Monadic testing is a research-based testing concept. But what is it and when should you use it? How should monadic testing complement other kinds of testing, such as focus groups or online surveys? This guide will answer these questions and more.
What is monadic testing?
Monadic testing is showing a product or concept to research respondents in isolation, as opposed to comparison testing where two or more products or concepts are shown to respondents at the same time.
You’ve done your research. For hours, you and your team have brainstormed a product idea and you’re pretty sure it fulfills an existing pain point in your customers. You’re so excited to share your new product with the world that you just want to rush it out and start selling it.
Marketing is an umbrella term for the way you can promote your products and services. Micromarketing is a promotion strategy targeting a specific group of people or audience within your niche.
It’s one thing to make sure your ad is seen by as many people as possible, but if 75% of those people aren’t your targeted audience, your product won’t sell well. Micromarketing helps you to target your product or service to the right people, ensuring you can sell effectively.
Meghla Bhardwaj is the founder of The Asian Seller, a community of e-commerce and Amazon sellers who share information and resources on building online businesses in Asian countries.
Meghla hosts a conference in Hong Kong for global private label e-commerce sellers. She also runs a YouTube Channel and podcast, where she recently talked with PickFu co-founder Justin Chen about how PickFu can be used as an e-commerce split testing tool.
Have you ever seen a really neat product on Amazon that you considered buying until you read the product description? Maybe there were missing words, misspellings, jumbled sentences, or glaring grammatical errors. It’s clear the company did not try copy testing before it went live.
What is copy testing?
If you’re a seller of any product, you know that clean, meaningful copy helps your product sell.
Copy testing is the best way to make sure you put your sharpest words before your customers’ eyes. You take your marketing copy (see examples below) and show it to an objective crowd. The test respondents then provide you with detailed feedback so you can know what’s working and what’s not before you put your copy out into the market.
Copy testing is especially effective when you’re selling across borders to ensure that your copy hits the right notes in the native language. Even British English and American English have distinct cultural differences, and you want to how customers in your relevant regions respond to your words.
If you’re an established brand, chances are you’ve created a focus group before to get feedback on a product or idea. You invited a group of participants, offered a reward, reserved a pleasant conference room, catered a light lunch, and hired a skilled moderator. You presented your product demos and the accompanying questions. Maybe each participant provided thoughtful, positive feedback and you left the focus group glowing.
PickFu is one of the best polling platforms out there to help you make business decisions. As a consumer research platform for app developers, online sellers, entrepreneurs, and more, our purpose is to help you get a second (or 50th) opinion from a targeted audience. PickFu makes it possible to poll people who resemble your target customer. Let’s take a closer look at who makes up the PickFu market research panel.
When you’re selling online, e-commerce product page testing is a must. Why? Optimizing your listing ensures that you’re presenting your merchandise in a way that makes people as likely as possible to buy.
The way to accomplish this is with A/B testing (also called split testing). A/B testing is the process of using two versions of a web page on an audience to compare performance. A traditional split test directs a portion of your website traffic to one version of a page and directs another portion of your website traffic to a different version of that page. PickFu’s split testing is slightly different: instead of testing live, you can create a poll before your product launches and test ideas on an audience in a sandbox environment. PickFu provides the respondents and you’ll get results in as little as a few minutes.
Even though PickFu is simple to use, there are ways your polls can become even more effective. As many customers have told us, the more polls you run with PickFu, the better you get at it. Luckily, you don’t have to run lots of polls to get there. You can benefit from the wealth of knowledge our team has already amassed after years of polling and learning.