Which Mystery Shopping Company is Your Favorite?

Which mystery shopping company is your favorite and why? The Source is my favorite. They pay without problems, their forms are easy to load and fill out, their employees are very helpful and friendly. The one shop I do the most for them has a store in vevry neighborhood so I can always find a shop even when I travel.

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I'm probably in the minority, but I like Market Force. Jobs are automatically assigned, it is easy to reschedule for a new date and reports are easy to do. The pay may seem low, but so is the work required of me.
I do not have a favorite. I love all "my" MSCs.

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.
Plautus
I learned something new. I did not know you could have MF jobs auto assigned. I am going to look into it now. Thanks for the insight. I really like the MF burger shops.
IPSOS and Seelevel for professionalism, ease of reports and reporting and ease of communication. MF for self-assign, variety of shops and ease of rescheduling and bonuses. Any company on Sassie because I can look at the report ahead of time. Alta because every now and then I need a good laugh. Maritz because every now and then I need to talk to someone who knows even less about the assignment than I do.
Noboby will get rich from MF and they have some clowns working for them. But I guess they have introduced more newbies to mystery shopping than any other MSC.
I love Intellishop. They have a lot of shops that can be done from home and high paying car dealership shops. They pay on time and they contribute a major portion to my income.
@Mum wrote:

I love Intellishop....high paying car dealership shops...
"High" is a subjective term. I have found better payment doing car dealership shops for other MSC's.... I do my share of work for Intellishop, but usually for some of their other offerings...

I don't have a "favorite" MSC as it changes, depending on which one is offering the best compensation at any particular time. There are about twenty or so companies that I check at least weekly and other thirty or forty that I'll check monthly. At any given time, I have tabs in my browser open to about ten MSC's sites. Those ten change regularly.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
@SarahWeiler wrote:

I learned something new. I did not know you could have MF jobs auto assigned. I am going to look into it now. Thanks for the insight. I really like the MF burger shops.

Watch out with that, Sarah, or they might schedule you shops that are further away than you want to drive for low pay.
Good tip. LOL they always call me and ask me to go 20 miles for $8. I always say no. They are so pushy and it is clear the call center is not US based.
I always get a call from MF to do FF shops. I have never done FF shops for the sole reason that they are unhealthy. A guy from MF calls me every week saying "I saw that you did FF so and so last month. Would you try that again?" I always say I have never done a FF shop before and I decline politely. I don't know if they take notes but he still calls me every now and then.
Hands down Servimer.... Responsive doesn't even begin to describe Pam / Scott. The communication is constant and I can call when onsite and something goes sideways. Expectations are clear and shop forms are easy to understand. Their shops pay fairly and I have all month to complete the work assigned to me. Pay has NEVER been late.

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Intellishop has the absolute lowest paying dealerships, i believe one was for 17.00. Gap pays well for their dealership, I like Isposis, the Source (putting aside all the complaints), they bring me the most work, many others that do high end retail like Albatross. Mercantile, Quality Sales, Customer Impact, whoever has work in my town (the third largest sub in L.A.), so many, but not the starters like MF or Cirrus. I'm trying a couple new ones who have good jobs now and then.

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.....
Duke Ellington


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Servimer for certain! The shopper support is awesome. The managers and schedulers have almost all done hundreds (or even thousands) of these shops and empathize as well as support their shoppers. They have walked in the shopper's shoes and appreciate what we do. When things go wrong they work to get us paid. Shoppers have cell phone and IM contact with managers/schedulers from the field.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
I also do not have a favorite. I have been doing this 5 years this year and it mostly depends on the scheduler. A company can be great but if your scheduler is not flexible, your rating can be affected and you can be unsubscribed. I try to find the type of shops I enjoy now vs the pay or the company. I have worked for all except MF because I thought yall meant the curse word lmbo! Right now I have several shops schedule and am working with Ath, BARE, SecretShopper, SeeLevel, Ipsos, Isecretshop and a few others. I like gym, apt, smartphones, and banking shops as they pay the highest. Happy Shopping Everyone!
I love Customer Impact, Ipsos, and I Secret Shop the best but who is Servimer? I looked at the list and can't find them!
@aribacat wrote:

I love Customer Impact, Ipsos, and I Secret Shop the best but who is Servimer? I looked at the list and can't find them!

They do a lot of parking garage/valet shops.
Harland Clark, Customer Impact, Ipsos in that order, though there are a few more that I always love to see in my inbox, such as Reality Based .....
@Irene_L.A. I agree that they have mostly car shops that pay $17 but often they bonus a few shops. The pay can go up to $75 and even $100. Just today, I did one for $50 and it was only $22 in December. I am 40 minutes away from downtown Chicago and don't take up jobs there. They are willing to pay about $75 for each dealership in Chicago most of the time.
Nice.
They don't get over $42 in my area. At one point, when there were a slew of them left at $42 near the end of the month, I asked for $50 and was informed that they could not go over $42. I declined - and they stayed at $42. I've done car shops for other MSC's for up to $100. (Not including the really high end vehicles that I've done for $150.)


@Mum wrote:

@Irene_L.A. I agree that they have mostly car shops that pay $17 but often they bonus a few shops. The pay can go up to $75 and even $100. Just today, I did one for $50 and it was only $22 in December. I am 40 minutes away from downtown Chicago and don't take up jobs there. They are willing to pay about $75 for each dealership in Chicago most of the time.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
@MFJohnston wrote:

Nice.
They don't get over $42 in my area. At one point, when there were a slew of them left at $42 near the end of the month, I asked for $50 and was informed that they could not go over $42. I declined - and they stayed at $42. I've done car shops for other MSC's for up to $100. (Not including the really high end vehicles that I've done for $150.)

Wow..$150!! That is some serious money. The best I have received is $350 for trying out a coffemaker from Globaltest Market a few years back. Since I found MS, I do very few surveys and product testing.
The $150 shops I've done have been for vehicles valued at $250,000 and more...... I don't think I've gotten more than $100 for a $60K vehicle - and that was towards the end of the month and a bit of a drive.

Now.... $350 for trying out a coffee maker... That would be nice.... Getting paid to support an excessive coffee habit....

@Mum wrote:

@MFJohnston wrote:


Nice.
They don't get over $42 in my area. At one point, when there were a slew of them left at $42 near the end of the month, I asked for $50 and was informed that they could not go over $42. I declined - and they stayed at $42. I've done car shops for other MSC's for up to $100. (Not including the really high end vehicles that I've done for $150.)

Wow..$150!! That is some serious money. The best I have received is $350 for trying out a coffemaker from Globaltest Market a few years back. Since I found MS, I do very few surveys and product testing.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.


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@aribacat wrote:

I love Customer Impact, Ipsos, and I Secret Shop the best but who is Servimer? I looked at the list and can't find them!
Here is a link to sign up with Servimer: [amaenterprisesinc.shopmetrics.com]
@SarahWeiler wrote:

Good tip. LOL they always call me and ask me to go 20 miles for $8. I always say no. They are so pushy and it is clear the call center is not US based.

Lol. Market Farce. Those yoyos need a check up from the neck up!
I like Market Force. Some of the largest bonused shops I have ever received was with them. I once made $125 for a shop where I had to go to a check cashing place and purchase a money order. It took about 5 minutes for the visit, which was only 15 miles away from my house, and then another 20 or so to do the report. I also like that they will bonus their burger shops in my area $25 or more in addition to the food reimbursement. I don't do that much for them, but I like their easy reports and the bonuses just fine. I would not slam them.
My favorite MSC currently is Alta 360. They have a lot of convenience stores in my area that are very close together and super easy. I can do 5 shops in an hour and I submit the shops on an app on my phone.
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