On the lookout for a product testing site? Take a look at my Amarate review to see if this is a genuine site and what products you can expect to test.
Another day and yet another Amazon product testing site. There seem to be quite a few of these about and this is the fourth that I’ve tested. I’m not sure if this is a new phenomenon or whether it’s just that I’ve never taken notice of these sites before.
However, like the other sites I’ve tested, Amarate appeared in my Facebook feed and so I gave them a go.
What is Amarate?
Amarate is a product testing site. Purchase a product, leave your review and earn a refund. Apparently, companies are desperate for your opinion… or maybe an Amazon review.
Is Amarate legit?
I do find that product testing sites can be a little sketchy about who they belong to. However, Amarate is clear from the start. Based in Bonn, Germany, the site is run by Tigong Commerce GmbH and even provide a contact telephone number. But not speaking German, I decided not to try the number out.
Their website claims:
At amarate , you as a marketplace seller receive qualified and verified reviews from experienced and reputable product testers . With the help of our deals you generate qualitative traffic for your ranking.
How does Amarate work?
Signing up took a little more effort compared to other product testing sites. Amarate seem very keen on only allowing ‘genuine reviewers’ to join, and because of this, want you to send in a copy of your passport by email.
Now, I’ve done this plenty of times for various companies because of matched betting, but I can understand why people would be a little wary of doing this.
But once my account was confirmed, the process to product test was fairly simple. First, you need to choose a product you like and then accept the job. Next, you follow the link to Amazon to purchase your product.
Once you receive your confirmation email, you need to forward it to Amarate, including the job number and then you wait for your refund.
After the product arrives, you will need to leave a review on Amazon before you can undertake another job.
I’ve been a member of Amarate for around a month and feel a little underwhelmed. Nearly all the products I have seen are some kind of vitamin tablets. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to take your vitamins, but not his often.
When I first joined, there was an opportunity to test a nice 42 piece cutlery set but you had to apply for the task – possibly due to limited numbers. Unfortunately, I missed out.
The only other items I have seen are hemp oil products and some car seat protectors. Not a great range.
Payment is supposed to reach you via PayPal within 3 days. However, I’ve received the money within an hour.
As always with these sites, you need to consider postage costs. If you have Amazon Prime this shouldn’t be an issue, otherwise, you will have to pay around £4.
Is Amarate genuine?
The same with all these product review sites, it’s kind of a yes/no situation. Yes, this is a company that will refund you when you buy a product through Amazon. No, they don’t really care that much about your opinion, they just want a positive review.
And how do you review vitamin tablets anyway? I can say if I find them easy to swallow and that’s about it!
Amazon account warning
As always, product testing sites involving Amazon come with a warning. Amazon does not like reviews being left for free products or payment. If Amazon suspects you of doing so, you could lose the right to leave any reviews.
My Amarate review conclusion
So, is Amarate worth joining? In all honesty, this isn’t a great product testing site. If you’re looking for an endless supply of multivitamin tablets then it may be for you. But there are very few other products available and I’m sure many people will soon get bored.