Are you a new business or offering a new or upgraded suite of products? Allowing the public to sample your wares will go a long way in increasing your income. Today, customers want an opportunity to see, taste, smell, and sample what you’re offering. With effective product sampling they can experience it before they commit to a purchase.
This applies for all types of products, too. You might offer a food or drink item, a beauty or cleaning product, or even a service. In the end, being able to share the experience will build an instant connection and a lingering presence to recall long after sampling.
But just like any marketing campaign, your success depends on your strategy. The professionals at MOG will help you find the best venue and opportunities for a product sampling initiative, but it starts with these tips to consider before you start sharing.
Tips for Effective Product Sampling Initiatives
Know your target demographic
It sounds obvious, but you want to make sure that your products are in front of the people who will eventually buy them, or who often buy something similar.
As such, it’s important to find partnerships and opportunities close to where your customers can be found. At MOG, we are experts at identifying these opportunities on both a local and national scale, and can help you make an impact right from the start.
Know which product(s) to highlight
You have a product you’re proud of and which customers will want to purchase once they give it a spin. But you might even have a few different ones. So out of your vast inventory, how do you know which specific products to sample?
Start by looking inward, and asking your team. Find out which products they like best, as well as their friends, family members, and other colleagues, and go from there. By determining which products will be most attractive, you can narrow down which product samples to offer to the world at large.
Have a stellar brand ambassador
It’s not enough to have a great product when it comes to samples – you also need someone to provide the samples who is wildly enthusiastic about your brand!
Make sure your brand ambassador for any product sampling event is cheerful, knows your product inside and out, and is an inherent fan. If your brand ambassador believes in your product, your potential customers will too.
Find a way to follow up!
A one-on-one connection via a product sampling event is a perfect opportunity to create a long-term relationship with a potential customer, so find a way to follow up!
Ask for an email address, a social media connection, or just a little feedback on what your customer liked and didn’t like about your product or your company. A product sample initiative is a fine way to obtain feedback and prospective new clients, and these opportunities should never be ignored.
Ready to share your goods with the world? Reach out to us here, and we’ll find new opportunities for you reach the right customer base via meaningful consumer experiences.