9 Dec, 2022

Which tester are you

Which tester are you?

Are you a Cosmetics or Food person? Test in Institute or at Home ?

Thanks to this test, find out what kind of tester you are!

1, 2, 3…

Let’s go, find out what kind of tester you are!

1 – When someone calls you to suggest a test:

a. You are super excited and counting the days until you can finally start it
b. You are happy but not sure if you will be available on that date
c. You missed the call!

2 – In general, your favorite type of test is :

a. None, you like them all and can’t choose
b. Rather cosmetics and/or food, but you must be interested in the product
c. A favorite test? You wish you could answer but have never participated before

3 – In the concept of product testing, what you like most is :

a. To discover new products and give your opinion
b. To be rewarded
c. To be able to live a new experience

4 – In everyday life, you would say that you are more :

a. Curious, you always want to discover new things
b. Epicurean, you like to enjoy life and do not impose anything on yourself
c. Overwhelmed, you can’t always do what you want

5 – If you are asked to tell your friends about the product tests :

a. You would recommend them without hesitation, many have already registered
b. You could probably talk to them quickly
c. You would expect to know a little more about how the tests work


Majority of A’s: Passionate Tester
You are always up for a new test! Cosmetics, food, wine or pet food, you never refuse to live a new experience. You don’t care about compensation, you just want to discover new products and have your opinion heard. If you could, you would probably become a professional tester so you could do this every day.

Majority of B: Occasional Tester
You enjoy participating in certain tests. You take the time to complete the questionnaires when the product interests you, as long as it doesn’t take too much time. You find the concept nice. Finally, being compensated or being able to keep the products is a real plus for you!

C Majority: Future Tester
You’re looking forward to your first test, but it always seems complicated. You never find the time to answer the questionnaires and the one time you did, you missed the call to register! You hope that one day, your schedule will allow you to finally live the experience of being a tester.

What does it mean to be a tester at Techni’Sens?

Do you want to discover new products? Want to be heard by your favorite brands? Come and test the products of tomorrow and join the Techni’Sens panel!

Being a tester means being asked to take part in product tests from time to time. They can be done at home (sending products by post), or in our institutes located in La Rochelle or Mérignac. Then, you give your opinion on the products via one or more questionnaires, and you are rewarded!

See you soon for new tests!

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Techni'Sens, who are we?

We are a marketing studies and sensory institute, we offer tests on common consumer products, such as :food, hygiene and cosmetics products, food for cats and dogs, etc.

Our tests can be done both at home and/or atone of our two institutes in La Rochelle and Mérignac (Bordeaux).

How to become a Techni'Sens tester?

To be a part in our consumer panel, it is very easy: click here and follow the instructions.

Once your account is validated, remember to fill out your profile survey! Thanks to this survey, we will be able to offer you tests that fits to your tastes and habits.

Registration on our site is completely free and without obligation. Finally, you are free to unsubscribe at any time via your personal account.

How does a test take place?

Home test: you receive the products directly at home (or you can pick them up at one of our institutes, if you live nearby). Afterwards, nothing could be easier, you will have to follow the protocol that will be provided in your package and answer the questionnaires sent by email on the scheduled dates.

Test in one of our institutes: we will call to let you know the test’s date and time (a reminder sms will also be sent the same day). Once you arrive, a member of our team will guide you through the session.

What is the point of becoming a tester?

Being a tester at Techni’Sens means taking part in the development process of many products by simply giving your opinion! We can also ask you about the visual, the taste or the use of these products.

Our main objective is to help our clients create and market products that meet your expectations and needs. To do so, we will analyze all your answers from the questionnaires in order to make concrete recommendations to our clients.

Moreover, it allows you to discover exclusive products before they are put on the market and to be rewarded (gift card or free product) after each test.

Why am I rarely or never asked to do anything?

You might be called to do more or less tests depending on the month. Don’t panic, it’s perfectly normal.

The reasons for non-selection can be various: either the product to be tested does not correspond to your profile, or you correspond to the product but the quota of participants was reached before we contacted you.

Selection for a test depends on many criteria. If only one is missing, you might not be selected. Nevertheless, each test is different. In the meantime, we invite you to wait a little.

It is also possible that our emails are in your spam folder. If this is the case, we advise you to add Techni’Sens to the list of your approved senders. If the problem persists, please contact us or give us a different email address.

Is my personal information confidential?

Techni’Sens’ sole purpose is to carry out marketing studies. Your data will never be used for commercial purposes.

Your answers via the questionnaires you complete are treated in the strictest confidence. They will not be transmitted to third parties under any circumstances.

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, you have the right to access, modify and rectify your personal data.

Can anyone become a tester?

Everyone can participate in the tests offered by Techni’Sens: adults, teenagers and children.

Even your pets can be asked to test new products! Don’t forget to mention them in your profile survey.

For teen/child tests, as long as they are minors, there is no need to create a personal account for them. If you mentioned them in your profile survey, they are part of our panel. Before each participation, we will always ask for a signed consent from parents or legal guardians.

How does the selection process work?

First of all, as soon as your profile matches the product to be tested, we send you a pre-selection questionnaire. You can also find the link to the questionnaire in your Tester’s area. Each time you have a few hours to several days to respond.

Then, if you match the profile defined by our study, a member of our team will can you and explain the test process: the product, the duration and the compensation method (gift certificate or product offered).

However, if you are not selected, you will not be notified.

Your participation is free, you are in no way required to answer all the questionnaires we send you. However, if your account has been inactive for more than 2 years, we might delete it. Don’t panic, you will be warned beforehand.

What types of tests do you offer?

We offer tests at home and tests at one of our two institutes in La Rochelle and Bordeaux-Mérignac. We also offer discussion groups (also called “focus groups”), individual interviews (by videoconference or at the institute) as well as sessions with our Expert Panel, a group of panelists trained in sensory analysis techniques.

You will be asked to test different categories of products: sweet and/or savoury food, drinks, cosmetics, hygiene, etc. Your pets (dogs and cats) will also be able to participate and test treats or kibbles.

It is important to note that all the products tested are already or will soon be commercialized. Our studies come after the microbiological analyses and tolerance tests. Also, you can consume/use the products without fear for your health or safety.

Are the tests paid for?

You are rewarded after each test: you receive either a gift card (minimum amount of 8€) or a free product.

Participants in the institute tests receive a paper gift card, while home testers receive a dematerialized gift card. They can be used in a multitude of stores from different universes: food, culture, sports, beauty, landscaping, gardening, etc.

For more information on the use of your gift cards, please contact us

Can I know the brand of the product I just tested?

Unfortunately no, we are not in a commercial approach towards our consumer panel. We are also bound by confidentiality to our clients.

That’s why most products are anonymous.

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Call you from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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86 avenue JF Kennedy
33700 Mérignac

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17000 La Rochelle