Advantages Lot's of surveys and good rewards
Disadvantages Only vouchers and some surveys are repetitive.
I can’t remember how many survey sites I have joined since I had the internet. Not all survey sites make you earn a big fortune or evaluate your views in a joyful way! To be honest; most surveys are cyclically long and uninspiring. It is barely ever pleasing consequently, not all people are capable or bearing to answer 15-30 minutes with incessant questions without being fed up or driven up the wall by some rudimentary and byzantine questions!I used to sign up in every single survey site I found, either for money and to fill up my time. Anyway. . .I won’t encourage you to join the bad sites lol. . .I will only suggest the decent ones and Ipsos is one of the first-rate and astonishing survey sites and I can highly recommend it for you to join (if you like filling out surveys)
Ipsos ASI, the Advertising Research Specialists, are the Group's dedicated brand in advertising research. With offices in 25 countries, it claims to be the largest provider of advertising pre-testing services in the world. A research company assesses market potential and interprets market trends. Like most survey sites, it sends questions about products from certain clients with new products in the market, new ideas or even questions about political issues to Ipsos members asking for their individual opinions. This process will not only involve questions, sometimes they send products to be tested at home; also they have some focus groups.
Their job is to advertise and help clients to build along relationship with the customers by sending the information and some products to the customers.
Astoundingly, it was originally created in 1975 as a market research company then expanded to most Europe in the mid 80’s then in 1998 it shifted to the newest technology( the internet )and expanded in nearly every continent, in Europe, North America, Latino America, Africa, Asia Pacific and recently the Middle East using over 35 different languages.
Very easy site to navigate with no complications. On the right hand there are some mini surveys to fill while on the left hand side you can see seven bars that sums up everything1. Home
2. About us
everything you want to know about the company and their activities.
4. Winners gallery
showing the latest winners of their prize draw, unfortunately I never won a single time lol.
6. Contact uswhich has their email address to contact them if you have any comments or inquiry as well as their postal address. I have contacted them many times using their email address asking for my ID number, they were very fast and reply within a few minutes.
1. change your password2. Enter the gift area to choose your favourite gift voucher
3. Look for surveys and outline surveys that you might taken.4. Newsletters, you can read the latest newsletter or browse through the older editions.
5. Finally the logoff bar.
Generally speaking EVERYTHING! Food and drink, cars, shopping habits, baby products, shops, travel . . . etcetera.
It is not only the normal question surveys; they will send you some invitations to focus groups with higher payment (points). It’s not often; for being with Ipsos for two years, I only have had three focus groups. Each was very long and the questions were a bit boring but I eventually reached the end!
In some rare occasions you can have a phone interview which is again highly rewarded . . . I’ve been invited once!
I find their surveys are easy to fill out, simple questions mostly with colourful illustrations and not crowded questions. Most of the time, there are surveys with their logo and questions but, in some rare occasions they send surveys from other survey companies.There is a point I would like to talk about but I’m not sure if that can be considered as a bad point or a good point. Sometimes they send the same survey a lot of times. For example, I have received through my email a nappies survey sent to my sister to complete: it has been sent more than 6 times with a slight change (the age of the baby and the size of the nappies) and different rewards every time! Consequently, she completed this survey even faster and without my translation and got the points!
Their surveys don’t usually take more than 35 minutes to complete but occasionally it can be 45-60 minutes (but surely for higher reward).
You don’t receive money; you have points instead as a reward to be converted into gift vouchers, redeemed from their gift area. I really prefer cash though but their choices of retailer is very good and it covers nearly everyone’s taste. The rewards will not be added instantly; it takes up to 3 weeks to be credited to your account.• Entering the gift area to find again a set of bars. A status bar with current points, your name and email address
• Change your password• View gift vouchers, which you can redeem with how many points you have. You can redeem your points for some good retailers like Boots, Argos, WH Smith, Leisure vouchers(some restaurants, café, some nice attractions like Madame Tussauds, sea life and a lot more. Also John Lewis, Amazon and Finally Arcadia (some high street shops like Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Outfit, Evans, Wallis & Burton. It used to be 350 points for £2 but not anymore. Now the minimum you can redeem is 750 points for £5 and 1380 points for £10. You can claim as many vouchers as you like.
• View pending order, to see your order status, it’s normally takes between 2-4 weeks for postal order and 1-2 weeks for an e voucher.• View your order history, to see all your order details.
• Exit the gift area to get out from this area to the main homepage.
• You can’t change your personal information and preferences. Once you filled out the basic necessary information for the first time you won’t be able to change anything manually, the only option is by contacting them by email providing your new information which can take a while.• Most of the times you can’t get to know how many points you are going to get or gain after completing a survey which can be annoying for some.
I received an email from Ipsos Access Panels VIP Program entering me into their VIP quarterly trip giveaway because I always completed their surveys successfully over the previous three months! So as a thank you I have been automatically entered into their prize draw for a car! I don’t believe in Prize draws but who knows . . . maybe this time I will win! I’ll update my review if I do (lol).Thank you for reading
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