I`d like suggestions on how I can poll and make sure a market exist for a new product. There isn`t anything out there like this so I don`t have anything to test demand and pricing against. It will be a collaboration of several existing technologies plus some new and laid out in a new format.
I need to be sure there is enough need. The service is B2C primarily but will also go B2B as features are added. I though about paper mailing postcards describing the benefits and leaving a link to an online survey. Anyone taking the survey gets one year free use. My problem is I`m unsure where to get mailing addresses or even if they will be good addresses. I ruled out email because of spamming/blacklisting and the extremely low return.
It would be simple to post the idea in several forums I frequent but then I contemplate someone running off with the idea.
I`m open to suggestions and would appreicate any comments.