Competitors product analysis and NPD

Purchasing competitor samples can help inspire product development teams to think outside the box and generate valuable alternatives.

  • Research and purchase any product
  • Purchase samples across all retail channels and country’s, from market stalls in South Africa to superstores in the USA
  • Keep you up to date with products that are curently available within the marketplace. This is ideal for including new product development (NPD) monitoring
  • Local shopper knowledge across each country
  • Team of over 7,000 global field associates
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Additional Values

We’ll give you additional insight and analysis, including:

  • Purchasing products from several locations at the same time and shipping to different locations around the world
  • Buy-back samples which have changed ingredients or a key new ingredient has been added
  • Ongoing monitoring across full ranges, providing you with full details of new packaging designs
  • Obtain relevant MSDS forms for customs and shipping requirements
  • Translation of all product details can be provided if required
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Dedicated online order tracking system

Access to a dedicated order tracking system, allowing you to track the progress of your order from start to finish.

  • Unique log-ins for all users
  • Direct updates from the field team, including courier tracking numbers
  • Photographs of products, including front/back/sides giving you the ability to view and approve prior to the product being shipped
  • Delivery notes available to download and print once products have been dispatched, as well as providing you with actual product cost
  • Fully searchable database, allowing you to track the age and price of products if ordered repeatedly
  • Reorder products and build a shopping list based on previous orders
  • View MSDS forms and shipping documents for customs if required
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Our clients have the flexibility to make changes/updates to any product retrieval request prior to it being purchased and shipped by our field team.

  • Increase quantities up to the point of the products being shipped
  • Ability to escalate urgent orders and ship products usually within 24 hours of first contact
  • Several payment options available, including PO systems and credit card payments
  • Search neighbouring countries if products are unavailable or ranges in-store has changed
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Working with Assosia?

It’s easy – simply talk to us about your specific product retrieval requirements and we will design a programme to meet your needs.

  • Purchasing can begin within 24-48 hours of agreed brief
  • Experienced and dedicated account management team
  • Expertise in customs handling and shipping documentation
  • Regular project reviews to discuss performance and assess program efficiency
  • We’ll work in partnership to achieve your goals
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