Amazon has updated its review policy again, but this time, it’s for shoppers—not sellers. See the latest “Customer Review Guidelines

Previous Version

Who may write a review?

To post a review, customers must spend at least $5.00 using a valid credit or debit card. Prime subscriptions and promotional discounts don’t qualify towards the $5.00 minimum. Customers in the same household cannot submit a review for the same product.

Current Version

Who may write a review?

To post a review, customers must spend at least $50.00 using a valid credit or debit card. Prime subscriptions and promotional discounts don’t qualify towards the $50.00 minimum. Customers in the same household cannot submit a review for the same product.

What does this change mean for me? 

The $50 rule applies to the account, not the purchase. Items under $50 can still get reviews.

Some testing on our end has found that shoppers with accounts with less than $50 spent total were still able to leave product reviews on products they have purchased. It’s possible older accounts are grandfathered in and this change does not affect them.

The only change is that new shopper accounts that have spent less than $50 total cannot leave reviews yet.

Can Shoppers Still Leave Reviews on Products Less than $50?

Yes.

Can I still offer discounted or free products in exchange for a review?

Yes.

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