Compensation for Writing Reviews
HSN please start compensating people who write reviews for your products. At one time a customer writing a review could earn 50 tickets per review. Writing a review takes the customer’s time, energy and eats into their monthly Internet allotment. Customers who write a review are helping HSN sell products (or not, based on their review).
It would be a nice gesture for HSN to reinstate the 50 tickets per review deal. More customers might be willing to write reviews if they were rewarded for their efforts. I know I would. I have a backlog of products I could and would review if compensated for my efforts. As it is, I no longer see the purpose of using my time, energy and Internet allotment to promote products for free.
Reviews influence my decision as to whether or not to purhase a product.
What you are essentially talking about is paying for reviews — in this case, it is via tickets rather than money.
The problem with this plan is that people begin writing reviews not because of their experience with the products — either positive or negative — but for the compensation itself. This, for the most part, makes the reviews less useful as people are just writing to get something rather than to share one’s experiences.
The truth of the matter is, many people like leaving reviews. Personally, I leave reviews because I hope they will help others and maybe serve as a useful feedback to the vendor as well. Mind you, I’d love getting somehow rewarded for that. Although… honestly, my time is much more valuable than any points or cents off they can offer me. If they pay me to leave reviews, it becomes an extremely low paid job. I could make more money picking up Wal-Mart greeting in the after hours. I bet I could do "Welcome to Wal-Mart’ perfectly, AND get a lot more money.
I mean… actually… undecided on that one. I still like little extra points. But then again, as I have never won anything with them, they are not valuable to me.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
11.17.15 11:27 PM