It is now time for my mouth off about the new Amazon TOS. I would love to know what everyone’s thought, opinions, and views are on this matter. I have heard so many half truths and opinions by people that don’t seem to be anymore in the know then myself. Amazon.com itself has not been that forthcoming with much information and doesn’t care to elaborate on what exactly is ok and what is not. Every email I have come across doesn’t state a real clear clarification.
This has left not only reviewers but sellers in shambles as well! Reviewers and sellers have always seemed to be in some sort of competition but now is the time to come together and work with each other. Reviewers can be very big influencers and can influence a wide range of people over social media which to me is the better way to go. You can reach way more people over social media and a wider array of people. I’ve found lots of things on social media I would have never found or looked for anywhere before.
I started my blog not really for reviewing although it is a hobby of mine I enjoy. I will continue to review products on social media and my blog. I’m not sure I will even review a full priced purchase on Amazon anymore. I mean, who still gets emails for promotional products that Amazon would like reviewed? I don’t care if it’s computer automated when they changed their policy it seems like that’s something that would’ve been a taken care of immediately. Just seems like a set up to me.
Sellers will still need reviewers and still need their products to be promoted and reviewed. There are tons of other platforms out there then trying to figure out how to get over on Amazon because the only thing that is going to get you is wiped! And the “new disclaimer” is all BS! My reviews are aleady down on Amazon as they go through and scrutize every one and remove incentived reviews. So has reviewing finally come to an end on Amazon.com? I woud have to say so in my opinion 😢
Mouth out 👄