I first encountered the term mystery shopping 3 years ago at the Girltalk forum. Apparently, mystery shopping is already known in the US and is used for the improvement of customer service. Here in the Philippines, I signed up with Satisfind out of sheer curiosity on how to be a mystery shopper. That was 3 years ago and I only got to do 2 projects for them. One is to do grocery shopping and another is to rate the customer service provided by a certain jeans boutique. Mystery shopping is quite exciting, it requires being attentive to what the sales assistants are doing because you’re going to assess them and answer their survey form online after your mystery shopping stint. It can’t be considered as another source of income through, it’s just for pure fun. I only got a Php 300 gift certificate for the grocery mystery shopping and a Php 500 as a token for the boutique mystery shopping.
The only requirement to be a mystery shopper is you have to be at least 18 years old. If you want to experience being a mystery shopper, register at their site. If you know of other companies who are looking for mystery shoppers, post it here.