How We Review Products at Printiepie

how we review products

Welcome to our guide on how we review products! At Printiepie, we are committed to providing insightful assessments to help you make informed purchasing decisions. 

Our review process has two distinct methods to ensure comprehensive coverage of products: one involves products we have personally used and collected for testing, while the other encompasses products we may not own or have access to, yet conduct research on.

Let us share the methods in detail. 

Research Methodology 1: Products That We Used And Collected To Test.

In Methodology 1, we emphasize firsthand experience and rigorous testing to provide readers with authentic and insightful information while many other reviewers provide information only via scrapping the web. 

When we review products we have used, whether as individuals, as a company, or through our writers, we aim to offer detailed insights into their performance across various use cases. 

This involves subjecting each product to attentive testing tailored to the specific context in which it is intended to be used. 

For instance, when testing printers, we benchmark different parameters such as print quality, speed, reliability, and ease of use, among others, to provide a comprehensive understanding of their capabilities.

Additionally, we do a comparative analysis against similar products we pick for the particular use case. 

This comparative analysis allows us to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and unique selling points of each product, allowing informed decision-making for our readers.

We also select certain products solely for research purposes. However, it’s important to note that we maintain strict standards of integrity and transparency in our review process. We do not accept promotional products or engage in paid endorsements.

Research Methodology 2: Products That We Do Not Own Or Are Unable To Afford For Research Purposes

As a small team with a super-helpful vision, we cannot afford to buy and test every product we review. 

However, to meet the users’ demand and share helpful information with them, we have developed a process to curate information in a way that filters out all the fluff and promotion.

The process also includes genuine experiences from real people (more than one), which makes it more meaningful than reviewing a product from one person’s perspective or experience.

The method has five core checkpoints that a product goes through each time we review it. In these checkpoints, our reviewer will add a rating out of 5 to let you know how the product performed in that particular area.

Let’s dive into the checkpoints process.

1. Customer Review Analysis and Integration

Customer review analysis is the initial step we take in our research methodology 2 when reviewing a product. 

We have been utilizing two approaches to gather information on the experiences of existing customers from websites such as,, and 

The first approach involves manual analysis, while the second involves using AI to read and summarize the reviews.

Manual Review Analysis

During the manual review analysis, we only consider the highest-rated feedback and the lowest-rated feedback on products. 

This is done to reduce the number of feedbacks from infinity to a manageable number. The scrapped feedbacks are stored in a Google sheet. 

One team member and the writer of the specific article work together to identify the key points and the best cases from the customer reviews.

Later, the writer uses the collected feedback on the different features of each product for comparison to find out the best one.

AI-Powered Review Analysis

We have implemented AI to assist our team in enhancing the accuracy of retrieving information that has already been shared by individuals. 

The AI-powered review analysis involves the integration of third-party AI tools and our in-house AI tools that utilize GPT-3.5 to analyze data.

We start by looking at the product page and collecting feedback from reviews. This happens when we review a product we don’t own. 

Then, an AI reads and analyzes the feedback to understand what problems users had, what worked well, and what didn’t. It summarizes this information for our team to analyze further.

Finally, our reviewer gives a rating based on the overall reputation of the product and how useful its features are.

2. Expert Review Analysis 

This section explains our process for reviewing feedback from previous experts. We carefully select reputable sources that publish authentic reviews or showcase genuine use cases of the product. 

Typically, we rely on platforms such as,, and various review websites, as well as other sources like YouTubers and printer bloggers. 

However, it’s important to note that the selection of experts is not fixed; we choose them based on the specific product being reviewed and the credibility of the reviewer we find.

We generally pick 5 experts. Once we have gathered feedback from multiple experts, we thoroughly analyze and compare their opinions and insights. 

During the analysis phase, we consider factors such as expert credibility, specific product features, and overall consensus among reviewers. 

We also consider the context in which the product was used, as different scenarios can affect performance and value. To maintain objectivity, we consider both positive and negative feedback.

Then again, our reviewer adds a rating scorecard to all five experts’ opinions. The average rating of this section will be counted for further decision-making.

3. Features and Action Relationship Analysis

In a tech product, a single astonishing feature can be enough to make a sale. For instance, when we publish articles specific to certain use cases, like “Best printer for envelopes,” we prioritize printers that can produce high-quality prints using affordable ink. 

However, such printers may not be as suitable for heavy office use when it comes to printing envelopes. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the features of a product align with its intended use case.

You may ask the question, who does the action relationship analysis? Our expert team of printer testers and writers do this with the data they get from previous tests. After the analysis, they again put a rating for that particular product. 

4. Overall Features Review

The features review is similar to the analysis of the features and their relationship with actions. However, in this case, the Printiepie team focuses solely on evaluating the features and how effectively they fulfill their intended purpose.

The writer provides an overview of the features and also notes the criteria used for comparing similar products. The rating section is included in this review to calculate an overall value.

5. Editorial Score – An analysis of the content team 

The editorial score process involves a systematic and thorough evaluation of a product’s features to provide an overall rating that reflects its performance and quality. 

It’s done by our content team. The decisions they make are backed by the previous research they put for each product. 

Final Rating

The final rating is just a sum of all the ratings we have given throughout the journey. We do not assure that a product with a high rating might be the greatest of all but a product with a high rating is greater than average for sure. 

We consider different factors when recommending products, like how they are used and their features. This means that sometimes we might suggest a product with a lower rating instead of a higher-rated one.

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