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How much would you pay - Amazon Ratings and Rank

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nastybasti, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. nastybasti

    nastybasti Newbie

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    Background:
    When we first started we were making a steady stream of income selling our own custom manufactured health products. At our best point we were netting 40k+ per month in the health category. But starting with end of 2012 our sales have taken a slow and steady decline. This has mainly come from the following:


    1. Competitors who are listing similar products with phony reviews
    2. Competitors who are puffing up their rankings with artificial orders.


    The worst for us was in September of 2013 where if sorting by rank "most popular" or sorting by highest rated we were way at the back of the line as compared to these newly launched phony products.


    Although amazon is aware and cracking down on these phony sellers who manipulate the system with fake reviews and artificial rank (99% use contractors from bangladesh which are sloppy and dont care if you get suspended), we have realized that it usually takes amazon around 3-6 months to weed out these bad apples. As an established seller we are not willing to risk our account to play the same games.

    QUESTOINS:
    If a service existed which was 100% legit with 100% american buyers.
    how much you would be willing to pay to rank higher on amazon without RISK?
    How much to have real american buyers review your products.

    For over 9 months my partner and I (both software developers) have figured out both the amazon ranking system and amazon review system. We are looking for partners (NOT IN HEALTH CATAGORY, THAT IS OURS) who are in different catories other than ours who would be willing to share in building up a private network. Because the network will be built of REAL USA customers we are trying to see what is fair to pay these guys for each purchase, feedback, review, wishlist.

    Please respond with what you think each is worth.

    1. Purchase Product to boost rank (no Review)
    2. Purchase Product and Write 4-5 Star Review
    3. Provide Seller Feedback
    4. Add a product to wishlist.
    5. Write an amazon guide which includes links to your products
    6. Create Listmania with your product


    THANKS
     
  2. KINGBOSS1

    KINGBOSS1 Newbie

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    Message me on Skype : Satguys2006
     
  3. nastybasti

    nastybasti Newbie

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    i added you on skype
     
  4. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Whats stopping me from hiring people from the US to do this job?
    Is there something I'm missing?

    You can get hundreds of people that can accomplish:
    1. Purchase Product to boost rank (no Review)
    2. Purchase Product and Write 4-5 Star Review
    3. Provide Seller Feedback
    4. Add a product to wishlist.
    5. Write an amazon guide which includes links to your products
    6. Create Listmania with your product

    If on the other hand, you launch a ready to use service that offers everything for a single price, then you will certainly get customers.
    If I was selling on amazon to the US and I could get this kind of service, I would be willing to pay between $3 and $10 per person completing all of those things listed above.

    Then again, creating hyper realistic fake accounts is pretty easy to do.

    Anyways, just my point of view, best of luck with the idea.
     
  5. nastybasti

    nastybasti Newbie

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    Reyone
    Thank you for your comments.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  6. redfrog1

    redfrog1 Newbie

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    I am a seller in the electronics category and I already have somewhat of a network of about 100 people. Looking to see if we can partner.
     
  7. redfrog1

    redfrog1 Newbie

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    Please message me regarding this.
     
  8. Dobanos3

    Dobanos3 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I also experienced the same problems you have.

    I am interest in talking to you about this topic and develop strategys together.
     
  9. cronorainbow

    cronorainbow Newbie

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    I am in Electronic category. I have been experiencing the same problem. Message me so we can help each other.
     
  10. Calea21

    Calea21 Newbie

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    I know this is an older thread, but I'm also interested in this as well. Please send me a message so we can discuss this in further detail.
     
  11. mayotim

    mayotim Newbie

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    Im also venturing into electronics .... pliz PM me as welll i would love to be involved
     
  12. jamespaul1988

    jamespaul1988 Newbie

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    Amazon electronic product seller, Please message me, we can partner and help each other.
     
  13. siaq2971

    siaq2971 Newbie

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    Hi. I hope you can help me. How can you tell if your competitor is artificially ranking their sales and how do you report them to Amazon? My sales are also slow because some competitors products just jumped up to #1 and #2 on the 1st page even though their products were just released 2 months ago. Thanks!
     
  14. jackwong1979

    jackwong1979 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have been experiencing the same issue....please pm to discuss about the problem