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5 Reasons to Become a Mystery Shopper

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From an organizational standpoint, one of the most unfiltered ways of observing and analyzing the customer experience within brands is using mystery shopping. However, a common limiting belief about mystery shopping is that beneath the water, they operate as scams.

If you are considering being a mystery shopper, scams are not an issue when working with reputable mystery shopping companies. The best way to make sure you are starting off on the right foot is to find out if the company you are looking at is MSPA-certified, meaning that the company has gone through all the legwork to be labeled as trustworthy.

Other than the legitimacy of mystery shopping programs, why should you become a mystery shopper with one of these certified companies?


Better Businesses

The world of business is driven by people’s wants and needs. Better businesses are those that take into account the voice of their customer and make concerted efforts to improve the interactions between the two. Better customer service, higher quality products, and improved customer experiences are beneficial to everybody that spends money in America. Mystery Shopping helps you become a part of this beneficial process because companies look to mystery shoppers to improve these areas. Mystery shoppers give valuable data and feedback to some of the biggest brands in America, which will then be analyzed to refine store designs, employee training, and products.

In short, by becoming a mystery shopper, you can help make the world a better place. To us, mystery shoppers are like the credit card-wielding superheroes of the customer service world.


Exciting Experiences

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Getting through the monotony of everyday life can be a struggle. We all have errands that need to be accomplished everyday, at various different retail stores and locations. Becoming a Mystery Shopper can turn these everyday, normally trivial, experiences into exciting and exhilarating parts of your day. Mystery shopping is a great way to experience new places, stores, and foods, all while getting paid!


Food, Food, and Food

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Speaking of food, many of our mystery shopping partners are restaurant brands. Whether it’s a sandwich shop, a local coffee chain, or a fancy steakhouse, you get to choose what you eat. Additionally, we are partners with some of the most popular restaurants in the country, and work with locations all across the United States and Canada.

We haven’t even mentioned the best part, yet: the food is paid for by your shop! Free and delicious.



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Because mystery shopping is a voluntary job, you are not required to work a minimum number of hours a week. However, we send out lots of shopping assignments each week, so the overachievers are more than welcome to pick up more gigs. If you find yourself swamped one month, you can simply choose not to sign up for shops. It’s really as easy as that.

Easy Money

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Ahh, yes. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Mystery shopping is not a surefire way to becoming a billionaire. However, it is a great way to make some extra cash in your free time. Accurate and complete reports signal to companies to approve you for more assignments, so take care when completing shops and reports. Additionally, if we find that there reports are filled with misinformation and are hastily completed, we will be hesitant to assign additional jobs, so be sure to take each assignment seriously.

The more shops you do, the more money you make. As long as you are working with an MSPA-certified company, your work will be rewarded.

So, what are you waiting for?

Sign Up Here

The true path to customer joy begins with immersion. At Second To None, we don’t simply ask your customers about their perceptions, observations, interactions, and experiences.

We truly become your customers.

Snapshot is our mystery shopping program, which has been core to our company since our founding in 1989. Whether in-store, online, on app, or beyond, we uncover key drivers of the customer experience that are responsible for improving customer satisfaction. You’ll understand what customers are experiencing each and every day. Learn more about Snapshot.

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