I was recently introduced to a FREE and extremely effective database platform for Amazon consumers who want to avoid unscrupulous third-party sellers.
It is called: ReconBob.
ReconBob is a platform that makes it possible for Amazon consumers to easily access customer reviews that gives a clearer picture of whether or not the third-party seller should be trusted.
Often the reviews–which are deep within Amazon review data–is just not easily accessible.
ReconBob makes those reviews accessible, and, as a result, provides a transparency that less than reputable 3rd party sellers hate.
SO HOW DOES ReconBob WORK?
If you go to the ReconBob website (below) you will see an icon to click “Add to Chrome” —- It’s a FREE extension to Google Chrome.
Each time the consumer goes to the Amazon site and searches for a product, Recon Bob will appear with an announcement that it is either “Approved” or that the shopper should be “Cautious” before making a purchase.
If the consumer receives a “Cautious” notice for the product chosen, you can click “Why?” and the reviews that substantiate the warning are displayed.
WHAT SHOULD THE AMAZON CONSUMER LOOK FOR WHEN REVIEWING–REVIEWS?
ReconBob does an insightful job of presenting indicators of what could be a third-party counterfeit seller or, a substandard seller:
- Price: Does the price come with a risk? The seller may be taking advantage of you.
- Product Quality: Can you trust the seller to deliver a quality item? They could have a history of selling used, expired or counterfeit goods.
- Shipping Dependability: Have other shoppers received packages on a timely basis? Delayed packages may indicate that a seller is operating from overseas.
FOUNDER OF ReconBob
If you’re an Amazon shopper, or, brand owner, or an IP attorney representing a brand, I highly recommend you explore ReconBob and the additional services 3PM Solutions provides–especially during this holiday season.
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