Marketforce deactivating shoppers?

Has anyone been deactivated by Marketforce? I got an email today stating that I had 3 or more errors in my submissions. I have been shopping for them for over 3 years. They didn't even let me know or give me a heads up.

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Deactivation is normally a surprise to anyone who receives the verdict. Deactivation can sometimes be overturned. I suggest you question, and if applicable, state your case, to the Help Desk.
I don't do a lot of work for MF but I have never had a report sent back to me for clarifications or denied. Are you saying that you can have errors on your report and MF will never contact you? I have read several posts from forum members that say when it comes to MF, "no news is good news." What the OP has posted seems to debunk that theory.
I haven't been deactivated but it's so common I can't say it would be a shock. I'd recommend getting in touch and seeing if you can fix whatever is wrong.

Mary Davis Nowell. Based close to Fort Worth. Shopping Interstate 20 east and west, Interstate 35 north and south.
They once initially rejected one of my reports saying I didnt ask for an appropriate item at a grocery store...thing was I used one the exact items from their examples.....they did reinstate it...but i wouldn't be surprised if it was still held against me.
I also got deactivated at the end of last week. I had a bunch of scheduled shops for next week I had JUST completed a hardware shop in some rural hick town, then I get this email stating they are no longer offering me shops, and due the nature of their business, they don't have to divulge their reasons. I gave them a piece of my mind, though I doubt they will care. I've been in their system for over 10 years.
So I guess they do contact you if there is something wrong with your report. I do such small amounts of work for them, they are barely a blip on the radar.
@missarney wrote:

I also got deactivated at the end of last week. I get this email stating they are no longer offering me shops, and due the nature of their business, they don't have to divulge their reasons. I gave them a piece of my mind, though I doubt they will care. I've been in their system for over 10 years.

They don 't care. Probably either laughed about it or just deleted it, because it was irrelevant. And it probably wasn't read by a person of influence anyway. In fact, that is one of the reasons they don't specifically identify the reason for deactivation. If they did, many shoppers would ask for more information and ask questions and argue, and they figure it is irrelevant. When they are done with you, they are done. No arguments. No discussion.

Sybil, they do contact you when you do something wrong. They keep track of the number of times they have to contact you. If they have to contact you too much, you are too time-consuming for them and you will probably get booted. That's why no news is good news. To remain long-term with them, limit contacts about reports and submissions.
I'm not worried at all. I have never been contacted by MF for questions or clarifications in 5-7 years of working for them. The only time I communicate with them by phone is when they call me for bonused shops. I have permanently blocked myself from all FF shops so I don't even have to see them. Come to think of it, I rarely check their website. I just wait for the high bonuses and the phone calls.

I am more about diversity than putting all my eggs in one basket.
Welcome to the club. I was deactivated several years ago and told that I was "either too hard or too easy compared to the average shopper" and that the high security of their system, they could not even tell me which. They did tell me to complete the dozen or so shops already assigned to me. I had never had a shop rejected. I have recommended MF to people just starting out because they are generally easy shops and when bonused, are nice. I did better off once I stopped having to schedule around them.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
Lately the Philippines schedulers have been calling and offering the base starting fee for their shops (for example, $7.50 for a FF shop). When I laugh and say that the online fee is higher than that, they quickly realize I know what I am talking about and go to a more reasonable amount.

Shopping across Indiana but mostly around Indianapolis.
I was deactivated and then I e-mail them about two weeks ago asking to reactive me and they did.. I went to log in tonight to see if there were any shops in my area and it says that my account has been restriected.. UGH!!!! I love doing their FF shops.. But it's hard for me to pick one up due to my work schedule..
FF means Fast food.. That is quite OK!!!! smiling smiley I have worked for them before but if I keep getting deactivating and not doing shops b/c of my schedule I don't know what to do

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There is one shop that I would like to do but it is about an 30-40 minute drive.. I could do it just to stay active. If I do take the the shop can I ask for extra millage? I have never request a shop for extra millage..

Thanks
MF is the devil. It places the worst possible food in front of you for the easiest money. Especially when they call you and you can negotiate.

My doctor asked me, "Have you changed your diet lately?" When I started working for them. Yes, it will wreck your health if you eat the FF and casual dining. You must somehow just SAMPLE the fries. tongue sticking out smiley
I did my first fast casual location that offers milkshakes yesterday.

Of course I had to order one to celebrate. I had a few sips and the kids got the rest. They loved it. smiling smiley
@frugalmommy wrote:

I did my first fast casual location that offers milkshakes yesterday.

Of course I had to order one to celebrate. I had a few sips and the kids got the rest. They loved it. smiling smiley

This client allows you to have tag along people as long as they order behind you. I wish more companies would adapt this style of shopping, as it masks the shopper and allows the shopper to share the extra calories.

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@scanman1 wrote:


This client allows you to have tag along people as long as they order behind you. I wish more companies would adapt this style of shopping, as it masks the shopper and allows the shopper to share the extra calories.

Yes, it's definitely one of the things I like about that client. I occasionally bring the entire family along when I shop their locations, although it's nowhere near cost effective when I do.
I am curious. Do you people take these FF shops because of: 1) the money (whether it be at regular pay or highly bonused?) or 2) you actually like eating this type of food? I can't even stand the smell of grease as I drive by one of those places.
@Sybil2 wrote:

I am curious. Do you people take these FF shops because of: 1) the money (whether it be at regular pay or highly bonused?) or 2) you actually like eating this type of food? I can't even stand the smell of grease as I drive by one of those places.

I'm like you, the smell alone is worth getting paid. However, I will do them for money. I figure I've done worse things for money then take a bite of a burger or eat a fry. I evaluate them according to the guidelines (not my tastebuds.) Then I drive out of town and throw them out the window.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I take them because of the money, always bonused. I sometimes eat the food because it is convenient, but if I have the time (which is almost never,) I will pay to eat somewhere else even though I am doing a nearby FF shop. Part of that is probably because I'm burned out on the food after doing so many of the shops. Another reason for taking these shops is because they are all over the place, and it's easy to add them to an existing route at the last minute. The money I get from those extra FF shops is almost all pure profit.
@Sybil2 wrote:

I am curious. Do you people take these FF shops because of: 1) the money (whether it be at regular pay or highly bonused?) or 2) you actually like eating this type of food? I can't even stand the smell of grease as I drive by one of those places.

While you won't get me into a McD even with what many might consider a 'great bonus', and only about once in five years will I go to Burger King, we do enjoy these burgers because they are made with fresh ground beef and are properly prepared. In fact everything they make is prepared from fresh and real potatoes turned into fries and cooked in peanut oil (not some mystery oil) can be pretty darn good. While bonuses on them are good, the food once or twice a month is also enjoyed.
@Sybil2 wrote:

I am curious. Do you people take these FF shops because of: 1) the money (whether it be at regular pay or highly bonused?) or 2) you actually like eating this type of food? I can't even stand the smell of grease as I drive by one of those places.

There are some clients that I won't touch unless they have large bonuses, and even then it's debatable because I don't like their menu or the reimbursement doesn't necessarily cover the required purchase.

There's one MF has listed in the Restaurant category that I will take for base pay because the kids really enjoy it. The drive-thru shops give me a quick and easy dinner option since the location is on the way home from school. On nights when hubby's working, I can order the required meal and have enough food for all three of us. It makes me feel slightly less guilty for doing fast food for dinner on nights when my fibromyalgia is making things difficult for me.

I do the Fast Casual because hubby and I enjoy the food and (in most cases) the restaurant environment. We became regulars at the location closest to us after the first time I shopped them, and treat most of the shops I do as a free (or nearly free) lunch date since the shop fee and reimbursement usually cover what we spend.
@frugalmommy wrote:

On nights when hubby's working, I can order the required meal and have enough food for all three of us. It makes me feel slightly less guilty for doing fast food for dinner on nights when my fibromyalgia is making things difficult for me.

FF and the high-sodium content is not good for anyone but especially for people with Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune conditions. The sodium can cause inflammation which is a big factor with the pain associated with the Big F.
My new fav signature salad is: Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad - organic quinoa, kale, romaine, cucumbers, kalamata olives, tomato sofrito and toasted almonds tossed with Greek dressing. Topped with chicken raised without antibiotics. You can't find that at the typical FF chain.

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@Sybil2 wrote:

My new fav signature salad is: Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad - organic quinoa, kale, romaine, cucumbers, kalamata olives, tomato sofrito and toasted almonds tossed with Greek dressing. Topped with chicken raised without antibiotics. You can't find that at the typical FF chain.

It's a bummer to see them switch out MSC's (or have they switched their entire program to MF?). Anyways, I haven't received an assignment from the old MSC for quite some time now. Then again, they only had two clients in my area anyways. The tea there is amazing though!

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 28 year old male and willing to travel! Badged for Denver International Airport.


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Doing the (fast food restaurant) on the day they have half price for the burgers Can you do the job during the half price time. Doing the burger fries and drink during regular time it cost over 7 dollars after tax

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