Someone once said that pictures are worth a million words and here at Survey.com we stand behind that statement. Capturing a clear and crisp image is vital to your success as a retail merchandiser. Here are some tips for capturing the perfect image, the first time around.
Utilizing Your Phone’s Camera
If your storage capacity allows you, utilize your phone’s built-in camera app. By using your phone camera you will have more controls, such as a zoom feature and the ability to focus on a specific subject. You will also have the added protection of having the photos saved to your phone is case anything goes awry with your survey and you lose your data such as your phone dying before you could save a specific section.
There is nothing more frustrating than having a project invalidated because you missed a step. To avoid this, read the instructions provided in the survey carefully. We understand that not all stores are built the same and some directions may be hard to follow. If for any reason you are unable to comply with the instructions make sure to note what your limitations were on the subject to help expedite the QA process.
For some surveys, we ask for medium angle photos. Medium angle photographs should be taken 3 to 4 feet away from the items. When you taking a closeup of a product, make sure you tap on your screen to focus the image. If you find that the passageways of the store are to narrow to capture a shelf from top to bottom, split the image into two and note that the passages were too small to capture the shelf entirely.
If you ever find yourself with a shaky connection, we recommend waiting to get to a location that has Wi-Fi. This will resolve the issue of having your pictures not loading onto your survey completely and it being sent back to you. When a survey is submitted with a fragile internet connection, it leads to the images showing up blank on the survey, thus they quality assurance team cannot assess your work.