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Researching Massage Chairs and Amazon

Researching Massage Chairs and Amazon

Welcome to Massage Chair Wellness, Inc. This blog follows a lengthy conversation I had with a massage chair customer - who I feel was intentionally mislead by an affiliate marketing site, as to what massage chair company was the best. We are pulling away the curtain to reveal the truth about doing researching massage chairs on-line. What are the best selling massage chair brands? Which brands have the best warranties? Which chairs are the best quality. Which chair will serve your needs best? You can find this out - by working with an AUTHORIZED DEALER.

Researching is tough - but the majority of our massage chair showroom customers, in Hampton, NH, come to see us only AFTER they have been reading and researching. I talk a lot with my customers about how they found my company, and about their on-line experience, reading, researching, etc.  

As an authorized dealer, it is so frustrating, and disconcerting - I wish I could run a page 1 google ad that just said:

Massage Chair Wellness is proud to be an authorized dealer for Osaki Massage Chairs. Osaki distributes top selling, best in class, massage chairs nation wide. With the recent roll-out of five brand new massage chairs, ranging in price from the more economical 2D S-Tracks to one of the first Luxury 4D L-Tracks, we felt it was a good time to talk Osaki with our future customers.

Our reviews are evaluations we do ourselves, on our showroom models and feedback from our showroom customers.

From value to deluxe and luxury, Osaki truly has a chair for every need, and every budget. Osaki is currently offering best sales this year, for their top selling models, making this a terrific time to buy.

Massage Chair Wellness is proud to be an authorized dealer for Osaki Massage Chairs. Osaki distributes top selling, best in class, massage chairs nation wide. With the recent roll-out of five brand new massage chairs, ranging in price from the more economical 2D S-Tracks to one of the first Luxury 4D L-Tracks, we felt it was a good time to talk Osaki with our future customers.

Our reviews are evaluations we do ourselves, on our showroom models and feedback from our showroom customers.

From value to deluxe and luxury, Osaki truly has a chair for every need, and every budget. Osaki is currently offering best sales this year, for their top selling models, making this a terrific time to buy.


Did you know?

When you Google "What is the best massage chair"
ENTIRE PAGE 1 is ADVERTISEMENTS.  

Let's look at the results of this search:

What is an Affiliate Marketer?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website: "Many of the ads you see online are created by marketers who are paid each time you click on their ad. And if that click takes you to a website where you sign up to try a product or you make a purchase, the marketer may get paid even more. These are affiliate marketers. They are hired by the owner of the product to promote it on social media, on websites, and through email. Sometimes networks of affiliate marketers negotiate the rate marketers will get paid per click, per sign-up to try the product, and per purchase. Everyone from the merchant to the affiliate marketers gets a cut. 

Affiliate marketers are usually Search Engine Optimization specialists (Not "Massage Chair" "Mattress" "Furniture" specialists. They are people or networks of people who find a company with an affiliate program - usually one that will pay a high percentage of commissions or "fees" as they call them. Their goal? To get you to click on the "buy on Amazon" or "See Price on Amazon", and ultimately buy. Then they get paid.

They have no obligation whatsoever to you as a consumer. They have not been vetted by the manufacturers - most manufacturers have never heard of or even know anything about any affiliate marketers either. Affiliates are selling you massage chairs as a widget and for a fee. That is the end of the relationship.

In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a post intended to assist consumers in understanding affiliate marketing on-line. Below is a link, for your perusal. The graphic below accompanied this release - we found it very helpful and wanted to share it with our readers. Click Here >>  FTC Affiliate Marketing

* Source: Federal Trade Commission website.

Why should you care?

Simple. You should care because there is nothing behind the curtain.
Affiliates have:

    • No expertise.
    • No authority in their market.
    • Usually never even sat in a massage chair before - let alone the products that they are writing about.
    • No responsibility to disclose who they are honest, nor where they are located.
    • No company representing and standing behind a product.
    • No relationship to, nor do they even know anything about the manufacturer of the products they write about.
    • No responsibility.
    • No liability.

But, they want you to take their advice on a purchase upwards of $10,000?

When on an affiliate site, you are very often being cleverly and stealthily being lead to buy one or perhaps two of the products they "review" in their list of 5 or 10 "top" massage chairs. How? They include a couple of chairs that are no longer being manufactured, so the link to Amazon is "product no longer available". So you go back to their site, huh, you think. That is odd. Nope, it was intentional. Many of the top 5 or top 10 lists being served on page one google, include massage chairs that are old technology developed a decade ago or more, and that no professional would ever recommend in 2019.  

They often have a Pros and Cons section. To the unfamiliar person, these pros and cons may be persuasive. But, for all the wrong reasons. As a massage chair specialist - I just cringe when I read these. The Pros and Cons are so far off it is criminal. Most affiliates simply have no understanding of the products they are writing about and selling you on. They have never sat in these massage chairs, they do not have a firm grasp of the technology, and they are often regurgitating other on-line reviews.

Sadly, I also see massage chairs recommended that have no brand name, or chairs with little to no warranty. Often the "no-name" manufactures are actually located outside of the US, and have no actual presence stateside. That means no service or parts in the US either. Often these companies list that they are in California (near the largest ports of entry).


Not Convinced that calling an authorized dealer is the best way to get answers to these important buying questions?

888-978-5285

Read on ... if you dare 


Not Convinced that calling an authorized dealer is the best way to get answers to these important buying questions?

888-978-5285

Read on ... if you dare 

What are the RISKS of following

advice of an Affiliate?

Scenario 1:  Simply that you may not be getting the best, most accurate information on massage chairs. A top quality massage chair will last the user 10 years. It is not an insignificant expense, and considering the majority of people researching massage chairs are looking for real relief - in a specific area. For me, it is 100% critical that we find you the best chair to fit your particular needs. Many massage chairs look the same on paper. 3D L-Track, full air compression, good stretch. But, no two massage chairs are the same. Even the top, luxury massage chairs, usually have one or two features that excel over other chairs.  

EXPERT ADVICE

At Massage Chair Wellness, it is our job to be sure you get the utmost in relief - to meet YOUR needs - with the most up to date, state of the art technology.  

Looking for the deepest most aggressive foot massage? 

You want the Osaki Ekon.

Looking for the deepest glute massage?

That would be the Osaki Maestro > but, wait, you weight over 245 lbs? >

You want the Human Touch Novo Series chair.

Because we have a showroom, and have thousands of hours with these chairs, and matching them with our customer's needs - we can confidently make these recommendations.  

So, the biggest risk - is that you will be lead to a poor quality massage chair, with a lot of reviews (reviews on Amazon can be paid for - and are not always verified purchase reviews), also, depending on how long the product has been available, say 10 years, there will be more reviews. However, that does not ensure that it is the best chair in 2019. (Think about how quickly electronics become obsolete - same can be true for massage chairs.)

You might purchase a nice chair for say $1,500 (a lot of money!), and it is great - until 3 months when it stops working.
> Read a true story   Spoiler Alert: Couldn't get a response from the company he bought from on Amazon. Company was located in China. Couldn't get parts. Couldn't get a refund. Up front, it looked like a good deal. But, if there is a problem...it is a lot of money to throw away.

Scenario 2:  You do buy a good chair - one that is carried by many authorized dealers - (In fact, It may even link to, Massage Chair Wellness). However, it could also link to a non-authorized seller - but how will you know? What does that mean non-authorized? It means you might be paying top dollar for a great chair that now has, no service, no parts, no warranty, nothing. So be sure it is an authorized dealer, before you buy.

Scenario 3:  It is a great quality chair, and you did purchase from an authorized dealer. Whew! Dodged that bullet! But, wait, the massage chair's deep tissue function, is not at all what I thought it would be. You want much deeper than this chair offers. You think, "can I exchange it?" OR, you just do not like the experience at all. You think, "I want to exchange it!" But, you had not confirmed their return policy. Some companies will charge up to $1,000 to return the product. Or charge back original "free" shipping" as well as charge you the return shipping (that can easily be $600), and, they may also include a 15% - 20% restocking fee.

EXPERT TIP:

Massage Chair Wellness has 60 Day FREE Returns.

The most customer friendly policies in the industry.  Why? Because we are good at our job! We do our job right - and recommend the perfect chair at the out.  

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Note: Massage Chair Wellness has 60 Day FREE Returns.

 

Finally - According to the a post by Rosario Méndez, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC   "... all these people may be tracking you, too, just from that one first click". OK, so, that's creepy. Who is tracking you? What are they tracking? No thank you. That is enough for me to stay away from affiliate sites.

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How to Spot an Affiliate Review!

There are 2 Ways to Spot an AFFILLIATE!  


#1 - And the EASIEST way is to look at whatever button is provided to "Buy" or "Check Price" - If it says "Amazon.com" or if the link brings you to Amazon directly - YOU ARE ON AN AFFILIATE SITE.

Still not sure? just click the button - if the link goes to Amazon - BINGO!
Affiliate Site!

Still not sure? just click the button - if the link goes to Amazon - BINGO!
Affiliate Site!

#2 - Find the AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE, it is a legal requirement. Below we have provided a link the FTC website with information on Affiliate Advertising. Most important thing to know is that affiliates have a legal responsibility to disclosure that they will be paid, or receive fees - if the link you click to Amazon, results in a sale. However, if you were unaware that you were on an advertising site - then how would you know to look for and read a disclosure?

Usually the disclosure is found in the "footer" of the website, but sometimes the header. He is what you might look for:

Take a minute to look - while we did not find disclosures on all known affiliates - we did on most - buried in the footer.

One last thing...

If you LOVE and feel the highest level of comfort purchasing on Amazon? You can still get that same degree of security by using Pay with Amazon.  You can get free shipping, often free white glove too - and any on-line or email sales we may be promoting - so yes, save money - AND get your warm fuzzy with Amazon.  

When you check-out, click "Amazon Pay". The link is secure - and you will then check-out as if you were on Amazon. You do not have to provide a credit card, you do not need to spend time with shipping and billing information either.

This is the best of all worlds and we highly recommend this method of payment!

Learn more: >> Pay with Amazon

RESEARCHING
MASSAGE CHAIRS?

 

CALL AN AUTHORIZED DEALER!

 

888-978-5285

As an authorized dealer, with both a retail store in Hampton, NH and an on-line e-commerce store that ships massage chairs all over the world - I spend much of my time, and energy with my customers either debunking or trying to gently explain that what they have read is inaccurate, misleading, or just flat out wrong. Asking me for a product that is no longer manufactured, or for a product that, in massage chair years, is old technology - and that there are much better quality products, with newer and more effective features.

The years I invest in time, money, creating relevant and helpful content, displaying the best and newest technology in our showroom and all I really want to say - is invest five minutes talking with me on the phone, and you will save yourself, precious time, unnecessary aggravation and if you like me - potentially save thousands of dollars when buying a massage chair. Give me 5 minutes - you won't regret it :).  


Massage Chair Wellness is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for the top names in massage chairs. Osaki, Human Touch, Luraco, Daiwa, Synca, Johnson-Wellness, etc. These are the top brands, with best in class product lines, US Based customer service and US Based Tech support & inventory of parts in US.

Massage Chair Sellness is an Authorized Dealer and NOT an Amazon Affiliate

Alison Kras, President of Massage Chair Wellness, has a near decade of experience in the industry. Unlike most product reviews, her reviews are the product of her first hand inspection and the extensive use of each product.
If you like this review, or found it helpful, please feel free to share! Questions? As always, feel free to call Massage Chair Wellness today at 888-978-5285.

WHY BUY FROM US?

Best Policies in the nation, that's why!

  • FREE SHIPPING
  • FREE 60 DAY RETURNS
  • 115% PRICE MATCH
  • NO TAX!

Stop Pricing Shopping Now!

We do it for you.

Ask for a Price Match,
and, you will automatically get,
not just the LOWEST Price, but
an additional 15%
of the difference OFF!

Alison Kras, President of Massage Chair Wellness, has a near decade of experience in the industry. Unlike most product reviews, her reviews are the product of her first hand inspection and the extensive use of each product.  LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!

If you like this review, or found it helpful, please feel free to share! Questions? As always, feel free to call Massage Chair Wellness today at 888-978-5285.

WHY BUY FROM US?
Best Policies in the nation, that's why!

  • FREE SHIPPING
  • FREE 60 DAY RETURNS
  • 115% PRICE MATCH - so you get THE lowest price.
  • NO TAX!

 

 




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