Who can join?
To join, you must be a US citizen, age 18 or over.
How do I join?
Fill out the form HERE. Look for a confirmation email in your inbox and follow the directions in the email. Then, wait for your approval to join.
Is it free to join?
Yes! Seattle 2401 is completely free to join! We will pay YOU for your opinions!
What does a panelist do?
Panelists are invited to participate in various types of studies. The two main types of studies panelists are invited to are Product Evaluations and Focus Groups. Product Evaluations are completed at our facility or in your home depending on study requirements. During Product Evaluations panelists are asked to consume a food or beverage and then they are asked for their opinions on the food or beverage they just consumed. Evaluations vary in duration and are communicated in the study invitations. Focus Groups are group discussions about a product, service, or concept and are usually held at our facility. These may take from 1-2 hours. Sometimes there are other study options available as well.
Can my family members and friends join?
Yes! Spread the word to anyone you think that would like to get paid for their opinions. Have them fill out the application form HERE.
Where will these studies take place?
These studies will take place within the Seattle Metro Area. Most studies are conducted in the SODO area. Once you have qualified for a study the date, time, location, compensation, and duration will be revealed to you for consideration prior to your confirmation to participate.
Can I bring my children?
Please do not bring anyone but yourself (no children, spouses, friends, coworkers, pets, etc.) to the study.
Will there be transportation assistance?
No. The panelist will be responsible for their own transportation to the study.
Is the testing facility handicap accessible?
Yes. Our facilities are handicap accessible. If you require any kind of assistance please notify us at email@example.com prior to the study date so we can assure that your visit is as smooth as possible.
I'm sick and I can't make it for the study that I am scheduled to participate in. Can I send my spouse in my place?
No. Please only bring yourself to the study that you qualified and signed up for. We always check for identification prior to each study. If you cannot make it to your confirmed appointment, please log into your Panelist Portal and go to Schedules to decline/cancel your appointment. All appointments will begin on time. Please arrive at the facility at the specified time, usually 15 min before the study begins. If you are late, you will not be able to participate.
Can I attend part of the study and leave early?
If your study is on site, please stay for the entire duration of the study. Completion of the study will be required for you to receive compensation. Once you have qualified for a study the date, time, location, compensation, and duration will be revealed to you for consideration prior to your confirmation to participate. All appointments will begin on time. Please arrive at the facility at the specified time, usually 15 min before the study begins. If you are late, you will not be able to participate.
I haven't been invited to be part of a study in a while. What's going on?
There are many reasons why you might not have been invited to a study lately. We recommend that you take the screener for the study as soon as you can after receiving it to increase your chances of participating in a study. If you can still log into your Panelist Login but haven't heard from us in a while--rest assured! You are still in our database. Continue to check your email for other opportunities to participate in tests. We look forward to having you!
Money for my opinions, great! How much will I get paid?
The amount of compensation differs between each study. The amount you get paid for one study may be different from the next one that you may attend. It depends on the duration of the study and the type of study. The amount of compensation will be revealed to you prior to your confirmation to participate.
How will I find out about studies?
Once you have joined and have received our email confirmation, you are in our database. We will contact you (usually by email) to see if you qualify for an upcoming study. If you qualify, you will be notified of the location, date, time, duration, and compensation for the study. You then decide if you would like to participate. To ensure you receive our emails and have the opportunity to participate in our studies, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your trusted or safe sender list.
How often will I receive study invitations?
We are always conducting Product Evaluations and Focus Groups. Study invitations will vary depending on how many studies we have in progress as well as the type of respondents that those studies require. You will receive a study invitation via email invite if you qualify. Keep your eyes open for an email invitation from us!
What is the panelist etiquette when participating in a test?
While in the waiting area of the testing facility, feel free to chat with other panelists! However, when you enter the booth testing area, please keep quiet. During testing please keep quiet and refrain from talking or making noise to yourself or to others. This does not apply to Focus Groups. For confidentiality reasons please do not speak about or discuss the test or focus group session to others after leaving the testing or discussion area. This includes family, friends, coworkers, and even to those that participated in the study with you. You will sign a confidentiality notice after signing in for the test.
I LOVE the product being tested! Can I take the extras with me?
No. Please do not remove any product from the testing area including trash.
Help! I confirmed my participating to a study but I forgot the time and place.
You can go directly to the Panelist login page. Enter in your Username and Password, then click Schedule. Here you can check your schedule, change your session time (if applicable), as well as decline to participate in a study. You can also check your inbox to search for your confirmation email which has the testing time and place.
How can I update my account information or change my password?
Simply login to your account HERE and click on the 'Account' tab to update your profile and password.
I forgot my Username and/or password. What do I do?
If you have forgotten your username, please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
How can I unsubscribe?
We appreciate your time and hope you enjoy participating in our studies. However, if at any time you would like to remove yourself from our panelist database or to unsubscribe to our emails, you can do so by clicking 'Unsubscribe' found on your panelist account page.