What is Amazon Vine and how to get invited

Onur Demirkol
Jul 19, 2023

If you want to review things for free online, Amazon Vine can be the program that you are looking for. In this guide, we will explain in more detail What Amazon Vine is and also show you how to get invited to the program.

Amazon Vine is a fantastic way to acquire free things and support the success of new products. Keep a watch out for an invitation to join the program if you're a frequent Amazon user who provides insightful evaluations.

The main objective of Amazon Vine is to promote honest and objective reviews from experienced consumers who have a track record of offering constructive criticism. Amazon wants to improve the caliber of product evaluations, help prospective customers make wise selections, and give sellers useful input to improve their goods and services by inviting reputable reviewers to offer their insights.

Let's take a look at the details!

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Amazon Vine

What is Amazon Vine?

Customers can receive free goods through the Amazon Vine program in exchange for reviews on the website. The program offers a limited number of Amazon consumers the opportunity to obtain free products in return for their frank and objective assessments. These reviews are then prominently displayed on Amazon product pages, aiding in giving new items the visibility they require to be successful.

By invitation only, Amazon Vine chooses the most knowledgeable and experienced reviewers from the Amazon store to serve as Vine Voices. Vine Voices have the exceptional chance to place free orders for things and advise Amazon shoppers about their product experiences so they may make wise purchases.

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"Once enrolled in Vine, Voices may request products from thousands of brands selling in the Amazon store which are shipped to their doorsteps at no cost. They then use the products and provide insightful reviews that reflect their honest and unbiased opinions - positive, neutral, or negative. Reviews of a product ordered through Vine appear in the same location as other reviews. Amazon Vine reviews are distinguished with this special badge "Vine Customer Review of Free Product" for full transparency," says Amazon.

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Amazon Vine

How to get invited to Amazon Vine

Amazon does provide some information on what it seeks in a Vine reviewer and will get in touch with you if they think you are a suitable fit for the program.

"Customers who consistently write insightful reviews are most likely to be invited. Voices are shoppers like you and are not paid to participate in the program. To stay in the program, they are expected to share honest and unbiased reviews," Amazon said in its official announcement.

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They concentrate on the quality of the reviews rather than the quantity. It's useless to write one-word reviews left and right on Amazon.com. Being a frequent reviewer does not ensure admission to the Vine program. The requirements for an Amazon Vine Voice are:

  • Demonstrated mastery in one or more niche product categories.
  • You should be more honest than positive in your evaluation.
  • Recent reviews with higher marks are given more weight.
  • Having a keen interest in goods that are comparable to those of Vine participants.
  • The number of reviews, not their caliber, should be prioritized.

A desire for the products included in the program is necessary to receive an invitation. There isn't really a method to determine which products are enrolled other than searching for Vine ratings on Amazon (which is not a simple operation, but you can filter Amazon reviews to make things easier).


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  1. spook said on July 19, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    If you have no life and can spend every waking second scouring available vine products and you have a hoarding disorder combined with a large cash reserve stash to pay income taxes for the so-called over valued freebies, then and only then vine could be for you.

    spoiler: bezos wants moar reviews for all the crap he and his merry band of pirates peddle.

  2. ECJ said on July 19, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Amazon should also invite reviewers who post good quality (in focus) images with their reviews.

    Product photos in the listing can be OK, but a lot of the time it’s much more useful to see real-world images or videos of products. For example, it’s much easier to get a sense of a bicycle bag seeing it on bikes in the real world, than it is from a professional product photo or a some crappy photoshopped image where it’s difficult to judge the real look or scale of the product.

  3. hg said on July 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    totally useless

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