Mystery Shopper Headquarters
At A Closer Look, a large part of what we do is conduct market research for companies that want to measure quality of sales and service, job performance, and operational compliance. We work with independently contracted Mystery Shoppers to help our clients collect organic and unbiased data about their business. When you choose to become a Mystery Shopper, you’re not only helping our clients gather the best possible information about their business but you’re also making a positive influence in your community by helping industries become better for the people they serve.
As a Mystery Shopper, you’ll have an opportunity to directly impact restaurants, hotels, retail establishments, senior living communities, and other customer-focused industries while creating your own schedule and getting free meals, hotel stays and entertainment. Have we piqued your interest?
Read on to learn more and sign up!
5 Reasons You Should Be A Mystery Shopper
- Get Paid to Eat Out, Stay in Hotels, and Play
Mystery Shopping can be a fun and interesting way to eat out, get hotel stays, and do fun activities for free.
- It Offers Variety
From shopping in a store to dining or grabbing takeout at a restaurant to taking a tour, each shop is different.
- Create Your Own Schedule
Pick up assignments when you want. Need a break? That’s cool. We’ll be here when you’re ready to jump back in.
- Explore New Businesses
Mystery shopping offers unique opportunities to check out a wide variety of products and brands.
- You’re Helping Businesses
The feedback that you give helps high touch service-oriented industries create lifelong loyalty by assessing and valuing their customers’ journey
FAQs about Mystery Shopping
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
Is this legit?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: For over 25 years, A Closer Look has helped businesses better understand their operations. To date, we’ve worked with over 200,000 Mystery Shoppers to help us assess our clients’ current customer experience operations, we then use data analytics to provide detailed feedback on how to improve.
Is it free to be a Mystery Shopper?
Yes. A Closer Look will never ask you for money to be a Mystery Shopper and you should be wary of any company that does. We never send a check in advance of the work being performed, and we never ask you to mail product to us.
Can I turn down an assignment?
Absolutely. The great thing about Mystery Shopping is that you work only when you want to. As a Mystery Shopper, you’re considered an independent contractor and may request available assignments at your discretion.
How do I see available mystery shops?
Once registered, you’ll have access to our proprietary website that will list available opportunities in your area. Each assignment will have specific client based instructions indicating what is expected. If it looks like something you’d be interested in, sign up and start shopping!
How do I get started?
To become a Mystery Shopper with A Closer Look, scroll down to sign up. It should take less than 10 minutes and once submitted, we’ll reach out to you with the next steps.
I have additional questions. Where do I go?
We get it. Start a conversation with our team using the Chat button in the bottom right corner and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions!
What Our Shoppers Are Saying
“I love my experience shopping with A Closer Look. ACL gives me the opportunity to visit and stay at new places, taste amazing food and drinks, and look at business operations from a different perspective. The support team at ACL is behind you from your first shop and will help you make the most out of your mystery shopping experience!”
“Through my years of being an independent contractor with A Closer Look, I have been able to experience some high-end dining and lodging that I may have otherwise not been able to afford. I love the flexibility and ability to shop while on vacations. I have learned a lot about various industries.”
“Working with A Closer Look has been a true pleasure. Communication is always prompt and professional. The editors, schedulers and support staff are always attentive and helpful.”
“The quality of shopping jobs and the effective communication with and empathy for shoppers make A Closer Look an unparalleled choice for discerning mystery shoppers. If you’re looking for an entirely different mystery shopping experience, you will find it at A Closer Look.”
Beware of Scams
Please note that A Closer Look will never ask you for money. If a company claiming to be in the Mystery Shopping business does reach out asking for money or claiming to offer something that sounds too good to be true, please report them to the appropriate authorities.
We are proud of our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.