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Thank you Intelli-Shop

As I've said before, both my wife and I do mystery shops. We landed two coffee travel center shops in the same city (1 for me and 1 for my wife, since a person can only do one per day), for $25 plus reimbursement. Sometimes I love Intelli-shop; other days I... Continue Reading

Intellishop Convenience Store Apps

When Intellishop posted convenience store shops this week I couldn't self assign. Always have been able to before. Anyone else run into that?... Continue Reading

Intellishop-Apartment Shops

Recently Intelliship picked up an apartment shop client. Has anyone done one of these shops? If so, are the reports as bas as the ones for EPMS or are they easier?... Continue Reading

IntelliShop NOT paying me for completed assignments

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intelli-shop

I have been working for many years for this people never had a problem with them. If you have a question the fast way is to call I have and got my answer very quickly.... Continue Reading

Hoodwinked by Intellishop

I've done numerous of their comic book shops. The fee has always been $10. The fee is still $10 on all of the comic book shops listed on their site. I just did one recently. It shows fee pending of $6. I emailed them because... Continue Reading

A surprise from Intelli-Shop

My wife did the shop she was supposed to today (they fixed the scheduling issues on the two shops I mentioned in another post). Shop went excellent, she has to work early, so I take over finishing proof-reading her report and uploading the receipt for her. Tonight the review comes back... Continue Reading

Intelli-shop NOT PAYING BONUSES!

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Annoying Intellishop Scheduler

There is one Intellishop scheduler who sends around 10 e-mails everyday begging us to do hotel shops for her (no bonus of course). With the low pay, they are very slowly filled by shoppers. The last hotel shop has remained in the queue for three days, yet the spam keeps... Continue Reading

Let me tell you how shady Intelli-shop is

On 2-25 at 10:27am I accepted a shop that was due 2 hours prior at 8:45. Now of course I cant go back in time to do the shop as it wasn't even on my job board when it was due. So on that day, at like 10:30 am, the... Continue Reading

Intellishop - apartment shops?

Have any of you ever done an apartment shop for this MSC?... Continue Reading

Intellishop - Paid for Shop but No Reimbursement

Has this happened to anyone before? I conducted a round of shops for them in September. I got paid my shopper fee in October, but I never got my reimbursement. I got a 10 out of 10 on the report, so there were no issues. I've emailed the scheduler, their main... Continue Reading

Quick editing from IntelliShop!

I submitted a report to IntelliShop about an hour ago and it was reviewed and graded in 20 minutes! I have to say, I am very impressed. I'm still filling out other reports from today! I'd love if the quick editing meant quick turnaround for payment though.... Continue Reading

A little payback from Intellishop?

I'm starting to see a pattern with this company. Twice I have written strongly worded posts on this forum about the company and twice I've had my scores drop like a lead balloon. After posting last month about the payment issue and that I would not be working for them... Continue Reading

Intellishop & Paragraphs.

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I guess I will no longer be doing Intellishop assignments

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New Intelli-shop home page

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Do you have login problem with Intellishop?

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Did anyone get paid by Intelli-Shop today.

This is only my fifth month with them so based on previous experience I was expecting a payment hours ago. So far nothing.... Continue Reading

Intellishop - First Rejected Shop!

Hello! Just thought i'd bring my contribution to this forum. I've been doing mystery shops for the past 3 months, and I must say it's been quite an experience...I began with small shops, and yesterday I did my first upscale restaurant shop in Beverly Hills, so it's been a nice evolution... Continue Reading

question about intelli shop PAYMENT PENDING

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Fed up and finished with Intelli-shop!

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Intelli-Shop Payments

I did one of the IntelliShop assignments that require the $100 deposit and a somewhat significant out-of-pocket expense for the event. They tell you the $100 will be refunded as soon as your report is accepted. This was the beginning of May. My report was finally accepted... Continue Reading

Oh Intelli-shop, when will you ever learn?

Today I received an e-mail from Intelli-shop asking for help on a car dealership stating that "the shop pay listed below is a special email offer that is higher than what you will find on our job board." Normally I avoid auto dealerships but I thought maybe it would be a... Continue Reading

Intellishop Job Board

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Intellishop Hotel

Hi has anyone done any hotel shops for this company and if so how is the report. Thank you for any information.... Continue Reading

It was funny until it wasn't: Team TopGun at Intellishop

I've enjoyed some of the creative headings and emails for Intellishop's car dealerships lately, especially when Team TopGun uses the names of the car models to be shopped in clever ways. However, when they used "Go For A Summer Cruise!" this morning, I thought they crossed the line. ... Continue Reading

Intellishop taco comparison question

How do you handle the question about comparing the tacos with competitors? Since I don't eat the competitors tacos it is a difficult question to answer. I described my taco but just got criticized by the editor for not doing a comparison.... Continue Reading

INTELLI-SHOP: Do they pay on time????

If I sign on with them, are they now paying in a more timely manner??? Read weeks back that they very slow payers. Many Thanks... Continue Reading

Intellishop Therapy

Hey folks, Seeing a few Intellishop rants, I thought I might share this experience as it was very therapeutic for me. It had irked me for months that the guidelines for a particular shop had several typos, repeated menu items in the options list, and a few other issues. I edited their work. I... Continue Reading

Intellishop scheduler

So I completed a shop for intellishop which stated I could pick my meal. I chose to go during the lunch period. I go to do the report and it only gives me the option to select breakfast. I look back at my shop log and sure enough I can shop... Continue Reading

INTELLISHOP / - POSSIBLE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

SEEKING OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY INTELLISHOP /-------------------------- [edited for ICA violation] FOR CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT WHO HAD BEEN ASKED TO PERFORM A VIDEO EVALUATION AT AUTO DEALERSHIP AND OR OTHER SHOP AND WAS NOT PAID.... Continue Reading

Intellishop

Any one had problems entering reports for Intellishop? Using 'mid night' oil last night, I was down to the last two narrative/comparisons, when all of a sudden, whammo! all the information I had worked hours on vanished. I had saved it multiple times. I have tried to retrieve it to... Continue Reading

Intellishop "round" explanation

Can someone please tell me what Intellishop means by this: There is a limit of 1 shops per individual for this round of shops. What does a "round" consist of exactly? I would hate to do this shop and then not have it accepted. Please help! Thanks! Kim... Continue Reading

Intellishop Hotel Comparison SHops

I was wondering if anyone has done the high end hotel comparison shops for this company?... Continue Reading

Another Intelli-shop rant...

Did an assignment for them recently. Received a 9 out of 10. The only comments I received were: "Your report has been finalized. Thank you for submitting it with all the required information. It was well written with good supporting comments. Keep up the nice work!" So why the heck... Continue Reading

Intelli-Shop

Hi! Does anyone know how long it takes for this company to verify your social security number? I signed up yesterday afternoon and completed two jobs for them today. I logged on to see how I was graded (10s!!) and noticed the verification for my SS number was still pending.... Continue Reading

IntelliShop

I am curious of your thoughts on the Intelli Shop editors. I have submitted 2 reports with them. The first I was given an 8. I kind of question that, but ok. I didn't save the report to look back on. This time, I did... Continue Reading

Is Intellishop's Insite (SASSIE) system down for anyone else?

It's been unavailable for more than 30 minutes here. No issues with other SASSIE sites. TIA.... Continue Reading

Intellishop feedback

I have done many shops for Intellishop and I usually get the typical minor spelling and grammatical errors as part of the feedback. This time I got the following: Thank you for your report. Be sure to double check your formatting. Does anyone know what this means. I use the... Continue Reading

IntelliShop

Hi, Wow - I usually do this oil change assignment on my Jeep and I looked on the board and the pay went down to $5. I just did one a month ago for $35 plus reimbursement. This is the second MSC I use that is lowering their payments. The other... Continue Reading

Intellishop Scoring

Anyone else no longer receiving a score after completing a shop with them? I want to know that it's not just me.... Continue Reading

Intellishop

I have applied for a few jobs from them. The first job, I got a response from quickly that I had been awarded the job. I have since applied for 3 more jobs from them, but two of the jobs sat in pending for 3 days then finally... Continue Reading

intellishop

Has anyone had any problems being paid by this company?? My husband did a shop for a travel center and they told him he would be paid on 1/21 and he did not get paid yet.... Continue Reading

Never got paid by Intellishop and not getting a response from them

I did an oil change mystery shop back in August. Unfortunately can't find my copy of the documentation for it. I sort of forgot about it after I did the assignment, but I see now that I never got reimbursed. I've emailed them but haven't gotten a response. Does anyone... Continue Reading

Intellishop

They have a new board format, does anyone know how to tell what your rating is and if your payment is pending with the new format?... Continue Reading

Intellishop - The Slayer - Measure - The Silent Marauder

I have been working as a full time mystery shopper since 2006 and I have been witnessing how this Industry is getting slowly degenerated. As all of you know, every year is more expensive to live. Gas goes up and so everything else goes up. How about the fees for... Continue Reading

Intellishop contact

Hello everyone! I have been lurking for awhile, learning as much as I can from all of the posts everyone so kindly share on this website. Thank you all so much for taking the time to connect. I have not felt I have had anything to contribute, and I... Continue Reading

The Mayan Calendar Countdown and Intellishop Payment

I posed this question to a colleague of mine in the midwest this week and will do the same with the forum. Since the hypothetical "End of the World" is set for 12/21 (according to the Mayan calendar), will Intelli-shop still issue payment on 12/20 (along with other MSCs)? Just facetious... Continue Reading

Intellishop constant emails

I just signed up with them yesterday and was able to pick up two shops. But today I've received at least 5 different emails about the same shop that they need done. I don't mind one a day. I don't want to turn off emails in case I miss a shop.... Continue Reading

intellishop payment

ok, i know these guys take forever with payment, but i thought they were supposedly getting faster? i am still awaiting payment for two shops from the beginning of September. they show up as "payment pending" on their website.....so i know the payment is in the works, but... Continue Reading

IntelliShop payment issue

Hello everyone hope your having a good day. So to get right to the issue. I did a shop for these guys last month. Now when I accepted it i read over and copied off all the information to be able to double and triple check so... Continue Reading

Tried to Cancel Shop, No Response from Intellishop

I had a shop that was due by Saturday. I came down with the flu and also caught pneumonia. I haven't been this sick for as long as I can remember. Went to urgent care on Saturday morning. I need to stay at home for a while to get... Continue Reading

Really, Intellishop...?

I recently did a shop at a sporting goods store. The guy showed me the different brands of this item that they had in stock, let me look and test them and then took off quickly, telling me if I had any other questions to find someone. He... Continue Reading

Intellishop

I have been receiving numerous emails that they need a shop done asap. However, when I do apply for a shop, perform the shop, and submit the report asap, it sits in completed status for over one week. As of now, shops that I completed over one week... Continue Reading

Who Complained on Intellishop?

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Heads up on high-end watch shops for Intelli-Shop!!!!

I have not worked with them in quite a while so I decided to give it another whirl when I saw a reasonablly paying shop for a watch brand. I was given the shop and did it today. So, here is the lowdown....you have to get a salesperson... Continue Reading

Intelli-Shop

After horror stories of late payments, no payments, etc. here's a ray of sunshine! i completed a shop for Intelli-shop on June 28th. It was a bit convuluted, but pretty easy. There was a $30 bonus added. Well, the shop actually cost me out of pocket over $100. ... Continue Reading

Intellishop warning

Logged in this morning to do my latest Intellishop report and this was the headline (On a bright red background with yellow letters, no less): "YOU WILL BE VIDEO TAPED DURING YOUR SHOP AND THE VIDEO SURVELLIANCE WILL BE CHECKED AGAINST WHAT YOU REPORT. Please ensure that all information you report is... Continue Reading

Intellishop pays when?

I'm still waiting on 2 payments from March. It shows paid 05/21 in my shop log. In their website it states to check with Paypal first if the payment isn't there. I did and the man at Paypal told me they have no control over the company... Continue Reading

Intelli-Shop... I love you

Dear Intelli-shop, I may be a little new to the game (about 1 year and a half under my belt), but I absolutely love you. Your schedulers are amazing to work with, you always get back to me in a timely manner, and if I screw up but can explain myself,... Continue Reading

Intellishop Survey

I have just done my first shop and when I went back to my email where I was assigned the shop, the website for the survey would not open. I really don't know how I am suppose to do the survey. The website opened when I first read... Continue Reading

Intellishop pymt.

Intellishop is now paying one month after completion. Good news, I'm doing the dealerships again.... Continue Reading

Faster Pay with IntelliShop?

I haven't done a shop for IntelliShop for quite some time -- partly because of their incredibly long pay cycle. However, I noted the following statement in a recent email from them: "**Expedited Pay! These shops will now be paid the month following the month in which you perform the... Continue Reading

IntelliShop ratings

I've been doing several IntelliShop shops the last two months, mostly because they seem to have a lot of work in my area. The narratives are kind of a PITA, but I'm getting used to them. My reports have been scoring eights to tens, with a nine average. All of... Continue Reading

Intellishop Question

I did a car dealer shop and found this statement on my reviewer comments. "We insert a few "integrity" questions into each report that have answers which, if chosen, show us that you did not faithfully and honestly fill out the report. Since you answered all of these incorrectly, we will... Continue Reading

Intellishop Car Shops

I just accepted my very first shop with Intellishop. It was bonused so the fee is $30. After doing $14 car shops for Bestmark, I'm pretty darn happy about the fee. My question is - how are the reports for their car shops? Do they require... Continue Reading

Intellishop "New And Improved Evaluation Forms"

Intellishop has been broadcasting assignments stating that they provide shoppers with new and improved evaluation forms. Are they improved and shorter or just improved in some way? I would especially appreciate feedback pertaining to luxury car shops. I have e'd the scheduler asking for the number of questions on the... Continue Reading

Okay, I took an appliance shop...Intellishop..

I really detest most of their shops but this one pays $12 instead of $7, which I refuse to drive 20 miles for 7 bucks..:( Has anyone done the appliance shops? Any tips? Words of advice?... Continue Reading

Intelli-Shop site won't open tonight?

I just did a couple of shops for them and get errors when trying to access their website. I've tried 4G as well as the hotel's wifi, and tried multiple browsers. Anyone else having trouble getting on there tonight? I get this and more errors: Warning: Incorrect information in file: './intellis_drupal/access.frm' query:... Continue Reading

I finally de-activated my Intelli-shop account....

...and it feels good. I got tired of their low paying jobs and silly head games. I waited until I got paid (December 20th) and hit that wonderful "deactivate" button. :)... Continue Reading

Dear Intelli-Shop: Your forms are heinous

For the sake of us shoppers, will you PLEASE have more printer-friendly forms? Why should shoppers have to print ALL departments' criteria if we're only going into that appliance/electronics store to shop ONE item? One size does not fit all. What? Copy and paste it into Word, then delete what's not relevant... Continue Reading

Oil changes now paying $100 from Intellishop

So if you drive to some out of the way place for an oil change, isn't that a bit of a tip off? Why would someone from my town, close enough to several of the dealerships, drive out into the boondocks and get an oil change unless I was a... Continue Reading

IntelliShop

I have been reading several of the reviews from all of you out there regarding the IntelliShop mystery shopping company. I have completed 98 shops with them, and have an average rating of 10. I have read many of the same aggravations that some of you have documented,... Continue Reading

Intellishop

I'm still new at this, just shopping since June. I have done a number of their shops. The first couple I received a 10. Now, I get eights, sighting grammar and punctuation. I am a recently retired teacher. I taught grammar. Go figure.... Continue Reading

Intellishop, blaming the shopper for the associates behavior

I completed a shop for Intellishop. It should have taken no more than 30 minutes on site. I spent a full hour giving the staff every possible opportunity to provide needed answers. The associates response when I asked for his name was to tell me I had a business card... Continue Reading

Has anyone done a plasma shop for intellishop? I cant find the conference call phone number.

Has anyone done a plasma shop for intellishop? I cant find the conference call phone number. Any advice? Thanks in advance.... Continue Reading

Intellishop questions (pay)

I signed up for Intellishop recently. I like their site a lot so far. It seems to have a lot of shops. I have also done some Bestmark mystery shops. The Bestmark shops I did paid me in 2-3 weeks. I just looked on Intellishop's website and the FAQ says... Continue Reading

Intellishop: Flake citation and a score of "1"

Thus far, I have been quite happy with Intellishop. I do a credit union that I really like, I get good scores, and I've been pretty happy. That may be changing today. I took 3 phone shops (car dealerships), $5 each, because they said "easy, short" blah, blah, blah. And of... Continue Reading

Fed up with Intellishop and have question about deactivating my account

I have finally reached the boiling point with Intellishop and want to deactivate my account with them. I did a shop for them recently, so I'm waiting on payment. If I deactivate now, will that in any way affect the payment I'm waiting on? I am so mad at... Continue Reading

Intellishop Not Paying for a Brake Inspection

I was going to perform a brake inspection shop for Intellishop. When I got to the shop, they told me that they could not perform the brake inspection because they were behind. I notified the scheduler, and he asked me if I could go another day. So... Continue Reading

Intellishop

It seems like the consensus of this company is that they are a reliable company, the pay is a little low but fair, but it could take 60-90 to get paid. I was just curious to know if anyone from their company has come out and explained why it take... Continue Reading

Intelli-Shop Infiniti test drive - URGENT QUESTION

Hello! I had an early morning car service appointment run late. I am scheduled to perform a mystery shop at a local Infiniti dealer by 1pm today (6/25), but I obviously can't complete by a time that has already passed. The dealership is open until 6pm, so I can... Continue Reading

Anyone else having trouble with using IE with Intellishop?

Never had this happen before but I had several shops to report and had to do them using another browser. Internet explorer locked up twice on it and then gave me all sorts of headaches.... Continue Reading

DON'T work for these people - INTELLISHOP

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Intellishop Shop Log

Has anyone noticed that the shop log on Intellishop has changed, so now it only shows pending jobs, and doesn't show history? Does anyone know if there is a way to see my history? Is this just a cosmic thing that happened to me and nobody else?... Continue Reading

Intellishop targeted by scam

New shoppers beware! Emails claiming to be from Intellishop are offering to send out a money gram for you to cash. This is a scam, per Intellishop's staff.... Continue Reading

IntelliShop

IntelliShop requiring a deposit (cash) for certain shops. Has any one ever heard this before. They claim in order to attend the event , they require a $50.00 which will be refunded within 7-10 days. Has anyone ever done any of these shops?... Continue Reading

Any idea how long Intellishop's payments are left pending?

I just did my first shops for Intellishop in Oct. and my shop log says payment for them is pending. It has said that for a little over a week. Is this normal? Thanks for any input.... Continue Reading

Intelli Shop

Grr, just need to blow off a little steam. I've been systematically going through my company list, logging in and making sure my cell phone number is current. I log in to Intelli Shop and find a flake citation that I flaked on a brake inspection shop! This was a last minute shop... Continue Reading

Intellishop

Anyone else work for them? I've done a bunch of their shops now and have pretty much decided it's just not worth it. They expect you to write a novel about a simple little cell phone inquiry that pays $11. The only shop I've done with them that was... Continue Reading

IntelliShop - are they legit

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Most Recent mentions of Intellishop

Sometimes I love Intelli-shop; other days I want to deactivate myself (never have done that from an MSC yet; fingers crossed). (Source). April 22, 2014

I used to do phone shops for $9 with Intellishop when I was a wee newbie. (Source). April 22, 2014

I have luck with Intelli-shop so far, and I am in N Calif. (Source). April 19, 2014

Sounds like an Intellishop venture; hope you got your "Hero Citation" and it was suitable for framing!! (Source). April 19, 2014

I have no issue with Intellishop except for a few newbie editors. (Source). April 19, 2014

LOL, only Intelli-shop could post that one. (Source). April 19, 2014

I have no complaints with Intellishop. (Source). April 18, 2014

I've had the same problem with intellishop. (Source). April 18, 2014

I actually owe IntelliShop some credit for helping me grow thick skin vis--vis picky editing. (Source). April 17, 2014

I just checked my Intellishop account and re-read some of the old comments the Intellishop editors left me and this is what I found: "Thank you for your report. (Source). April 15, 2014