If you have been shopping around for art on Redbubble, you may be wondering about the prevalence of fake Redbubble reviews. Are there scams on the platform? Keep reading to find out.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Redbubble is an e-commerce platform that specializes in the sale of unique art prints, posters, t-shirts, and more.
  • Being an e-commerce platform, Redbubble does have its fair share of fake and fraudulent reviews.
  • To spot a fake review, read the content thoroughly and try to read up on any other reviews the writer had previously composed.

What is Redbubble?

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.

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Redbubble is an e-commerce platform that specializes in physical art prints, such as paintings, drawings, and various other on-demand pieces of artwork.

Are There Fake Reviews on Redbubble?

Like any e-commerce site, there are fake reviews to be found, though these fraudulent reviews are not quite as popular on Redbubble as on Amazon and other platforms? Why? Printed artwork is something of a niche product and so has slipped under the radars of the major scammers. However, individual stores will purchase fake reviews or manipulate reviews in their favor.

How to Spot Scams on Redbubble

Here are a few ways to suss out potential scam reviews on Redbubble, so you can shop with peace of mind.

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Printed artwork is something of a niche product and so has slipped under the radars of the major scammers.

Read the Copy Thoroughly

Scam reviews tend to feature below quality copy, 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.

Read Other Reviews by the Writer

One sure-fire 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.

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Individual stores will purchase fake reviews or manipulate reviews in their favor.

F.A.Q.S

Are Redbubble reviews fake?

There are some fake reviews on Redbubble, but it is not considered a serious issue when compared to the kinds of things that go on with Amazon reviews, App Store reviews, 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)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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