Global Test Market (More Info) – Review

About Global Test Market

By registering with Global Test Market, members will have access to the various benefits and rewards that the website provides for members who participate in the surveys. As the name implies, the website provides the means for for companies to test their target markets. The website operates and have members in 49 countries, giving it a global reach and wider demographics. Survey participants directly influence the decisions of the sponsoring companies in terms of product development, marketing strategies and distribution. The pieces of information that the companies get from the surveys are valuable for the companies. On the other hand, the survey participants will also be able to learn about the various products. There are also instances wherein the survey participants could try out the products for free.

Survey participants can earn 15 to 60 points per completed survey depending on the length of the survey. The points have cash equivalent of $1 per 20 to 25 points. However, a member first need to earn a minimum of 1,000 points or the equivalent of $50 in order to redeem the rewards. The rewards can be claimed in the form of gift cards or cash. They can also be converted as donations to the partner charitable organizations. On average, a typical survey questionnaire can be completed within 20 minutes. Each registered member can also earn extra 20 points if he or she refers somebody who also signs up. Active members have the opportunity to win cash prizes during the quarterly draws.

Mechanics

Just like other paid survey websites, Global Test Market relies on the opinions of a pool of respondents that are registered members of the website. The survey website has several company clients that pay for each survey. The website acts as the go-between or bridge that connects companies and their respective target market demographics. In return, the company pay for the surveys, which Global Test Market distribute to pre-screened members. The website also analyze the data collected before submitting to the client companies. The pre-screening is done based on the profile data submitted by the members when they signed up.

Each registered member receives email notifications in their website account dashboards. These contain links to prequalified surveys that can be completed in a matter of few minutes. However, there are also filter questions in some surveys that further narrow-down the most qualified participants. A survey typically takes an average of 20 minutes to complete and it is tailored to get your opinion on products and services that are intended for a specific demographic. Each survey that you attempt to answer has a minimum guaranteed points even if you are screened out after answering just a few questions.

You can monitor the available survey opportunities as well as the points that you earned in your dashboard. You will also be updated about the number of entries that qualified you for the quarterly prize draw.

If you are always on the go and you want to check your account using your smartphone, you may download the mobile app from the Global Test Market website. Many of the surveys are designed for mobile devices and are different from those that are accessible through desktops or laptops.

Redeeming points

You need to earn a minimum of 1,000 points ($50) in order to be eligible to claim your rewards. The points that you have earned can be redeemed as gift cards from the following stores: BigW, JB H-Fi, Coles, Woolworths, Village Cinema and many others. You also have the option to redeem the points as PayPal credit or you may donate your earnings to a one of the partnering Australian charities. The points that you have earned have relatively long expiration date compared, which is three years from the date that you earned them. However, your account must be not be inactive for twelve straight months. This means that you should at least have some activity in your account at least one month per year.

There are some important details that a member should remember when redeeming points. First, you need to earn at least 1,000 points or $50 to be eligible to redeem rewards. Second, it takes one week for electronic vouchers and PayPal credits to be processed. Third, it takes up to four weeks before the physical or tangible gift cards and other prizes to be delivered to your nominated address. Lastly, the value of the points that can be redeemed varies based on the type of reward that you selected.

Bonus prizes

As a registered member, you will be eligible to qualify for quarterly sweepstakes. You need to complete surveys, polls and other online activities. You can win as much as USD$1,000 or equivalent to 5,000 Global Test Market points. You will receive email notification if you win the quarterly sweepstakes. Your points will also be displayed in your member dashboard. You can redeem your points in the usual way.

You can be assured of the privacy of the information that you sent. It will only be used for market research purposes. Global Test Market is owned and operated by Global Market Insite, Inc. (GMI), which is one of the leading providers of market research services in the world. The company strictly complies with the standards set by US and European countries in terms of collecting and storing personal information online.