How Do You Become a Mystery Shopper?


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To become a mystery shopper, apply to mystery shopping companies for acceptance. While no special skills are required, it is useful to get a certification from the Mystery Shopping Providers Association to demonstrate seriousness about becoming a mystery shopper.

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Applying to member companies of the MSPA can protect a mystery shopper from potential scams. A full list of mystery shopping member companies is on the MSPA website.

The basic job of mystery shoppers is to visit such establishments as stores and restaurants and pose as typical customers. Upon completion of mystery shopping assignments, mystery shoppers write reports regarding their experiences.

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