Screenshot of Product Pilots’ website as of Aug 14, 2016
Product Pilots’ details
- Based in:
- Seattle Area, WA, USA
- Countries supported:
- USA, UK*, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico
- Subscription cost (reviewers):
- Product cost:
- free and heavily discounted
- Review window:
- “no limited time for reviewers to write a review”
- Notable sign up requirements:
- Name, Email, Amazon Profile ID, choose password
- No support at this time. Looks like they shut down.
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Overview of Product Pilots
Product Pilots is the product testing side of AMZN Review (a service for Amazon Sellers).
While there is currently no review window (the time required to write a review), they use “coins” to ensure you write reviews in order to get more product in the future. Here’s how it works:
When Reviewers sign up, they are given two “coins”, which you spend to apply for products. Each coin enables you to purchase 1 product. They do not choose specific people or groups to buy products, which means that anyone can buy available products with coins. Reviewers will be rewarded one coin once they write verified reviews so that they always have coins to apply for products. Reviewers without verified reviews will lose coins and cannot purchase.
The amount of coins you can have at one time grows as you purchase and review products with them. Basically, they reward loyal Reviewers with the ability to purchase more items at once. Adding videos and photos can net you additional coins as well. See their Help center for more details.
You ever sign in to a website using your Facebook or Twitter account login? This site allows you to sign ip and log in using your Amazon account, in much the same way. It is called federated login or single sign-on, and is used by millions of websites to allow users to sign in using a login they already have. It’s generally a safe practice, and when you first sign up/in, you will told what information is passed to the website owners. Be sure to check that first, understand it, and be okay with it before you agree to the terms.
I mention this because using your Amazon account to sign into a website is fairly new to some users, but you will start to see this as a more common method of signing in.
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NOTE: As of Oct 9, 2016, it looks like they have paused all operations. Will keep this page up in the event they start back up again.
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