You really want to mystery shop and you’ve even signed up online and completed a shop or two. You’ve seen lots of shops listed, you’ve gotten e-mails from the companies that you’ve signed up with and you seem to be missing all of the great shops.
Get to know your scheduler (the person who assigns shops in your area or for a particular mystery shopping company). Let them know that they can count on you to:
- Always get your shop completed and submitted ON TIME. If an emergency comes up CALL YOUR SCHEDULER IMMEDIATELY. Your shopping company is under a deadline and so are you. Not completing your shop in a timely manner may result in you not getting any further assignments.
- If you have questions regarding your shop – ASK. Don’t take it upon yourself and assume. Your scheduler will appreciate knowing that you understand all of the requirements of your shop and how to perform it.
- When you DO contact your scheduler. Have your shopper number and assignment number handy (and make sure to give them your name and city/state), so that they don’t have to go searching through paperwork. Help your scheduler help you.
- Submit great reports, with proper grammar, complete sentences and all of the information that the shop guidelines ask for. Make your schedulers job easier, so that they don’t have to contact you with questions regarding the shop.
A thorough, responsible shopper will be the one to get those GREAT shops you see posted. Make it a point to be THAT shopper and be the one your scheduler calls on FIRST.