Independent Product Sampling

Our product sampling programmes are designed exclusively for our clients. They include:

  • Independent, regular purchasing of samples from any location around the world
  • Capability to focus on specific stores and retail channels
  • Ongoing or bespoke purchasing schedule options
  • Purchasing samples with specific criteria, including product variants, packaging, dosage, ingredients, production codes and any other requirements
  • Samples shipped to your own laboratory or an independent laboratory for testing
  • Products packaged as per your requirements
  • Team of over 7,000 global field associates
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Additional Values

To maintain brand integrity we understand the need to capture valuable insights into the quality of your products. We achieve this by:

  • Collecting samples labelled and packed as per your specifications
  • Recording further purchase details provided before samples are shipped, including store address and production codes
  • Monitoring on-shelf storage conditions, such as temperature, humidity and cleanliness
  • Capturing the production codes of products in-store
  • Monitoring POS in-store, including any competitors’ in-store theatre
  • Field team with product sampling knowledge
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Our clients have the flexibility to make any changes/updates to the product sampling programme throughout the duration of service.

  • Change/update purchase lists up to 48 hours before purchasing cycle
  • Several payment options available, including PO systems and credit card payments
  • Stores reviewed and changed if required
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Reporting and data validation

Our experienced Account Management team will give you guidance on how best to view your reports and access data.

  • Online access to current purchase lists, photos and store receipts
  • Previous purchasing data available to view and download via dedicated database – accessible by all teams
  • Monthly/quarterly/yearly reports, including interactive charts and presentations tailored to your requirements
  • Individual login details with the ability to set access levels
  • Translation of product details/ingredients can be provided using our local teams
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Working with Assosia?

It’s easy – simply talk to us about your specific trade sampling requirements and we will ensure a programme is designed to meet your needs.

  • Programme set up and running within 1-2 weeks of receiving agreed brief
  • Experienced and dedicated account management team
  • Regular project reviews to discuss performance and assess program efficiency
  • Working in partnership to achieve your goals
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