MSC payment dates

I have compiled this list of MSC and their payment dates as well as form of payment. I am checking your posts every couple of months with updates or new information and then editing this thread to reflect the new information. Please note that some of these dates and payment forms are as reported by other shoppers and not from the MSC themselves, although a few are.

A-Closer-Look 4th Monday of the month after (Check)
About Face - 45 days after shop submitted (Paypal)
Ardent - 20th of the month following (direct deposit)
ath Power Consulting the 10th two months later (Bill.com can be direct deposit or check)
Bare International the 15th of the following month (Check and Direct Deposit)
Bestmark Within three weeks (Check)
Beyond Hello the 31st of the following month (Paypal)
BMA - up to 45 days from shop approval (Paypal) (Shoppers reporting more like 60 days)
Circle of Service 23rd of the following month (Paypal)
Cirrus Marketing - up to 3 1/2 months later (reported by other shoppers) (Paypal) Several warnings of non payment
Clear Evaluations Last day of the following month (Payquicker, Paypal or 2 weeks later for check)
Confero (Shops performed from the 1st to 14th) The 25th following month (Paypal - *NEW* Direct deposit option)
Confero (Shops performed from the 15th to 31st) The 10th of the second month (Paypal)
Consumer Connection Monitoring - The last week of the following month after completion (Paypal)
Corporate Research (Stericycle) - Friday usually two weeks after shop performed
Corporate Risk Solutions The 15th (Paypal)
Coyle End of the month following (Paypal)
Creative Image Associates - the end of the following month (Check)
CRG - Within 30 days of report being finalized.
Customer 1st - up to 45 days from shop approval (paypal)
Customer Impact 15th to the 25th of the following month (Direct deposit fastest)
Customer Perspectives the 15th (Paypal)
Customer Service Experts 21 - 30 days (usually the 1st of the month) (Paypal)
DJC - several day after the shop (sometimes as fast as the next day) (paypal)
EPMS the 22nd (Direct Deposit)
Feedback Plus 30-60 days from the date of the shop (Paypal)
Gapbusters 27th of the following month (direct deposit)
Gfk 10 days from acceptance (Paypal)
Global Compliance (from the 15th to the 31st) The 1st (Direct Deposit)
Global Compliance (From the 1st to the 14th) The 15th (Direct Deposit)
Goodwill the 15th (Check)
Goodwin & Associates by the 10th two months after (Paypal)
GSC - weekly (direct deposit)
Harland Clarke Within three weeks (except for your first check which can take up to 5 weeks)(Check)
Helion 20th of the following month (Paypal)
ICCDS - first Friday after 30 days (paypal)
ICU - less than 30 days.
iMyst - Paypal is 7-10 business days from finalization of the report and Check is 40-65 business days. Choose paypal!
Informa Research Services the 15th & the 25th (Check) Mailed on the 15th
Integrip the 25th (Direct Deposit)
Integrity Consultants - 45 days after shop acceptance (paypal or check)
Intellishop the 20th of the second month (Paypal)
International Service Check 6 weeks (paypal)
IntouchInsight 4 weeks usually faster (direct deposit)
Jancyn - 5 to 6 weeks after shop is submitted.
JM Ridgway - 45 days after assignment but reported within 10 days after the shop (paypal and check)
Kinesis - end of the month following the shop
Maritz (from the 15th to the 31st) the 15th (Check) = Mailed on the 15th
Maritz (from the 1st to the 14th) the 1st (Check) = Mailed on the 1st
Market Force the 10th (Direct Deposit or check which is paid around the 22nd)
Market Viewpoint - last day of the following month (paypal)
Mary LeBlanc - every two weeks (check)
Measure Consumer Perspectives 15th of the following (Paypal)
Melinda Brody 30 days after shop (Paypal)
Mercantile Systems - within 45 days of completed shop (check)
Mintel (from the 15th to the 30th) the 30th (Direct Deposit)
Mintel (from the 1st to the 14th) the 15th (Direct Deposit)
Monterey Mystery shopping 20-24th followng month (Paypal)
Mystery Researchers - the 15th of the month after finalization (Paypal)
Mystery Shopper Services - 45 days from shop approval (paypal)
Mystery shopping Canada - 1 month to 50 days the next month (paypal)
mVentix 25th of the following month (Direct deposit)
National Shopping Service - The end of the following month (Check)
Onsource Four weeks after on a Friday (Direct Deposit)
Person-to-Personal Quality - third to fourth week of the following month (paypal)
Premier Service - 18th of the month after the shop (paypal)
Pinnacle Financial - shops completed before the 20th - the 10th of the following month (Paypal)
Pinnacle Financial - shops completed after the 20th - the 10th of the second month (paypal)
Reality Check - 30 to 60 days after the shop (Paypal, check)
Reality Based Group the 20th (Paypal or Direct Deposit)
Research Services Group (RSG) - every other Monday/Tuesday.
Reflections MS - 30 days after shop completed (paypal)
Regal 90 days (some reported 60 days)
Ritter Associates Last day of the following month (Check or direct deposit) Mailed on the last day of the month
Satisfaction Services End of the month following
Second to None the 15th (Direct Deposit)
Sensors Quality Management - 25th-30th of the following month
Sentry Marketing - 30-60 days.
Service Check - 60 days (paypal)
Service Excellence - end of the following month (paypal)
Service Metrics - a month after assignment completed (check)
Service Performance Group 4-5 weeks later (Paypal)
Service Quality US - Over 2 months (Check)
Service Research Corporation - 10th of the following month (check)
Service Sense - 10th of the following month (check)
Service Sleuth - 60 days (paypal)
Shared Insight - last day of the following month (check)
Shop Angels - between 30 and 40 days (paypal)
Shopper's Confidential - the 30th of the following month (paypal)
Shopper's Critique Three weeks after shop (Paypal)
Shopper's Inc (1st to the 15th) on the 28th of the month (check)
Shoppers, Inc (16th to the 31st) on the 28th of the following month (check)
Shopper's View - 15th day of the following month.
Sights on Service - 20th of the following month.
Sinclair Customer Metrics - last day of the following month (check)
Spot Check - Monthly (direct deposit)
Strategic Evaluations - 1 month after the shop (hyperwallet?)
Strategic Reflections - First week of the second month
Sutter Marketing - the 15th of the following month
Technology Store shoppers - 1 to 2 weeks after the shop (paypal)
The Brandt Group - two weeks after accepting the shop (paypal) (some report even faster)
The Training Factor - within 2 weeks (Check) as reported by shopper
TNS - 1st day of the month following the shop.
Trendsource the 6th and 21st (Direct Deposit and paypal)

Edited 12 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2015 12:46PM by jpgilham.

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Great idea!

Add to the letter A group:

About Face - Paypal, 15th of the following month
ACE - PayQuicker, 15th of the following month
Ann Michaels - Paypal or check, 3rd week of the following month
NSS pays about 6 weeks after completion, still waiting for check from Aprils jobs...72.00 owed, they said checks went out June 2nd, and as of now, have not gotten it yet.

Payments are written on all sites, I commend you for doing this, but find it not worth the time...sorry!

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Oprah
Your list makes it look as though the whole last half of the alphabet consists of "Problem Payers". What's up with that, please?

Great idea and a nice contribution to the forums!

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
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Great idea! What does the "problem payers" between Goodwin and Harland Clark mean?

A Closer Look - End of the following month, check
Customer Impact - 25th of following month
Reality Check - 30 to 60 days after shop performance, Paypal or check
Regal - 90 days
Service Sleuth - End of month after shop performed, Paypal

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Thanks to all the forum members!
I just cut and paste from my spreadsheet. I'll try and fix it. Problem payers was beside Goodwin & Associates. They may pay fine but in my experience they've been a problem. I removed the notation from the list. This list is up there to be modified and added to so thank you so far!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2014 07:19PM by jpgilham.
Intellishop is supposed to be paying on the 20th of the month following the shop now, not the second month.

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NSS pays the 3rd. of following month jobs are done, so, it is now the 9th., and I haven't gotten my check. I called twice,
and there blaming the post office...give me a break! I suggested they go to Paypal or DD, and they nicely agree, but......

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Oprah
Shop Angels are supposed to pay between 30 and 40 days after your shop by Paypal but...My first shop was paid only after I emailed them after it had been more than 40 days. My second shop is now older than 40 days and has not been paid.
Service Sleuth is really more than 2 months! after the last day of the month in which the shop was performed. Two people said above that it is a shorter time frame. From their site:

Compensation for contracted services are submitted to PayPal approximately 60 days after the last day of the month in which the shop was completed. Please note that it then takes PayPal up to 5 business days to process this transaction and clear the money for disbursement.

So if you do a shop June 1 you'll get paid in the first week of September. And if you don't do a glowing report you won't get paid at all.
Good job, jp! You might check on Service Sleuth - the list shows end of the month (PayPal) which is correct but I think it's also 60 days.

Reality Based now also offers Direct Deposit

Market Force also pays by check - and checks are paid later than direct deposit - around the 22nd of the month

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2014 11:46AM by AustinMom.
Regal Hospitality Group has been paying and reimbursing in more like 60 days recently.

Clear Evaluations pays quickly by Pay Quicker, and about 2 weeks later if you want a check, as I recall. They also pay the Pay Quicker fee, unlike some MSCs.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
Customer Service Experts, paypal, 30 days or less, usually the first of the next month.

Service check, paypal, 60 ish days

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Intellishop has next month and two month out pays depending on the clients.

Customer Experience Experts pays 21 days after submission. GFK is 10 days from acceptance. Both by paypal.
Interesting. According to Intellishop's own Shopper FAQ page all payments are sent out the following month. No mention of anything else.

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Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
Clear Evaluations - my profile is set to PayPal
GAPBusters - 27th of following month Direct Deposit
Helion - 20th of following month PayPal
International Service Check - 6 weeks PayPal
InTouch Insight - 4 weeks (usually faster) Direct Deposit
mVentix - 25 of following month Direct Deposit
Shared Insight - last day of following month Check
Sinclair - last day of following month Check
ICCDS - first Friday after 30 days PayPal

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Thank you, jpgilham. Now, if I can only copy and paste this on Excel, instead of Word.

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Thank you all! I have updated and will continue to do so as we get more information. I actually do have all this on a spreadsheet but didn't know how to bring in a spreadsheet on here.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2014 11:51AM by jpgilham.
Update on NNS.....after research on both our parts, my April check went to my temporary address in Sausalito, just as I was moving. Payroll is issuing another check today, so they are not behind.....good news! Checks were made out on June 3rd.
for April jobs.

When you know better you do better....

Oprah
This is a great idea even if there are some discrepancies and could be very helpful to anyone looking to register with new MSC's. Thanks much.
Intouch Insight is 2 weeks if you already submitted your direct deposit form. Every other Friday

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Service Metrics (Ontario based) sends cheques out a month after you completed an assignment. So for shops done in July, they will pay around August 15th

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