In-Home Usage Tests

  • How to Increase Participation in an In-Home Usage Test Study

    How to Increase Participation in an In-Home Usage Test Study

    Finding qualified participants for an in-home usage test (IHUT) study is a critical, yet challenging task of this type of market research project. There is a lot of trust that goes into selecting the right people to test your product without the supervision or guidance of a focus group moderator. To help make this goal of increasing participation in an IHUT market research study a little less daunting, Drive Research shares our step-by-step approach below. Our in-home usage test company was

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    In-Home Product Placement Tests: How They Work and When To Use Them

    With the ability to skip an ad at a click of a button, it seems modern consumers are blinded by most advertising and marketing efforts. In-home product placement tests are quickly becoming a foolproof way for brands to reach their target audience in a less direct avenue. What exactly are product placement tests, how do they work and when is the best time to use them? Hang tight, these answers and more will be with you momentarily. Our market research company just finished completing an 8-w

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    Ultimate Guide to IHUTs in 2021 | In-Home Usage Test Research Company

    Preferences for contactless research is on the rise, but organizations still need to test concepts, products, and services before fully launching them into the market. Traditionally, this type of research was done in-person. In-home usage tests (IHUTs) are a popular market research methodology for all stages of product development. Bonus: IHUTs can be completed using remote and online methods only if needed! If your brand is on the brink of entering a full-fledged product launch, consider a

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  • Food Product Development: The Best Way to Test Market a New Food Product

    Food Product Development: The Best Way to Test Market a New Food Product

    There are a lot of logistics that go into in-person research like focus groups, intercept surveys, and interviews. Oftentimes, consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations forget about ways food product research can be conducted remotely. In fact, our market research company can argue that remote or in-home research can provide CPG companies with more realistic, and insightful data from their test markers. Of course, every project and company is different. There are pros and cons of doing resea

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  • Best Time to Conduct In-Home Usage Tests (IHUTs) | Market Research Firm

    Best Time to Conduct In-Home Usage Tests (IHUTs) | Market Research Firm

    At a time where many in-person market research methodologies have been forced to be re-examined, in-home usage tests (IHUTs) are still thriving. Since the COVID-19 spread began, several stronghold methodologies have been indefinitely shelved. Some of the impacted approaches include the following: In-person focus groups In-person interviewing In-person shop-alongs In-person home interviews In-person intercept interviews Any market research which involves face-to-face contact has been shifted to

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  • 3 Advantages of Conducting an IHUT | Market Research Company

    3 Advantages of Conducting an IHUT | Market Research Company

    An in-home usage test, or IHUT for short, is a popular methodology for consumer product research. In short, IHUT market research allows participants to use food, product, or service in the environment in which the product is intended to be used. For example, Windex may choose to conduct an IHUT research study where participants are given a bottle of Windex to use on their windows at home. Once they’ve done their given tasks, they share their feedback for what they liked (or didn’t like) about t

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    What is a Market Research Home Audit? | In-Home Usage Test (IHUT) Company

    What do your consumers look like? What other types of products are they purchasing? What style is best reflected inside their homes? What food is in their cupboards? What about their fridge? What types of technology are they using the most at home? To answer these questions in more, consider conducting home audit market research. It is a lot less creepy than it may sound, trust me. In this blog post, our home audit research company will define what a market research home audit study is, t

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    Home Product Testing | Finding quality and engaged recruits

    Drive Research, a home product testing market research company, recently completed another home appliance usage test. The home product test was conducted on behalf of a name brand home appliance company. The goal of the research was to better understand how the target audience used a brand new version of the home appliance. The study answered several questions including: How often users turned on the appliance How long the appliance was used for Feedback on the effectiveness of the appliance

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    At-Home Product Testing Market Research

    If your brand is on the brink of entering a full-fledged product launch, you may want to consider at-home product testing market research. As part of the testing, your product is shipped to a variety of participants where they can use it in their home as they normally would in its natural environment. Also crucial to the testing is customer feedback, which is usually garnered over the phone, via an online feedback survey, or in person. The length of time that passes from the point in which the

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    In-Home Interviews in Market Research

    So many methodologies to choose from in market research. Each offer their own unique pros and cons. Quantitative or qualitative? Phone surveys or focus groups? Work with a market research advisor to understand which approach is best suited for your objectives. If you have a product or service that consumers use in-home, you should consider in-home interviews. No methodology will provide you more real-use context and feedback than interviewing consumers in their natural setting. Want to learn

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    How to Conduct a National In-Home Usage Test (IHUT) Project?

    In-Home Usage Test (IHUT) project can offer a lot of value for a company. IHUTs are often used to test the feasibility, appeal, or potential barriers with a new product in a new market. Products are sent to homes and tested with willing respondents who offer feedback in exchange for trying the new product. Sometimes companies allow the respondent to keep the product as the reward while others have the product shipped back to them. Wondering how an in-home usage test (IHUT) project might work fo

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    Your 6 Step Guide to Recruiting for In-Home Interviews in Market Research

    In-home interviews are an excellent methodology to collect feedback from consumers in their natural environment. One of the common drawbacks of in-person focus groups is the setting is unnatural. Participants are meeting a moderator whom they have never met before. They are sitting around a table with a group of 8 to 12 strangers. There is a creepy one-way mirror with people behind it watching and listening to every word. It all adds up to a less-than-optimal setting to conduct market research.

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