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Mystery shopping is fun…but it’s serious work.

Our clients depend on your reports to make important decisions about their business. And the employees that you will encounter in the field may have evaluations, raises, bonuses and awards that depend on your ability to be both critical and fair.

So this is an assignment. And a serious one. If you’re going to succeed as an independent evaluator, you’ll need to approach it that way.

Start mystery shopping right away

Follow these steps to sign up now and search for assignments.

1) Click any of the sign-up buttons on this page
2) Fill out your details to register with us
3) Check your email
4) Sign-in and browse our job board for assignments

It’s that simple! Are you ready to get started?

YES, SIGN ME UP!
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Do you have what it takes to be a mystery shopper?

Mystery shoppers get some great benefits, but it's real work and we'll expect you to treat it that way.
You'll make a great mystery shopper if you:
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  • Have good writing and verbal skills
  • Love interacting with people
  • Can record experiences accurately
  • Are obsessively observant
  • Have a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Have reliable internet access
  • Can follow instructions and meet deadlines

Does that sound like you?

FAQ - Being an Independent
Mystery Shopper

Can anybody be a mystery evaluator?

Yes...but we’re looking specifically for enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of monitoring and assisting our clients in improving their customer’s experience.
For that reason, we need reliable individuals with great report writing skills. You must pay attention to details and be able to retain and retrieve accurate information.
You’ll also need access to a computer/internet to sign-up as a shopper, self-assign shops and submit your reports.
If you are all of those things, just click the button above or below to complete the sign-up form.

How do I become a mystery evaluator?

Just click the button above or below to sign up with us!

When can I start?


Once you sign-up, you can see what jobs are available in your area. If there is something now, you can get started right away!

If you do not see any shops, they are either assigned or we currently do not have any in your area.

I have a full-time job...can I do this in my spare time?

Absolutely! The beauty of mystery shopping is that you can pick the jobs you want, based on your schedule.

How much and when will I get paid?

The payment for each job will depend on the client, how long it takes you to conduct and report the shop, and the complexity of the job.
The payment and any reimbursement for required purchases will be shown to you before you accept the job.
Payment and reimbursement are made through PayPal and direct deposit approximately 45 days from the end of the month in which the shop was completed.

Why do you need my social security number and ID?

We do not need it right now. If you are not comfortable with giving that to us online, you can skip that question. However, in order to be assigned a shop, we will need your SSN and ID. We ask for this information to avoid fake shoppers and shoppers that submit false reports under fictitious names.
Plus we need it for payment verification purposes. We can't pay a ghost!

What does it mean that evaluators are “independent contractors”?

Independent contractors are defined as “independent” because they are NOT an employee of the mystery shopping organization for which they are conducting work. They do so on the basis that they may accept or decline any potential work that is available to them and they can work for as many mystery shopping organizations as they would like.

Will I get free stuff?

If you’re looking for handouts then you’re starting down the wrong road…
This is a serious business and clients depend or your feedback to effectively operate their business. Your primary reason for becoming a mystery shopper should be to provide that feedback.  
You will be reimbursed for some purchases and meals, as per the terms of the specific shop. Reimbursement in those cases will be made at the same time as payment.  
But if you’re thinking of getting into mystery shopping just for free stuff, you’re going to be disappointed.

I received a check/money order of a considerable dollar amount from your company to complete a shop. What are my next steps?

ACPVIEW does not mail out checks/money orders. Nor do we prepay for shops! 
We pay only via PayPal AFTER you have successfully completed and submitted a shop. Do not deposit the check/money order as this is most likely is a SCAM.  
There is no need to contact ACPVIEW as we have nothing to do with this, even though the scammers may be using our name.                                                
For additional information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at  
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scams.                                  

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