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Amazon Vine Charging $200

Amazon Announces $200 Charge to Use Vine

Hello,

Thank you for participating in the Amazon Vine program, and for using our service during the promotional period.

Amazon Vine invites the most trusted reviewers on Amazon to post opinions about new and pre-release items to help their fellow customers make informed purchase decisions. Amazon invites customers to become Vine Voices based on their reviewer rank, which is a reflection of the quality and helpfulness of their reviews as judged by other Amazon customers.

Thousands of companies have participated in Amazon Vine have found it valuable, and on average, reviews from Vine Voices have been shown to help boost sales by 19.6%*.  Starting October 12, 2021 Amazon Vine will charge a CAD 240 fee for each newly enrolled product to ensure long-term sustainability of the program.

Please review the following FAQs for more information about this change:

1. Do I have to participate in Amazon Vine in order to request reviews?
No. Amazon is continually requesting reviews on behalf of sellers, and sellers can ask customers to leave a product review through Buyer-Seller Messaging. Amazon Vine is an optional program available to all brands selling in our store.

2. When will the fee be charged?
Starting October 12, 2021, the fee will be charged once per enrolled product seven days after the publication date of the first Vine review for that product. Fees are not refundable.

3. What will happen if the product does not get any reviews?
We will not charge the fee if the product does not get any reviews, or first Vine review is published more than 90 days from the date we make your product available to Vine Voices.

4. Will my products currently enrolled in the program be impacted by this change?
No, the fee will only apply to products enrolled in the program after October 12, 2021.
You can view Vine Terms & Conditions here –
https://sellercentral.amazon.ca/gp/help/G3MB5C56WDZZXHBG

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I was fortunate to be part of MAG's first batch of its Advertising Internship Program. The timing was perfect for me as I was looking for an opportunity to learn more about Amazon PPC and at the same time to have hands-on training to work on accounts.  

 

When I started my internship, I listed down the things I wanted to learn. And I am happy to say that I've ticked all the boxes! My most favorite was "Optimization Using Bulk Files”. Bulk files and I, we did not get along at first, it was so scary seeing all those data! But I had a great mentor who guided me along the way. He patiently taught me step by step on how to process the data. He was very enthusiastic in answering all of my questions. He supported me until I gained the confidence in uploading my first, second, third (and so on) bulk uploads. 

 

The biggest advantage in working with MAG (and I must say one thing that I always look forward to every week) is its Weekly Ads Training. Every week, we discuss various topics about PPC. Interns/Ads Specialists/Ads Managers, we all share knowledge, information, and updates about PPC. During our discussions, we exchange ideas and feedback. It became an avenue not just to learn a skill, but also to clear any vague or ambiguous PPC topics. 

 

For me, the biggest disadvantage is the work schedule. As an Intern, I have to follow EST timing. The time difference from my location was only 8 hours, but being a morning person, I really struggled to keep myself awake. But if you are a night owl, then this will not be a problem for you.

 

So if you are considering joining the MAG Advertising Internship Program, my advice to you is to take action - APPLY NOW! The knowledge that you will gain and the skill that you will develop from this program will be invaluable. And who knows? From being an Intern, you might be the next one to be promoted as Jr. Ads Specialist! 

Maria Victoria Piedad