Have you ever been a mystery shopper?
If so, what was your experience like? I have always been intrigued with mystery shopping but some of these companies (even the well known and reputable ones) seem sketchy. is it just me?
I was a mystery shopper a while back, here in the UK. It was a good experience, luckily it was with a trustworthy agency. There are a few hubbers who've been mystery shoppers. As with anything else, you need to be careful, I'd advise never paying a fee to join an agency. You won't get rich mystery shopping, but you can gain insights into the psychology of shopping, and marketing techniques.
thanks for the comments! I applied to a trustworthy company and they want to know personal stuff like my weight and eye color... to me it seems odd. I appreciate your comments
Does seem a little intrusive, maybe it's to avoid friends going on your behalf. CCTV can catch you in store to prove you were there.
I am also a mystery shopper. I toggle between a couple companies, though one right now seems to have the most available opportunities in my area. (It helps to live in a big city, which I do not right now.) All of the companies with whom I have a profile asked for height/weight/hair color, etc. I think SOME are checking up to make sure you show up, but generally, I think they want to know they have a normal and unassuming person. I'm not sure a 400lb or 8 foot tall person could easily become a mystery shopper (but that's just an opinion). Anyway, I agree, don't pay any up front fees. Fees typically = scam.
A reputable company I'm working with now has openings all the time and in my experience, accepted application within 24 hours: https://ace.shopmetrics.com/document.as … db14283cae
I currently work as a mystery shopper in the UK. Generally if you check they are members of the MSPA they are a reputable company. I run a facebook page on mystery shopping and only post details of companies I work with and have checked out. It's here if you are interested;
by ChristineVianello 5 years ago
Has anyone every tried mystery shopping?If so....What is a good place to start at?
by Demas W Jasper 4 years ago
If you tried being a "mystery shopper," what was your personal experience? Scammed, made money, goodMy personal experience, recounted on a Hub on this subject, was that of an enticing scam. I know others have had a good experience. This "opportunity" is now well...
by Donna Campbell Smith 9 years ago
A friend told me about her experience secret shopping and I thought I might want to try it. I looked up the subject of secret shopping here at hubpages http://hubpages.com/hub/mysteryshoppinginfo and followed a link and found this warning. This is just what had happened to my friend...
by Shawn May Scott 5 years ago
I am looking for some great Mystery Shopping site to work for, do you know or recomend any?I started to mystery shop a little while ago and now I am ready to expand. I was wondering if anyone else does this and what sites you work for? Thanks in advance for the iformation!!!
by Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago
Just wanted others to be aware of this since it seems that they are getting our contact information from HPYou get a letter from 1202-3707 Steeles Ave Toronto,Ont. L4L 8K8Inside there is a check $1670.00 (amounts can vary) It's an official looking check from SEFCUThe letter is for a mystery...
by Nira Perkins 6 years ago
What was your experience and how did you handle it (quit, suck it up)?
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