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NCP – National Consumer Panel App Review – Legit or Scam

NCP is a company that you can work for online or use the app on your mobile device You can download and install the app on your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or the App Store. The company is a market research company and will send you a hand held scanner if you can’t use their app on your mobile device. Basically, you’ll need to scan the bar codes of the items you purchase at the market. The company receives the information and will credit your account with points you’ve earned on certain items. The points can then be used to purchase items in their catalog or redeem them for gift cards.

How Does it Work?

  1. If you don’t own a smartphone, you’ll need to go to the online website and create your account.
  2. The company will contact you by email.
  3. If you’ve been selected to join the panel, you’ll receive a portable scanner in the mail.
  4. Just hook up the scanner to your computer so you can scan and transmit the barcodes of the items you’ve purchased.
  5. The newer scanners can connect directly to your Wi-Fi and transmit the scanned data to the company once a week. The scanner will store the barcodes in the memory and you choose the day of the week to send the company your data.
  6. Once the company receives your bar codes, they’ll credit your account with the points you’ve earned.

How it Works on a Mobile Device:

  1. Go to the Google Play Store or the App Store and download the app on your mobile device.
  2. Once downloaded and installed, you’ll need to register with the company. Fill in your information on the app and submit it to the company for approval.
  3. You must be a registered member to login to the site and use the app.
  4. The app on your mobile device acts like a handheld scanner.
  5. Just scan the barcodes of the items you’ve purchased and transmit the data to the company using your mobile device.
  6. Not everyone can join the panel. You must first register and the company will determine if your household demographics is a good match for their studies.

What Do You Need to Do?

  1. If you use the hand held scanner or the mobile app, you’ll need to scan the barcodes of the items you’ve purchased at the grocery store.
  2. The website or app will ask you a few questions concerning where you shopped, how much you paid, and how you paid for your purchases.
  3. You’ll only need to transmit the data to the company once a week.

How Does the Company Pay You?

  1. Each week you transmit your purchases to the company, they’ll credit your account with points.
  2. You’ll need to accumulate 8000 points to cash out.
  3. The company has a catalog that offers you a variety of merchandise that you can choose from.
  4. You can redeem your points for iTunes gift cards, household items or enter into their sweepstakes.
  5. Furthermore, you can use the points to receive discounts at major retailers.
  6. The company won’t send you cash in a check or to your PayPal account. Your only options are to purchase items in the catalog or exchange for a gift card.

What Do People Say About the Company?

  1. It isn’t always easy to be accepted to the program. At times the company doesn’t have openings in your area. Your acceptance is based on your demographic area and availability to do the job.
  2. Having to scan every single barcode is time consuming and can be a tedious task. However, once you get the hang of the scanner and how it works, this can go a bit faster.
  3. At times the scanner is faulty and it take time to receive a new one
  4. If you use your mobile device for scanning barcode it can reset on you after a few items scanned. The new update has helped to fix a few of the scanning issue with your mobile device.
  5. It takes a long time to accumulate the rewards points in your account.
  6. If you need to call the company to report an issue with the scanner, you’ll have to go through the automated system which takes forever to speak with a representative from the company.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company that rewards you with points for scanning barcodes off the items you’ve purchased in the grocery store. The rewards points can be exchange for items in the company’s catalog or for an iTunes gift card. You can accumulate your points and exchange them for larger rewards and household items. Furthermore, you can use you points to buy tickets to the sweepstakes drawings the company holds. This is a great company to work for and the work is rather simple to perform. Unfortunately, this does take a lot of time to scan all your grocery items and submit the scanned barcodes to the company. If you’d like to earn items that you’d normally not purchase, then this is a good way to do it.

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