Ok, so you want to Mystery Shop and you don't know where to start. First of all the links that I post in this blog are a great place to start. Well if you want to take it to the next level, you can join the Mystery Shopping Providers Association(MSPA). This is a great tool for finding the best Mystery Shopping companies as well as finding information on training that is needed for more elaborate shops. MSPA is holding their 5th annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If you are anywhere near Pittsburgh I would highly recommend that you attend.
5th Annual Educational Conference for Shoppers
Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20, 2008
Guest Room Rate: $119
Conference Registration: $225.00
The program for the 2008 Conference is full of exciting and informative
sessions, sure to make you a more productive shopper! You'll get tips on
how to make your shop scheduling as efficient as possible to maximize
your income! You'll hear from key schedulers, company owners, and other
shoppers who will share their best ideas! Customer Service Experts,
Inc. will be hosting a panel, on Saturday afternoon, of previous MSPA
award wining shoppers to discuss their secrets to becoming a top rated
shopper and answer your questions.
The MSPA is the largest professional trade association dedicated to improving service quality using anonymous resources. Over 260 member companies worldwide, including marketing research and merchandising companies, private investigation firms, training organizations and companies that specialize in providing mystery shopping services. Member companies work with their clients to establish mechanisms to measure and improve levels of service.
To register, click here.