It’s always practical to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Not only do you spread out the expenses and money you’ll be spending, but you also avoid holiday crowds and the risk that items you want to purchase will be out of stock.
But, did you know that you can actually get a head start on your holiday shopping even while you work? If you become a mystery shopper, your job is to analyze and rate the buying process and customer service in each store you are assigned. You become a professional shopper, which means you get to do your job and simultaneously shop for the holidays.
How is that easy? During the holidays, companies frequently hire mystery shoppers to evaluate what their stores are offering for the gift-buying season. Though their products may have already been for sale for a while, you may not have had the time to check them out yourself. Mystery shopping gives you the excuse to shop new items and get paid. You kill two birds with one stone because, as you examine a company’s merchandise, you find products that would make good gifts for your loved ones. Then, since you have to assess the products and customer service anyway, you can purchase the item you like and simply base your assessment off of that…it’s all a part of your job.
What makes the situation even better is that hiring companies usually reimburse you for whatever you purchased from their store. So, not only are you paid to mystery shop, but you cover the cost of your gifts which essentially equates to free holiday shopping.
It is easy to understand why mystery shopping is so popular this time of year. Those who are familiar with how mystery shopping works always consider it a great way to earn additional income and pay for some of their holiday gifts. Now that you understand the process, you can do the same.
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Market Viewpoint, LLC
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Glenmoore, PA 19343