Bare International was my introduction to mystery shopping (after a lapse of many years). I received a suspicious email purporting to be from BI. Never having heard of you at that time, and not being able to come check out the Forum like I could now, I decided to google the name and see what I could find. Lo and behold, Bare International had a decent looking website. "Maybe the email is legitimate." I think. I telephone them and discover that alas, the email is a scam as I originally suspected but, after telling me that, the person on the other end of the telephone asked me if I wanted to do some mystery shopping for them and, as they say, the rest is history.
I very much enjoyed completing shops for Bare International and would be doing so still if they still had those shops in my area.
I have only done one shop with Bare but am really hoping to do more. I would love to do more postal shops to establish myself in order to get higher end shops, but unfortunately these are only posted in my area a couple days before the due date and I either have my weekend booked with other shops or I cannot get off work on such short notice to do a route during the week. If they were posted a week ahead and the limit of shops allowed per day were raised to 6 or so, I would be happy to take a day off my day job and do a route.
My problem with Bare is it won't let me upload with Firefox. I did one shop years ago for a steak place and got a well done but never saw any shops around here for while after that. Now I am going more active again I am seeing some shops and just did one today.
Welcome to the forum Tabitha.
I am so glad you are choosing to shop more actively with Bare as of late !
I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with Firefox and our system. Occasionally some browsers do work better than others. I would suggest trying Google Chrome or Internet Explorer alternatively.
All the best,
Office Coordinator Bare International
I did my first 3 shops for BARE last week. My score were two 10/10 and one 9/10. (I got another 10 for a job yesterday.) One particular BARE scheduler sent many emails trying to get someone to do an assignment by Thursday 1-22 where we would be required to make a purchase, then return it.
The store is 3 miles from my home. When no one accepted it, she sent out an email saying that a purchase was now optional. The scenario was to choose a product, see if the sales person offered a warranty, then take it to the cashier and see if the cashier offered a warranty. The instructions said that after the cashier rang it up, we were to pretend we left our credit cards at home.
I emailed her and told her I would do the assignment if no purchase was required. I then accepted it on your site and it was in my shop log. She sent me an email asking me to accept it and I told her I had done that and it was in my shop log. I completed the shop 2 days ago, Wednesday, which was a day earlier than required and submitted my report that evening. Today she sent me an email saying my report was not accepted because I had not made a purchase.
She also sent me an email asking me to do it by tomorrow, same store, same scenario, only now there is a bonus. I emailed her and tried to call her but she may have left for the day. I called the main number and was told to wait until Monday for an answer. I know some schedulers check their email after hours and weekends. I would think she would be checking to see that this assignment is done by tomorrow. As of now, 3:22pm PST, the job is still available and due tomorrow.
My question is how does BARE respond when the scheduler is wrong?