With hundreds of mystery shopping companies out there, how do you decide which ones you will work with? Many mystery shoppers find that they end up working most with a few favorite companies and doing occasional assignments for others. They may also decide that there are a few they will never work with again. How can you find the companies you will love and avoid the ones that may not work as well for you?
First of all, remember that a company that one shopper loves may be despised by another. Mystery shopping companies, like mystery shoppers, have “personalities.” The culture of a particular company may mesh well with your style while another doesn’t. Those things you will learn as you go. What we will address here is how to increase your chances of finding the best companies for you with as little trial and error as possible.
Here are some ways to screen mystery shopping companies and find the best ones for you: