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Making sampling activations easy

When sampling activations are turnkey, the only thing you need to do is make sure you have enough inventory. We'll handle the rest.

Bob's Red Mill
Albanese Confectionery
Waterloo
GT's Kombucha
Pressed
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Clif Bar
Liquid IV
KIND
Urban Decay Cosmetics
SC Johnson
The Kraft Heinz Company
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Mondelēz
Anheuser-Busch
Milk Bar
Redbull
La Croix
Bob's Red Mill
Albanese Confectionery
Waterloo
GT's Kombucha
Pressed
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Clif Bar
Liquid IV
KIND
Urban Decay Cosmetics
SC Johnson
The Kraft Heinz Company
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Mondelēz
Anheuser-Busch
Milk Bar
Redbull
La Croix

Designed to be a low lift on you

Turnkey sampling opportunities

Filter for opportunities based on your sampling capacity, and you’ll find listings of turnkey sampling activations with options to add customizable elements like shipping and handling, signage, branded note cards, digital coupons, and more. 

The only thing limiting you is your sampling capacity.

Plug-and-play marketing campaigns

Move faster with campaign recommendations from our key partners, based on our jointly-developed marketing calendar. Your brand can just plug-and-play into existing marketing campaigns with multiple brands to maximize your efforts, including:

- Back to College
- New Year, New You
- March Madness

Looking for category exclusivity? We can make it happen!

New activations available weekly

We’re the dominant leader in sampling activations for categories like fitness, college housing, kids and family events, and more. 

New activation partners are added weekly, with sampling program pilot programs that have opportunities for category exclusivity, first-to-market privileges, and reduced platform fees.

Why brands love sampling with Recess

General

Sampling + BOGO mobile coupons drive strong redemption

A leading CPG brand launches new air freshener products, and distributes samples and promo cards at drive-in movie theaters nationwide.

2369

Walmart mobile app sign-ups

589

BOGO coupon redemptions at Walmart

24.86%

Sample-to-purchase conversion rate

Consumers enjoy Energizer Refresh air freshener samples at drive-in movie theaters.
Fitness

Laundry brand sees 70% conversions via fitness sampling

A leading laundry brand partnered with fitness studios in key markets to distribute samples of an emerging product line to studio members.

24.2%

of consumers were new to brand

69.9%

of consumers have purchased the product since receiving the sample

86%

likely to purchase the product in the next 90 days

Oxiclean sampling campaign at Gold's Gym
College

Energy drink sees 1 in 3 samplers convert to purchasers

An emerging plant-based energy drink delivered 12 packs to college student housing complexes during finals week to generate awareness and drive repeated trials.

1 in 3

purchased the product after sampling

66%

consumers were new to the brand

50%

of consumers are likely to purchase in the next 90 days

College

Snack brand sees 22% sales lift on GoPuff

A top CPG brand activated a “de-stress” lounge and distributed samples on college campuses during finals week to drive awareness of its products on GoPuff.

22%

increase in sales on GoPuff

56%

email open rate on post-sampling coupons

13

total events across 4 days

Fitness

Kombucha brand sees 109% increase in purchase intent after sampling

A new-to-the-US kombucha brand sampled cans of its newest flavor to fitness enthusiasts to generate awareness and drive product trials.

81%

of consumers were new to the brand

109%

increase in purchase intent after trial

56%

consumers immediately tried the product

General

Water brand sees 1 in 4 samplers convert to purchasers

A leading water brand focused its sampling efforts to capturing a wide consumer base - and activated its products in shopping centers, farmers markets, fitness studios, and more. 

1 in 4

Purchased the product after sampling

50%

of consumers are likely to purchase in the next 90 days

196%

increase in brand awareness in target markets

Fitness

Fruit bar sees 338% increase in purchase intent after sampling

A popular fruit bar distributed samples of various flavors to Crunch Gym locations across the US to generate brand awareness and drive product trials.

66%

of consumers immediately tried the product

68%

of consumers were new to the brand

338%

increase in purchase intent after sampling

Sampling activations made easy

Our turnkey sampling activations remove most of your logistical headaches, while still feeling pretty unique and cool.