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I haven't gotten paid yet. I'm looking at the guidelines on my laptop for a hedgehog shop. There is a reference to that group in the guidelines.

@ceasesmith wrote:

Interesting. Any body else seeing "In Store Group" on their DD?

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
MarketForce is a huge company and has thousands of shoppers to pay. Companies that size process payroll in batches. As each batch is process, the shoppers in that batch get paid. The whole process will take most of the day. The fact that people *are* actively getting paid today should alleviate most concerns.


@MrsChaney wrote:

But why are some of us being paid but not all of us? I've never heard of paying some now and others later. What is going on? I'm afraid to accept any more shops.

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

MarketForce is a huge company and has thousands of shoppers to pay. Companies that size process payroll in batches. As each batch is process, the shoppers in that batch get paid. The whole process will take most of the day. The fact that people *are* actively getting paid today should alleviate most concerns.

You do not know what MarketForce is up to any more then the rest of us. Shame on you for putting out Fake News!
broke, how is that fake news? Regular shoppers see this cycle year after year. MF did not say anything untrue or speculative.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I got paid today despite the message on the website that payment will be 3/25 or 3/26. Another on time/early payment!
(It appeared as Market Force on my account as usual)
Hmm. Now that's interesting. It has "stay tuned" written all over it. I wonder if they are being acquired.

@liv222 wrote:

For the last 6 years my direct deposit from Marketforce has always said “Marketforce” in my online bank ledger, but my deposit this month said “In Store Group” - I have never heard of this name before - did something change?
@Sobrokeigot2dothis
I don't know what you believe to be false in my post. We see threads like this frequently here. They usually end with folks posting throughout the day whether nor not they've been paid. By the end of the day, everyone has generally been paid. I've seen such threads with Ipsos, MarketForce, MaritzCX, and Intellishop. Heck, today my payments from Intellishop alone rolled in over a period of six hours. (They seem to be making individual payments for every single shop nowadays.)

MarketForce is a reliable company. They've been telling us for several months that they are going to stop making "early" payments. They have communicated clearly. Even when they had a glitch of some sort last month, they communicated well. This is not a company in crisis.

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

reconfused smileyobrokeigot2dothis

MFJohnston you can quickly see all 13 posts from this person are payment issues, complaints or whines.

Not worth it ...
@jgoodwin wrote:

I got paid today despite the message on the website that payment will be 3/25 or 3/26. Another on time/early payment!
(It appeared as Market Force on my account as usual)

He got paid but none of the rest of us did. Now what sounds fishy about that story ladies and gentleman? And of course MFJohnson loves that post by all means.LOL! I can think of a couple of things that MF could stand for. I mean like Market Force.
That's a pretty ridiculous insinuation, sobroke, if you think MFJ is a Marketforce rep. Everyone knows he is a video and route shopper, and also a school teacher. Plus he has about 2 000 posts. When would any MSC rep have time for that! Marketforce reps don't post in the forum, though it's possible they read here from time to time. So, if forum members slam companies publicly and the reps can figure out who they are...wel....

Oh, by the way, i got paid today.
@Sobrokeigot2dothis
1. I don't even work for MarketForce as a shopper. Their shops don't fit into my preferences... I got deactivated by them because I couldn't find anything for three months that I liked. I did not get a dime from MarketForce today - or for the last year or so.
2. "MF" are my initials. Sorry, but I had them long before MarketForce came into existence.
3. If you are going to try to mock somebody, I suggest that you at least pay close enough attention to spell their name correctly.
4. Some people have stated that they've been paid. You can't claim that "nobody else" has gotten paid.

Hard work builds character and homework is good for your soul.
You think they're bad. The caregiving company I worked for bounced my last pay check. As soon as it cleared, I stopped working for them. 7 times now, they've been late paying employees. I got a message from them last week....."To all employees, paychecks are not in. We'll let you know when they are" LOL
I was paid on the 20th of March for completed February Shops. Earlier than expected given the message on Market Force's home page. Other than the glitch in January with the Canadian DD's they have always paid me in a timely fashion. This month was not the exception. Yes payments are later than they used to be. But they are still faster payers than alot of other MSCs. And they have continued to communicate with shoppers regarding payments. Red Quanta owes 100s of dollars to shoppers, for shops going back to November 2018, they are the company to @#$%& about, not Market Force. (Thankfully I did not do any shops for Red Quanta, despite numerous emails from Carrie requesting that I sign up for the company).

Lady Marius
Canadian Mystery Shopper
I'm glad some of you have been paid. I have not. Market Force repeatedly told us to budget for a payment no later than the 20th and that's what I did. It's the 21st and no payment. To me they are late, even with the message last week about payments going out on the 25th. To late Market Force, you told me to budget for the 20th. I've lost confidence in this company.

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Sorry to hear that you budgeted for their payment date. Even though they are strict on their report due dates, I would, for any msc, allow the payment to be late by a week or two. MF actually has been one of the most reliable companies to pay on time. Maybe they are undergoing a change in payment system or are merging with another company or there is something going on with them, but until they actually miss a payment by a long enough time, I would cut them some slack. That doesn't help you if you needed the money at that time but maybe planning for some lateness by the msc's would help next time.
Okay, who's stretching the truth here, some say they have been paid, MF says different. Anyone want to respond? Sent an email to the Help Desk and this is the response I received:


Shoppers have not been paid for assignments performed in February yet.

The following message was posted on the shopper website on 3/14 -

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.

Thank you and let us know if you need further assistance.

Simone
Shopper Advocate
Market Force Information Help Desk
[shopper.marketforce.com]
Even though I've been very opinionated on MF in the past, I will give them the benefit of the doubt until next week.

If some of the longtime posters said they got paid early, maybe they did despite what MF says.

I cannot dispute what they say is in their bank account.
What an interesting turn. So, have the posters who claim to have been paid telling the truth or is MF telling the truth? The plot thickens.
@calsim11 wrote:

Okay, who's stretching the truth here, some say they have been paid, MF says different.

I say the shoppers posting they got paid are the manufacturers of FAKE NEWS! They come here and claim they have been paid just to hear themselves talk and take great joy in subverting the general populations attempt to get a grasp on what really is going on.
@calsim11 wrote:

Well, well, I got paid today for February shops, wasn't expecting that. Wasn't expecting it till next Monday.

Well, now I'm very confused. Did you get paid or not? If not, why did you email MF about payments and wonder if other posters claiming to be paid are lying?

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Yep, got paid. Emailed because some stated they had and some stated they had not. Trying to figure out if it's worth continuing to do shops for them. Pay seems to be sporadic lately.
Proof they actually paid someone ! I'm tempted to do some shops this weekend but will be cautious going forward.
Didn't claim other shoppers were lying, but trying to figure out what's going on. I'm sure if shoppers are stating that they got paid, they got paid. Have my doubts about MF and the response received. Trying to figure out if it's worth the risk to continue to shop for them or not. Likely will reduce the number of shops and continue to monitor very closely.
I also emailed the help desk and pointed out the inconsistencies on their home page. They replied that the ICA says that payments will be made “around” the 15th - 20th of the month. I guess “around” can mean almost anything so we now need to check each month for the current situation. I personally am not worried as they are quick to respond and keep us updated on their homepage.
OK, you aroused my curiosity so much that I checked MY guidelines for today's hedgehog shop.

Where is In Store Group referenced? I can't find it.

@HonnyBrown wrote:

I haven't gotten paid yet. I'm looking at the guidelines on my laptop for a hedgehog shop. There is a reference to that group in the guidelines.

@ceasesmith wrote:

Interesting. Any body else seeing "In Store Group" on their DD?
The ICA does say "around" the 15th to the 20th, but the messages on the homepage always said that the truth is that payments will go out NO LATER than the 15th to the 20th. That message needs to no longer appear on the home page as it is a straight up lie.
The latest message on their homepage says next week. I do not see any messages under 'Shopper Messages' that state 15th to 20th. I have to go by what I see as the latest message, which is next week for DD.

Who would've thought I would be sticking up for MF ?
It's right there with all the other messages. It has been posted over and over and over, before they started having whatever trouble they are now having. If this is a permanent change from that "truth", then a post saying so is in order. I don't want to have to wonder when I'm going to be paid from month to month. It also says they will inform us if that pay date changes, which means it may not be a set date. And, if the people on here saying they have been paid already are telling the truth, then why haven't we all been paid?

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They said they can pay early sometimes. Since someone just got paid, Calsim11, it shows they are paying, so I'm just going to wait. I always allow extra time to be paid. I understand some can't, those will need to plan ahead just in case a msc doesn't pay on time.
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