Some of our shoppers take on just a few assignments per month, whereas some shoppers take on several each day and have made a career out of mystery shopping.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Boo or Boo-Hoo? Have you saved enough money for the upcoming holiday season? For many people, this is the biggest Halloween scare of the week. As October has drawn to a close, thoughts turn to the holidays and the sometimes overwhelming expense that accompanies the festivities. How much will airfare cost to go see the grandparents for Christmas? Can we afford to get new carpet before Thanksgiving? Wouldn’t it be great if the kids could finally get their own computer? Suddenly it make seem that the money in the bank account fails to keep up with the ever-growing list of holiday related expenses.
According to a November 2013 American Research Group poll, families intended to spend $801 on holiday gifts alone. This figure does not take into account related holiday expenses such as travel, meals, new clothing, or decorations. Once October has drawn to a close, most families begin to think about creative ways to make a few extra bucks in order to create a memorable holiday season for their families.
States Vicki Dempsey, Vice President of San Jose based Jancyn Evaluation Shops, “Every family wants to make the holiday season extra special for their loved ones. However, the budget often does not match up with their festive vision. This is where mystery shopping may be a brilliant option. It provides a way to increase revenue for the family, without the hassle or inconvenience of committing something like a seasonal retail job.”
According to the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) mystery shopping is defined as, “The process of measuring and recording specific elements of the customer experience through the use of pre-recruited and qualified consumers.” Mystery shopping is also commonly referred to as Secret Shopping and there are currently in excess of 300 mystery shopping companies worldwide who are MSPA member companies. Companies both large and small use mystery shopping as a means to get impartial customer feedback about the products and services, in an effort to improve business practices and thereby elevate corporate revenues.
Ms. Dempsey goes on to say, “One of the perks of mystery shopping is that individuals can take on as many or as few assignments as they would like. Really, they make their own schedules and Jancyn works closely with our shoppers in order to accommodate these schedules. Some of our shoppers take on just a few assignments per month, whereas some shoppers take on several each day and have made a career out of mystery shopping.”
For cash strapped Americans who want to create a magical holiday experience for their friends and family, mystery shopping via a MSPA member company is a viable way in which to allow their budget to match their gift list. Jancyn Evaluation Shops has developed several strategies in order to work closely with shoppers and provide them with a variety of assignments.