BARE Payment...Help. Just got back into shopping..

Hello and good afternoon. I was curious about something. I just got back into Mystery shopping after being out of the scene for about a decade. I've done 3 shops for BARE in May and got a payment today... The fees were all round figures $35, $12, (MAY) and $13 (June). So that equals $60.00. The reimbursements were $21.99 and $21.99 (car washes). So that is $43.98 (One in May and one in June). Anyway, the payment they sent me was for $64.99. I've tried to figure out how $64.99 was derived from those payments. Presumably the June shops were not paid yet. But even the May shops don't seem to add up.

I checked my shopper log and the familiar "paid on" doesn't appear on the log.

So I was curious if any of the shoppers out there could tell me if they have the same experience...do the payments from BARE come in a disjointed manner where they may pay the reimbursements and the fees separately.

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Hi:

Did you register for their payment platform called Tipalti? Payments go directly to your bank via ACH and do not come through a 3rd party. If you did not register, and if your payment came through another channel (i.e., PayPal), they charged you for the processing fees incurred.

BARE pays a month behind, so you only should have been paid for May ($47 labor, $21.99 expense = $68.99). It sounds like you paid $4 in processing fees.

If you go to your shopper log, the 2nd blue bar has your evaluator ID, number of shops, and shop rating. Expand this blue bar by clicking on it and you should see a box called "Tipalti payments". The individual shops do not show up as "Paid on..." anymore. The details are located by clicking in this "Tipalti payments" box (at least, if you are registered for Tipalti). Hope this helps. smiling smiley

@metro25782 wrote:

Hello and good afternoon. I was curious about something. I just got back into Mystery shopping after being out of the scene for about a decade. I've done 3 shops for BARE in May and got a payment today... The fees were all round figures $35, $12, (MAY) and $13 (June). So that equals $60.00. The reimbursements were $21.99 and $21.99 (car washes). So that is $43.98 (One in May and one in June). Anyway, the payment they sent me was for $64.99. I've tried to figure out how $64.99 was derived from those payments. Presumably the June shops were not paid yet. But even the May shops don't seem to add up.

I checked my shopper log and the familiar "paid on" doesn't appear on the log.

So I was curious if any of the shoppers out there could tell me if they have the same experience...do the payments from BARE come in a disjointed manner where they may pay the reimbursements and the fees separately.
@patman9760 wrote:

Hi:

Did you register for their payment platform called Tipalti? Payments go directly to your bank via ACH and do not come through a 3rd party. If you did not register, and if your payment came through another channel (i.e., PayPal), they charged you for the processing fees incurred.

BARE pays a month behind, so you only should have been paid for May ($47 labor, $21.99 expense = $68.99). It sounds like you paid $4 in processing fees.

If you go to your shopper log, the 2nd blue bar has your evaluator ID, number of shops, and shop rating. Expand this blue bar by clicking on it and you should see a box called "Tipalti payments". The individual shops do not show up as "Paid on..." anymore. The details are located by clicking in this "Tipalti payments" box (at least, if you are registered for Tipalti). Hope this helps. smiling smiley

@metro25782 wrote:

Hello and good afternoon. I was curious about something. I just got back into Mystery shopping after being out of the scene for about a decade. I've done 3 shops for BARE in May and got a payment today... The fees were all round figures $35, $12, (MAY) and $13 (June). So that equals $60.00. The reimbursements were $21.99 and $21.99 (car washes). So that is $43.98 (One in May and one in June). Anyway, the payment they sent me was for $64.99. I've tried to figure out how $64.99 was derived from those payments. Presumably the June shops were not paid yet. But even the May shops don't seem to add up.

I checked my shopper log and the familiar "paid on" doesn't appear on the log.

So I was curious if any of the shoppers out there could tell me if they have the same experience...do the payments from BARE come in a disjointed manner where they may pay the reimbursements and the fees separately.

Yep...that is what happened. They taxed me $4 for processing.
@metro25782 Do you know how to sign up for Tipalti so that it does not happen next month?
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