Best and Worst MSPs?


Ron
10 months +1 Ron 2

It's understandable to barred if any shops weren't completed per instructions. Over the years I've found that if you have a valid reason you cannot fulfill or complete an obligation, many times providing the contracting source this information will allow you to make it up or take a leave of absence.

Ivan
9 months +2 Ivan 798

Lindsay, from my experience so far, I've never seen any MSPs suspend a shopper's access to their shops just for being an inactive shopper - their reasons mostly include stuff like "too many cancellations", or "poor work quality" or when a shopper gets very unprofessional and argumentative.

If some MSPs have suspended your access to their shops for whatever reason, you can always reach out to them, ask them to let you know what the exact reason was, and see if you can work with them on resolving it and getting a second chance.

MFJohnston
9 months +3 MFJohnston 365

Ivan -

There is one MSP (MarketForce) that will deactivate you as a shopper if you do not complete at least one shop every three months. I have been deactivated for this very reason twice - and have had an exchange with their help desk about.


For those not familiar with this company, it is likely the single largest MSC and does not use the iSS platform.

Tara_NJ
9 months +3 Tara_NJ 178

Yup! I just got deactivated and had no idea why until I finally got the nerve to call. I was worried I did something wrong. I wish they'd send an email or message of some sort before taking such drastic action.

Ivan
8 months (Edited 7 months) +2 Ivan 798

That explains why I've never heard of such a thing happening - I can only speak about my experiences with the MSPs on the iSS platform, since I haven't really had any contact with the ones outside of it.

Jerome_15629795188146
8 months +3 Jerome_15629795188146 11

For reasons I won't go into here, I had to stop doing shops for three years, and not one of the companies deactivated my account. When I was able to start again,,,all I did was log in...update my account....and shop on.

Darin_15691020796030
8 months (Edited 8 months) +1 Darin_15691020796030 1

I've never been booted from any MSP's for inactivity. And I have at least 10 MSP's under my belt (I lost count). I wouldn't utilize that company ever again if it happened. Life happens to us... That's why we are independent contractors. NO Boss.

Smile at Folks. It makes their day!



Ivan @ Sep 19, 2019 6:56:51 PM
That explain why I've never heard of such a thing happening - I can only speak about my experiences with the MSPs on the iSS platform, sicne I haven't really had any contact with the ones outside of it.
Lucky you!! I started out 15 years ago with a single company from Canada, lol. I had to wade through fake companies and advice starting out... It was rough. I've never joined any of the "multi-MSP" companies on my own, lol. I've always been inserted into them...


Michele_15032031952719
8 months +1 Michele_15032031952719 194
MFJohnston @ Aug 8, 2019 3:27:45 AM
Ivan -
There is one MSP (MarketForce) that will deactivate you as a shopper if you do not complete at least one shop every three months. I have been deactivated for this very reason twice - and have had an exchange with their help desk about.

For those not familiar with this company, it is likely the single largest MSC and does not use the iSS platform.

Sometimes you can't help it if you don't live close enough to available shops in the area.

Kevin_15027958065114
5 months +3 Kevin_15027958065114 37

Mystery Shopper Services banned me after requesting a reschedule on two shops. I gave them a two week notice ahead of the shops. Is this a bit unfair?


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