A word of caution. I performed two parking lot shops for Shared Insights in December 2016 and still have not been fully paid. I submitted the shops on time and was not contacted for any review questions, however a few months later I only received the shop fee and not the substantial cash outlay required to do the shops. After repeatedly using their internal messaging system and separately e-mailing various personnel I have finally been paid more of what I am owed but still not everything that I submitted for (and was promised by company representatives). To even get to this point it took me contacting the company multiple times to get a response, even after I was told I would get a response by a long past deadline. All in all, not a reliable company. I will not perform any more work for them.
As an aside to the pay issue, the online reports are not as easy to use as a Sassie platform report or most other mystery shop reports (read unwieldy). Bottom line, this company goes on my avoid list.
I am paid in full from them, but I only take shops that KSS schedule for them now.
Their phone is never answered. Sometimes, it is disconnected. Replies are random from them.
I am sorry about your parking shops. I see them and have done them in the past. They do require a lot of money, and there is no benefit to you (it's not as though you got a meal out of it). Thanks for the heads up.
I once asked them about those parking jobs that pay a fee of $5, They said it is the client that thinks they will attract someone who is staying in the posh hotels anyway ($350 a night and up) who happens to want to make $5 towards the $30 overnight fee by doing a shop. I just waited until the bonus was high enough and did a few of them. But the reports are very tedious to do. I liked their old website/reporting tool a lot better. I have never had any pay issues.
I am having a similar issue with a car wash shop I completed for them in April, 2017. I had completed several of these same shops before and received payment promptly. I have sent numerous follow-ups on this unpaid shop and they said they were looking into it. No payment yet though