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Old 30th March 2012, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Mystery Shopping

Just thought it would be worth updating this thread ... there are lots of Mystery Shopping Companies in the UK, most of these are part of bigger national or international organisations.

The companies that I do Mystery Shops for are as follows:

International Service Check
GfK Mystery Shopping
Grassroots
Market Force Europe
Tern Consultancy

I'm not saying these companies are better than others, but these are the ones I work for, and I've never had any problems with them.

The most important thing about Mystery Shopping is that it should done as if you are a normal customer, so try to fit it in when you are already going to be out shopping, or nipping into the pub for a bite to eat and a drink.

I'm considering doing some Airside shops at the airport when I go on Holiday later this year.

There are all sorts of opportunities available, just search for the companies sign up and enjoy your shopping.

Make sure you do not have to pay to join, if you get redirected to a payment page, leave the site and look for others.

Good luck.
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Old 11th April 2012, 06:28 AM
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I have done mystery shopping now for the past few years and I enjoy it a lot. The main benefits of mystery shopping are: Extra earnings: Jobs typically pay between 5 to 100 or sometimes more. This is obviously dependant on what the task is.
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Hi All,

I have only just come across Mystery Shopping as a means of raising additional funds. Spotted an advert for a role with Consumer Focus Research Group [CFRG] on a legitimate job search email offering 50 per assignment with funds up front. Seemed to good to be true so set up a new account to receive funds they sent me a cheque for. Perhaps needless to say the cheque hasn't cleared. Has any one come across this Company?

All ready seeing some useful additional information on this thread, obviously should have come to this site first.

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Old 25th May 2012, 02:57 PM
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Hello Tim

That is one company I've not heard of, however, I would suggest that any company that wants you to pay to join is not worth the money they are taking from you, if they are not confident enough that they can make money and pay you ... STAY AWAY!

There are lots of companies out there, I'm currently registered with:

Market Force
GfK
Grassroots
International Service Check
Tern Consultancy
Retail Maxim
ASI Outsourcing

I would recommend that people stay away from People In Performance as they didn't pay me for a complicated mystery shop that I did for them.

Mystery Shopping is a good way to make extra money, but you certainly cannot live on the earnings.

I hope you have better results with other companies.

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Old 25th May 2012, 03:12 PM
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Michael,

Thank you for your response. I should have made clear they have not asked me for any money nor would I pay them anything. I thought it odd that they would give me funds via a cheque and the guy I am dealing with could simply be inefficient.

However I will look at the other company's you suggest. The idea is to hopefully pick up another job and use this to supplement income.


All the best.


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Old 25th May 2012, 04:03 PM
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Hello Tim

Good luck with these companies, I get paid by BACS from all of the companies except International Service Check who pay by PayPal, but they do it as wages rather than a sale, so PayPal don't take charges from the income.

It is good, I got paid 3.50 today for some postal audits ... they are the easiest ones to do.

Good luck

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Just found a list of Mystery Shopping companies ... not sure if they are any good as I haven't checked it out or heard of most of them ...

ABa ABa Quality Monitoring Ltd, 6 Riverview, The Embankment, Vale Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3GN Tel: 0161 431 1234 Apply online here (S/E)

ABA: Research Counter Intelligence ABA Market Research, Chaucer House, 4 ? 6 Upper Malborough Road, St. Albans, Herts AL3 4LX Apply online here (S/E)

AMTI Services Limited - Email: contact@amtiservices.com. Contact telephone numbers: 01274 586166 / 0771 296 5711. We undertake specialised assessment and measurement programmes for our clients, including conventional mystery shopping visits and those involving covert video recordings.

Arvato Loyalty Services Ltd (formerly Navigator/Direct Excellence) - Globe House, 1, Chertsey Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1LR Tel: 0208 843 8750. Contact: jill.berry@arvatoloyalty.com

Assosia Ltd Suite 3, Ripon House, 35 Station Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6JL
Tel: 01708 444840 Apply online here. Shopper email queries to shoppers@assosia.com. Website: Assosia | Retail Analysis & Global Marketplace Research Agency (S/E)

Bare Associates International (BAI) American company with a growing number of assignments in the UK. Apply online here (S/E)

Bestmark American based company with occasional opportunies for UK shoppers. Apply online here (Payments by Paypal) (S/E)

Blue Apple Tel: 01933 316149. Shoppers can apply online here. (S/E)

Business Blueprints Ltd 27 Richmond Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9NA Tel: 01273 670700

Centre for Customer Awareness (CCA) 2 Hunter Street, The Village, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G74 4LZ Tel: 01355 237260. View website here

Checkout (UK) Ltd Click here to register.

CNMS Ltd

Corporate Research International American company with limited MS work in the UK. Apply online here (S/E)

Coyle Hospitality GroupUS company specialising in high end hospitality clients. Apply online here.

Customer Perspectives Ltd Room 9, Golf House, Horsham Road, Pease Pottage, West Sussex, RH11 9SG. Tel: 01403 230650. Web: Customer Perspectives: Welcome. Apply online here.

DQM Group/Data2 DQM House, Baker Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2RX Tel: 01494 435 426. Email: rosie.clayton@dqmgroup.com. Apply online here! (PAYE)

Edigitalresearch
2 Berrywood Business Village, Hedge End, Hampshire SO30 2UN Tel: 01489 772920. Apply online here (S/E)

ESA Market Research Ltd Ziggurat, 25 Grosvenor Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3AW Tel: 01727 847572 Fax: 01727 735449. Apply online here

Frontline Focus International Apply online here. Inexperienced shoppers preferred! (S/E)

FS Marketing UK 01494 794401 Focused Sales Marketing, Focussed Sales Marketing House, Chartridge Lane, Chartridge, Bucks HP5 2SH (Call for application details)

GAPbuster Apply online here - Fax: 0800 028 0459
(S/E)

Grass Roots Group 0800-515832 OR 01442-829400 Pennyroyal Court, Station Road, Tring, Herts, HP23 5QZ (S/E)

Headcount 01932 560650 email address: fieldmarketing@headcount.co.uk

Helion Research (based in Belgium, global company specialising in UK and Benelux) - Contact: Max Aben. Tel: +32 (0)3 298 62 16. Visit Website

Impact Mystery Shopping - Email: agents@impactmysteryshopping.com
Mobile: 07884 161 461 Office: 08448 008846. Shopper Applications

Insight Retail Consulting Ltd (formerly SISIM UK) 0117 930 4536 16 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5DX. Email: info@insightretail.com. View website here

Intelligent Marketing Solutions (IMS) Ltd The Innovation Centre,
Ten Pound Walk, Doncaster, DN4 5HX Tel: 0870 701 0866. Apply online here (S/E)

International Service Check German based company. Email: servicecheck@multisearchweb.com Apply online here.

JKS Mystery Shopping - 11 Beaumaris Crescent, Shepshed, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 9PW Tel: 01509 561399 Shopper Applications

Kerry CRM - Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. Apply online here (Northern Ireland and Ireland shoppers only please)

Lodge Service/React Surveys 01285 644144 15 Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Glos GL7 2AG (PAYE)

Maritz Virtual Customers 01628 495756 Globe Park, Marlow SL7 1YW (PAYE)

MarketChecker Ltd 01928 735375 Suite C4, Frodsham Business Centre, Bridge Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7FZ. Apply online here. (S/E)

Mystery Customer Evaluations (MCE) Summers House, Musselburgh Business Park, Musselburgh, EH21 7PQ. Email: info@ mysterycustomerevaluations.com

Mystery Outsource Project Management, Allocation, Editing and Reporting Services for mystery shopping companies. Shoppers - apply online here or email shoppers@mysteryoutsource.co.uk. Tel: 0208 123 3982 or email info@mysteryoutsource.co.uk for general enquiries. Recruiting in the UK & Ireland.

Mystery Shoppers Ltd International House, Waldon Way, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6HL Tel: 01409 255025 Apply online here.

NOP/GfK King Charles House, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JD. Tel: 0800 279 6979 (field helpline). Apply online here(S/E)

OB Services Altrincham, Cheshire. E-mail info@obmysteryshopping.com for an application form.

On-Site Research Email applications to fieldteam@on-siteresearch.co.uk Tel daytime - 077 4780 5898, evening - 01494 539973 (S/E)

Optimum Contact 166 Northwood Way, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1RB Tel: 08709 502560 Apply online here (S/E)

Power Information Gathering (PIGS) Apply online here (S/E)

Precision Research 1st Floor Bank House, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury HP19 8DB. 0845 371 6116. Roger's direct line is 0845 372 2277. Email: rogerprecision@aol.com (S/E)

QDOS Mystery Shopping Apply Online here Email: fieldops@qdosmysteryshopping.com (S/E)

Quaestor Anglia House, Holly Park, Calverley, Leeds Tel: 0113 205 7000. View website here.

Research International 0151 933 2707 Research International Ltd, 6/7 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7SH (PAYE)

Retail Eyes 01908 328000 Mount Mill Farm, Stratford Road, Nr Wicken, Milton Keynes MK19 6DG (S/E)

Retail Maxim 0845 900 5005 (apply online) (PAYE)

Retail Rapport Ltd 020 8325 8974 Nand House, 1 Chatterton Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 9QW (PAYE)

Service Practice, The - 29-33 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamstead, Herts HP4 2ZS. Website is here!

Service Scan 0115 958 4727 Westminster Buildings, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 6LG (S/E)

Service Science 07000 560170 P.O. Box 22, Stafford ST20 0ZX Email: enq@servsci.com Apply online here! (S/E)

Storecheckers 0161 941 2040 228a Stockport Road, Timperley, Cheshire WA15 7UN

TNS Research International Sterling House, Station Road, Gerrards Cross SL9 8BT Tel: 01753 481800. Contact: contactus.mshop@tns-global.com. Apply online here(s/e)

Tern Consultancy 01939 235555 69 High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5DR (S/E)

TRS: Total Research Solutions, San Diego, CA, USA. Apply Online: totalresearchsolutions.com: The Leading Total Research Solution Site on the Net

Two Islands Customer Service Consultancy - Covering the UK & Ireland. Potential shoppers can apply via http://www.twoislandscsc.com

List taken from Mystery shopping - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums
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Default Re: Mystery Shopping

Sorry a lot of the links didn't work ... full list here:

Mystery shopping - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums

Tim if you wanted to join Market Force, let me have your e-mail address and I'll send you a personalised link.

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All,

Just for the record Consumer Focus Research Group [CFRG] is a Company to avoid. Definitely a scam.


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