The MSPA offers shopper certification to improve the abilities as a mystery shopper. However, certification is not required to search and apply to the assignment postings from member companies. To become a mystery shopper, click on the Search for Shopping Assignments on the Shopper tab, fill in the form and submit. This will allow you to see shopping opportunities in your area and you apply based on those instructions. MSPA is a trade association and does not hire shoppers.
Measure CP is one of the seven founding companies to join resources to start the Video Shopping Network. The VSN is a database for video shopping companies to find independent video contractors who understand the technical aspects of video shopping and the level of expectations. Registration on the website can increase an independent contractors visibility to video shopping companies.
The Mystery Shopping job board allows multiple mystery shopping companies to post their jobs to one place. This provides a single location for shoppers to find and apply for jobs in their area. This job board was created and is maintained by Shopmetrics, a provider of mystery shopping software.
The JobSlinger job board allows members to access listings from hundreds of mystery shopping companies. This job board was created and is maintained by SASSIE, a provider of mystery shopping software.
Shoppers who register in this database have access to tools for searching the job board for jobs posted by over 700 schedulers and recording assignments.
ShadowShopper cites itself as an impartial and independent company, serving the best interests of the mystery shopper and mystery shopping companies. They describe themselves as the Monster.com of mystery shopping.
The Volition site contains a list of mystery shopping, demo and merchandising companies, checklist to track assignments and payments, focus group info and other useful tools. The Forum is a good networking resource to learn from fellow shoppers regarding what companies they have worked with and their payment habits as well as an arena to share ideas and concerns. The only required fields are your Username, real name, and a valid e-mail address.