Free List Of Companies Hiring Mystery Shoppers
Don't pay for a mystery shopping company list when you can get it here for free!
Or perhaps you went to a website that wanted to charge you for the privilege of using their site to contact mystery shopping companies.
(Yeah, I fell for that)
I got tired of seeing these "companies" take advantage of people who are trying to earn an extra few dollars, so I decided to create a free secret shoppers list containing 190 business that hire mystery shoppers.
This free list of companies hiring mystery shoppers should keep you busy for awhile, but I will be updating this directory as I come across other companies that want to hire shoppers.
I hope that you find this mystery shoppers list useful and that it helps you to become a successful secret shopper.
What is Mystery Shopping?
Mystery shopping is a phrase which refers to the procedure for assessing the overall performance and is an evaluation of an employee from the point of view of an everyday informed shopper.
Educated mystery shoppers pretend to be prospective customers to be able to provide organizations with an unbiased view of their customer service and determine how accurately workers are adopting the instructions that have been given to them.
The member of staff is completely unaware of the mystery shopper's true goals and therefore the sales rep offers them exactly the same service they provide to the greater part of their potential customers.
Typically the mystery shopper will be able to complete a customized survey and write an in depth written review regarding the overall shopping experience, enabling the boss to better be informed of the way the common consumer is being serviced.
This allows the boss and their personnel the chance to improve and move forward. Mystery shopping is definitely the only efficient solution to objectively appraise the performance and longevity of a organization's customer support experiences and training programs.
Before You Start Mystery Shopping
Things you should know about the companies on this list
Some mystery shopping companies do not openly advertise themselves as secret shopping companies. They prefer to call their shoppers an evaluator, analyst, assessor or even Business Development Associate.
This is to prevent just anyone from finding them using common keywords and pestering them with applications that they will just give up on or not follow through with.
Also, doesn't calling yourself a business development associate sound so much better than mystery shopper? Much more professional.
Some secret shopper companies will not advertise about mystery shopping on their homepage. Their thinking is that if a potential employee cannot be bothered to go past their home page, it is probably not someone that they would want to hire.
If you do not see "Mystery Shopper Apply Here" when you first visit a website, this is the reason.
Just explore the site a little bit and you will find what you are looking for. Look for headings titled Employment Opportunities, Careers, Jobs and other such names.
These companies sometimes represent muli-million dollar companies and want professionals that can be counted on. If you know the lingo, have decent English writing skills and you are serious about becoming a secret shopper, you are already half-way there.
I would also like to take this opportunity to state for the record that I am in No Way affiliated at all with any of these mystery shopping companies. I make no money (0 dollars) when you sign up with these secret shopping companies.
Like I said, information about jobs should be given out for free, not sold.
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Free List Of Compaines Hiring Mystery Shoppers A-Z
Well here it is ladies and gentlemen. I give to you a free mystery shoppers list. I have personally visited every one of the websites listed on this page to ensure that they actually are legitimate mystery shopping companies, that they are in business and actively seeking out independent contractors.
While I screen each company before I add it here, I do not work with every company and do not personally endorse them. Always use caution when supplying your personal information online.
Thank you all for visiting and utilizing this free list of mystery shopping companies.
- A Closer Look
Retail, Restaurants, Hotels, Entertainment, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Grocery, Transportation, Health Care, Home / Apartment, Automotive, Insurance
- A Customers Point of View
Retailers, food service providers, financial institutions and more
- A Step Above
Retail and hospitality
- A Top Shop
Retail outlets, Restaurants, Automobile Dealerships, Fast Food Chains, Hotels, Self Storage Facilities, Real Estate Rentals & Developers
- Ace Mystery Shopping
Restaurants, Retail Outlets, Automotive industry
Theater mystery shopping
- Amusement Advantage
Oh boy, one of my favorites. Arcades, Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Water Parks. Such fun being a secret shopper.
- Ann Michaels & Associates
Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Entertainment (theater, theme park), Retail (general), Casino / Gaming, Hotel / Motel, Fast Food, Grocery, Health Care, Automotive, Insurance, Banking / Financial, Home / Apartment
- Anonymous Insights Inc.
Retail (general), Hotel / Motel, Restaurants, Entertainment (theater, theme park), Gas Station, Convenience Store, Grocery, Health Care, Financial Industry
- Apartment Shoppe
Use your skills as a mystery shopper to provide services to apartment communities throughout the United States
- Asset Protection Associates
Security and Investigative services
- Assured Customer Experience
- At Your Service Marketing
Hotel / Motel, Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail - General, Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Stores, Grocery, Health Care
- Ath Power Consulting
Insurance, Banking / Financial, Retail (general), Gas Station, Convenience Store
- Baird Consulting
Health care industry
- Bare Associates International
Mystery Shopping opportunities available in the Restaurant, Bar, Golf Course, Health Club and Hotel industries
- Benchmark Collaboratives
Automotive, Banking/Financial, Business-to-business, Entertainment, Fast Food, Gas Station/Convenience Store, Government, Grocery, Health Care, Home/Apartment, Hotel/Motel, Insurance, Restaurant, Retail, Storage, Transportation
- Best Mark
Restaurants, Retail Stores, Casinos, Shopping Malls, Banks, Hotels
Bars and Restaurants
- Beyond Hello
Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail (general), Fast Food, Health Care, Banking / Financial
- Beyond Marketing Group
Retail Stores, Banks, Shopping Centers, Hotels, Restaurants and Medical Centers
- BMA Mystery Shopping
Apartments, Automotive, Gas Station, Convenience Stores
- Business Evaluation Services
Would you like to secret shop an Automotive, Banking, Theme Park, Restaurant, Retail, Gas Station business?
- California Marketing Specialists
- Campus Consulting
Serving businesses from Bookstore Chains to Financial Services to Shopping Centers
- Capstone Research
Restaurant, Retail, Fast Food, Convenience Stores, Banking / Financial, Gas Station
- Certified Marketing Research
Entertainment (theater, theme park), Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Automotive, Banking / Financial
- Check Point Systems
Be a floorwalker and prevent theft in supermarkets and major clothing retailers.
- Check-Up Marketing
Department Stores, Specialty Shops, Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, Hotel, Banks, etc.
- Cirrus Marketing Consultants
Mystery Shoppers needed for Hotel / Motel, Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Entertainment (theater, theme park), Retail (general), Fast Food, Grocery, Storage, Transportation, Automotive Industry, Home / Apartment
- CKA Group
Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail (general), Banking / Financial, Business-to-business
- Coast to Coast Scheduling Services
Human resources, sales, business management, merchandising, scheduling
Automobile, call centers, hotels, energy, financial, industrial, insurance sectors, telecommunications, tourism and trades.
- Confero Inc.
Retailers, Restaurants, Financial Institutions, Automotive Service Centers
- Consumer Critique
Restaurants, Retail, Real Estate, Fitness Centers, Financial Institutions, Hotels, Casinos
- Consumer Research Group
Retail Chains, Fast Food Chains
- Corporate Research International
Retail, Entertainment, Multi-family Housing, Convenience Store, Banking
- Corporate Risk Solutions
Retail (clothing), Restaurant & Bar, Specialty Stores, Office Supply, Sporting Goods, Grocery, Home Improvement, Telecommunications,
- Count On Us
Banks, Bars & Taverns, Convenience Stores, Department Stores, Entrepreneurial Establishments, Hotels / Motels, Restaurants, Retail Stores, Service Stations, Specialty Stores, Supermarkets
- Coyle Hospitality Group
Specialize in fine Hotels, Restaurants, and Spas
- Creative Image Associates
Insurance industry, Banking/Financial
Bars, Pubs and banks are just a few of the things that CRG covers with their mystery shopping company
- Cross Financial Group
- Customer Feedback
Hotel / Motel, Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail (general), Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Grocery
- Customer First
Banking, Retail, Fast Food, Fine Dining, Medical, New Home Construction
- Customer Perspective
Shopping Centers, Food Service Providers, Restaurants, Airport Concessions, Business to Business Programs, Entertainment/Destination Clients, Health Care Providers
- Customer Service Experts
Shopping Centers, Food Service Providers, Restaurants, Airport Concessions, Business to Business Programs, Entertainment/Destination Clients, Health Care Providers
- Customer Service Profiles
Banking, Financial, Insurance, Hotel / Motel, Retail
- Data Quest
Entertainment (theater, theme park), Fast Food, Hotel / Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- David Sparks & Associates
Retail, Financial, Health Care, Business to Business, other service industries
- Devon Hill Associates
Hospitals, Clinics, Retirement Communities, Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes
- Draude Marketing Services
Banking / Financial, Restaurant (Casual, Fast Food & Fine Dining), Retail (General), Gas Station/Convenience Store, Grocery Store
- DSG Associates
Apartment, Automotive, Banking, Entertainment, Fast Food, Gas Station, Grocery, Insurance, Hotel / Motel, Retail, Restaurants
- Dynamic Advantage
Restaurant (Casual & Fine Dining), Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Grocery
Secret Shoppers List Bonus Tip #1
Use The Phone Book
In almost every city, there are mystery shopping companies right down the street from you that are looking to hire new employees. The problem is in finding them. They don't openly advertise their services in order to keep some form privacy for their clients. The following ideas may help you find additional secret shopping opportunities in your city. Use these tips along with this free secret shoppers list in order to maximize your earning potential.
Depending on the size of the city or town that you live in, there may be mystery shopping companies in your local Yellow Pages. If you live in a large city, (New York) mystery shopping companies can be found in the phone book. They are not so concerned with privacy as there are tons of companies offering the same services. Search listings under Personal Shopper, Secret Shopping, Mystery Shopping, Market Research, Employee Evaluators, Business Analysts. Create your own shoppers list.
If you live in a small town, use the online Yellow Pages and look up the same headings in any larger city that is close by. Even small businesses need secret shoppers and your local businesses will more than likely use these companies.
When you find the companies, give them a call and ask them if they hire mystery shoppers. The worst they can say is no, right? That phone call will only have cost you two minutes of your time. If, however, they do hire mystery shoppers, then you just made yourself a new contact that may potentially provide you with a steady stream of employment opportunities.
- GAP Buster
Food & Hospitality, Health Care, Entertainment, Telecommunications, Petroleum and other Retail and Customer Service
- Goodwin & Associates Hospitality Services
Restaurant & Bar shops
- Grass Roots
Banks, Restaurants and Supermarkets
- Greymark Security Services
Retail stores, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Hotels, Cruise lines, other customer oriented companies
- Guest Check
Hotels and Restaurants
- Hidden Concepts
Retail, Restaurant, Hotels
- I-Spy Mystery Shoppers
Travel & Recreation, Restaurants, Tanning Salons, Bakeries, Tax Services, Airlines, Gas & Automotive, Hotels
- ICC Decision Services
Fast Food, Grocery, Retail
Automotive, Banking, Fast Food, Grocery, Retail, Restaurant
- Informa Research Services
Banking / Financial, Fast Food, Gas Station / Convenience Store, Grocery, Hotel / Motel, Retail
Apartment, Banking, Fast Food, Gas Station, Retail, Restaurant
- Instant Reply
- Insula Research
Business-to-business, Retail (General), Fast Food, Gas Station/Convenience Store
Apartment communities, Luxury Products Retailers, Automotive Manufacturers, Mobile Communications Companies, Auto Services, Restaurants, Banks and Financial Services, Retailers, Convenience Stores, Grocery
- Kinesis CEM
Various Retail Shops
Shoppers List Bonus Tip #2
Unexpected Or Hidden Resources
Double check your bills as they arrive in the mail. There may be some good news. Big businesses like banks and department stores have started putting toll-free phone numbers on their bills to find current customers who wish to do mystery shopping jobs.
You could always approach local advertising agencies. Some advertising agencies use mystery shoppers to determine which retailers they want to use for special promotions. Quite often they only use "friends of friends" because they are concerned about confidentiality. The key to success with the obtaining mystery shopping work with an ad agency is to respect for the client's confidentiality, enthusiasm about the project, and returning the evaluation forms in a timely manner.
Or, keep your eye open when you go to amusement parks, arcades, restaurants and movie theaters. Some people have found regular mystery shopping jobs by noticing a poster, comment card or even a line on the bill that says this restaurant, theater or park is looking for mystery shoppers.
Credit: Debra Levine
- Management Consultant Group
Fast Food, Hotel / Motel, Restaurant
- Market Viewpoint
Mystery shopping opportunities in Restaurants, Real Estate, Apartments, New Homes & Senior Housing, Grocery Stores, Retail Stores of All Kinds, Child Care Centers, Health Care, Financial Institutions, Automotive, Theaters, Amusement Parks & E
- Market Wise Consulting
Banking / Financial, Retail (General), Home/Apartment
- Marketing Systems Unlimited
Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Hotel / Motel
- Measure Consumer Perspectives
Automotive, Insurance, Banking/Financial, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant (Casual & Fine Dining), Entertainment (theater, theme park), Retail (general), Fast Food, Gas Station, Convenience Store, Health Care, more
- Mercantile Systems & Surveys
Restaurants, Hotels, Entertainment
- Merchandise Concepts
Retail, Hospitality, Service industries
- Michelson & Associates
Automotive, Financial, Grocery, Drug Stores, Property Management, Restaurant, Hospitality, Retail
- Mintel International Group
Entertainment (theater, theme park), Fast Food, Restaurant
Apartments, Automobile, Banks, Casinos, Fast Food, Fitness Clubs, Golf Courses, Grocery, Health Care, Home Improvement, Hospitality (Hotel, Resort), Retail, Restaurant, Spas, Travel (Airlines, Travel Agencies)
- Mystery Clicks
Various Mystery Shopping duties. Mystery Clicks Serves many Fortune 200 companies
- Mystery Shopping Canada
These guys do it all. Mystery Shopping Canada is my personal favorite. They will even help you to start your own Mystery Shopping company.
- Mystery Guest
- National Shopping Service
Amusement Parks, Home Improvement, Automotive, Banks, Jewelry, Clothing, Storage Facilities, Books / Music, Pets, Grocery, Drug Stores, Fast Food, Fine Dining, Hair Salon, Car Rental, Gas Stations
- National Shopping Network
Automotive, Banking, Fast Food, Entertainment, Retail (department stores, gift shops, hardware stores, home improvement stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, video rental stores, etc.), Restaurants These guys offer loss prevention jobs (Floor Walke
- Nationwide Services Group
Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail (general), Gas Station, Convenience Store
- Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants
Gas Station, Convenience Store, Retail (general), Restaurant
Hospitality, Retailers, Financial Institutions, Government Entities, Health Clubs, Casinos, Home Services, Law Firms, Realtor
- Oculus Solutions
Oculus provides mystery shopping opportunities in the hotel industry.
- Pacific Research Group
- Pat Henry Group
Automotive Services, Financial Services, Health Care, Retailers, Restaurants, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure, Service Providers (Dry Cleaners, Video Stores)
- Perception Strategies
Health Care, Insurance, Business-to-business
- Performance Edge
Hospitality, Retail, Service industries
- Person To Person Quality
Use your mystery shopping skills critiquing industries including the Apartment, Automotive, Banking / Financial, Government, Health Care, Insurance, Retail and Restaurant industries.
- Phantom Shoppers
Restaurants, Resorts, Hotels, Casinos, Banks, Car Dealerships, Retail outlets
- Premier Service
Retail, Hotel & Restaurant, Financial Institutions, Convenience Stores & Gas Stations, Consumer & Financial Services, Entertainment Services
- QSI Specialists
Hotel, Gaming, Hospitality, and Retail Industries
- Quality Assessments Mystery Shoppers
Automotive, Banking / Financial, Entertainment, Fast Food, Gas Station, Retail, Restaurant
- Quality Assurance Consulting
Hospitality: Bar, Restaurant
- Quality Shopper
- Quality Works
Entertainment, Restaurant, Retail
- Quest For Best
Fast Food, Gas Station, Hotel / Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- Remington Evaluations
Mystery shop and evaluate the New Home Sales industry.
- Rentrak Corporation
Provides secret shopping services across a large section of retail locations throughout the United States.
- Restaurant Cops
Yeah enough said. Great secret shopper opportunities in the restaurant industry.
- Restaurant Evaluators
Another restaurant mystery shopping company along with hotels.
- Retail Track
Banks, retail, restaurants
- Ritter Associates
Banking, Fast Food, Gas Station, Grocery, Hotel / Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- RQA Inc.
Fast Food, Gas Stations, Retail Stores and Restaurants are just a few of the secret shopping jobs available at RQA Inc.
Shoppers List Bonus Tip #3
Start your own mystery shopping company
This definitely is not for everyone but, if you are going to do this, do it right. Start by contacting your government and obtaining a business license. It took me 15 minutes on the phone with a very nice lady and I was set. After you obtain this license, companies will be able to legally hire you to do secret shops, just as they do with the other secret shopping companies listed on this free shoppers list.
What is the main benefit to doing this? You will not have anybody dipping their fingers into your pie, meaning more profit for you. Remember, those mainstream secret shopper companies are the ones who contract you, and therefore take a portion of the fee paid by the client. (Quite a large portion of it actually)
Because you are self-employed, you will be able to set your own rates. Charge less than the mainstream secret shopping companies, provide excellent quality reports and you will have jobs in no time.
The toughest contact will be your first. Use the Yellow Pages to find potential clients, or approach local businesses in person. Let them know what services you provide and what you expect to be paid. Maybe make up a promotional flier or sample form and mail it to the business in a sealed envelope. If you visit a potential contact in person, under no circumstance let an employee know what you are doing there.
The boss will not like it and probably will not contact you.
- Satisfaction Services Inc.
Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality,
- Second To None
Banking, Fast Food, Gas Station, Government, Grocery, Hotel / Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- Secret Shopper
Restaurant, Retail, Automotive, Grocery, Hotels, Services
- Secret Shopper Company
Automotive, Grocery, Retail, Restaurant
- Secret Shopping Services
Tons of secret shopping opportunities in the following industries: Retail, Apartment Communities, Restaurants, Casinos, Professional (Dentists, Accounting etc.), Colleges, Fast Food, Grocery stores, Government Entities, Coffee Houses, Housing Develop
- Sensus Shop
Automotive, Restaurants, Retail
- Sentry Marketing Group
Automotive, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant (casual & fine dining), Retail
- Service Alliance Inc.
Apartment, Hotel / Motel, Retail
- Service Check
Fast Food, Gas Station, Retail, Restaurant
- Service Evaluation
Mystery shopping opportunities in the Banking, Retail and Restaurant industries.
- Service Excellence Group
Automotive, Banking, Business-to-business, Entertainment, Fast Food, Health Care, Restaurant, Retail
- Service Impressions
Airport, Apartment, Golf Course, Health Club, Hotel, Restaurant, Retail
- Service Intelligence
Automotive, Banking, Business-to-business, Entertainment, Fast Food, Gas Station, Government, Grocery, Health Care, Hotel/Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- Service Performance Group
Banking, Business-to-business, Hotel/Motel, Retail, Restaurant
- Service Probe
Apartment, Fast Food, Other
- Service Sense
- Service Sleuth
Automotive, Lodging (hotel, motel, inns, etc.), Restaurant (Casual & Fine Dining), Entertainment (theater, theme parks), Retail (general), Fast Food, Telephone, Grocery Stores, Health Care
- Service Scouts
Sporting Events, Health Clubs, Golf Courses, Restaurants, Retail
- Shoppers Critique
Automotive, Banking & Financial, Entertainment & Theme Parks, Food & Beverage Services, Home Builder & Condo Sales, Property Management, Resort Hotels & Hospitality, Retail Business
- Shopper Jobs
Banks, Restaurants, Retail
- Shoppers Canada
Canadian Shoppers Needed
- Shoppers View
Mystery Shopping needed in the following areas: Automotive centers, Auto glass replacement centers, Apartment management, Banks / Credit Unions, Check-cashing centers, Eye-care centers, General and specialty retail, Health clubs, Hotels, Mortgage cen
- Spies In Disguise
Business-to-business transactions, Retail industry, Transportation (taxi, buses) secret shopping opportunities
- Stratigic Reflections
Retail, restaurant, grocery, convenience store, and banks.
- Vision Client
Banking/Financial, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant (casual & fine dining), General Retail and Grocery mystery shops
- Zellman Group
Secret Shoppers will find that retail and hospitality are the main focus at the Zellman Group.
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How Mystery Shopping Scams Work
and what you can do to protect yourself
Whether it's a job, loan, grant, sweepstakes or lottery, do not fall for "paid in advance" scams. All of these scams work the same way: The bad guy will send an unsuspecting victim a check, which is counterfeit or stolen. They request that the victim deposit the cheque in their bank account and then forward a portion of it to the person or company while being told to keep some for payment in advance for work to be completed. The victim does not find out that the check is fraudulent until after the payment has been sent.
Although the funds from a deposited check may be available for use within one to five business days of deposit, it can take several weeks for the bank to determine that the check is counterfeit or otherwise invalid. Instructions to draw money on checks shortly after they have been deposited may be the work of unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of this technicality.
Once the scam artist receives the money, you will never hear from them again.
Never wire-transfer money to any unknown person with whom you have never had personal contact and always check with the BBB before doing business with any online company.
Are you a victim?
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by phone at (877) FTC-HELP or at
File a report with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at
If the postmark of the envelope is from Canada, you an report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (888) 495-8501
I hope you found this free mystery shoppers list helpful. Please feel free to leave any comments you may have. Thank-you for taking the time to visit this page and I hope to see you again.
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