Acquiring trustworthy data is always a struggle. Scientists know that their very presence when trying to collect data can influence it, and in many ways market research is the same. People don’t want to give up their time for nothing to answer questions, and then when they do answer, there is no telling whether they have given a genuine response, simply made something up, or been deliberately glib just to go about their business. This means that the marketing company has to make it worth a customer’s while to answer the questions; a feat achieved by offering market research rewards. Being able to offer customers incentives they can not only give up their time, but also give answers that are much more reliable. This can improve the data that may become the basis of future moves by the company in question and can even be considered a form of risk management.
Voucher systems are great as market research incentives and can usually be acquired from marketing companies who specialise in offering customer rewards. They may also offer an online portal through which their clients can create branded vouchers that can be used as money-off items. Adapting these vouchers to the particular needs and budget of an organisation will allow them to create the rewards that they can afford and ultimately profit from. Being able to integrate this online medium with current existing panel management programs is vital and the best companies offering market research rewards will be compatible with MARSC, UMS, and Nebu.
Being able to offer market research incentives that can be redeemed as soon as a survey is completed is another great way of reducing the hassle associated with answering questions. Making it as simple as possible is key to the success of the entire system. These should ideally be offered in any country in the world.