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National Consumer Panel Review
Date Added: 11/10/2012     Reviewer: wontyoubemynaber
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Website URL: https://www.ncponline.com/panel/US/EN/Login.htm
Company Name: National Consumer Panel
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National Consumer Panel Description

National Consumer Panel is a part of the Nielsen company and gives you the opportunity to earn prizes by scanning the purchases that you make for your household. The only requirement is that you be a resident of the United States - you can be from any geograpic region or any demographic. This is a great way to get some pretty nice items simply by giving them information on the products you purchase everyday.

National Consumer Panel Detailed Overview

With National Consumer Panel all you need to do to get started is register (it is free to do) and enter in information about yourself. Once you have completed your profile then you will be placed on the waiting list and added to the panel randomly - this is how they get a diverse demograpic group to compile their information. Once you have been selected to become a member for the panel they will send you a handheld scanner to scan the UPC labels on your purchases. It is very simple to do and each time you do so you will earn points that you can use to get your choice of many different prizes.

Here is how the process works - after you have received your scanner you will need to enter in the codes for the stores that you use. When you make a purchase simply scan the UPC codes for each purchase. You will be asked to enter in the store where you made the purchase, the amount you paid for the item, and whether it was on sale or if you used a coupon. You will then need a phone that you can hold the scanner up to (this does not work well with phones that have the disconnect button next to the mouthpiece) and transmit the information. Once the information is transmitted then your points will be added to your total - you can go online to keep track of the number of points you currently have. They have a lot of nice prizes to choose from and some of the point amounts are fairly reasonable.

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National Consumer Panel Reputation

I was a member fo the panel for a while but I found it somewhat irritating. Not that using the scanner was difficult - but if you make large purchases then you can expect to be standing there for quite a while scanning in each item and entering in the required information. But, if you are a little more organized than I then this is a great way to get those high ticket items you may not be able to get otherwise.

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Ethical Company but Poor Compensation for Maximum Efforts

I've been a members of NCP for 9 years. It took me that long to accumulate 228,000 points, enough to order an Apple iPod 32GB MP3 player with an approximate retail value of $229 or less.

Scanning groceries and answering online surveys took at least 5 hours per week. Calculated at 9 years x 52 weeks x 5 hours, this adds up to 2,340 hours, divided by $229 = about 10-cents per hour. That's a low return on effort, considering that I've been paid as much as $175 to attend a 45-minute in person consumer focus group by other consumer marketing research firms.

Worse still is their redemption time of 6-8 weeks. Here's an email I sent to Lynne Morrison, their lead person on this matter:

"Consumers want FAST fulfillment. As an example, I ordered a product from Home Depot online. Nine days later it still had not shipped. I cancelled that order, and reordered from Amazon.com. Just 4 hours later I received confirmation that my order had shipped with a promised delivery 3 days later. That order arrived today. I will NEVER do business with Home Depot again. However, I will be a loyal Amazon customer for the rest of my life.

Please note that I've waited nine (9) years to earn enough reward credits to order a meaningful prize, an Apple iPod 32 GB music player. I asked your agent to please deliver it by Father's Day. 6 to 8 weeks redemption fulfillment is not acceptable. If you read comments in online forums by NCP members, the main complaint is slow rewards fulfillment time. Yet, you apparently ignore these complaints. Don't you listen to your members? Don't you trust your member's opinions?"

You might like NCP, especially if you don't place a high value on your time. Personally I think that clipping grocery coupons is more profitable. Over the years, their gift catalog has improved, although the option to convert points to cash is still not available.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Ecto
 
 


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avatar   by Ecto on June 4, 2014 at 3:08 PM CST

 
 
 
Too monotonous

Time consuming, tedious 'work'! Totally takes away from your shopping experience. You will need to familiarize yourself with the product in DEPTH as this is not something that you can get started with immediately. Comes with a thirty-six page membership manual, a twelve page non-food store name and store type manual, barcode reference card and sub-par rewards pamphlet. If you are in a hurry you will forget the scanner which is bulkier than your cell phone. All purchases must be recorded weekly, ie. time consuming. If you are a stay at home Mom and LITERALLY have nothing to do, then this is for you, though I'd doubt that a stay at home Mom has nothing to do while the kids are away at school. When product first arrived it lacked the necessary components. Had to send it back, ie. time consuming. Product could use an upgrade. Overall this was not a rewarding experience and if you're looking for a 'virtual' opportunity this is not it.
 
 


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avatar   by dulcesnaturales on April 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM CST

 
 
 
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