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HS Brands and Ipsos?

I signed up with HS Brands and applied for my first assignment today. It is scheduled for tomorrow. When I open the guidelines for the shop, I'm directed to instructions that have an Ipsos logo. Can anyone explain the link between HS Brands and Ipsos? Seeing the Ipsos logo on... Continue Reading

IPSOS Completed Surveys

Do any of you know where on the IPSOS site to find completed shops? I think I may have been underpaid for a shop last month based on my records, but cannot find the shop record on the IPSOS site to know for sure. I found the payment information, but... Continue Reading

IPSOS Missing Payment

Hi All, is there anyone else I can contact besides the scheduler regarding missing payments?... Continue Reading

A concern with the tax letter from Ipsos..

IPSOS sent out an email today that advised. " a blank 1099 form states that you DO NOT need to file taxes for money earned from total shops with IPSOS (earnings were below $599)." I am not a tax professional but my understanding of the tax law is that we... Continue Reading

Ipsos cancel shop

How do you cancel a shop with Ipsos? I don't see any way do this on their website. Thanks.... Continue Reading


How long does it take to get paid from IPSOS? I know they pay via Paypal.... Continue Reading

Ipsos website issues?

Is anyone else having trouble with the Ipsos website? I'm trying to input a shop. It's hung up two times at the exact same place (where it asks why I had to wait more than five minutes in line). I ended up having to reboot my computer, and of... Continue Reading

IPSOS 1099

Hey Guys Does IPSOS generates 1099 with all the reimbursements? Some of their shops has pretty large reimbursements however they were not my income. I haven't got the 1099 yet but asking if someone has got it already. Also as I will be doing taxes as personal taxes I can not... Continue Reading

Unable to Find Link to Resister at IPSOS and mVtentix to Become Shopper

Is anyone familiar with these two company's websites? If so, where do you register to become a mystery shopper? I browsed both of their sites for quite a long time trying to find a link/heading that would lead me there, but could not find them. I am... Continue Reading

IPSOS/Summit not notifying me that I got the assignment

Last week I applied for a job on the IPSOS website for a tablet shop. I never heard anything. Imagine my surprise when I happened to look on the IPSOS website for new jobs and it shows that I received the assignment and it's due today!! Is this normal... Continue Reading

Ipsos test issue

I took and passed the required test, yet it still comes up that I must take a test. Anyone else having this problem? If so, any suggestion about what I can do or who I can contact? Thanks, as always, fellow shoppers.... Continue Reading


I have looked everywhere on their website and cannot find anywhere to sign up to be a mystery shopper. Any help is greatly appreciated!... Continue Reading

IpsosUS: Check your Account

I was checking Ipsos this morning for opportunities and noticed that I was assigned to two shops that I did NOT request. I am certain of this: One is for $15 and a four hour drive from home. I checked with the scheduler and she says that she has... Continue Reading

Ipsos Pay Schedule

What is Ipsos's pay schedule and has anyone experienced issues with payments? Thanks!... Continue Reading


1) WTIL was cancelled, but not all deleted from my account AND 2) Payroll history is backed up to 8/20 What's up with them?... Continue Reading

IPSOS - 13,000 shops listed but not viewable??

I am unable to view ANY shops on the IPSOS website all of a sudden. It states that there are 13k or so assignments, but no matter what zip code I enter I get "no shops available". I've always had the option to request to be a backup... Continue Reading


I have 2 issues thatccant serm to get resolved. I did a bunch of shops requiring reimbursement and contactec the scheduler when the reimbursement was not added to my shop total. She gave me names of people to contact I emailed one person 3 times with no response. Now the... Continue Reading

Year long Phone Shop for IPSOS

I have a feeling this is a long shot since I don't believe there are many of these jobs available but is anyone doing the year long phone job for IPSOS. If so which documents did you upload for the first part of the shop and how has the... Continue Reading

IPSOS and micro shop

Anyone done these successfully with MOBI? It required Mobi but will not accept my info. No answer to emails. Anyone work out that on Mobi yet?... Continue Reading

IPSOS Cancelled my accounts?

So I was unable to complete a package shop, my bad the package closed at 11:30 am on a Saturday I made it literally 2 minutes after. I advised the scheduler that I was unable to complete the shop. So she responded with I wish you luck in all your... Continue Reading

What's going on with IPSOS's Appliance Shops?

I'm starting to get really annoyed with these IPSOS postings for appliance shops. Last week shops came up for "a refrigerator shop" for $20. They showed on the job board for several locations, and I applied for two. A day later my applications were gone, and the shops had totally... Continue Reading

Kate from Ipsos....STOP

I know your last name but I'll be nice and not post it. I just got over thirty different emails from you....and apparently they are STILL coming. You're sending out an individual email for EVERY shop you have. Stop that is not okay. I am not... Continue Reading

What's with Ipsos?

What's with Ipsos? I frequently request multiple shops from Ipsos and I rarely get a response. I never get this problem with any other company. I really don't visit less than three or four locations for shops that pay less than $20 each, so I really don't work for less than... Continue Reading

IPSOS Bank Shops

I had one on my calendar for tomorrow. I went to the site to get the guidelines, and the shops were gone. Does anyone know what happened?... Continue Reading

Ipsos Shop Due Date Expired (but shop still on job board)

Has anyone had any experience with a past due date ipsos shop still being on the board? There is a shop on the board with a due date of yesterday, but I can go today and haven't received a response from them.... Continue Reading

Problems with Ipsos [client deleted]

I have done several Dim Weight [deleted by mod] shops for Ipsos that required me to outlay $41 each in fees. Ipsos claimed I did not complete two of them. I have submitted both their own confirmation numbers and the receipts from the... Continue Reading

IPSOS New $12 Smart Phone job Warning

I saw some new smartphone shops that look a lot like the last set. BUT It has a requirement that you are not to leave the store till you talk to a sales associate or the job won't be accepted. The scenario and questions are also somewhat different. I'd... Continue Reading


Is anyone else frustrated with the scheduling process for IPSOS? I apply for shops and then wait, wait, wait for an answer. I was told that the [client name deleted] shops have monthly quotas, and that they sometimes have to wait to assign you during specific date ranges.... Continue Reading

Weird situation & how do I cancel a job with IPSOS, in addition to e-mailing scheduler?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't find a way to cancel an IPSOS shop other than e-mailing the scheduler. Unfortunately, this scheduler is apparently known for not responding to e-mails. Is there a way to do it through the portal? Also, this is odd. I definitely may have messed up,... Continue Reading

IPSOS and payment issues...revisited

Guess what, naysayers, doubters and other such birth certificate deniers and other similar wacky conspiracy nut jobs (yep, you know who you are)...there are no payment issues with IPSOS. payment was received today before their due date.... Continue Reading


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IPSOS Phone Number?

Does anyone have a phone number for IPSOS? The only thing I've found is a number in France!... Continue Reading

IPSOS Smartphone/Tablet Shop Pending Validation

How long is it taking to get through validation for the smartphone or tablet shops? I've done a hand full in the past 2 weeks and all are still pending validation. Maybe I've just gotten spoiled with the quick turnaround on my shipping jobs for this MSC but I... Continue Reading

IPSOS smartphone & tablet shops; are they really easier?

I'm doing a tablet shop for IPSOS this week, and am starting to regret it (speaking of regretting taking a shop, the topic of another thread....). Comments here indicate these are a lot easier than they were for the previous MSC. But I'm beginning to doubt they could be easy... Continue Reading


This company is drowning. They don't pay. Don't waste your time working for nothing.... Continue Reading

IPSOS website issues

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Ipsos...What's up with them?

I applied for several of their new phone shops, and they sat in my "Application" area for over a week. The final due date is tomorrow, Sunday. I had planned to do a couple each day, not all of them on Sunday, so I just now deleted all my applications.... Continue Reading

IPSOS Still Showing Jobs from November?

I'm pretty new with IPSOS and have done just one job for them. I'm sure many of you understand how they do things, but some are a "mystery" to me! They're showing jobs on the job board that are (supposedly) available to apply for as a back-up shopper, but whose... Continue Reading

Ipsos; I don't get it

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IPSOS/Summit woes/call out to scheduler!

Last month, I applied for some shops. Working out routes. I didn't get any notification that my applications were accepted until AFTER I had completed every route! Not possible to reschedule (I won't drive 120 mile round trip for a $12-$27 shop!). Actually, I won't drive... Continue Reading

IPSOS Contact info.

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IPSOS 'smartphone' shops

Who else performed some of these shops recently? I was contacted shortly after entering the reports for additional information. The email said additional incentive would be given with 'details to follow'. Haven't heard anything about that yet. The additional info needed was very limited, but I... Continue Reading

IPSOS has jobs due tomorrow, signed up last night, Job not approved yet

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Contact phone for IPSOS?

Need to talk with scheduler ASAP, and none of the e-mails I have contain a contact number, and e-mails are unanswered since middle of last week. Anybody have a contact number? Thanks!... Continue Reading


For all the naysayers, whiners, doom-mongers and general buzz-killers out there, this morning (1 week or so early) I received the following email from PayPal... "Just thought you'd like to know Ipsos Interactive Services sent you $xxx USD. Note from sender, Ipsos Interactive Services Thank you for performing the XXXX shops! Please... Continue Reading

Any idea what's up with IPSOS scheduling...

Approximately a week ago IPSOS (through their scheduling company) posted a multitude of the same shops throughout my state (five of which were in my hood). I requested five of the shops. I was awarded one. Okay, no big surprise. I assumed that the other four... Continue Reading

IPSOS Payment question

I was not reimbursed for a required purchase for pov. I was also not reimbursed for the cost of what I was there to do. (Hard to explain when you are trying not to give away the client) I'm sure 99 percent of you know anyhow. Anyone else have the... Continue Reading

Flummoxed by Ipsos; I think they don't like me :(

Is the Ipsos job-board system weird (as some have alluded to), or do they just not want me? I'm starting to feel paranoid. I registered with them a couple of months ago, and applied for one or two jobs, which everybody in the universe was applying for as well. So... Continue Reading

IPSOS Overwhelmed - Unresponsive

Are they reaching flatline after selling and stretching to complete the "Mailing and Shipping" client? I received an email (finally) from the scheduling company saying that, "...there are only 2 or 3 problems out of 12000 shops scheduled and completed with this program." I find that verrrrryyyy hard to believe..... IPSOS still... Continue Reading

Oh those charming wonders of Ipsos

Taking pains not to violate any ICA agreement here but I SOOO want to violate their something or other with a shovel wallop at point blank range. I recently sent a package to a friend in a far distant galaxy on a shop, fulfilled all their requirements as per... Continue Reading

IPSOS - Steer Clear!! DO NOT SHOP FOR!! Unprofessional and Terrible Communication!!

I completed two shops for them last week and last Saturday night, I accepted four more expecting to complete them on Sunday. I was unable to complete them due to the locations not being open on Sunday and working 16 hours M/Tu at my primary job so I planned... Continue Reading

IPSOS - anyone else's shops disappear?

Had 3 scheduled shops that were due tomorrow and they are just gone - poof - not my job board. Anyone else had this happened? This is a first for me but I just recently signed with the MSC and completed 3 shops for them so... Continue Reading

Ipsos MSC

I was assigned a shop to do on November 13th and shortly afterward, I received an email that the client cancelled the shop. Now, I see that the shops are filled but no one from Ipsos informed me that they were open again. I don't see anywhere on... Continue Reading


Does anyone know how to get in touch with someone from this company to cancel a shop? I have been emailing the scheduler with limited results. According to the website tutorial there should be a submit button and cancel but I do not have a cancel button.... Continue Reading

IPSOS reimbursement on recent shops?

Hi! I recently did several Ipsos shops which said they would pay $12 plus reimbursement, yet when I look at my pay history it only shows the $12 payment? I'm confused....can someone help?... Continue Reading

Ipsos payment

Hi, Does anyone know when Ipsos usually send out their payment?... Continue Reading

Ipsos L9g In Fail!

Does anyone have a number for support? I forgot my password and the site locked my account so that I have to contact a site admin. I am in the middle of finishing shops so any help would be appreciated. I emailed the scheduler with no success.... Continue Reading

IPSOS: Are they now paying shoppers on time???

Have not worked lately for them and was wondering if there are still any payment problems as per some posts not so long ago. I am very interested in doing that bank shop that was highly recommended by my ms mentor Flash, or was it my other mentor Jacob???? This was... Continue Reading

Not getting paid by IPSOS

So after doing a little research it seems I'm not the only one who has had a problem with getting paid by IPSOS. I've emailed several schedulers and the "contact us" section of their website but no one has responded. Does anyone know who to contact to actually... Continue Reading

Ipsos Payment from September Shop

Edit: I contacted someone else and was paid promptly for this shop. (1/8/15) I completed a shop for Ipsos on September 11th and have yet to receive payment. I emailed Dolores about it twice without any response. Is anyone else waiting for payment from shops around that... Continue Reading

IPSOS April-May 2014 Postal Mailing Study

If you participated in this assignment and HAVE NOT BEEN paid, please leave a comment here. I am in contact with the client who contracted with IPSOS for the Mail Study, and I would like to have an idea as to how many of us have yet to receive payment... Continue Reading

Ipsos payment?

Hi. Dumb question. I completed a shop for Ipsos about May 2. The website says my shop was completed. I can't find anything on the website about payment. The shop doesn't say "payment pending" or anything. The scheduler has not responded to 3 separate e-mails regarding payment. Does anybody have any info on... Continue Reading


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Has anyone done work for Ipsos? I am considering a big job with them that will take alot of time.......... Anybody know them???? Thanks tons, I really enjoy this forum.... Continue Reading

Ipsos Market Research: Legit company?

My fiance has done only two mystery shops over the past year and just received an email from Ipsos Market Research. I did a search online and it appears to be a legitimate company. I've also done a search on this forum but, I can't tell if Ipsos... Continue Reading

Ipsos Loyalty Mystery Shopping

Does anybody know when they pay? I posted a while back raving that they paid me one day later, but I just did two more shops for them and I am wondering if the first time was a fluke.... Continue Reading

received a check from Ipsos

I'm not new to the Mystery Shopping game (2+ years here) but this is a new one for me. I received a check in the mail from Ipsos MMI, Inc. I don't think I have ever done any assignments with this company. There's no letter, just a... Continue Reading

Feedback on Ipsos?

I don't see Ipsos on the Directory here, but it's pretty favorably mentioned on the Volition site. I only found one short conversation on this forum, coupled with Summit Scheduling. Anyone have any feedback on Ipsos?... Continue Reading

Summit Scheduling/IPSOS

Did anyone else get an email from Summit Scheduling to do a shop for IPSOS? I was supposed to take pictures of charge card signs, cash registers, etc. at a catering service. When I got to the address, it was a private house in a residential neighborhood. ... Continue Reading


Does anyone work for them? I got an email asking me to sgn up with them. Don't know if they have anything in my rural area.... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of Ipsos Mystery Shopping

My favorites are Technology Store and Ipsos. (Source). March 26, 2017

.. There's also GigSpot which is for ShopMetrics clients but it's a similar situation... only a few jobs here and there, and they don't seem to pay well... Ipsos and Coyle who are on ShopMetrics and have a number of jobs here aren't on GigSpot so I find I have to log into their sites manually to look for jobs. (Source). March 24, 2017

Some of the smaller companies have more of a relationship with the coordinator. They can give you bonuses and preferential scheduling. Larger companies, like IPSOS, can have huge inventories but there is little interaction with the coordinators. (Source). March 23, 2017

I believe IPSOS is the company behind the project and subcontracts to HS Brands for this particular type of project. (Source). March 18, 2017

HS Brands is maybe third party scheduling for Ipsosus. (Source). March 18, 2017

It is scheduled for tomorrow. When I open the guidelines for the shop, I'm directed to instructions that have an Ipsos logo. (Source). March 18, 2017

Do any of you know where on the IPSOS site to find completed shops? (Source). March 15, 2017

Some Shopmetrics platform has way overdue shops still on the board. Alto360 research still have shops on the board that was due 3/31/2015:D. Ipsosus has more. (Source). March 15, 2017

Some MSCs used the due time as 11:59pm. I can go for that. Any report submitted after that time comes up late. esp Alta360. Ipsosus, ACE and other Shopmetrics companies. (Source). March 14, 2017

[quote=wwin] I enjoy working for IPSOS and have continued to work with them. (Source). March 13, 2017