The following is the information you will love, the information and
the opportunities it will provide you. It is so much fun and so easy
for you to believe it. For many people it's a dream job! One of the
favorite things of many people is going shopping and dining at nice
restaurants and if someone is going to pay people to do it -- What could
be better than that???
you will find secret shopping is something that you will love too.
All you need to have is keen eye, attention to detail, and the ability
to be impartial and reliable? Mystery Shopping is for every one!
If you are curious about what mystery shopping is and how you can get
started, then you are in the right place! You'll find answers to your
questions here. You will also be able to apply for positions online.
This is not the only website which provides the websites and details
of the mystery shopping but for sure this is the only website which
is providing the details for free of cost. You don't require membership
and membership fee.
I know right now there are many questions going in your head. And the
first question I guess will be:
Do you actually get paid for shopping? YES !!!
Who knows? You might get your first assignment in a few days.
Ok now let me explain everything step by step and make it clear what
the whole story is about. The first thing:
What exactly is a mystery shopper?
A mystery shopper acts like an undercover agent. You might accept assignments
for different kinds of shopping like restaurants, grocery stores, automobile
dealers, retail stores, or amusement parks. Just about any type of business
you can think of could benefit from the services of a mystery shopper.
You receive a specific assignment for your shop. For example, you may
be asked to describe the parking facilities, cleanliness, friendliness
of staff, and your wait time at a restaurant.
Another important thing is that you must always work undetected. The
staff should not suspect that you are an evaluator or they would treat
you differently. Your job is not to spy on employees, or try to find
things wrong or right. Your job is simply to follow the script that
comes with your assignment and provide an impartial evaluation.
You are the link that keeps the Corporate Headquarters informed and
they need you to maintain yourself in a professional manner. For a business
to be successful, they must maintain customer satisfaction. They can
better please the customer if they understand how the customer is being
treated and if their product is being sold as they intended.
You will have the benefit of working around your schedule, which can
be beneficial for a housewife, mother or part time worker. Some places
may want you to go to their establishment only during certain hours,
i.e. happy hour, early bird specials, moonlight madness sales, etc.
You may be able to request certain hours of the day that are best for
you, such as early mornings for mom's with small children in preschool
or late afternoons-early evenings for those who already hold down a
part time job.
The second thing: ... How do I get started?
There are many companies that hire Mystery Shoppers ... you will be
surprised at the number of companies listed in the website which will
provide mystery shopper jobs.
You can apply online to around 100 companies. You will find the application
page link at the end of this page. If you are interested in finding
a local mystery shopping firm to work for go to your library or telephone
book and look for local Marketing Research companies and submit a resume.
Although, you will find the online companies much easier and convenient.
Mystery shopping is big business, so don't limit yourself by applying
companies that are physically located near you. Remember, most mystery
shopping companies are nationwide. Their clients and stores are nationwide.
Just because a company has its offices in New York does not mean you
can not work for them because you live in Texas. These Mystery Shopping
companies contract with retail and restaurant chains. These chains are
located Nationwide, therefore they need shoppers nationwide.
Never feel pressured into a job. It will not be held against you if
you are unable or unwilling to take a particular assignment. Some things
will just not appeal to you. Just recently I declined an assignment
at an automobile dealership because test driving a car and discussing
prices was involved and I felt very uncomfortable with that. Sometimes
the job will just not fit into your schedule. If that happens to you,
just be honest with the company right away. If you are sent an assignment
and do not wish to complete it or can't fit in into your schedule, make
sure you decline it right away. This allows the company to find someone
else. Companies do not care if you decline assignments as long as you
do it promptly. If you do not decline promptly you will probably not
be sent many assignments after that. All it takes is a quick email saying
you can not complete this assignment.
You have got your first assignment and what should you do now??
Most of the Mystery Shopping Services are being operated almost entirely
over the internet now a day. You will most likely receive notice via
email. It is always important to apply with an email address you use
often as you may need to respond within 24 to 48 hours to be accepted
for an assignment. You may also be notified through fax or phone by
some companies but may not be all.
You will always be given the particulars of the assignment and have
the chance to accept or decline.
If you accept, you will download or receive via mail or fax, the scenario
that is to be
used for your evaluation.
For example, you may be asked to go to a grocery store and ask the deli
worker for help
locating an item, you may be asked to purchase alcohol and report if
the clerk asked for
ID,or you may be asked to evaluate service in a restaurant.
You will be given a form with specific instructions before you shop.
You will be
told who to speak to and all areas that are to be included in your evaluation.
Your instructions may include: Looking at the displays to see if they
are kept neat and well put together. Asking the sales clerk for information
about a certain item, and how they could assist you in getting a certain
size not readily available. They may ask you to try on several items
and check the dressing rooms for neatness.
Does the sales clerk offer to assist you with additional sizes? Are
the shelves well stocked and neat in appearance? Was the sales clerk
helpful? They will want you to actually purchase something they suggest
or of your choice and will want you to observe the actual transaction
and note how easily or difficult it was performed.
They may also ask you to question the sales clerk on several different
items. What was his/her response? They may ask you to visit the restrooms
and make sure they are clean and well stocked. Use a public telephone
and comment on its accessibility.
Study your scenario before you begin the shop, because you can't take
your notes with you. Remember you must remain undetected! Do your best
to remember names and pertinent details, and as soon as you get to your
car you can quickly jot down important notes.
What will happen after you finish your assignment??
You will have been given a deadline. Usually you have to have your report
within 24 to 48 hours. Be punctual! This could determine whether you
will get any future assignments with this company. Most likely you will
be able to file your report online or fax it in. Simply follow the instructions
you were given.
It is very important that you be as accurate as possible, giving only
the facts requested.
If your assignment was to evaluate cleanliness at an establishment,
don't make comments
about the staff either good or bad. Don't interject personal thoughts
of your experience unless asked.
Apply to as many companies as you like. That way you can pick and choose
assignments that you like. If you have 10 offers one week you might
only like or be able to perform 5 to 6. If you only work for one or
two companies it will be much harder to be as picky about assignments
or find ones that pay enough or are at stores or locations you prefer.
The most important point to be considered is to make sure that you have
your receipt which is for reimbursement. It also the proof that you
were really shopping and examined the products or services.
http://www.ishopforyou.com/ Chicago Area
At Your Service Marketing http://aysm.com/jobs_pl.htm Texas and surrounding
ACRA, inc web site: http://www.secretshopacra.com/ USA and Canadaa lot
of restaurant jobs
Audits and Surveys World wide http://cybershoppers.surveys.com/shopper1.htm
USA and Canada
Alcops company information: http://www.alcops.com/alcops/mystshop.html
application: http://www.alcops.com/alcops/employ.html Regular shopping
and Movie Theaters
Apartment Shopper web site: http://www.apartmentmysteryshopper.com/application:
http://www.apartmentmysteryshopper.com/shopperform.php mystery shopping
for apartment complexes
A Step Above web site: http://www.serviceevaluations.com/application:
A Closer Look web site: http://www.a-closer-look.com/ACL/index.htmlapplication:
http://www.a-closer-look.com/shopperapplication.asp reimbursement only,
but large reimbursments - resturants and hotels
A Top Shop web site: http://www.atopshop.com/application: http://www.atopshop.com/entry.htm
ABA Quality Monitoring http://www.aba.co.uk/Shopper.html Shopping in
Amusement Advantage http://members.aol.com/AmusmntAdv/ Evaluations of
theme parks nationwide Pays in admission tickets
Bai Evaluators .http://www.baievaluators.com/ Restaurant, Hotel, Airport,
Health & Fitness and Retail Shop Opportunities
Beyond Hello http://www.beyondhello.com/
Best Mark http://www.bestmark.com/ Nationwide
BMA Mystery Shopping Services http://www.mystery-shopping.com/
Byers Choice web site: http://www.byerschoiceinc.com/application: http://www.byerschoiceinc.com/shopper_app.html
Business Research Lab http://www.busreslab.com/tips/tip20.htm
Business Evaluation Services http://www.mysteryshopperservices.com/
Business Insights website: http://www.businessinsights.com/application:
Campbell Edgar, Inc http://www.retailmysteryshoppers.com/mystery.html
USA and Canada
Campus Consulting web site: http://www.shopaudits.com//application:
http://www.shopaudits.com/ASP/shoppersignup.asp USA and Canada
Captain D's web site: http://www.captainds.com/application: http://www.captainds.com/shoppers.htm
find where Captain D's are located -http://www.captainds.com/wtf.htm
This is a seafood restaurant franchise - some states will not have this
Check Mark http://www.checkmarkinc.com/ Nationwide
Check-upMarketing web site: http://www.checkupmarketing.com/main.htmlapplication:
Consumer Connection http://www.consumerconnection.net/ USA and Canada
Customer 1st web site: http://www.customer-1st.com/application:http://www.customer-1st.com/shopper_app.html
Customer Perspective http://www.customerperspectives.com/index.html
USA, Canada,Puerto Rico
Customer Service Perceptions web site: http://www.csperceptions.com/application:
Cyber Shop web site: http://cybershoppers.surveys.com/application: https://cybershoppers.surveys.com/CyberShopSecure/usapplication/ms1.html
USA and Canada
Courtesy Counts http://www.courtesycounts.com/
Count on Us web site: http://www.ucountonus.com/application: http://www.ucountonus.com/services/mysteryShopper/application.asp
Clients include banks, restaurants, hotels/motels, retail stores and
The Corporate Research Group http://www.thecrg.com/ Canada
Cirrus Marketing http://www.cirrusmktg.com/
A Closer Look http://www.a-closer-look.com/
ICC/Decision Services http://www.iccds.com/ This one is an Excellent
company to work for! Nationwide, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto
Customer First http://www.triadweb.com/customer
Confero web site: http://www.conferoinc.com/application: http://www.conferoinc.com/conferoinc/shoppers/Application.asp
DSG Associates web site: http://www.dsgstars.com/index.htmlapplication:
Ellis Property Management Services (EPMS) web site: http://www.epmsonline.com/shoppers.htmlapplication:
http://www.epmsonline.com/shopperapp.html Mystery shopping for apartments
Employee Evaluators web site: http://www.mysteryshops.com/application:
Eye On Retail web site: http://www.eyeonretail.com/applications: http://www.shopper.eyeonretail.com/eorresume/newuser.asp
Feedback Plus http://www.gofeedback.com/ Nationwide mystery shopping
Focus on Service http://www.focusonservice.com/ This one is an Excellent
company to work for! restaurant mystery shopping in many cities nationwide
Bertucci's, Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, New England
On The Borders, and New England Chili's restaurant
Genesis Group http://www.genesisgrp.com/ Nationwide
Golden Resources Marketing Group http://hometown.aol.com/cgr315/index.html
a variety of assignments nationwide.
Green and Associates http://www.greenandassociates.com/ Nationwide
Hindsight http://www.hndsight.com/ nationwide
Investigative Marketing http://www.investigativemarketing.com/Mystery.html
Infotelinc web site: http://www.infotelinc.com/application: http://www.infotelinc.com/mys_app.htm
Instant Reply web site: http://www.mysteryshopservices.com/application:http://www.mysteryshopservices.com/Shoppers/shoppers.htm
IntelliShop web site: http://www.intelli-shop.com/application: http://18.104.22.168/become.html
Jack In The Box application: http://www.jacksguest.com/signmeup.shtml
Jack in the Box resturants only- Not in some states
Jancyn http://www.jancyn.com/ Many assignments nationwide and Canada
JKS Inc company web site: http://www.jks-inc.com/application - http://www.jks-inc.com/apply.html
Ken-Rich Retail Group web site: http://www.ken-rich.com/ application:
Mercantile Systems http://www.mercsurveys.com/
Mystery Shopper USA http://www.bmiltd.com/ Nationwide and Canada
Marketing Systems Unlimited http://www.msultd.com/ Seeking full time
Mystery Shoppers, Inc http://www.mysteryshoppersinc.com/
Mars Surveys http://www.marsresearch.com/index1.html
Mystery Shopper, USA http://www.bmiltd.com/ Nationwide
Mystery Shoppers http://www.weneed.com/
Metro Park Mystery Shopper http://www.metropark.com/nggroup/
Mystery Shoppers http://www.mystery-shoppers.com/ Nationwide
Mike's Mystery Shopper Service http://www.angelfire.com/pa/mystershopper/
Mystery Shopping in Central Florida
Merc Services web site: http://www.mercsurveys.com/application: http://www.mercsurveys.com/app.asp
Golf, dining, entertainment, and hotel/motel
Mystery Guest web site: http://www.mysteryguestinc.com/application:
https://www.mysteryguestinc.com/Contact.asp?Action=Detail USA-Red Lobster
Restaurant, Olive Garden Restaurant, Bahama Breeze Restaurant, China
Coast Restaurant, Smokey Bones Restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory
Metropark Mystery Shopping web site: http://www.metropark.com/nggroup/application:
Nationwide Integrity web site:http://www.nationwideintegrity.com// application:
National Shopping Service company web site: http://www.nssmysteryshoppers.com/application:
http://www.nssmysteryshoppers.com/jobboard/state.asp US, Canada, Europe
different than company above, same nameNational ShoppingService web
site: http://www.mysteryshopper.net//application: http://www.mysteryshopper.net/employment/register.htm
see where they need shoppers-choose by state: http://www.mysteryshopper.net/employment/employment.htm
Pacific Research Group web site: http://www.pacificresearchgroup.com/application:
http://22.214.171.124/shopper_application/welcome_letter.asp USA Company
hires phone based mystery shoppers also
Person to Person Quality http://www.persontopersonquality.com/ National
The Performance Edge web site: http://www.pedge.com/application: http://www.pedge.com/scripts/agreement_(1).htm
Pinkerton Field Research Services web site: http://www.pktnshop.com/application:
http://www.pktnshop.com/newshopper/IndepContract.asp USA and Canada
Pulse Back http://www.pulseback.com/evaluators.htm clients such as -
Mc Donald's, Fuddruckers, The GAP, Planet Hollywood, Banana Republic,
Chart House, and many more
Professional Review & Operational Shoppers, Inc http://www.proreview.com/
Quality Marketing http://www.quality-marketing.com/shoppers/index.html
Quest for Best Mystery Shoppers http://www.questforbest.com/ Nationwide
Quality Assurance Consultants http://www.qacinc.com/ Eastern states
Quality Assessments Mystery Shoppers web site: http://www.qams.com/application:
Restaurant Shops On-line http://www.ranw.com/Palmer/palmer_and_palmer.htm
Retail Service Evaluations http://www.retailserviceevaluations.com/
Needs shoppers throughout the US
Retail Biz Consulting http://www.retailbiz.com/mars.html US and Canada
Rapid Check web site: http://www.rapidchek.com// application: http://www.rapidchek.com/signmeup/signup.asp
USA and Canada Mystery Shopping and Movie Evaluations
Service Probe http://www.pwgroup.com/sprobe/ Mainly Southern States
Spot Checks http://www.spotchecks.com/
Service Quest http://www.service-quality.com// World wide
Service Perceptions http://www.serviceperceptions.com/ Nationwide
Second to None http://www.second-to-none.com/servFirst.htm Nationwide
Service Research, Inc http://www.gosri.com/
SG Marketing Group http://www.sgmarketing.com/