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Has anyone who gets a check in the mail not received theirs yet? I have not. I hate this waiting game...... hopefully DD come through nthis month like they said.
Is anyone beside me unable to look at the jobs board for MF ? I have tried since yesterday and it just keeps saying loading.
I did some last minute heavily bonused shops for Market Force in Feb. The shops were approved right away. Now they are not on my log. I hate the feeling in the pit of your stomach when I see this. Has this happened to anyone?
Did you try clearing your browser and rebooting your computer? I haven't had any issues, maybe just your computer.

@grannysarms wrote:

Is anyone beside me unable to look at the jobs board for MF ? I have tried since yesterday and it just keeps saying loading.
If they don't cough up the loot on time this month I am going to back it on down with this company.
I wasn't aware they had been late? They have been paying later than they normally do, but they normally pay much earlier than the time they state on the website. If I get paid by the 3rd week of March I will be fine with that.

@Sobrokeigot2dothis wrote:

If they don't cough up the loot on time this month I am going to back it on down with this company.
It says on their site today that we don't get paid until the 25th of March. Only a fool would trust them too much. This is setting the table so that if this company folds by the time we find out about it they will owe us for 2 or 3 months. I usually get monthly checks from them for around 400 dollars. If I got stiffed by Marketforce for 3 months I would be out for over 1000 dollars. For the sake of self preservation I'm going to put this company on Probation for awhile and do no more the 150 dollars worth of shops a month. That way if the hammer falls they only rip me off for a few hundred instead of a thousand.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2019 01:28PM by Sobrokeigot2dothis.
@Sobrokeigot2dothis wrote:

It says on their site today that we don't get paid until the 25th of May. Only a fool would trust them too much.

I'm guessing you meant MARCH, not MAY. Anyone reading this, don't panic. The site actually says

1. US Direct Deposits will be sent to the bank for 3/22 for payment on 3/25.
2. CA Direct Deposits will be sent to the bank on 3/22 for payment on 3/26.
3. All checks will be mailed out on 3/26/19.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2019 01:17PM by roflwofl.
Looks like they are still having trouble. This angers me because of the smart ass messages in prior months about payments going out no later than the 15th to the 20th and if you get it earlier count yourself lucky. I need this extra cash to pay for school. There are no other companies that operate around my area. Without this money, I'm screwed. This makes me very nervous. AND, of course, no apology for the late payment, AGAIN.
I've also noticed in the last few weeks that they won't approve my regular bonused shops for $15. They have a $10 cap now unless they are desperate. Does anyone know whats going on?
I am a little uneasy about MF lately. I get checks of 2,500-3,000 a month. I would really be hurt if I got stiffed for that much. I hope that all is well with them and it’s just a hiccup.
I just read the posting that said direct deposit will not be received until the 25th of March for February shops. What happened to their statement that was made a couple months ago ---
"the truth is that the payments will go out no later than the 15th-20th of each month. That is the date range you can count on and should budget for."
It keeps getting later and later. It was the 15th, then changed to the 15-20th now the 25. This can't be good
They said a couple of months ago that they changed payment companies. I hope this is all this is
Well I definitely am not going to stress about it, I don't have all my eggs in one basket and I work for a ton of other MSCs where I make a lot more money on shops. Marketforce shops are filler shops for me. But, I have been with them for about 15 years and never had payment issues. They always paid early, now they are paying on time, it's too early to worry. I am not saying that everyone here doesn't have a valid concern, and if they owed me more than $100 I might think a little harder on this. Good luck everyone.
I never think of payments that within a week past the stated time frame as being late. It's not uncommon among self-employed contractors to receive payment a couple of days late. MF has always stated that they pay by the 20th I think, so for the payment to go out on the 22nd and in my bank by the 25th is no big deal. But I am not owed a great deal of money by them, either. It's good to diversify, sign up with more companies and spread out your shops among different MSCs so that if one isn't paying on time you don't stress out so much about it.
@MrsChaney wrote:

I've also noticed in the last few weeks that they won't approve my regular bonused shops for $15. They have a $10 cap now unless they are desperate. Does anyone know whats going on?

Yes, but that information is classified, unfortunately.
Actually, it's a matter of trust. They trust that you will complete an assignment in a professional manner, within the guidelines stated and on the date specified for a agreed fee and reimbursement, if applicable. You trust that you will be paid according to their guidelines posted on their website, (15th - 20th). Recently, they have begun to pay past their own established guideline. Does that mean that we as shoppers can now set our own due date on assignments, I think not. Just like we as shoppers should expect payment for our services within the guidelines they established not us. (Note: those payment guidelines are still posted and haven't been taken down or changed). Experienced shoppers have seen this type of action before and have taken the necessary action to prevent from getting severely burned with for non-payment in hopes that they will get their act together. It's interesting with the latest posting that payments won't go to the bank until the 22nd with payment on the 25th, but their comment indicates that they may change that time frame as well. So to me, they've broken the trust I had with them, not me. Like other experienced shoppers, I have taken the necessary action to prevent from getting burned with no payment which I expect maybe coming sooner than later. There actions seem to be following other MSC that have gone under. Now for a positive note: Happy Shopping!
@calsim11 wrote:

Actually, it's a matter of trust. They trust that you will complete an assignment in a professional manner, within the guidelines stated and on the date specified for a agreed fee and reimbursement, if applicable. You trust that you will be paid according to their guidelines posted on their website, (15th - 20th). Recently, they have begun to pay past their own established guideline. Does that mean that we as shoppers can now set our own due date on assignments, I think not. Just like we as shoppers should expect payment for our services within the guidelines they established not us. (Note: those payment guidelines are still posted and haven't been taken down or changed). Experienced shoppers have seen this type of action before and have taken the necessary action to prevent from getting severely burned with for non-payment in hopes that they will get their act together. It's interesting with the latest posting that payments won't go to the bank until the 22nd with payment on the 25th, but their comment indicates that they may change that time frame as well. So to me, they've broken the trust I had with them, not me. Like other experienced shoppers, I have taken the necessary action to prevent from getting burned with no payment which I expect maybe coming sooner than later. There actions seem to be following other MSC that have gone under. Now for a positive note: Happy Shopping!

Gotta wonder how flippin' many eyes and ears are watching and listening to this....
.... Fascinating, could this mean a mass exodus of clients? Dubious am I...
Shopper Payments in March
March 14, 2019
This is the schedule for payments for shops done in February:

1. US Direct Deposits will be sent to the bank for 3/22 for payment on 3/25.
2. CA Direct Deposits will be sent to the bank on 3/22 for payment on 3/26.
3. All checks will be mailed out on 3/26/19.

We will let you know if there is any deviation from this schedule.
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