Mystery shopping can generate a lot of paperwork. Keeping hard copies of every bit of it can take up a lot of space. But digitizing can take time. Let’s look at what you can do to minimize the amount of mystery shopping paper you keep around.Continue Reading
There are lots of ways to organize your mystery shopping business, and the best way will depend on how you like to work. Some shoppers use a paper filing system or calendar, others use spreadsheets or other computer programs, and some use apps on a phone or tablet. Include mystery shopping tasks in your daily routine, so that you are checking job boards and applying for shop assignments regularly.Continue Reading
A new year is a good time for a new start, especially when it comes to running your mystery shopping business. Here are some moves you can make now to get organized and take your mystery shopper business to a new level of profitability in the coming year.
Clear out your file cabinet. Get rid of outdated shop notes, printouts of reports and guidelines, and other clutter. In general, you should keep shop notes ad report copies for at least 90 days, although some mystery shopping companies may recommend keeping them longer.
Go paperless. OK, going completely paperless is probably not realistic for most people. However, you may be able to reduce the amount of paper that flows through your office. Instead of printing copies of the reports you submit, save them to your computer as PDFs. Scan papers you would normally keep and get rid of the papers. (Before getting rid of things such as receipts, make sure that there is no chance the mystery shopping company will ask you to produce the original.)