Mystery Shopper and Merchandiser – Extra Money

by Robert ~ March 13th, 2009. Filed under: Auditor Jobs, mystery shops, Mystery-Shopper, Mystery-Shopping.

From The Desk Of B. Robert

Extra Money as a Mystery Shopper

"Schedulers and companies are continually looking for people to be their eyes in banks, restaurants, movie theaters and many well known retail locations."



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Mystery Shopping  is performed for information gathering that allows companies to collect and harvest first-hand knowledge about their business, employees and some operations.

Light Merchandising jobs involve tasks with the actual products and sometimes marketing of those items that the stores sell.

Both type positions require observant and conscientious performers with consideration and awareness to detail.


Self contracting mystery shoppers conduct evaluations, auditing, and analysis of a particular "shop" experience in  recognized and respected banks, restaurants, theatres, gas stations, auto dealers, rental apartments, hotels, walk-in clinics, groceries and banks including a variety of retail stores.

A quote from one market research company, Market Force states on their website, "By becoming a secret shopper, you will conduct important studies, such as operational evaluations, theatre checks and retail audits that allow our clients to improve their on-site experience for their customers."

It is imperative that any secret shopper do so anonymously.

They must perform their shop experience as a normal consumer would simply go to buy products..

The difference is that as a mystery shopper, you are evaluating a variety of criteria in your shopping experience.

Additionally, you are then reporting on that experience either on a physical form, but most probably, on a company's website.

The audits and survey's that a mystery shopper completes are normally reviewed prior to forwarding them to the client who requested the analysis.


Light Merchandising groundwork includes checking the placement of products on shelves in position, stocking products and setting up promotional displays.

When performing light merchandising assignments, a contractor will go to clients’ stores on job revealed visits.

You will be provided a letter of authorization from your clients.

After your merchandising assignments are completed you normally will provide a summary report to your client.

Clients will frequent your service locations that you visit and perform your tasks on a regular basis as their follow up.


The great thing about these two types of earning extra money is that you are in control!

You can choose the mystery shopping type assignments; and, if you opt in to work in merchandising jobs, you can make your choices in the type products and merchandise and where you would like to work.





Mystery Shopper (Shopping)
Frequently Asked Questions
What EXACTLY is a Mystery Shopper?
How and When EXACTLY Do Mystery Shopping Companies Pay?
What Are Absolute Requirements When Mystery Shopping?
What EXACTLY is An Independent Contractor?
What Are the Pre-Determined Fee Amounts?
How Often Will a Mystery Shopping Company Offer Me Assignments?
What EXACTLY Do the Assessment Mystery Shop Forms Include?


You might also be interested in becoming a
Home Based Field Inspector
and performing assignments while out on your
Mystery Shops.

You can learn more at the link below:

Learn How To
Become A Field Inspection Representative


Market Viewpoint has APARTMENT mystery shops available in the following locations:

Cambridge MA 02142
Millbury MA 01527
Mattapan MA 02126
Salem MA 01970
Chelmsford MA 01824
Georgetown MA 01833
Quincy MA 02171
Tewksbury MA 01876
Springfield MA 01103
Milford MA 01757
Saugus MA 01906
Cambridge MA 02140
Randolph MA 02368

North East MD 21901
Crofton MD 21114
Odenton MD 21113
Mitchelleville MD 20721
Laurel MD 20708
Elkton MD 21921
Odenton MD 21113
Largo MD 20774

Lebanon NH 03766 $5 bonus
Exeter NH 03833
Penacook NH 03303
Manchester NH 03101
West Warwick RI 02893

Wakefield RI 02879
Cranston RI 02910
Johnston RI 02919

Williamsburg VA 23188

Now through March 18th (Not all shops will be available for weekends. Just let me know if you can only work weekends or which days you prefer and I will try to accommodate that)

PAY is $25 per location

Report is done online and is 2 pages long. It has questions that are marked with point values and then has a comment section underneath each section for you to provide at least 3 complete sentences per section.

DO NOT APPLY through the database that you saw this posting on. Follow the directions in the next paragraph to be considered.

In order to have me assign you this shop, you must go to and go to lower right corner and click on the link "Shoppers update your profile here" to update or add your shopper information.

You will need to enter your name and email address to see if you are in the database. If not, it will allow you to fill out the profile and submit. After doing this, send an email to with your

Phone number:
Dates you can shop (if you can't do the shop during the timeframe above – let me know when you could shop):
We prefer shoppers who have PAYPAL. If you don't have Paypal, please let me know. Please follow these directions carefully to be considered for a shop.

Dear Potential GfK Shoppers,

We have an exciting new opportunity for you!
GfK Mystery Shopping is now offering high-end grocery store shops on our job board. These are fun shops filled with variety – there are many different shopping scenarios to choose from and many scenarios include free groceries! These evaluations require shoppers to assess cleanliness, merchandising/product display, customer service, and employee efficiency with particular focus on timing.
These are non-revealed shops.

The shop fees have a wide range as there are many different scenarios (and varying degrees of requirements) and ALL shops also have a reimbursement that brings your fee + reimbursement total up to $10 – $30 based on the scenario.

The reports do not require narratives and most all comment questions can be answered in one – two sentences. Shopper feedback on this program has been extremely positive!

There has never been a better time to register as a shopper with GfK! In addition to our brand new high-end grocery store shops, we are also currently offering healthy sandwich shops, cell phone shops, electronic audits and much more!

If you are not already registered with GFK, please go to and register before sending me an email. As soon as I receive your email, I will send you instructions on finishing the registration with GFK.

Please email with the following:

1. Your name
2. Location(s) you are requesting
3. Confirmation that you have signed up to be a shopper

**GfK pays via PayPal, 2-3 weeks after you have entered
in your report**

Available Locations :

Aberdeen NC 28315
Albemarle NC 28001
Asheville NC 28803
Boone NC 28607
Charlotte NC 28202
Charlotte NC 28203
Charlotte NC 28205
Charlotte NC 28207
Charlotte NC 28209
Charlotte NC 28210
Charlotte NC 28211
Charlotte NC 28213
Charlotte NC 28215
Charlotte NC 28216
Charlotte NC 28226
Charlotte NC 28227
Charlotte NC 28262
Charlotte NC 28269
Charlotte NC 28270
Charlotte NC 28277
Charlotte NC 28278
Concord NC 28025
Concord NC 28027
Cornelius NC 28031
Davidson NC 28036
Denver NC 28037
Fayetteville NC 28303
Gastonia NC 28054
Hendersonville NC 28792
Hickory NC 28601
Huntersville NC 28078
Indian Trail NC 28079
Laurinburg NC 28352
Lincolnton NC 28092
Matthews NC 28104
Matthews NC 28105
Monroe NC 28110
Mooresville NC 28117
Morganton NC 28655
Salisbury NC 28144
Shelby NC 28150
Waxhaw NC 28173

Thanks for reading, I hope to work with you soon!

Katie White
Independent Scheduler
GfK Custom Research North America
GfK Mystery Shopping


WE NEED NEW DEPENDABLE PEOPLE for Mystery Shopping Jobs. You must be reliable, observant, have an attention to details and be able to follow specific instructions. Satisfaction Services has Mystery shops/customer service evaluations in all areas of The USA from California to Florida Sign up with the following link also Click Here

If you are already an evaluator for us email us or

or call 954-564-6570
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP MORE THAN 1 Time – email us or call us to get job assignments in your area after you have signed up that way we will have an evaluator number for you and be able to locate jobs near you .

Alameda ,  CA 94501
Albany ,  GA 31707
Alexandria ,  LA 71301
Ann Arbor ,  MI 48108
Antioch ,  TN 37013
Antioch ,  TN 37013
Athens ,  GA 30606
Auburn Hills,  MI 48326
Austin ,  TX 78753
Bakersfield ,  CA 93309
Baldwin Park ,  CA 91706
Baton Rouge ,  LA 70816
Bentonville ,  AR 72712
Boca Raton ,  FL 33486
Boynton Beach ,  FL 33426
Bradenton ,  FL 34205
Bradenton ,  FL 34205
Brandon ,  FL 33511
Brownsville ,  TX 78522
Brownsville ,  TX 78526
Carol Stream ,  IL 60188
Carson ,  CA 90746
Ceritos, Ca 90703
Champaign ,  IL 61820
Chandler ,  AZ 85226
Charleston,  SC 29406
Chicago ,  IL 60618
Chula Vista ,  CA 91910
Citrus Heights ,  CA 95610
Colonial Heights ,  VA 23834
Columbus ,  GA 31909
Conway ,  AR 72034
Corona ,  CA 92883
Corpus Christi ,  TX 78413
Corpus Christi ,  TX 78414
Corpus Christi ,  TX 78415
Corsicana ,  TX 75110
Crowley ,  TX 76036
Crystal River ,  FL 34428
Culver City ,  CA 90230
Cypress ,  TX 77429
Dallas ,  TX 75211
Dayton ,  OH 45459
Daytona Beach ,  FL 32114
Dearborn ,  MI 48126
Destin ,  FL 32541
Dothan ,  AL 36303
Edinburg ,  TX 78539
El Cajon ,  CA 92020
El Centro ,  CA 92243
Elmwood Park ,  IL 60707
Fayetteville ,  AR 72701
Fayetteville ,  NC 28303
Florence ,  SC 29501
Friendswood ,  TX 77546
Garland ,  TX 75042
Glendora ,  Ca 91740
Harlingen ,  TX 78550
Harlingen ,  TX 78550
Hattiesburg,  MS 39402
Hayward ,  CA 94545
Hialeah ,  FL 33012
Houston ,  TX 77011
Houston ,  TX 77031
Houston ,  TX 77037
Houston ,  TX 77077
Houston ,  TX 77079
Houston ,  TX 77086
Huntsville ,  AL 35806
Huntsville ,  TX 77340
Indianapolis ,  IN 46250
Irvine ,  CA 92618
Jacksonville ,  FL 32225
Jacksonville ,  FL 32246
Katy ,  TX 77450
Kenner ,  LA 70065
Key West ,  FL 33040
Laredo ,  TX 78045
Laredo ,  TX 78046
Los Angeles ,  CA 90022
Los Angeles ,  CA 90022
Los Angeles ,  CA 90048
Louisville,  KY 40219
Lynchburg ,  VA 24502
Madison ,  WI 53719
Madison ,  WI 53719
McAllen ,  TX 78501
Melbourne ,  FL 32940
Miami ,  FL 33156
Miami ,  FL 33157
Miami ,  FL 33157
Miami ,  FL 33189
Miami ,  FL 33189
Miami ,  FL 33189
Miamisburg ,  Ohio 45342
Miamisburg ,  Ohio 45342
Miamisburg ,  Ohio 45342
Midwest City ,  OK 73110
Mishawaka ,  IN 46545
Mishawaka ,  IN 46545
Modesto ,  CA 95356
Modesto ,  CA 95356
Monroe ,  LA 71203
Monroe ,  LA 71203
N. Charleston ,  SC 29405
Nacodoches ,  TX 75965
Naples ,  FL 34102
Newark ,  CA 94560
Norman ,  OK 73069
Northridge ,  CA 91324
Ocala ,  FL 34474
Odessa ,  TX 79765
Oklahoma City ,  OK 73120
Orange Park ,  FL 32073
Panama City ,  FL 32405
Panama City ,  FL 32405
Pittsburg ,  CA 94565
Plantation ,  FL 33317
Pleasanton ,  CA 94588
Port Arthur ,  TX 77642
Port Isabel ,  TX 78578
Rancho Cucamonga ,  CA 91739
Richmond ,  CA 94806
Riverside ,  CA 92503
Salinas ,  CA 93905
Salinas ,  CA 93906
Salisbury ,  MD 21801
San Bruno ,  CA 94066
San Jose ,  CA 95123
San Jose ,  CA 95125
Santa Ana ,  CA 92705
Simi Valley ,  CA 93062
St Charles ,  IL 60174
Sugarland, ,  TX 77479
Sunrise ,  FL 33323
Tallahassee ,  FL 32301
Tallahassee ,  FL 32303
Tallahassee,  FL 32301
Tampa ,  FL 33625
Tampa ,  FL 33625
Temple ,  TX 76502
Texarkana ,  TX 75503
The Woodlands ,  TX 77382
Toledo ,  OH 43623
Tracy ,  CA 95304
Tucson ,  AZ 85741
Tulsa ,  OK 74112
Tyler ,  TX 75702
Union City ,  CA 94587
Valencia ,  CA 91355
Victoria ,  TX 77904
Waco ,  TX 76701
West Mifflin ,  PA 15123
West Palm Beach ,  FL 33401
Westminster ,  CA 92683
Yuba City ,  CA 95991


Mystery Shopping Jobs are available in most areas of
The US.


Hi Folks,

I received a 'phishy' email
yesterday. I had responded to an ad on craigslist (seattle) that was soliciting for mystery shoppers. They just forgot to send good
'bait.' Here it is:


We are a company that conduct surveys and evaluate other companies.
We get hired to go to other peoples companies and act like customers in order to know how the staffs are handling their services in relation to their customers. Once we have a contract to do, so you would be directed to the company or outlet, and you would be given the funds you need to do the job (either purchase things or require services), after which you would write a comment on the staffs activities and give a detailed record of your experience.

Examples of details you would forward to us are:
1) How long it took you to get services.
2) Smartness of the attendant
3) Customer service professionalism
4) Sometimes you might be required to upset the attendant, to see
how they react to clients when they get tensed (under pressure).

And we turn the information over to the company executives and they would carry out their own duties in improving there services.

Most companies employ our assistance when people give complaints about their services, or when they feel there are needs for them to improve their customer service. Your Identity would be kept confidential as the job states (secret shopper) you would be paid $200 for every survey you carry out, and bonus on your transportation allowance, and funds would be given to you if you have to dine as part of the duty.

Your job will be to evaluate and comment on customer service in a wide variety of shops, stores, restaurant and services in your area. No commitment is made on this job, and you would have flexible hours as it suits you. If you are interested , you have to fill the list below so we can look at your distance from the locations which you have to put your
service into, and your address would also be needed for your payments.

Before you fill the list below make sure you read the INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT attached to this mail before you will fill the application .
First Name :
Middle Name :
Last Name :
Phone 1 :
Phone 2 :
Address 1 :
Address 2 :
City :
State :
Country United States
Zip Code :
Birth date :
Mon / day / year
Gender :
Email Addresses:
The Global Evaluation Team .


12 Responses to Mystery Shopper and Merchandiser – Extra Money

  1. Sandra Cohen

    Can I work full time at mystery shopping?

  2. Cherly Winters

    Is it ok to bring my kids on a mystery shop?

  3. Katie Henderson in Nevada

    What companies should I go to and get mystery shopper assignments?

  4. Louise of Canada

    Are there many mystery shopper jobs in Canada?

  5. Barry Bowman

    Should I pay to become certified as a mystery shopper?

  6. maple snow

    Is it true that some mystery shopping companies do not reimburse or pay for the assignment for 60 days?

  7. Bertha Langston

    What is the standard pay rate for mystery shopping?

  8. yvette from NY

    Where do I sign up for jobs?

  9. Betty Johnson

    How do the companies pay me for doing the mystery shopping?

  10. Mystery Shopper Sleuth

    I want to thank everyone who has made commentary on this mystery shopper site.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to answer your individual comments on most occasions.

    However, what I will be executing is all of your comments and feedback in my topic posts.

    Make sure you come back to this soon often and you find many of your questions and comments answered in the actual articles I will be writing.

    I hope to pay particular attention to every person that asked and commented to show my appreciation.

    I hope you continue to come back to this site and continue your comments and questions.

    Kindest Regards, B. Robert

  11. david jefferson

    This looks like it is suppose to be for women only. Is it?

  12. Betty Farnsworth

    Can anyone be a mystery shopper and how can I get started?