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I know it is easy to kick the guys, the forum is full of complaints, but one thing keeps me taking Market Force jobs. It isn't the fee (low), it isn't the website (gimpy), it isn't the lack of variety (how many wireless shops can one do in a lifetime?)
The one thing that keeps me going with Market Force is the lightning fast online evals. I did the pancake place today for no fee, but I got a big brunch (totally paid for including tip) and a report that took me under five minutes to write. It was approved in the time it took me to file the CPI (under 10 seconds.)
This beats the MSCs that make shoppers:
- apply for shops (and never respond when the application falls off the list);
- write evals that take more than an hour to do (how many ways can one say the burger was cooked and the tomato was red), and
- wait up to a week to find out that the shop was just approved without comment.
The other reason MFI beats the competition is that I get paid on schedule. I am still waiting for checks/PayPal from other MSC early June shops (most won't pay until mid-late August.)
I couldn't pay the bills with Market Force fees alone, but it does provide basic training for beginners. I will take one of its nearby $4 five-minute reports over another company's $10 evals that take 1 1/2 hours to write, require multi-photos, and make me quote, describe and name every employee I encounter (and ask in the bedding department if they carry fish tanks!)
well said by the one who is in it for the free breakfast, the taker of the $4.00 fee(s) and the partaker of the low-hanging fruit.
You made a good point here. I just talked a MF scheduler into a $6 bonus for one of those 5-minute phone store shops. No time in the store and no time to write the report. If that's low-hanging fruit, I will take a case of them.@ceasesmith wrote:
I haven't done a job for MF without a significant bonus in at least 5 years.
I am a fan.
They are my favorite and I have done more for them than any other company so far. I'm relatively new, are there any other companies that are similar in your opinion with regards to the positives you mentioned like being quick, easy and reviewed super fast?
Probably not a good idea to mention specific MSCs. Yes, the one you mentioned is really simple. So is the other burger place it has. But they are not as frequently available as those MFI burger shops that seem to go begging (at least they do in my SoCal area.)@aydeedont wrote:
If you like pizza, Sinclair's pizza shops are very simple. And, if you're in southern California, by any chance, u/k has the easiest shops I've ever done for Baker's!
Mod note: Welcome to the Forum. Just a quick note...Linking an MSC with its clientele is a violation of Forum rules and probably also a breach of your ICA.
Sorry, didn't mean it to be an admonition.@aydeedont wrote:
Oops! I'm a newbie to the forum. Thanks for the admonition PuaM
Never have seen those in my area. Another MSC has one in my area for shopping an upscale grocer. It pays about $10 and gives about a $5 allowance. The shopper has to talk to a person in deli, bakery, produce, floral, seafood and meat departments, get help finding something plus get names and quotes from the cashier, manager and bagger - all without revealing that you are shopping them. I spent $5.88 for two apples and said, "Never again." The shop took hours to write.@Piled Hip Deep, PHD wrote:
MF is still paying $7.50 for a grocery shop same as 10 years ago when $7.50 would buy two bags of groceries. They do not give you money, they give you food that does not cost THEM $7.50 so they are actually paying you less. They have other shops now that pay $30 $15.food and $15 fee by you have to do a ton of work. Their movie shops are a joke. No way Jose!