Product Sampling and Store Activation : PPMS

Product Sampling and Store Activation by PPMS

PPMS Field Marketing Services is a pioneer at offering the most professional and reliable product sampling services to a variety of companies in FMCG, FMCD, eCommerce, banking, telecom, etc.

We are experts at turning your company into a brand that a prospective buyer chooses over another while shopping in a store. Our excellent and specially curated in-store activation strategies help your store increase sales by a good percentage.

Features and Benefits of Product Sampling and In-Store Activation

Product sampling and in-store activation are of incredible importance when it comes to increasing your overall revenue. Product sampling includes letting a customer try a product before buying it. While only 25% consumers said that they were likely to buy a product after watching a television commercial, 73% said that they were more inclined towards purchasing it after first trying it.

Here are the benefits of product sampling and in-store activation:

Product Sampling
  • Increased brand awareness

  • Higher number of sales

  • Connect to the target audience at once

  • Customer activation: increased engagement with your product

In-store Activation
  • Increased odds of your product catching the customer’s eye

  • More purchasing and sales opportunities

  • Higher exploration time for customers to pick up your product from the checkout area

  • Better positioning of your product to increase promotion in a store

We Offer New Opportunities for Store Activation to Facilitate Your Business

PPMS Field Marketing Services has been in operations since 1999, and so, we know exactly what drives field activation. Here’s how we help manage your channels more efficiently:

Building opportunities in new channels
  • We use kirana stores as redistribution points for eCommerce shipments of your products

  • We make traditional stores the facilitation points where consumers can place orders online

Building opportunities within existing channels
  • We sell wireless/Bluetooth Point-of-Sale (POS) devices to traditional trade stores

  • We urge stores to become our neighborhood hyperlocal partners

Introducing a new product
  • We establish UPI payment centers across different channels

Channel expansion
  • We increase points of sale for different kinds of beverages, depending upon the season

Channel consolidation
  • We establish direct communication with distribution partners to increase subscription and viewership of particular channels of a broadcasting client

Why is Store Activation Important for Product Sampling?

In-store activation is quite important for product sampling, as it improves overall brand awareness. Store activation leads to consumer activation, as the product is placed so strategically that it catches the shopper’s eye.

Here are the advantages of field activation for product sampling:

  • Valuable first-hand feedback from your customer once they’ve tried your product

  • Increased brand prominence

  • Bring life into an aging brand and reach younger audience more quickly

  • Cut through the sea of advertising clutter – TV commercials, print media, web ads, etc.

  • Reinforce your brand’s positioning

Why Should You Choose PPMS for Store Activation and Product Sampling?

PPMS Field Marketing Services has over two decades of experience in store activation, consumer activation, field activation, and product sampling. Top-notch and innovative store activation strategies

  • Experienced professionals at your service

  • Best-in-class store execution

  • One-stop shop for merchandising, promotion, sales, and field marketing

  • 100% flexibility and zero complexity

Whether you want to introduce a new product or increase point-of-sale of a particular product during peak season, you can expect PPMS to help you.

  • Building new opportunities with new channels
    • Using Kirana stores to become points of redistribution for E-commerce shipments
    • Using traditional stores to become facilitation points for placing online orders
  • Building new opportunities in existing channels
    • Selling Bluetooth based POS devices into traditional trade stores
    • Enlisting stores to become neighbourhood hyperlocal partners
  • Introducing a new product
    • UPI based payment solutions across channels
  • Channel Expansion
    • Increasing points of sale for beverages during season time
  • Channel Consolidation
    • Building direct communication with distribution partners to increase subscription and viewing of particular channels of a broadcasting client.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Choose Store Activation?

Store activation is a crucial aspect of store execution and refers to providing shoppers with positive experiences. Its objective is to publicize store openings, influence purchases, and enhance the reputation of your store.

When strategically used alongside other strategies related to store promotion, store activation can help enhance the reputation of your store and develop strong relationships between you and your customers. Therefore, it is not only important for the betterment of your store but also to increase your overall sales.

How can I increase active users in a retail store?

Using various store promotion strategies and store activation can help you increase footfall in your store and, thus, provide you with the opportunity to gain loyal and active customers as well. To ensure your sales promotion activities yield profitable results, you need to use these strategies efficiently.

Here are a few ways you can increase active shoppers in your store:

  • Create a safe and healthy atmosphere.
  • Ensure that your store can be found online.
  • Hire employees that can provide excellent shopping experiences.
  • Use displays and banners efficiently.
  • Use consumer activation strategies to increase sales.
  • Respect customer reviews.

Why Should I invest in Product Sampling? Is it beneficial for brand promotion?

Product sampling is an excellent way to promote your store. While you might think giving out product samples might affect your sales negatively, it is basically an investment that guarantees fruitful results.

Providing customers with samples not only gives them a chance to try out the product before they buy it but it also helps you project yourself as a trustworthy store. As such, product sampling helps you influence people to like your store and appreciate your concern about customer-satisfaction

Why is Brand Activation Important?

Brand activation is an efficient and effective method to develop an interest in the minds of the customers and influence their decision of purchasing products of a specific brand. While it is guaranteed to increase sales, consumer activation helps gain the trust of your customers, keeping them coming for long.

How does Store Activation help Brands?

As a brand, store activation helps you attract more customers and enhance your overall reputation. It informs customers about new stores and products where the products of your brand are available.

Once you gain loyal customers, you can encourage them to try out specific products of your brand as part of store promotions.

A product launched recently by your brand might go unnoticed due to inefficient advertising and ineffective promotional activities. However, when used alongside store execution strategies, store activation is a guaranteed and efficient way to promote your brand.

How do you do product sampling?

If carried out efficiently, product sampling can help your business by leaps and bounds. Here are a few steps that can help you run a product sampling campaign successfully:

The five R’s recommended as the key to success by numerous merchandising companies are:

  • Select Your Target Audience – You need to select a specific target audience to ensure that you are able to reach and provide samples to more potential customers.
  • Plan your move – Before starting your product sampling campaign as part of a field activation strategy, make sure to set your goals and note down your requirements.
  • Finalize a Medium – Choose a medium that would be most efficient to reach your target audience. Partnering with influencers and promoters are guaranteed to help you with this. For example, you can offer product samples to their followers and/or newsletter subscribers.
  • Use Customer Feedback – There should be no second thoughts when you consider reviewing customer feedback. It helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and improve your consumer activation ideas as well.

How to make a store activation plan?

Using consumer activation campaigns as part of store promotions can help you boost sales, gain trust, and enhance your reputation in the market. Here are a few steps you should follow when creating a store activation plan:

  • Fix your goal – You need to decide what the aim of the campaign is and what it is that you want to promote through store execution.
  • Prepare a budget – It is important to decide the investment you want to put in for the campaign. Without it, you just might end up losing more than what you gain.
  • Know and Reach out to Your Target Audience – Plan who you want to target with the campaign and find the most effective way to reach out and inform them..

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