There is a couple of large user groups.. Mystery shoppers UK forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/489715297793564/ and Mystery shoppers hideout https://www.facebook.com/groups/mshoppers/ in the UK forum you can expect to be treated like a bit of dirt by the "regulars" on there, dont ask for any help or advice..you will just be ridiculed.. TBH the group has absolutely no point existing unless you are one of its elite clique..but fire away
I've a tendency to treat them like a literary masterpiece, although I'm trying to let go of them quicker. The ones I do aren't 10 minute tick boxes. There's lots of comments and narratives involved. 30 minutes to an hour reports are more realistic for the better paid jobs. I'd feel I was skimping it otherwise.Most about 10 minutes or so. They tend to be mainly tick boxes and a summary at the end. There is the pictures to add, but again that does not take long. There are very few that take me 15 minutes or more.
yeah I used to just use Mystery Shopping as a thing I did for 'things. So first it was meals out, then lunches, then we got into the nights in hotels / weekend away stuff..Fraid not. Mystery Shopping is very much a part-time gig. Add that with the competition to investigate venues and the time investment just isn't enough to make a decent living off of.
ESA, RA etc are the ones who do this now, and yes its a race to the bottom.I've just been having a browse on Market Force..
I would say that all the customer experience / in store checking type work has now gone over to the links of BeMyEye / Roamler etc.
At the moment MF for me is pure FOOD!
Greggs, Pubs, FiveGuys etc. All the 'in and out' type work
Unless of course, the customer experience stuff has gone to the likes of Retail Active and co
the landscape sure seems to have changed (with the fees going down!)
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