Positives and Negatives of Mystery Shopper/Shopping

by Robert ~ February 24th, 2012. Filed under: Auditor Jobs, mystery shops, Mystery-Shopper, Mystery-Shopping.



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Positives and Negatives of Mystery Shopper/Shopping

A definite positive to working as a Mystery Shopper is the flexible hours and the ability to sign up for preference shops.

In addition to flexible hours, another positive is that submitted assignment reports are by way of the Internet, and completed any time of the day or night as long as it is within the submission requirements.

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Another great positive is that most companies disburse payments including reimbursements online via PayPal.com. There are a few specialized assignments and or focus groups making payment by direct deposit into the shopper’s bank account. More companies prefer payment and reimbursements via the Internet versus sending checks in the mail.

Although, the shopper has the capability to accept or deny each, and every ‘Shop’, there are times when a scheduler requests you agree to complete a specific assignment to help them out should another person cancel.


If you are less tolerant to your schedulers’ requests, it could be a negative when a good paying and quality mystery shopping assignment becomes available. Normally, a scheduler will offer the best shops to those who have proven extra responsibilities in accepting shopping jobs.

Another negative is if something at the last minute takes place where you have to cancel the ‘shop’, it is difficult to relate to the company or your scheduler in time enough for another shopper to complete the assignment. This usually evolves as a problem for the company and or your scheduler.

I have known some companies to discontinue all of the shoppers ‘jobs’ and prevent them from accessing their online shoppers’ board because that person cancelled an assignment at the last minute.

More than likely, when a shopper does not complete an assignment scheduled, a company and or a scheduler will lose a fair amount of money attached with that obligation.


For this reason, the shoppers’ responsibilities are a very important requirement and commitment. Sometimes, shoppers may see this requirement as an interpretation of negative matter.

Another, possible, negativity is the waiting period to receive payments and reimbursements for assignments completed. The disbursements period of monies paid and reimbursed is 30 days or more.

This can be somewhat negative, especially if the shopping job included a large purchase item.

A bit of a negative, for some shoppers, is when assignments completion must be within a specified time of day or night. This can be, to some extent, unsettling and can interfere with other assignments.

Of course, there is always the choice to opt-in or opt-out on those specified time-slot assignments and or large purchases. However, these types of shops normally pay very well. Therefore, some concessions may apply to a shopper’s specific circumstance.

In a sense, some enjoyable style and higher paying assignments can be a bit negative because companies only allow the same shopper to complete them once a year or every six (6) or three (3) months. There really is nothing negative about performing or completing the shops. It is only that a shopper prefers to complete this style shop more often than allowable, yet, prohibited from doing so.

Additionally, unenthusiastic shoppers will, sometimes lose their anonymity on a particular type shop that requires obtaining the employees name along with acting out a disapproving scenario. Most of the time personnel will wear a ‘name tag,’ hence the assignment can be achieved discreetly and anonymously.


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Summary of reality

In any type industry, or with any style job including self-employment, a person will experience some form of negativity, unless, of course, total perfection exists within the experiences and circumstances. The chances of anything occurring in life to near perfection are minimal. Therefore, we should all accept a reality of errors and mistakes, or circumstances of positives and negatives existing in our living and working conditions.

If we can consciously accept and balance positives and negatives in our livelihood, it will be a more enjoyable experience. Fulfillment allows completion with achievement and accomplishment. The better understanding and insight a mystery shopper maintains while carrying out and completing any shopping audit or evaluation, the greater an opportunity exists they will achieve a profitable and successful future in the secretive retail investigator industry.

Mystery Shops Available:

Train rides, boat rides, amusement parks, bowling & more shops!

Hi Shoppers,

On behalf of Amusement Advantage Coast to Coast Scheduling Services is offering fun entertainment shops near you!

If interested in any of the available shops, please register then request the shop at www.amusementadvant age.com

Shops include but not limited to Amusement parks, mini train and carousel rides, zoos, family fun centers, miniature golf, aquariums, science centers, museums, wind tunnels, wildlife and water parks!

I look forward to working with you!


Coast to Coast Scheduling

Mini Express Train – The Avenues Mall Ride Jacksonville FL 32256 $15

Mini Express Train – Sawgrass Mills Mall Ride Sunrise FL 33323 $15

Mini Express Train – Queen Kaahumanu Center Mall Ride Kahului HI 96732 $15

Mini Express Train – South Park Mall Mall Ride Moline IL 61265 $15

Mini Express Train – South Park Mall Mall Ride Moline IL 61265 $15

Mini Express Train – Swansea Mall Mall Ride Swansea MA 2777 $15

Putting Edge Mini Golf – Novi Mini-Golf Novi MI 48377 $25

International Sports Center – Mt. Laurel Roller / Ice Skating Mt. Laurel NJ 8054 $65

New Roc Fun House – Attractions & Mini Golf Family Entertainment Center New Rochelle NY 10801 $95

New Roc Fun House – Bowling & Billiards Family Entertainment Center New Rochelle NY 10801 $90

USA Skate – Seaford Roller / Ice Skating Seaford NY 11783 $60

USA Skate – Zelma Watson George, Cleveland Roller / Ice Skating Cleveland OH 44104 $60

USA Skate – Columbus Roller / Ice Skating Columbus OH 43232 $60

USA Skate – Wickliffe Roller / Ice Skating Wickliffe OH 44092 $65

Mini Express Train – Myrtle Beach Mall Mall Ride Myrtle Beach SC 29572 $15

Mini Express Train – Myrtle Beach Mall Mall Ride Myrtle Beach SC 29572 $15

Mall Ride Jacksonville FL 32256 $15

Mall Ride Sunrise FL 33323 $15

Mall Ride Kahului HI 96732 $15

Mall Ride Moline IL 61265 $15

Mall Ride Moline IL 61265 $15

Mall Ride Swansea MA 2777 $15

Mini-Golf Novi MI 48377 $25

Roller / Ice Skating Mt. Laurel NJ 8054 $65

Family Entertainment Center New Rochelle NY 10801 $95

Family Entertainment Center New Rochelle NY 10801 $90

Roller / Ice Skating Seaford NY 11783 $60

Roller / Ice Skating Cleveland OH 44104 $60

Roller / Ice Skating Columbus OH 43232 $60

Roller / Ice Skating Wickliffe OH 44092 $65

Mall Ride Myrtle Beach SC 29572 $15

Mall Ride Myrtle Beach SC 29572 $15




Quality Works Bank Shops MD!


We have bank shops available. We need 1 shopper to complete all 6 locations. You must visit both a teller and platform employee. Each location pays $25 and you may complete several each day! You must be available for the visits Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Preference on ages 28 – 45. If you are interested in these shops, please do the following: Go to www.qualityworks.com and register as a shopper.

Log in as a shopper and then request the dates you are interested in.

Let us know about your mystery shopping experience and that you are interested in performing the shops.

Thank you!


Annapolis MD 21401

Annapolis MD 21401

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Edgewater MD 21037

Stevensville MD 21666

Severna Park MD 21146


Quality Works Associates





Casual restaurant Dining & Retail Shops Available in Many Areas

Call Maxine Today 954.564.6570


Satisfaction Services Inc. has immediate casual dining, restaurant, and retail shops available in many areas.

We are scheduling for the following locations: Below is a list of zip codes where we need new evaluators.


If you are interested, please call us! Please join our shoppers at www.satisfactionservicesinc.com and then call Maxine at 954-564-6570. Thank you!

We need a commitment that you will be able to complete the evaluation and submit the report within 12 hours of completing the visit!

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Satisfaction Services Inc.

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