New Amazon TOS Updates

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Jared Goforth Jared Goforth 10/03/2016 12:35
I just figured I would share this with the community.
Charnita Fance Charnita Fance 10/03/2016 16:20
I came here for this. Wonder what's going to happen now.
Amanda Schwantes Amanda Schwantes 10/03/2016 17:38
Yes! is giveaway preparing a mass email? I have heard nothing from any of my sites.
Rebecca McDannel Rebecca McDannel 10/03/2016 17:48
I haven't heard anything from my sites either. I am wondering what will happen with the rest of my reviews that I have deadlines for but haven't yet written. I assume they can continue their program but on other non-Amazon sites.
Amanda Kim Amanda Kim 10/03/2016 19:11
It should be ok to get the products and just NOT state that we received it at a discounted rate right?.
Charnita Fance Charnita Fance 10/03/2016 19:21
No. Amazon can see that we got them at a discount and due to FTC regulations, the disclaimer is required (law).
Ronan Dynamic Ronan Dynamic 10/03/2016 19:49
I was wondering about how this site policy will change. I already received a notification from my other site and the only thing that they changed was the feedback/review is optional. But it wasn't clear if posting a feedback will require a disclaimer.
Andrew Wallenstein Andrew Wallenstein 10/03/2016 20:03
It's not a disclaimer, it's a disclosure. And in spite of what the other site said about the issue not being clear, I strongly feel the other site is mistaken. The reason the FCC requires the disclosure is so that the average consumer can differentiate between a review written by someone who simply paid for the product, and a review written by someone who paid significantly less than full price. The latter's review could be viewed more like advertising, because they did not pay close to full price for the product. The fact that the company is not requiring the review is, in my opinion, irrelevant.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 10/04/2016 02:47
Hello, everyone. We’d like to thank you for participating in this discussion. We reviewed the Update on Amazon Customer Reviews and decided to no longer provide Amazon Review tasks. We shall not, as some competitors, try finding alternative methods to disregard this Update on Amazon Customer Reviews. As you are well aware, Giveaway Service has always act in accordance with all FTC guidelines and best practices, which is going to be continued in the future, as well. As of October 3rd it is not going to be possible to receive reviews in exchange for a free or discounted product on Amazon. It is no longer possible to ask for Amazon reviews via Giveaway Service. However, sellers can still create promotions and get reviews on social media and personal blogs owned by our authors. This will provide great exposure for products and show customers’ experiences and impressions. The end result will, just like until now, be a boost in the sales. Sellers of Giveaway Service will be able to ask for reviews on the following platforms: Social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; Personal blogs; Etsy; and Walmart. You, as authors should refrain from posting reviews on Amazon until further notice. Maybe, if you post them now, they will be approved. However, Amazon hasn't issued an official statement about that. Stay tuned for additional instructions. Your Verification percentage will not be negatively affected by this. Kind regards, Miranda.
Wendy Bramer Wendy Bramer 10/04/2016 09:34
Thank you for the explanation. I think we are all worried about our future reviewing possibilities. Do you foresee a drop in the number of sellers and products offered?
Emmy Hernandez Emmy Hernandez 10/04/2016 10:09
Thank you very much Paul for explaining it to us.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 10/04/2016 23:23
Dear Wendy, we strongly believe that sellers will continue posting promotions in the same amount as before. Small decrease is expected in these next few days. However, there are still promotions being published with social media tasks requirements. Kind regards, Miranda.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 10/05/2016 06:05
Hello, everyone. Instead of posting reviews on Amazon, you can now post those reviews on your social media accounts and verify them as Amazon reviews. In case of any additional questions, feel free to ask. Kind regards, Miranda.

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