Depends on the gas statuon AND the MSC. One MSC offers both easy mystery shops and full audits for the same price. Make sure you check, and double check, the info before signing up; you might end up with a 30-60 minute shop intead of the 10 minute shop. Others are easier. Some offer gas reimbursement and/or inside reimbursement. Some offer neither. We can answer more accurately of you name the gas brand as to how that particular shop is.
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If it is your first gestation shop I would suggest you allow about 45 minutes.
I think the region matters as well. I have sworn off MF gas station shops because I'm in a high-population area where the client employs pump attendants at most stations, and the C-stores attached are often the size of a modest walk-in closet. Good luck getting those violation photos when you are being watched from stem to stern. About the only thing you can shoot is the bathroom and, once you've left, the sign/curb appeal photos (by going across the street later). No more of that.@01Happy wrote:
Has anyone done one of the gas station shops for M F?
When I was looking at one, it does not give much information. I guess you find out after you sign up what your expectations are. Can someone please tell me if this shop is difficult to do?How long it normally takes? What expectations are? Thank you for any information.
About the photos: either batch resize them on the computer or take them in a smaller size format if submitting the report on a phone. Smaller file size = SO MUCH FASTER and less data used.
Receipt photo (gas) #2470
Receipt photo (inside purchase) 2471
Main ID -- side 1
Main ID - side 2
Canopy 2473, 2474, 2475, 2476
forecourt 2477 ("fueling island" )
Pump #1 2478
Pump #1 closeup ("bezel" 2479
(repeat for each pump) (if required)
Diesel dispenser 2502
Diesel, closeup 2503
Infractions: 2515, 2517, 2532
So then when I go to report, I have the sheet in front of me for the station. I just add the appropriate photo when and where requested.
I then staple my receipt(s) to that sheet of paper, and throw it in my banker's box that's labeled Mystery Shopping, 2020, for tax purposes.
Done, and done. And if they come back with questions, I have everything filed by date in that banker's box.
I also find it easier to use my digital camera than my phone camera. It can hang around my neck while I use my hands to do the paperwork. (It's a big ole Olympus) I upload all the photos when I get home. However, it is always a good idea to make sure you have the SD card in the camera before you go...as I found out recently and had to use my cell phone for all those photos and then email them to myself and then upload to my photo files. Doable, but a PITA.
SD card is removable memory something like a flash drive, memory stick or CD but it's a flat little square less than 1"×1". Looks like a SIM card but bigger.
Or most androids and apples automatically upload them to the cloud for you as soon as you connect to WiFi.