The Mystery Shopping Club provides you with an extraordinarily comprehensive account of Mystery Shopping in the UK. It is a result of an immense body of work drawn from a huge amount of sources by a dedicated team of Mystery Shopping enthusiasts. This EXCEPTIONAL collation of intelligence is crucial for anyone with an interest in Mystery Shopping.
How do we know so much about Mystery Shopping? Our team has more than 30 years experience in the UK Mystery Shopping industry, both in a fieldwork and supervisory capacity. In the name of Mystery Shopping we have been on several holidays, stayed overnight in many hotels, watched dozens of movies in cinemas and assessed 100's of restaurants and countless bars.
We have also spent thousands of pounds in shops and supermarkets - of which a significant amount of the purchases we were able to keep for free.
The Daily Mirror says: "A useful contact is The Mystery Shopping Club. Mystery shopping agencies specialise in all sorts of things such as supermarkets and cinemas. You could get up to £100 for a day's work."
The brands below are just a small sample of companies that use Mystery Shoppers to check their service...
Stop being fooled
by all the splashy headlines.
.01 | A few home truths about UK Mystery Shopping
The Secrets and Lies about Mystery Shopper Jobs
A bit of mystery shopping reality for a change. Like many seeking Mystery Shopping work you will have checked out a few other websites, some good, some not so good. Some may have said you needed to pay to become a Mystery Shopper, some operate outside of the UK.
The Sunday Express says: "It might seem like an unattainable dream, but it is possible to be paid for going shopping. Information on how to become a Mystery Shopper can be found at The Mystery Shopping Club"
suitable for you?
.02 | flexibility is essential
ensure you read this page fully before becoming a Mystery Shopper
Mystery Shopping regularly changes the lives of 1000's of people, but it's not suitable for everyone.
We will supply you with the information needed to help you decide if you want to become a mystery shopper. You may already be self-employed, employed, a stay-at-home parent, unemployed, a student or retired. Mystery Shopping is something that bolts on to your existing lifestyle, but you must be flexible and prepared to put in effort. If you are already a full time employee you will need the energy and commitment that goes with carrying out an evening's Mystery Shopping assignment after a full day's work. Most Mystery Shopping companies are currently recruiting, but not all applicants will be accepted - you will need to be motivated, good at keeping records, be professional in your communication and possess a good command of the English language. If for instance you misspell on your application, you would most likely be rejected.
You must own a computer, a printer, an internet connection and an email address as most jobs are booked out by email or online.
Most treat Mystery Shopping as occasional casual work, but many established Mystery Shoppers (and often other family members as well) are in the fortunate position of working as many hours as they can manage as they are so popular with the supervisors. However, becoming a full-timer usually takes up to a year and takes a lot of commitment.
The Mail on Sunday says: "It is estimated that there are over 187,000 Mystery Shoppers in the UK. The Mystery Shopping Club offers information and advice to those hoping to get involved in the business."
organisations use Mystery Shoppers?
.03 | maintaining service
it is not left to chance
Whenever you visit a major fast food restaurant or well known retail chain, have you ever wondered how they manage to maintain a consistent high level of service no matter how many branches they have and regardless of where they are in the world?
They all use mystery shoppers to pose as diners or buyers to evaluate the service at ground level. They need to know what customers think about them to help them improve their business. They need as many people as possible to tell them how they are treated and how they feel about their products or services. Mystery Shoppers are the eyes and ears of their businesses.
'B' Magazine says: "There are people employed by hotels, shops and restaurants to monitor their own service. In return for a short report on your experience, you can often get a free room, meals and clothes. You can sign up with The Mystery Shopping Club."
A huge percentage of well-known brands, such as the ones below, use Mystery Shoppers...
.04 | over 60 years of service
a sister to market research
Mystery Shopping started back in 1940 and is now a huge part of the Market Research industry. It's a service used by the top retail outlets, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theatres, travel companies, hotels, spas, cruise companies, airlines, amusement parks and leisure organizations.
The Independent Newspaper says: "The Mystery Shopping Club is an online support service for the UK spies. Virtually all UK firms now employ mystery shoppers. Just 10 years ago there were only 2,000-3,000 people working as covert researchers in Britain. Now there are nearly 190,000, working either full-time or part-time."
becoming a Mystery Shopper?
.05 | Mystery Shopping suits most lifestyles
it's paid work that's enjoyable
Mystery Shopping Club Member Peter Sutton says, "I am impressed with the level of detail and comprehensive nature of the information provided. Thank you very much."
Mystery Shopping Club
.06 | 90 day 150% money back guarantee
Free lifetime e-mail and phone support
It's a tired old saying now, but we cannot think of anything better - we do exactly what we say on the tin. No really, we do. How else could we offer a 150% guarantee? (100% of your money back PLUS an extra 50%!)
The Mystery Shopping Club is designed for those with both extensive Mystery Shopping experience or no experience at all. It is 15 years old and has over 8 thousand satisfied members. Just a few hours' of Mystery Shopping will enable you to cover your club fee.
For a minimal one-off administration fee of £24.95 (which covers life-time membership and all updates) you will be provided with the contact details of over 100 UK Mystery Shopping Companies that operate within your area. (Mystery Shopping Companies operate in all areas of the British Isles.)
You will also receive significantly more, please read on...
"Thanks for answering all of my questions on mystery shopping and for sending me the contact details. I have been accepted for ALL eleven of the companies that I applied to and have conducted many enjoyable (and profitable) assignments!". Mark Sevel
a Mystery Shopper?
.07 | need to earn even more money?
don't let your Mystery Shopper colleagues leave you behind
A significant amount of experienced Mystery Shoppers use us to help them increase their earnings. Many cannot break the £300 a week pay threshold despite several years in the industry - this is where we come in.
- Discover why other mystery shoppers get more assignments than you
- Discover why other mystery shoppers get better assignments than you
- Discover why other mystery shoppers get better paid assignments than you
"I am delighted I joined your club." M. Robertson
experience at all?
.08 | No problem at all
a gentle, but effective introduction
You will receive an exceptional guide to working as a Mystery Shopper which includes everything you need to know to get started. It also includes an example "fill-in-the-blanks" application email/letter and a broad range of the secrets of how to earn the most money and get the best jobs.
"For months I've been tracking down ways to become a Mystery Shopper. You have given me the best information so far." C.L.
Plus Much More
.09 | And for something completely different!
diversify and earn even more
On-Line Mystery Shopping: We will also send you details of how to become an On-Line Mystery Shopper, testing websites for good customer service from the comfort of your own home!
Discussion groups: Connecting people like you - consumers and service users - with research companies who want to explore your views.
As a bonus, you will receive details of another excellent way to earn extra money. There is absolutely no cost to yourself and you will be rewarded for giving up your time (typically £30 - £50 for 2 hours work) and sharing your views in discussion groups or participating in surveys.
Companies who manufacture products or provide services need to ensure they are meeting the needs of their customers, both in what they are doing now and in planning for the future. Similarly lots of organisations, commercial and non-commercial, need to understand public opinion and how this develops over time. Rather than ask their customers directly it is often more credible and effective to use a specialist market research agency to ask the questions.
These agencies need to be able to consult members of the public to probe their attitudes, opinions and feelings on a whole range of issues. Sometimes they need to talk to a cross section of the public as a whole, whilst at other times they need to focus on specific groups, e.g. those who use a particular product regularly. To make the outcome of the research valuable to their clients, they need to select a range of people to take part who genuinely reflect the target group, showing the normal diversity expected within that group - e.g. a range of ages or ethnicity.
Discounts and Cashback: You'll also discover how to get discounts and cashback from over 1000 online UK shops including Currys, Tesco, Boots, Littlewoods, Prudential and more. You will receive a £5 welcome bonus on your free sign up.
We have a free members' Mystery Shopping Helpdesk!You will have free and unlimited lifetime access to the Mystery Shopping Club Helpdesk. That said, in practice, very little help is needed, as applications are usually very simple and full instructions concerning each project will automatically be sent to you. Nevertheless, we recognise there may be specific questions or concerns that you may wish to ask our opinion about and anyway, we would love to hear from you to find out how you are getting on!
In a report that recommended the Mystery Shopping Club, Choices Magazine wrote: "If you love shopping, you will be pleased to hear that it's possible to shop for a living. In fact, it's a multi-million pound industry for market research companies who employ "mystery shoppers" to shop up and down the country - all in the name of customer service and research.
There are a number of mystery shopping companies who organise whole armies of professional shoppers on behalf of retailers, pubs, restaurants, banks and other service industries. Their mission? To mingle in, look inconspicuous and file a report on anything from customer service to cleanliness in the loos."
.10 | can't we provide this service for free?
what happens to your Mystery Shopping Club payment?
Members' payments covers all our administrative, organisational and website costs - it also entitles you to FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP of the Mystery Shopping Club (no extra or annual fees) and access to our Mystery Shopping Helpdesk.
Also, if you find that one of the companies is not recruiting presently, please let us know and we will send you another company's information as soon as it becomes available. This information is added to regularly and all updates are supplied to club members free of charge on request.
Free lifetime e-mail and phone support (non-premium standard phone charges) is also included, there are absolutely no further charges (you will never be asked to pay to register with a reputable Mystery Shopping Agency). All for only £24.95.
"Thank you for sending me the info necessary on becoming a mystery shopper. The good news is 3 days later I have my first assignment already. Thanks again." T. Gebremicael.
.11 | Everything Necessary to Become a Mystery Shopper
No waiting, immediate access
"I joined your club earlier this week and have successfully applied to 3 mystery shopping companies - which is great!" Mr. A.C.
.12 | Plus Secure Payment with Strict Privacy Controls
We will never sell or share your details
We offer a 150 percent money back guarantee! You’ll have a full 90 days to satisfy yourself that it's exactly what we promised. If it's not, just let us know and we’ll refund your money, (plus an extra 50%!) with the press of a button.
Thousands of ordinary people get paid to go shopping, eat out in a restaurant or just pop out for a drink. You can join them now!
Please click on one of the secure payment buttons below to pay your one-off joining fee of just £20.79 + VAT.
You will receive your full membership information and all your Mystery Shopping companies' contact details immediately after payment. You'll be automatically redirected to the super-simple one-click download page.
We're here to help! We pride ourselves on our service so if you encounter any problems with joining the Mystery Shopping Club, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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