I completed shops for KSS International this summer. Their pay schedule is said to be 45 to 60 days. Long story short and several emails later, I received payment 95 days after completing the shop. The email I feel prompted payment simply said...When I began looking for companies to shop for, I always read what other shoppers said about them. If they received poor reviews, I wouldn't sign up with them. Just something to think about. The next day I had the money in my account.
Does it make sense to go directly to the MSC instead of a scheduler? Perhaps this would alleviate any confusion for the shopper.[/quote
In questions of when a shopper will be paid or about shop guidelines and report editing, it makes perfect sense to go straight to the MSC one is working with rather than an independent scheduler like KSS. For scheduling purposes, some MSCs do not have a job board and do not schedule their own shops: for example, Kinesis. Service Sleuth, who I believe the OP actually worked with, does some of its own scheduling for relies heavily on KSS to schedule many of their projects. However, the Shop Guidelines for companies scheduled by KSS are provided by the MSC, the shop is reported on the MSC's website, and the shopper must be signed up with the MSC, which notes its payment term. The shopper is then paid by the MSC. Except for the scheduling, KSS is not involved. Having reported her shop on the MSC's website, and then having been paid by the MSC, I'm not sure why the OP is confused.
But this makes a good point about reading the reviews on this forum. THINK TWICE. You can't rely on all the reviews you read here. Some people are confused and make posts that are incorrect. If you sign up with a company or you decide not to sign up with a company because of the reviews, be sure the reviews you base your decision on are from experienced, long-term and successful shoppers. Incorrect reviews may cause poor decisions.