July 2017 Quarterly Shopper News
We are knee deep in Summer! We are hoping that all our shoppers have time scheduled for R & R or time with family and friends this summer! But take a minute or two to catch up on all the latest mystery shopping news from Market Viewpoint!
SHOPPERFEST 2017 – IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
I had the pleasure to attend MSPA-NA’s ShopperFest in Orlando last month. The three days were jam-packed with informative sessions about the industry, training sessions to help shoppers improve their skills and get certified, and lots of fun and festivity.
We gave away fun door prizes, shoppers got to vote for their favorite MSPs, and we all ate until we couldn’t move! It was a blast.
The best part was meeting so many shoppers who are working hard to take their mystery shopping businesses to the next level. We had newbies and seasoned shoppers all attending appropriate levels of MSPA-U. Lots of people were certified last week. Some who wanted to get certified in auditing standards, others in video shopping or professional responsibility and ethics – and more!
The break-out session I led was Marketing Yourself to MSPs – How to Stand out in a Good Way!!. It was well received by the over 50 people who attended. Every training and info session was jam packed with good stuff!
Some of the comments we’ve received:
“ShopperFest was definitely worth the expense. Great classes, delicious food, and awesome networking opportunities. I will definitely be in Dallas next year”. Patricia T.
“A huge THANK YOU to everyone for an awesome ShopperFest. It was my first year. I walked away with lots of great information, two certifications, and new friends! I am excited to get back to Minnesota and put to practice all I have learned.” Lynn D.
If you haven’t been to a ShopperFest, make it a priority for 2018. We’ll be meeting in Dallas next June! Be sure to check the MSPA-NA site for registration information early next year.
In the meanwhile, check out some of the opportunities to get involved with MSPA-NA too!
Market Viewpoint is being targeted in a SCAM! And they are now using Angela Megasko’s name. Look carefully after the @. The scammers are using marketviewspoint or marketviewpoints.com
They add an ‘s’. We do not have an ‘s’ in our URL.
We are NOT currently running paid ads looking for mystery shoppers! Nor are we contacting you through Linked In. There are people contacting potential shoppers through LinkedIn posing as a Market Viewpoint employee.
Do not click on any ads or respond to emails EXCEPT to report them as SPAM. (Click on the arrow and report as SPAM). If you do see one of these, please take a screen shot and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are individuals who are posing as representatives of Market Viewpoint. Some of the names they go by are Paul Hernandez, Randy Sallee and Paul Louden, among others. If you receive a check in the mail or an offer to conduct a shop that involves buying Visa cards, do NOT follow through. This is not from Market Viewpoint.
If you have been scammed, please email the notices you received to email@example.com so we can try to track down this impersonator. If you see these ads on Facebook or receive a fraudulent contact through LinkedIn, please report them as a scam to these platforms.
MYSTERY SHOPPER APPS
There are two great apps available through Sassie, our software platform. Make sure you have these on your phone or tablet so that you can see if there are shops available near where you are working, shopping or socializing.
Presto Insta Shops – This app allows you to see a map of all opportunities from any mystery shopping company who uses Sassie software. So even if you are out of your typical shopping area, you will be able to see if there are shops near you. Vacationing or visiting a friend in another city? Just tap on your app and you will find out where you can grab lunch and complete a shop! Look in the App Store for Presto InstaShopper
Shop Notifier – This app allows you to see offers from any company you are already signed up with who uses the Sassie reporting system. No need to wait for an email. When the assignments are posted for your area, you’ll get a notification. Look in the App Store for Shop Notifier.
You can still find our new mystery shopping assignments on line at our job board.
*** EARN MONEY WITHOUT SHOPPING***
Also, don’t forget that we pay you $10 for referrals. Payment is made after your referral successfully completes their first assignment. Send referral names, phone, and email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t delay in getting hooked into the apps, bookmarking our pages and connecting with us on social media. We want to be sure that you have the shops you want when you need them!
P.S. If you have other ways you know of where you hang out on line, please do let me know. We want to be sure we are reaching you so you have the best opportunity to work!