Turn Your Car Into A Mystery Machine!
If you’re like me, you know how to get around and get what you need without straying too far from your home or work. There are several cities and towns around my home that I just never visit. Even if I were offered financial incentive, I just may not see the point in altering my driving routines.
Mystery shoppers are often faced with the price-of-gas dilemma when searching for shopping opportunities. “Is it worth what this assignment pays to drive all the way there and back?” Sometimes the math just doesn’t work. But with a small amount of effort, you can oftentimes fill your wallet and your gas tank in one afternoon.
When looking for assignments on a job board – most mystery shopping companies have one, ours is here – try searching for shops throughout your state. Instead of dismissing many of them as simply too far away, create a mental route with several shop stops along the way. A city that is further than you would travel for one assignment may have several opportunities for you. You can also use JobSlinger to find mystery shopping assignments in one centralized area from many job boards at once. Make it worth your while by picking up several shops that you can do on the same day. You might find that if you travel 40 miles away, you can do five or six shops and easily pay for your mileage and then some!
Not only will you have an opportunity to objectively critique customer service in new areas, but you may find that you feel like you wield great power. One mystery shopper told me, “Sometimes I feel like a superhero. Both because of the secrecy and because occasionally – just occasionally – I have moments of brilliance or of secret success.”
Another way to make the most of your travel time is to bring a spouse, family member, or friend. Your passenger can even read you the guidelines for the shop(s) you’re about to do. Many assignments specify that the mystery shopper must be alone, but your guest can do some shopping or run an errand elsewhere while you don your superhero mystery shopping tights.
Remember, Superman must travel great lengths to make the world a better place, but he doesn’t have a sidekick and he doesn’t even get paid.
IntelliShop Named a Shopper’s Choice Winner for Mystery Shopping Professionals Association Americas (MSPA)
Hi Shoppers, THANK YOU for voting IntelliShop one of MSPA’s Shopper’s Choice winners – for the SIXTH consecutive year! We are very appreciative of this honor, and we do not take it, or you, lightly, or for granted. Your work is important to helping us be the best customer...
Don’t be a Victim of Common Mystery Shopping Scams
Mystery shopping has long been used for market/customer experience research. Unfortunately, there are as many consumer scams as there are legitimate market research companies. Therefore, consumers who are interested in mystery shopping are advised to thoroughly research any...
Clients First, Always
IntelliShop has great client services managers. They work hard and put the client first, always. They worked hard to meet our constant requests for change and improvement and provided a friendly and non-combative response, even when we pressed them hard.