Did Panda rotation go from 60 to 15 days?

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Most likely because they need the current round done before the end of the year.

A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
So the MSC reduces the rotation instead of increasing the fee...nice!

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@HonnyBrown wrote:

So the MSC reduces the rotation instead of increasing the fee...nice!

They have increased fees as well if the shop remains unclaimed. I have one tomorrow for $12.50 fee.
@kenasch wrote:

They have increased fees as well if the shop remains unclaimed. I have one tomorrow for $12.50 fee.

But still not like was seen in the good-old-days of 'Make an Offer'.
I did my first Panda Distress last month. Why would anyone deliberately dine there if there are competing hole in the wall take out joints who make the stuff on demand?
January 2022 shops are posted and they are now $8 fee plus $8 reimbursement. Can't tell if the ordering requirement has changed any. Dec 24th shop has fee of $15.50 but I'm not going for any amount of money on Christmas eve.
I did some online shops today for $15.50 each. I did three online shops earlier this week and could not order at one of the shops because both the app and the website were acting up. I just looked at my shop log and it looks like the MSC will pay me the full $12.50 fee.
In SW Ohio, Panda is now 30 days on the rotation. My first shop there, 2 1/2 weeks ago, was $5 + $7.50, the food was tasty and the service very fast. If I were near a location, in need of food and the pay was $12 + $8, I would assign.
It's $8 fee and $8 reimbursement for where we are on vacation. We have one for today, drive through.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2021 08:35PM by Niner.
Ugh. They changed it to a $2 fee.

@BusyBeeBuzzBuzzBuzz wrote:

I did some online shops today for $15.50 each. I did three online shops earlier this week and could not order at one of the shops because both the app and the website were acting up. I just looked at my shop log and it looks like the MSC will pay me the full $12.50 fee.
Seeing shops in SoCal with a $1 bonus!!! Oh boy am I overjoyed. That extra $1 really put it "over the top."

They have been sitting at $1 bonus for a couple days now. Does anyone know the next bump? Does it become $2 or something else? Also, how long do they leave the offer before increasing it? It it just a few days or do they leave it at $1 for a week and then increase? I don't have enough experience with this MSC to know their bonus rationale.
Haven't determined a pattern to the increase in fees or to the bonus yet. The dine in reimbursement is now $9 which appears to be the new set amount for now.
I have only done the online scenario. That report is fine. I'm guessing the report/effort for dine-in has to be longer than the online portion since there are more things to evaluate. It's probably not that bad, but the $1 difference between dine-in and online is not enough to make me want to do the extra work.
For me its availability . I usually only see one version at a time per location. The dine in is just s bit more work.
Very few Panda Express locations in my area have drive-thrus and so there are very few drive-thru shops here. I see about an equal amount of dine-in and online shops. I don't do the dine-in shops both because of Covid and the fee.

I think it's a good thing that the MSC keeps changing the base fee and reimbursement amounts. The MSC is trying to figure out what works for it, and I am glad the reimbursement amount now fully covers the price of a bowl in my area. Who knows? It may eventually cover the price of a plate.

I also like that the report for online shops is now slightly easier than before.
Had one today with a bonus but the app would not allow me to order online. I submitted the report and gave them an image of the message I got on the app. Hopefully as someone else reported above, I will still receive the fee, just for trying. I think this may be a Covid related issue as many places are affected by a shortage of workers.
The requirements of the Drive-thru shop are dumb. You have to submit a photo of the hours posted at the location. So I'm going to go through the drive thru then park, get out of the car, take a picture of the door, then get back in my car? Yeah, that won't out me at all.
I did a drive thru shop last week and took that picture but I wasn't asked to upload it on the report. My shop was approved the next day and I was paid for it this week.

A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
@callinectes wrote:

The requirements of the Drive-thru shop are dumb. You have to submit a photo of the hours posted at the location. So I'm going to go through the drive thru then park, get out of the car, take a picture of the door, then get back in my car? Yeah, that won't out me at all.

You only need that picture for a closed location. I do the drive thru shops every time I go out to do other shops, the only pictures required are of the food and the receipt.
I just received payment for the online shop where the app would not allow me to order. I got a payment of $2 plus the bonus which was another $4. I was not expecting the bonus on a "closed" shop.
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