prove consumer
demand.

If you could prove in-market viability before investing millions, why wouldn’t you?

Get the Guide

The trouble with traditional
validation methods? center-left-box

They're often slow, expensive and poor at predicting in-market performance. That's because they measure what consumers say, and not what they do—gauging purchase intent, versus in-market behavior.

Proto-Selling 101

Our In-Store & Online Proto-Selling is a rapid way to test your concept prototypes live on-shelf in real stores and online with real consumers.

To shoppers, your prototype product or service appears ready to purchase.

You’ll prove that consumers will actually buy your product or service—well before you invest years and millions on development and launch.

Learn how we helped an emerging brand rapidly prototype and proto-sell a new proposition in days, not months.

How Online Proto-Selling Works

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Turn Concepts into Ads & Pages
LPK’s designers and strategists transform your promising early concepts into ads and landing page websites that state your product or services’ value proposition and highlight the key benefits.
written page to computer, proto-selling, online, digital
Drive Shoppers to the Pages
LPK then drives traffic to the landing page websites via social media ads, and attempts to convert a sale as an indicator for purchase behavior.
online shopping to business growth, proto-selling, digital
Measure Purchase Behavior
Performance is measured by calculating the click-through rate from the ads and purchase conversion rates on each landing page. Out of all the visitors who viewed the page, how many attempted to purchase?

How In-Store Proto-Selling Works

idea bulb to packaging, proto-selling, in-store
Turn Concepts into Prototypes
LPK’s designers and strategists transform your promising early concepts into realistic shelf-ready product and package prototypes.
packaging to grocery store, proto-selling, in-store
Place Prototypes in Real Stores
We collaborate with our network of retail partners to place those prototypes live on shelf, enabling us to gauge real consumer buying behavior and capture shopper feedback via intercept interviews.
bottle packaging with arrow toward chart showing growth, proto-selling, in-store
Gauge Real Purchase Behavior
Based on the qualitative shopper feedback and quantitative purchase conversion benchmarks, the proposition is iteratively refined prior to investing in development and full launch.

More Proto-Selling Methods

Online and In-Store Proto-Selling are just two of our Proto-Selling methods, enabling innovators to rapidly test new concepts with real consumers live in market.

connecting circles, proto-selling, online, digital

Influencer Proto-Selling

Leverage social media influencers to rapidly co-create and test concepts live in market with their thousands of followers.

E-Commerce Proto-Selling

Test your prototype concepts seamlessly on our partner’s online e-commerce platform. Ads natively appear in thousands of apps and pair with digital shopping lists for a seamless integration and experiment off-ramping.

finger pressing phone, proto-selling, online, digital

Crowdfunding Proto-Selling

Use crowdfunding platforms as a way to validate your idea by getting backers to put money into your concept before building it.

I need to...
Rapidly test my
concepts live
in market to
prove demand.

In-Store & Online Proto-Selling

LPK’s Proto-Selling helps innovators rapidly transform their early concepts into shelf-ready prototypes and landing pages that can be tested live with real consumers.

Proto-Selling scales to meet your project’s stage and budget—from a rapid 2-day test to a 10-week pilot.

Perspectives on Innovation

Stop Trusting What Consumers Say
POV

Stop Trusting What Consumers Say

Nicholas Partridge explains Proto-Selling: our lean validation method that turns concepts into prototypes, tested in real environments with real consumers.

prove
consumer demand.

If you could prove in-market viability before investing millions, why wouldn’t you?

Get the Guide

The trouble with traditional
validation methods? center-left-box

They're often slow, expensive and poor at predicting in-market performance. That's because they measure what consumers say, and not what they do—gauging purchase intent, versus in-market behavior.
Proto-Selling 101

Our In-Store & Online Proto-Selling is a rapid way to test your concept prototypes live on-shelf in real stores and online with real consumers.

To shoppers, your prototype product or service appears ready to purchase.

You’ll prove that consumers will actually buy your product or service—well before you invest years and millions on development and launch.

Learn how we helped an emerging brand rapidly prototype and proto-sell a new proposition in days, not months.

How Online Proto-Selling Works

idea lightbulb to computer, proto-selling, online, digital
Turn Concepts into Ads & Pages
LPK’s designers and strategists transform your promising early concepts into ads and landing page websites that state your product or services’ value proposition and highlight the key benefits.
written page to computer, proto-selling, online, digital
Drive Shoppers to the Pages
LPK then drives traffic to the landing page websites via social media ads, and attempts to convert a sale as an indicator for purchase behavior.
online shopping to business growth, proto-selling, digital
Measure Purchase Behavior
Performance is measured by calculating the click-through rate from the ads and purchase conversion rates on each landing page. Out of all the visitors who viewed the page, how many attempted to purchase?

How In-Store Proto-Selling Works

idea bulb to packaging, proto-selling, in-store
Turn Concepts into Prototypes
LPK’s designers and strategists transform your promising early concepts into realistic shelf-ready product and package prototypes.
packaging to grocery store, proto-selling, in-store
Place Prototypes in Real Stores
We collaborate with our network of retail partners to place those prototypes live on shelf, enabling us to gauge real consumer buying behavior and capture shopper feedback via intercept interviews.
bottle packaging with arrow toward chart showing growth, proto-selling, in-store
Gauge Real Purchase Behavior
Based on the qualitative shopper feedback and quantitative purchase conversion benchmarks, the proposition is iteratively refined prior to investing in development and full launch.

More Proto-Selling Methods

Online and In-Store Proto-Selling are just two of our Proto-Selling methods, enabling innovators to rapidly test new concepts with real consumers live in market.

connecting circles, proto-selling, online, digital

Influencer Proto-Selling

Leverage social media influencers to rapidly co-create and test concepts live in market with their thousands of followers.

E-Commerce Proto-Selling

Test your prototype concepts seamlessly on our partner’s online e-commerce platform. Ads natively appear in thousands of apps and pair with digital shopping lists for a seamless integration and experiment off-ramping.

finger pressing phone, proto-selling, online, digital

Crowdfunding Proto-Selling

Use crowdfunding platforms as a way to validate your idea by getting backers to put money into your concept before building it.

Girl online shopping, proto-selling, innovation, growth results

I need to...
Rapidly test my
concepts live
in market to
prove demand.

In-Store & Online Proto-Selling

LPK’s Proto-Selling helps innovators rapidly transform their early concepts into shelf-ready prototypes and landing pages that can be tested live with real consumers.

Proto-Selling scales to meet your project’s stage and budget—from a rapid 2-day test to a 10-week pilot.

Perspectives on Innovation

Stop Trusting What Consumers Say
POV

Stop Trusting What Consumers Say

Nicholas Partridge explains Proto-Selling: our lean validation method that turns concepts into prototypes, tested in real environments with real consumers.