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KSS/Kerns Phone Number?

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KSS Scheduling

I am wondering if anyone has a comment on KSS Scheduling practices. I have a good rating with a couple of MS Companies that they schedule for, and have recently experienced having my applications simply dropped or left sitting in my apps until the assignment has lapsed. I... Continue Reading

Kern/Presto pay discrepancy

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Is KSS International affiliated with Maritz?

I requested two exact shops from both KSS and Maritz. Now, I'm wondering if they are affiliated or could possibly be the same company. I've noticed that some of the MSC's have two and three names.... Continue Reading

Issue with shop scheduled by KSS

I am putting this out there to all of you shoppers to get an idea if what I did was right or wrong or how you would have handled this situation and what your expectations might be. I am not here to slam KSS or their scheduler - it's... Continue Reading

kss and jobslinger

I am repeatedly applying for projects on the kss board. Each time I do, I get a message that I must get icpro status and link with jobslinger. I have done this. When I log in to jobslinger, it clearly shows kss is linked. ... Continue Reading


Thank you for the accurate posting in our Jobs Forum. It is a pleasure to see a job posting that does not mislead. It is nice to see a posting for limited locations that does not contain, "In Your Area", or "Near You"! ...:D... Continue Reading

kss CHipotle

I registered with KSS. How do I get certified to do Chipotle shops?... Continue Reading

KSSJEFF - I am disappointed!

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KSSRyan. What A Piece Of Work!

I submitted thru him for a job last week. He sent an email confirming acceptance. Later, he sent an email cancelling the shop. No explanation. So I sent him one back simply asking why. He did not care to respond. Hey Ryan. Is this the way Lori has taught you... Continue Reading

$20 check cashing KSS

Has anyone done the $20 check cashing through KSS? There's a couple in my town.... Continue Reading

KSS Phone Shop 6 Month Rotation

I applied for three phone shops. Was turned down due to 6 month rotation. I have not shopped any of the locations beforehand. Is there a limit to the number of phone shops one can do in a six month period?... Continue Reading

RE: Kern Scheduling

The other current thread on Kern Scheduling had gotten a bit off track. I would like to use this thread to discuss my current issues with their schedulers. Disclaimer: If you are having good experiences with Kern - Good For You! Enjoy!!! Due to past poor results, I decided not to bother... Continue Reading

The cheapskates at KSS (mini-rant)

I got a phone call from someone with KSS this morning. He asked if I would like to do the fun novelty shop I had previously done for them in Indiana, PA (100 miles each way) and explained that the shop pays $7 plus up to $5 reimbursement. I informed... Continue Reading

KSS International

In April I did my first shop for KSS International, though I have shopped for other companies before with success. I invested about half a day in preparing, driving to, doing the oil change shop, and filling out the report with all kinds of detail and now I get... Continue Reading

Headsup on Kern and Maritz

I want to tell you about a situation with a shop that Kern schedules for Maritz so if you have a similar problem you can arrive at a better outcome than I did. I had one of those shops for April 8 and I did the shop along with... Continue Reading

The outcome of my KSS rant

So you guys and gals might remember my rant Vs KSS a couple of weeks ago. I was rebuffed by one of their schedulers and I posted about it in this forum. It is in the best interest of justice and respect that since I opened the Pandora box, I update... Continue Reading

Rebuffed by KSS

So, I applied for 5 shops near me, saw that there was potential for a 2 or 3 day route for a bunch of other shops in a 75 mile radius, so I e-mailed the scheduler asking him to check the possibility of such a route. I also told him... Continue Reading

kss scheduling for maritz

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Benefit to signing up for Scheduling like KSS?

I was wondering if there was a benefit to signing up for scheduling companies like KSS. I am currently with this particular company, but all the shops listed I was already signed up for the individual companies. I have always just registered for the shops through the individual companies and... Continue Reading

I ask again KSS, please

I am sending this out to KSS. I understand that they are a platform that has clients msc's. They usually do not have the msc the shop is being performed on the enrollment page. It normally gives some brief synopsis of what the shop is and to please enroll if... Continue Reading

Could I ask a favor, KSS, please

I understand that I am new at shopping full time and have expanded my msc from 5 to 42 however I do not know every company out there. Since I do not know every company out there, I do not know how each company pays. Also since I am traveling,... Continue Reading

Kern and Their Incompetent Employees (Rant)

It has been a while since I have ranted, so here goes... You send an urgent email about a project at a drug store. Purchase the product, try the product, do a questionnaire and get paid $10 plus reimbursement within a week. The shops must be completed December 12th. So, I... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling

Has anyone had issues with this scheduling company promising a certain amount, but the job pays less when the check comes? I completed one last month in a time crunch. They were right on the ball when it came to getting it scheduled, but have consistently ignored e-mails about the... Continue Reading

KSS International

Has anyone dealt with Kern Scheduling? They schedule for other companies, but people in my area of Tampa Bay never get notified of anything and the shops are never scheduled. Very frustrating, and of course, no one is ever available by phone.... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling

Anyone had problems with Kern not paying correctly? I did a quick shop, with bonus, and never got the bonus. It's be 3 months now and they won't even respond except to tell me that I have to contact Kineses for payment, not them. Sounds a bit... Continue Reading


This is not my first complaint, however, it will be my last. I am doing work in a mall in my town today, and they had a job with a cell provider, so I apply...last day to do it today. I check and it is still pending, I applied... Continue Reading

KSS International

Yesterday I applied for a bank job on their job board. This morning I checked and the application is gone but the job is still on the board. I applied again. Again the application was removed but the job is still on the board. Normally I would apply on the... Continue Reading

KSS Cell Phone Shops

KSS had posted on their Facebook page about some cell phone shops that were going to be posted in March. Then they said they were pushed out until April 1st. I still haven't seen anything. Has anyone else seen them? I actually need a cell phone to use while my... Continue Reading

Is Kerns a waste of time?

My streak continues with this company. Don't think I've had a single shop from them in the 3+ years I've been a shopper. Today was a typical example, An e-mail from Kerns saying "please help" phone shops due on Saturday. They were representing a msc that I had never heard... Continue Reading

KSS International

I applied for a shop through KSS and I was informed that my account has been deactivated. There was a note saying to contact the following: I've sent several emails since last night and no one has gotten back to me. I don't know what I did... Continue Reading

Has anyone done the college admissions shops for KSS Int'l?

How much of the paperwork are you required to complete at the appointment -- any, or can you just say you'll take it home? What is the duration of a typical appointment? How much financial information is asked and/or required -- and any credit checks done? Are... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling emails threats to shoppers

I just had a flurry of emails with a scheduler at Kern Scheduling. He sent me an email on the day of a shop I was doing, threatening to issue a flake citation if I did not complete the assignment I had requested. At first, I did not think about... Continue Reading

KSS wanting refund? Anyone else get this?

Dear Shopper, On Monday, July 30th, you received a payment for (sic) shops. The message said that the payment was for shops completed in June, 2012. This was a mistake. The shop you were paid for had been completed in May 2012 and had already been paid at the end... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling, are you kidding?

E-mail subject line reads: "$15 Photo Shop. NO REPORT; NO KIDDING Ottuma, IA‏" ....only ..... this is Texas..... did they send to everybody in the whole USA? Maybe some of us would like to fly there to do the shop?... Continue Reading

Bilingual Spanish Speaker Needed for Easy Bank Shop in Kernersville, NC

It's very easy. If you are fluent in Spanish this will be a breeze. Shopper pay is $20 No out of pocket expenses. Usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Contact Registration is always free Continue Reading


Does anyone know how to contact a scheduler? I have applied for several gas jobs a while ago and they are still on the job board. I have a rating of 10 and cannot figure out why I am not awarded these jobs. I have not done... Continue Reading

Strange email form a Kern Scheduler

Did anyone get this, if so can you please tell me what in the ham and cheese is dude talking about. I think I get it but want other feeback. Unfortunately, after an 8 year partnership with **** ******* at ****, she has chosen to take her business... Continue Reading

KSS International:

They have had these same two resturaunt(casual nearly fast food) shops up/available for 2 months. The pay is strict flat fee with no reimbursement that isn't largest enough to make it worth it for me. I keep getting emails(the kind sent out to every registered shopper in the area) practically... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling? ---Service Sleuth

I have been emailing this company constantly for months. They are the company that organizes the shops for another company Service Sleuths. I was to do a movie theater shop( I have done like 8 others for them). I emailed a week before and then 2 more times before the... Continue Reading

Service Intelligience and Kern

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Fair Housing shop Kernersville NC

Action Research is conducting fair housing shops for the month of October. They have special requirements from our client. If they are not met, the client will not pay for the shop. 1. We must have two shoppers to shop each apartment complex. One must be a white Caucasian and the... Continue Reading


hmmm, with a requirement like this, they must be scraping the bottom of the barrel: "You must meet the following qualifications to apply for this shop: * Your Shopper Rating must be at least 1"... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling

I have a bit of heartburn with this group. They took over the scheduling of a client I have been doing for a certain MSC. OK. I applied for 4 shops. Did not hear anything for 2 weeks until I received an email that a shop was due that day. I complained... Continue Reading

Operations Analysis ( Scheduled through KSS)- BEWARE- Payment Issues

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Does anyone know or are working with this company, and do you have to be certified before you can get on their job board??? I have put in all my imformation but I cannot get into the shoppers page, and cannot find a phone # to call to get any... Continue Reading

Anyone Know Kern Scheduling?

I've done 15 jobs for them and now they are telling me they are giving me jobs only as a last resort because of 2 jobs I didn't do. But I did still 15 out of 17 and I gave good support for canceling! The attitude seems a little like certified... Continue Reading

KSS International

I had done two shops last week and had been in the process of doing another shop and have another one due tomorrow and they all disappeared of of my assigned job board. I only lost $20 in gas costs for the shops, but I am wondering what happened.... Continue Reading

BH and KSS

has anyone noticed a decided difference in BH since Kern has taken over their scheduling?... Continue Reading

Curious about Kern Scheduling

Can someone please help me understand the deal with Kern Scheduling? I accepted several assignments days in advance which naturally prevents me from accepting other shops in that time slot. These assignments would then stay in "Pending" right up to the due date then an email is sent out saying the... Continue Reading


$12 to $18 PAY EASY BANK SHOPS NEAR YOU? This topic of yours is not true and misleading. You only show locations in CT and NY. Request you edit your topic to reflect this...... Continue Reading

Kern Scheduling

I recently came across the Kern Scheduling "Mystery Shopping" official website and signed up with them. I'm glad to see that they have been sending me several e-mails a day regarding different shops available in my area, however offered by various companies. Therefore, I assume Kern is just... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of Kern Scheduling

Hi Shoppers! KSS International, Inc. (Source). August 03, 2015

D. Power Geoffrey Prince (805) 418-8000 Jancyn Evaluation Shops Summer (800) 339-2861 JM Ridgway Co., Inc. (800) 367-7434 Kinesis-CEM, LLC Kathy Harper (206) 285-2900 KSS International, Inc. (Source). July 31, 2015

Available locations: Borrego springs, CA 92004 Colusa, CA 95932 Kelseyville, CA 95451 Burns, OR 97720 Glendale, OR 97442 Hermiston, OR 97838 Port Orford, OR 97465 Union, OR 97883 Register as a new shopper for free at then respond. (Source). July 30, 2015

KSS is another one that can really help, and they actually let you schedule other MSC jobs through them. (Source). July 29, 2015

You will be paid $10 plus $5 reimbursement. Apply online at LOCATIONS AVAILABLE: Los Angeles CA 90036 Monterey CA 93940 Darien CT 06820 Fairfield CT 6824 Greenwich CT 6830 Mandeville LA 70471 Lawrenceville NJ 08648 Jackie Jacoby KSS International Inc. (Source). July 26, 2015

KSS is scheduling mystery shops at a popular Tween Clothing Retailer. (Source). July 26, 2015

KSS International is scheduling lunch and dinner shops at high end burger restaurants. (Source). July 26, 2015

KSS International is scheduling mystery shops that include 2 adult tickets, $15 concession purchase, plus $5 shopper pay! You pick the movie! Apply at www. (Source). July 25, 2015 KSS is scheduling hair salon mystery shops near you. (Source). July 25, 2015

You must provide a photo of the receipt, the store front, and 1 sign. You will be paid $10 plus $5 reimbursement. Apply online at Jackie Jacoby KSS International Inc. (Source). July 25, 2015