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Why Leaving Product Reviews Has Become One of My Favorite Things about Online Shopping

For years, I, like many online shoppers have relied on reading product reviews to shape my shopping experience and the products I buy. This pandemic brought extra time (and online shopping), and, the next thing I knew, I was the one leaving reviews on all the products I purchased. Long story short, it felt great, and now I always look forward to leaving a review when I buy something new. Here are some reasons you should start leaving product reviews too:

You get to give back

Think of all those people who have helped you find some of your favorite products by leaving ratings and reviews. By leaving your own, you can return the favor to others as they consider buying a future favorite product!

You get to express your opinion

If you are anything like me, you love to share your opinion on things. When leaving product reviews, there is no need to worry about sharing an unwanted opinion. As a matter of fact, sharing your opinion is welcomed and encouraged!

You will inevitably stumble upon hilarious reviews along the way

People who leave product reviews have a habit of being quite candid, and this can lead to some hilariously honest moments. Some of my favorites include a puffy jacket once described both as beautiful and as creating the appearance of a “rotund bear” and the joke people have taken on about this banana slicer (it’s linked below. Please check it out. You will laugh.)


By making a commitment to leaving reviews on all the things you buy online, you help to create a more accurate understanding of the products. Often, the people who leave reviews are those who feel most strongly in a positive or negative way about the item, which can create a really inaccurate view of people’s response to it. Leaving product reviews gives you an easy way to give back, a place to share your thoughts, and way to have plenty of laughs along the way. So if you have the time, leaving product reviews really has no downsides! Keep loving yourself and others always.



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Victoria Lyczak

Notre Dame '24

Victoria Lyczak is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame where she studies management consulting and theology. She is a lover of organization, fashion, hair, makeup, and all things that have to do with singing, dancing, and choreographing. She also loves making and eating all kinds of baked goods and desserts.
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