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If you have been shopping around for art on Redbubble, you may be wondering about the prevalence of fake reviews on Redbubble. Are there scams on the platform? Keep reading to find out.
Redbubble is an e-commerce platform that specializes in physical art prints, such as paintings, drawings, and various other on-demand pieces of artwork. It operates globally, though it was started in Australia.
Redbubble is an e-commerce platform that specializes in physical art prints, such as paintings, drawings, and various other on-demand pieces of artwork.
Like any e-commerce site, fake reviews can be found, though these fraudulent reviews are not quite as popular on Redbubble as on Amazon and other platforms. Why? Printed artwork is a niche product that has slipped under major scammers’ radars. However, individual stores will purchase fake reviews or manipulate reviews in their favor.
But, you can find fake reviews practically anywhere. Even IMDB has fake reviews, just as Airbnb has fake reviews, too. But, you must understand how fake reviews work, especially if you’re someone going into affiliate marketing.
Here are a few ways to suss out potential scam reviews on Redbubble, so you can shop with peace of mind.
Printed artwork is a niche product that has slipped under major scammers’ radars.
Scam reviews tend to feature below-quality copy (which you can often spot fake reviews on Trustpilot), as they were either written by bots, underpaid employees at foreign content farms, or by the store’s owner. If the store’s owner opened up a dummy account or two for the purpose of writing fake reviews, the copy of said reviews will typically be eerily similar, as the store owner will likely not have time to write unique content for each review. In other words, keep an eye on badly written reviews but also keep an eye on copy/paste situations.
One surefire way to spot a fake review is to check out other reviews written by the same writer. Do they write reviews for multiple stores, and do these reviews vary in content and scoring? If so, great, the reviewer is likely legit. However, if they are only writing reviews for one store and these reviews are overwhelmingly positive, you probably have a scammer on your hands. Proceed with caution, and feel free to reach out to Redbubble’s customer service staff. They have a dedicated support option that handles fraudulent reviews, potential phishing scams, and more. Also, be part of the solution by writing a real review after you have purchased a t-shirt, poster, art print, or a related item from a Redbubble store.
Note: Businesses should also be aware of creative packaging ideas that can improve their customer reviews.
Individual stores will purchase fake reviews or manipulate reviews in their favor.
Are Redbubble reviews fake?
There are some fake reviews on Redbubble, but it is not considered a serious issue compared to the kinds of things that go on with Amazon, App Store, and Google Play Store reviews. And on that note, an interesting read is about how to remove a fake Google review.
What is the user experience on Redbubble like?
The user experience is generally considered to be favorable, though your results may vary. Reviews are positive when it comes to customer service.
Why do artists use Redbubble?
Artists flock to Redbubble because it is a service dedicated to selling art, whereas other e-commerce platforms sell just about everything under the sun. In other words, they will have a captive audience.
STAT: Redbubble says that the average artist earns a 17% commission. (source)