Thursday, July 30, 2009

Metapost: OK I lied, reviewing is addictive

Last week I mused that I am only motivated to do product reviews in exchange for something tactile, like a gift card or a pat on the back from Glen Senk or something like that. And while I hope that either of those (or both!) come to pass one day it turns out I was totally lying to myself.

AL, you had it right. It's cool seeing a ranking next to your name. So sometime last night around midnight I was tired but not sleepy and being the Internet nerd that I am I dropped 5 or 6 reviews on Anthro. I will probably never make the Top 10 because I'm not reviewing any items that have more than one page as of now. But it's fun. Addictive even.

Here's my profile...I chose a very creative name I know. Please link to your reviews in the comments! I can't wait until it goes Gawker-style and people get stars and they can promote each other and there's a review execution once a week.


Chloe said...

I must admit that I freaking LOVE the new review section on Anthropologie. In fact, I feel that all retailers should allow customers to review the different products- it really gives me a good idea about what's going to work for me and what isn't, especially if someone my size posts a review to "Stay away! This tunic hangs down to my knees!" or the like. It's so helpful sometimes, especially on those products I can't find in my local store but can't quite decide if I want to order, either.

Bravo, Anthropologie. This coupled with a lot of pretty, ruffly things for fall has me smitten.

jacquelyn said...

I love reviewing, too! It's like an addiction. You can find my reviews here.

I have to say, Roxy, that your reviews are far more lyrical than mine (and I'm a writer for a living! shame on me!). I'll have to step up my game!

Shannon said...

The reviews section is fantastic. So helpful. Like Chloe said, all retails should step up to the plate and do this. I think most would be too chicken to hear what customers honestly think.
I've only done a few reviews so far. Here's my page

AL said...

Still can't stop reviewing. . . like I needed another reason to be addicted to Anthropologie! But am I the only one who gets a little upset when you see a bad review for a product you love? It's like they're insulting a member of my family.

I also love that they updated the new arrival sections and divided them into categories.