Would you like to become a mystery shopper or merchandiser but you aren’t sure how to go about finding companies that are hiring in your area?
Are you a current mystery shopper or merchandiser who would like to find more jobs so you can increase your income? The Shadow Shopper program maybe the perfect opportunity for you.
What Is Shadow Shopper?
Shadow Shopper is an impartial independent company, serving the best interests of mystery shoppers and mystery shopping companies. They act as the middle man that brings suitable companies and potential mystery shoppers together.
Founded in 2002 Shadow Shopper is located in Carson City , Nevada and is like the Monster.com of mystery shopping.
How Does Shadow Shopper Work?
Shadow Shopper provides a platform for businesses to post their mystery shopping and merchandising jobs. Membership is free, however, each company must go through an approval process to ensure they are reputable.
Hundreds of companies have elected to join Shadow Shopper because they can quickly get their available work in front of mystery shoppers and merchandisers who are searching for the type of jobs they have to offer.
Unlike traditional online job sites, classified communities and newspapers classify Shadow Shopper’s sole focus as mystery shopping and merchandising.
Mystery shoppers who join Shadow Shopper as a free or paid member have an opportunity to showcase their skills by creating a profile.
The profile includes their picture, age, experience and information about why they are the ideal candidate for a mystery shopping job.
Members can also see what jobs are available in their area at a glance so they can conveniently join these companies and apply for the jobs.
There is no need to blindly search the Internet for mystery shopping companies and take the time to join, only to find out they don’t have any jobs available in your location.
Members can also chose to have jobs emailed to them in real time as they are posted on the site so they can conveniently apply for jobs as they become available.
This helps mystery shoppers to secure more jobs and make more money.
Shadow Shopper provides training and certifications as a mystery shopper, merchandiser, demonstrator and interviewer.
These skills help those who have no experience to develop basic knowledge and skills in order to increase their chances of securing jobs.
What Is The Cost To Join Shadow Shopper?
Shadow Shopper offers two memberships levels:
Basic Bronze Membership – Free
- listing for schedulers to contact directly with available work
- access to Shopper Education articles
- access to 4 certification tests which enhance your profile
- the ability to upload a photo and complete your biography for employers to see
- the ability to set a preference to receive only emails you want in the areas you select
- email summaries of jobs posted in real time or daily so you can get a feel for the work available in your area
- access to Refer A Friend Program
Premium Gold Membership
$4.95 for a 30 day trial membership
$37.95 for 3 months
$99.95 per year
Access to all the features and benefits of the Bronze membership plus…
- top priority listing for employers to contact directly with available work
- access to Employee Directory which includes a list of all the companies that have joined Shadow Shopper and their contact information
- email notification of jobs posted in real time or daily depending on your preference
- ability to apply instantly to any job posted on the Job Board from your email inbox
Membership fees can be paid via major credit card, debit card, Paypal , USD checks or USD money orders.
Who Can Join Shadow Shopper?
Shadow Shopper is open to citizens of Canada and the United States who are 18 years of age or older.
Mystery shopping and/or merchandising can be a fun and flexible way to supplement your income. Some moms have even found this to be a great way to earn money while working around the family schedule.
Shadow Shopper can help you get connected with companies that are hiring in your area. The free membership provide a no risk opportunity for you to test drive the program or even give mystery shopping a try to see if it’s right for you.
Are you current or previous member of Shadow Shopper? We would like to hear from you. Share your experience below.
Terri – WFHW