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AreaTrend Review – Revisited

Is AreaTrend legit? Let’s take another look…

AreaTrend Review - Revisted

AreaTrend Review

Since I last did a review for AreaTrend on Amazon and eBay, I’ve been consistently asked if they are legit, if AreaTrend is selling authentic products, etc. If you’re shopping for designer watch deals, a new pair of shoes, the latest name brand sunglasses, or anything fashion related, you’ve probably come across AreaTrend store reviews on either Amazon or eBay. And for good reason too. Their prices are consistently among the most competitive online.

If you’re looking for the latest trending fashion accessories, or been researching your next Nixon watch, etc., AreaTrend has probably come across your radar. Or maybe you found an AreaTrend coupon code, and you’re thinking, “this price is too good to be true”. So let’s take a deeper look into their seller ratings, feedback history, and overall reputation online. They definitely have the trends and deals, but do they hold up over a microscope? Let’s see…

What They Sell

AreaTrend carries shoes, watches, sunglasses, handbacks, jewelry, fragrances, etc. They carry the major brands like Timex, crocs, Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger, Casio, Misfit Wearables, Seiko Watches, Herschel Supply Co., Daniel Wellington, Versace, Invicta, Tifosi, Suunto, Keds, Lucky Brand, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Montblanc, and others.

Prada Men's Gradient Linea Rossa Gunmetal Rectangle Sunglasses

Prada Men’s Gradient Linea Rossa Sunglasses

So far, they look like a regular fashion and lifestyle store, with the popular products, and brands. Let’s say you want a pair of Prada Men’s Gradient Linea Rossa PS53NS-5AV3M1-6​5 Gunmetal Rectangle Sunglasses, or a Michael Kors Men’s Lexington MK8281 Gold Stainless-Steel Quartz Fashion Watch, chances are they have it. Areatrend sunglasses are a steal! So what gives?

AreaTrend is located in North Canton, OH, but they also have their own online store -AreaTrend.com – which is always a good thing. Established merchants usually have their own website; not necessarily a big factor, but still something in their favor.

Feedback History

If AreaTrend is actually a legit seller, this should reveal itself in their feedback and online ratings. Are they selling counterfeit merchandise? Do they sell “grey market” products? Keep reading and let’s find out together.

AreaTrend offers a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee, but let’s see if the feedback reflects the accuracy of these guarantees.

Ebay and Amazon feedback isn’t the only place where online buyers share their experience. With the full internet in our arsenal, let’s take a deeper look. AreaTrend has been in business since the early 2000’s,  so there’s sure to be a lot of data to sift through.

Ebay

AreaTrend has been selling on eBay since 2012. As an eBay seller myself, I can tell you that selling on eBay for over 5 years is not easy. I have been selling since 2005 myself, and it hasn’t been always been easy. So I would have to commend them for their longevity there.

Currently, they have about 65,000 positive feedback reviews, with a 99.3% overall positive rating. Anything above 99% is usually a good sign. They are also a top rated seller – which means they have demonstrated an ability to provide a high level of customer service, and accurate item descriptions.

Over the past 12 months, they have earned a 4.9 or 5.0 (highest is 5.0) in all Detailed Seller Rating categories (Item as described, Communication, Shipping time, Shipping and handling charges).

Amazon

Their Amazon feedback is very similar. They have accumulated about 70,000 positive ratings, with a current overall 96% positive rating. Over the past 12 months, they have earned about 4,900 positive ratings, with just 3% negative. That’s a lot better than you might think. On Amazon, any minor issue takes away from your score. If you ship one day past your promised “ship date”, that affects your score. If you don’t reply to a customer’s email within the specified time frame, that affects your score. So a 3% defect rating is indicative of a good seller.

Other Resources

As I mentioned, there are other ways of judging a seller’s reputation. Most stores and sellers on eBay and Amazon are held accountable by the respective feedback systems. When you operate your own website, you can run your business however you choose too. You can take liberties here or there. Feedback doesn’t affect you nearly as much as it would on platform sites like Amazon and eBay. So if AreaTrend is not truly legit, we’ll be able to find out.

Google Score

Areatrend Google Customer Reviews

Areatrend Google Customer Reviews

Their Google Customer Reviews for their AreaTrend.com website are also re-affirming. Over 700 reviews, with a 4.7 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Other Things to Consider

AreaTrend is a stocking dealer for all of the major brands that they sell. Why is this important?

Did you know that most eBay and Amazon sellers, and most online sites for that matter are drop-shippers? What does that mean? It means that a drop-shipper is basically a middle-man. They take your order (with higher mark-ups), and pass it on to the manufacturer or main distributor, who then sends your the products.

Have you ever had a messy return on eBay or Amazon? Gone through a million emails, and waited for weeks, or more to receive your refund? Then you know this problem all too well.

Since AreaTrend IS a stocking dealer, that means their products come directly from their warehouse. All returns and exchanges are dealt with directly in-house.

areatrend is a Google Trusted Store

Areatrend.com is a Google Trusted store. That means your purchases on their website are protected up to a $1000 through Google.

AreaTrend does also offer a 365-day money back refund policy. Yes, that’s right, 1 year! They offer a full refund, exchange, or store credit, with no re-stocking fees. Always a good sign! Sellers that are up to something include the re-stocking fee to avoid returns. If your products are as described, you rarely need a re-stocking fee.

There you have it. I think we can conclude that AreaTrend is a reputable seller once and for all.

Have you shopped with AreaTrend before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Ebay Store Review – AreaTrend

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Ebay Store Review - AreaTrend

Ebay Store Review – AreaTrend

AreaTrend on eBay is a store selling designer and name brand men’s and women’s shoes, sunglasses, watches, perfumes, colognes, handbags, accessories, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals and promotions they are currently offering in a variety of products. At the moment, they do have a Save 25% Off of Select Items promotion.

Feedback History

AreaTrend has been selling on eBay since 2012. They have earned about 70,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 99.3% positive overall score. So this is a very successful store on eBay. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store, which means they offer a really high level of item descriptions, customer service, as well as fast shipping.

Top-Rated store on eBayIt’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. So AreaTrend has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.

AreaTrend mainly sells items like designer and name brand men’s and women’s shoes, sunglasses, watches, perfumes, colognes, handbags, accessories, and more. They carry brands like Timex, Invicta, Adidas, Nixon, Marc Jacobs, Toms, Nine West, Seiko, Swatch, Cole Haan, Michael Kors, Diesel, Fossil, Skagen, Armani Exchange, Burberry, Ray-Ban, DKNY, Suunto, Szanto, Rocket Dog, Hugo Boss, and others.

This is one of those eBay stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to any higher end department store in general, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.

Michael Kors Women's Parker MK6176 Rose Gold Watch

Michael Kors Women’s Parker MK6176 Rose Gold Watch

Items like Michael Kors Women’s Parker MK6176 Rose Gold Watch, Burberry Women’s BE4208Q-300273-​57 Tortoiseshell Square Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Women’s RB4202-615355-5​5 Blue Butterfly Sunglasses, Mezlan Men’s Caloma Ankle-High Leather Oxford Shoe, etc.

AreaTrend sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee.

When you sell name brand products, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Let’s take a close look at their recent feedback history. eBay buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, AreaTrend has received about 25,000 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 176 negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though AreaTrend is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

Click Here to View eBay Feedback for AreaTrend

AreaTrend also has their own website – areatrend.com. The Google Customer Reviews for their site are also outstanding. Over 600 reviews (91% positive), with a 4.6 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Areatrend - Google Ratings

Areatrend – Google Ratings

What I like or don’t like

Their storefront is very organized. You have a product menu on the left side with all of the brand categories available, as well as top menu with store categories. So you just find your desired category, and go from there. Once you get into a listing page, you get a left hand menu with all of the brands available. So this store is very easy to navigate.

Another thing I appreciate is their attention to detail in their listings. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you can clearly see what is included in the listing. Their descriptions go into a lot of detail, and provide all the specifications that you might be looking for like the model they work for, size, color, etc. The quality of their listings is about as good as it gets on eBay. You get all sorts of pictures, sizes, weights, package contents, etc.

60 day return policy

60 day return policy

Their attention to detail, and their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this eBay store. As does their 60-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having two months to do so is quite convenient.

Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Amazon Store Review – AreaTrend

Click here for this week’s specials at AreaTrend

Amazon Store Review - AreaTrend

Amazon Store Review – AreaTrend

AreaTrend on Amazon is a store selling designer and name brand men’s and women’s shoes, sunglasses, watches, perfumes, colognes, handbags, accessories, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals, and promotions they are currently offering in designer sunglasses, shoes, and handbags. At the moment, they do have a Save 25% Off of Select Items promotion.

Feedback History

AreaTrend has earned about 70,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 98% positive overall score. AreaTrend is also rated as a #1 Best Seller in many of the categories that they sell on Amazon. This basically means that they offer both a competitive price, as well as a history of customer satisfaction in those categories.

AreaTrend mainly sells sunglasses, shoes, fragrances, handbags, watches, and accessories. They sell designer brands like Ariat, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bearpaw, Bulova, Cartier, Casio, CLARKS, Cole Haan, crocs, GUESS, Hermes, Invicta, Issey Miyake, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, LEGO, Liz Claiborne, Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Persol, Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Roberto Cavalli, Seiko, Tommy Hilfiger, TOMS, and others.

Michael Kors Women's Jet Set Large Phone Cross Body Bag

Michael Kors Jet Set Large Phone Cross Body Bag

This is one of those Amazon stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to a Macy’s lately, or even any mall in general, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.

Items like Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Large Phone Cross Body Bag, L’eau De Issey By Issey Miyake For Women, Kenneth Cole KC3925 Stainless Steel Automatic Watch, Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Watch, Crocs Sabot Shoes, etc.

AreaTrend sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee.

When you sell designer & name brand sunglasses, shoes, handbags, watches, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Click Here to View Amazon Feedback for Areatrend

Click the link above, and let’s take a closer look at their recent feedback history. Amazon buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the last year, AreaTrend has received about 4,700 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 2% negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though AreaTrend is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic, and come with all the manufacturer paper work, in their original authentic boxes as provided by the manufacturers.

AreaTrend has their own website as well. The Google Customer Reviews for their site are also outstanding. Over 600 reviews (91% positive), with a 4.6 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Areatrend - Google Ratings

Areatrend – Google Ratings

Other Things to Consider

AreaTrend is a stocking dealer for all of the brands that they offer in their store. Why is this significant?

areatrend is not a dropshipperMost Amazon sellers, and the majority of online stores for that matter are drop-shippers. What does that mean? It means that a drop-shipper is basically a middle-man. They take your order (with higher mark-ups), and pass it on to the manufacturer or main distributor, who then sends you the product(s). In other words, they are just ordering it on your behalf.

Have you ever had a messy return on Amazon? Gone through a bunch of emails back and forth, and waited for weeks, or more to receive your refund? Then you know this problem all too well.

That is the basic problem with drop-shippers. The more distance you put between yourself and the actual shipper of the product, the more you increase the potential for problems to occur.

Since AreaTrend IS a stocking dealer, that means their products come directly from their warehouse. All returns and exchanges are dealt with directly in-house.

What I like or don’t like

Their storefront is very organized. You have a product menu on the left side with all of the categories that they sell. So you just find your desired category, and go from there. Once you get into a listing page, the menu carries over there as well. So this store is very easy to navigate.

Another thing I appreciate is their attention to detail in their listings. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you can clearly see what is included in the listing. Their descriptions go into a lot of detail, and provide all the specifications that you might be looking for like the model they work for, size, color, etc. The quality of their listings is about as good as it gets on Amazon. You get all sorts of pictures, sizes, weights, package contents, etc.

Their attention to detail, and their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this Amazon store. As does their 60-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having two months to do so is quite convenient.

areatrend profile on instagram

Areatrend – Instagram profile

If you are interested, you can check them out their Instagram profile. They have some interesting content up there as well, including the latest styles in fashion, new inventory, and any online specials or deals they are currently offering.

Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.