Product testing has become the go-to method for Amazon Sellers to get brand lift, increase sales and product reviews, and rise in the search results on Amazon. Below you will find a growing list of companies and programs that help Amazon Sellers connect with product testers and send out deeply discounted and free product for you to test and keep.
List of companies giving discounted and free product to test
Over the past 3 years, I have signed up for dozens of these product testing programs listed below, receiving well over a hundred products for free. Furthermore, I have scoured the web looking for secret VIP product tester lists for companies and brands. And, because we send thousands of people to these sites each month, some of these companies asked us to help launch them by including them on this list.
In the list below you will find only the companies that I have either used myself (some for a few years!) or personally vetted via email or phone. Most noteworthy is that many if not all require you to sign up with an email (sometimes a phone number as well) and also ask for your public Amazon Profile URL or blog address. While many work with ebay Sellers and Amazon Sellers to get full products and product samples out to Reviewers and influencers, some are in-house product testing programs, or ‘super user programs’ that are run by a company to promote only their brand.
Sorted by the most recently added product testing sites first. You can filter these results by type or country at the bottom of this page.
This product testing program is part of the Mengo brand of mobile accessories and Bluetooth speakers. Like Etekcity’s Etekcitizen Program, Arctic Product Tester Program, and TrueOpinion, they only offer their own brand’s products for feedback. Great quality products! Available to product testers in the USA.
They have a huge marketplace with a broad range of products from apparel, home decor, headphones, accessories for electronics, kitchen gear, knives, workout supplements and much more! Available for product testers in in the UK, USA, Ireland, France and Canada.
The Vanguard VIP Product Tester program is looking for photographers to give honest, unbiased feedback and share reviews for their binoculars and spotting scopes, tripods, camera bags, riflescopes and outdoor packs. Available for product testers in USA.
This brand-run super user program is for those of you interested in product testing lighting (rope lights, desk lights, LEDs, floodlights, flashlights/torches, curtain lights and more.) Available for product testers in USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, France, Spain, Japan.
AMZBlitz is a new Amazon product testing program offering very deep discounts on Amazon products that you can test and keep. It's so new that details of the program are very limited. Available for shoppers in USA.
Lowercase Alpha is looking for beta testers for smartphone apps. They send you apps that haven't launched yet so you can give them feedback. Available worldwide (though I believe you need a North American phone number to sign up.)
Joining Betabound gives you access to products (mobile phones, home theater, wearables, etc.) before they go to market so that you can test them and give feedback about your experience. Available worldwide (though USA is likely more popular to get products.)
This new product promotion program is owned and operated by the same veteran team that ran The Review Effect. Enjoy a simple email-only program to get up to 99% off on great new products. Available to product testers in the USA.
This is a relaunch of AMZ Review Trader under a new name. They have a huge marketplace of discounted products. Typically a LOT of products per email with even more on the site. Available to reviewers in USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico.
This is a product promotion network sending discounted and free product samples to shoppers / influencers. Membership is free. Available for reviewers in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France and Japan.
This site just launched (early Nov 2016). Formerly I Love toReview, this new program helps Sellers and Brands on Amazon get exposure by sending out discounted and free product samples. Available to shoppers in USA.
This is the new an improved Review Kick program. They have a large marketplace of discoutned and free products to choose from. Available for reviewers in the USA (UK coming soon. Sign up to be notified.)
This is a fairly new review club with a large marketplace of products in a very wide range of categories from small electronics, household goods, kitchen items, arts and crafts, sewing, pet supplies and a lot more. Available for reviewers in the USA.
If you are looking for free travel and outdoor gear to review, this is the program for you! Their product offering is limited, but looks like they may be a new and growing company. Available for reviewers in USA.
This review program is part of the ZeroLemon brand of accessories for action cameras and smartphones. Like Mengo, Arctic Product Tester Program, and TrueOpinion, they only offer their own brand's products for review. Available to reviewers in USA.
They send out weekly emails with product to review. Their 'recently featured products' looks impressive. Available for reviewers in the USA (with UK, Germany and Canada coming soon. Email them to be added to the non-USA list.
This is another exclusive review program that requires an invite in order to sign up. Click through and use the application form we found to apply for your invitation. Since FAQs are closed to members, info is limited at this time. (Likely) available for reviewers in USA.
This review program is for more than just Amazon reviews. Sellers can request you post to "websites, social boards, blogs, so forth". There is even mention of getting paid (only) in their FAQs. Available for reviewers in USA.
The site is in German. They have a large marketplace of products with a category filter to help you sort through it. Products ranging from electronics to apparel, household goods and much more. Available for reviewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
This is a review program run by Milliard Brands to get reviews for their own line of "bedding, pet supplies, pool items, cleaning products, yoga and fitness equipment, organic teas and nuts, candies, grocery items, and more." Available for reviewers in USA.
This review program is part of the Honstek brand of headphones speakers. Like Mengo, GMYLE Lab, and Anker, they only offer their own brand's products for review. Available to reviewers in USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan.
This review program is part of the GPEL brand of mobile accessories. Like Etekcity's Etekcitizen Program, Arctic Product Tester Program, and Mengo, they only offer their own brand's products for review. Great quality products too! Available to reviewers in USA.
This site is launching by the end of August 2016. They are using the marketplace technique, and I expect it to have tons of product since they are opening it up to Sellers to post for free. Available to reviewers in USA (UK and Canada soon.)
They have a large marketplace of products that are free and heavily discounted, and has a search/filtering mechanism to make it easier to find product you like. Available to reviewers in USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico.
This site launched at the end of July 2016. They show a handful of sample products on their home page: costumes, toys, beauty supplies, electronics, speakers, phone cases, apparel, video camera, and more. Available for reviewers in the UK.
They are another recently launched site with a large marketplace of discounted products: lots of electronics, as well as watches, apparel, toys, kitchen/BBQ, pet supplies, hand bags, leisure, personal grooming items and more. Available for reviewers in USA.
Smiley360 is a product and retail review site, not only working with Amazon products and reviews. You could be asked to review a very wide range of things. Available to reviewers in USA (maybe elsewhere?)
They have a huge marketplace supporting reviewers in 12 countries. And a contest they run each week giving away a $25 voucher. Available for reviewers in USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, China.
Amazing Deals Group has been around for a bit, and is very active on their Facebook page. They use the marketplace technique, like many other sites do. Log in to select your products. Available to reviewers in USA.
I Love to Review (UK) is the sister site to the original USA version. I feel they are the most professional and well-run review site I have ever worked with. They even have an automated review checker so you don't have to post them to your ILTR account! Only for reviewers in the UK.
This is now the newest kid on the block, having just launched July 2016. They are also supporting reviewers in more countries than any other review site I know of! 12 countries! USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, China
This review program is part of the Anker Technology brand of electronics for electronics, phone accessories like battery backups, screen protectors, chargers, and audio/speakers. There are even products like lamps and vacuums, keyboards and mice, and laptop batteries. Available in: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy
This site has one of the largest public marketplaces I have ever seen on a review site! Lots of ladies fashion, phone accessories, cables, umbrellas, jewelry, and toys (at time of writing.) Available to reviewers in USA.
This review program is part of the GMYLE brand, "developing MacBook, Tablet, Smartphone Accessories." Like similar programs, they only offer their own brand's products for review. When applying: Reviewers in "United States will receive first round pick. United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Italy and Spain will become available after."
This review program is part of ARCTIC Cooling Inc., maker of computer cooling solutions, computer and mobile phones accessories. Like similar programs, they only offer their own brand's products for review. Available for reviewers in UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, USA.
You know that review site we have all been looking for? The one that has a close relationship with reviewers and offers high end products for review? Yeah? Well, after talking with the owner, it sounds like Review Directory is that review site! Available for reviewers in UK, USA and France!
This is not a review site in the traditional sense, but an email subscription for a retail store in NYC that also has an Amazon store and needs reviewers for their Amazon products. Available for reviewers in USA.
A review site that has been around for about 2 years, and run by AMZ.one, a toolset made for helping Sellers. Has a huge marketplace of products to choose from, sortable by country, price and expiry. Available for reviewers in USA, UK, Canada, China, Italy, India, Germany, Japan, Spain and France.
This is one of the first review sites I have come across that charges a monthly subscription fee. If you feel you are having trouble getting products from other sites, this site's fee just may keep the pool of reviewers down to a more manageable sum.
This is Etekcity's program to help promote the Etekcity brand and Amazon storefront. All products (kitchen scales, diagnostic tools, infrared thermometers, wireless products and more) are from the Etekcity brand.
UPDATED! Looks like this site got a major design make-over. If you like "I Love to Review", then I think you may enjoy this site. Reason is that it appears they are taking a lot of notes from the way ILTR works, which is a good thing. Available for reviewers in USA.
Products are discounted (20-90% off), some are free. Able to filter by amount of discount. Giveaways include "clothes, jewelry, handbags, luggage". And they have a great affiliate program that pays! Available for reviewers in USA.
A range of free and discounted products including household items, detox supplements, Bluetooth speakers, workout gear and more. They have a huge marketplace to browse. Mainly available for reviewers in USA, UK, Canada, but also does some promotions for Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
They have many products in the Dashboard to choose from. They use a Review Leaderboard to pick top Elite Deal Club reviewers to receive Amazon Gift Cards (possible violation of Amazon Reviewer rules.) Like AMZRC above, they too have a great affiliate program that pays! Available for reviewers in USA, UK, and Canada.
This review site has been around for a few years, and I still get consistent emails with a range of free and discounted products. Usually 1 product per email, a handful of emails each week. Available to reviewers in USA, UK and Canada.
First of all, signing up for these sites is an active approach—or subscription model—to testing product, since you are often the one reaching out to them. The passive approach—where companies reach out to you—has been covered in a previous post "How to get free products to review on Amazon".
Amazon Sellers pay these companies to reach out to their email list asking their subscribers if they would like to receive free or deeply discounted product to test. When you show interest in a particular product being offered, that company either:
sends you a coupon code to buy the product on Amazon (shipping is usually on you! So, be sure you have an Amazon Prime account.)
Or, they send the products directly to you; no coupon or buying needed.
With product testing sites, the latter is less common than the first. Furthermore, most sites send coupon codes so they and or the Seller can use the Amazon Seller Center to track usage, and more importantly, get the "Verified purchase" badge on the review.
Can I get paid to leave a review?
Not for reviews on Amazon. The latest Amazon Customer Review Creation Guidelines state:
Paid Reviews – We do not permit reviews or votes on the helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts. The sole exception to this rule is when a free or discounted copy of a physical product is provided to a customer up front. Source (Dec 16, 2016): Amazon Customer Review Creation Guidelines
Know of new and awesome Amazon product testing sites and discount programs?
I am always looking for new sites and programs to add to this list. If you come across one that you use and feel is awesome, send it my way!