three images of USB cables, and that’s it. But the site used to provide product research and development type of items. Maybe you’ll get to test one of those offers if you sign up.
Product Review Club
In Product Review Club, you have to sign up, and you wait for them to contact you. The site doesn’t have any images of products at all. But yeah, it’s a working website.
Reviews 4 Success
This is a "no-nonsense" website, and by the looks of its homepage, it’s very professional. They like reviewers who already have followers, influencers through social media, product blogger, publisher or experienced Amazon reviewer. After much scrutiny, Reviews 4 Success will contact you if they’re interested.
If you don’t mind trying out products that are made with natural ingredients, then, this is your website. Social Nature is very active with their reviews and almost free products. All you have to do is sign up, wait for communication, test the product, and provide your honest feedback.
The Trust Review Network
There’s a video once you reach the home page of The The Trust Review Network, and below that video says – Choose A Product, Place Your Review, and Keep The Product. As of the posting of this review, they have a $1.99 Mini-Espresso Machine, $0.99 Android Smartphone, and $2.99 Android laptop, among many other products. Sign up, now!
The VIP Power Club
The site wants you to sign up for free, and they will send you emails of their coupons. These coupons are at least 20% off. Some items in The VIP Power Club do have a 99% discount, though.
Tomoson is looking for influencers, and there’s a TOUR button on the site if you want to take a peek.
They call UberZon Club, a private group for those who want to get superb Amazon savings. Browse the page first before signing up.
Blue Ribbons Review
Blue Ribbons Review is one of those “deals” sites for people who thrive on product testing and reviews. The site only wants one thing – your honest testimony. Register for the site, complete your profile page and request for a product you want to review.
Upon approval, they will send you the item, and you have to create a review on it with images or videos to supplement your words.
Product Testing Group
The items offered in Product Testing Group are new products. If you dare to test it, then, register as a tester. You may like the freebies that you get from this site. For example – Green Tea Powder, or Coffee in Mocha flavor.
How About Asking Straight From Sellers?
You can do this if your Amazon Rank is credible or under #200,000. Yes, some reviewers get lucky, and sellers send them stuff. You can try it, though.
For a step-by-step process, here it is:
- Click the seller’s name on Amazon.
- You will see the home page of the seller. Tick the Contact This Seller button.
- State your reason for messaging the seller.
- Wait for a reply.
- If you’ve been approved, then, after testing the product, just say what you want to say about it.
Sign up and register for all the sites that you can join. That will broaden your chances of receiving free products.
- Use one reviewer email address for easy access and convenience. All the review sites will contact you in one “place” only.
- When you provide your review, it must be as comprehensive as possible. Have you observed the top review of products on Amazon? They are often long and extensive. People click on it as “helpful” simply because it has everything you need to know about the product. Do it that way, and sellers will be pleased with your “work.”
- Honesty is still the best policy. If you like the product, praise it. Now, if the item is not a fit for you, then, explain why in a very objective manner. You also have to lay it all out. What is the advantage of the product? The disadvantages? Is it worth your money? What else can you say about the product that’s truthful? Try the product and state your claim.
- If possible, become a Prime Member of Amazon. It’s not a requirement, but it will save on shipping fees especially if the products you will review have shipment charges. Also, if you become a premium reviewer, the Prime Member benefit (free shipping) will work for you. You can try this service for free, though. (1-month trial)
It took me hours upon hours of research just to check if these websites are authentic. I opened all of it and clicked necessary menu tabs for each site, hoping to see their business offers. There are about 20 Amazon review sites here, and 20 more were scratched off the list – all the websites visited and double-checked. IT WAS TEDIOUS, but you know what – IT WAS WELL WORTH IT.
I can say with 100% confidence that the 20 plus websites listed in this article are 100% LEGIT. It will provide testing/reviewing opportunities for you.
Have you tried other Amazon review websites that are not on this list? Comment down below and let’s share sources!