Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DEMYSTIFYING MYSTERY SHOPPING IN THE PHILIPPINES


Not many Filipinos know that there is a job called mystery shopping. What is mystery shopping? Mystery shopping is used by companies to improve their products and services. It is a means to monitor whether a shop adheres to the company's standards. Mystery shopping jobs are done in various industries such as hotels, spas, restaurants, IT, banks, exam centers, automobile, etc. There even is an international organization that certifies mystery shoppers, the Mystery Shopping Provider Association.

What do you do as a mystery shopper? As a mystery shopper, you will visit a particular store and observe various areas such as cleanliness, product quality as well as the customer service. Sometimes you will have to pay for services but these can be reimbursed later. Then, you will have to submit a report within 24 hours of the shop. You don't have to worry about the schedules since you can do them during your free time.

If you want to learn more about mystery shopping and where to apply, Volition.com is the best resource out there. Volition has a comprehensive list of legitimate mystery shopping sites. Never pay to join a mystery shopping website. Surely, it's a scam. Beware of scams and check reviews of the website before joining.

Here are legitimate websites for Filipinos:

  1. Shop N' Chek
  2. Bare International
  3. Corporate Research International
  4. International Service Check
  5. Albatross Asia
  6. Kaiz Consult
  7. Shoppers' Critique
  8. CustomerEyes




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