Creating a Line between Mystery Shopping and Personal Shopping

One of the perks of a mystery shopper is being able to shop while working. As you do your shopping assignment, you can also do your personal shopping along the way. Going to a supermarket for a mystery shopping assignment, for example, enables you to shop for some of the things you need as well.

But, bear in mind that, even though you may do some personal shopping while you’re there, you must maintain focus on your main objective: Mystery Shopping!

The last thing you want is to become so caught up with your own personal list that you fail to concentrate on the details of what you need to do for your mystery shopping assignment. If you do, you will end up leaving the establishment without sufficient information for your report.  This will likely force you to go back to the store and shop some more, which will leave you with extra expenses.

So, how can you avoid this situation?

Set a boundary between your personal shopping and your mystery shopping task. Yes, you can still do your personal shopping, and oftentimes this can help you look like any other regular customer. But, limit the time you spend on personal shopping and give more time to your secret shopping. You want to be able to enjoy your shopping experience, while still accomplishing everything you need to do!

Angela Megasko

President and CEO
Market Viewpoint, LLC
995 Fairview Road, Suite 202
Glenmoore, PA 19343
610.942.7030 ph

About Market Viewpoint

Market Viewpoint offers comprehensive mystery shopping services, complete customer service audits, employee and customer surveys, customer focused marketing strategies, and customer service training to help you improve your customer service and outshine your competition.
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