Winning Entry # 1 – Larissa Rodrigues

 

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1 ) Tell us one major difference between facts and opinions.

      Facts are ‘what is’, opinions are ‘what may be’

      Facts are ‘straight’, opinions are ‘made’

      Facts are ‘what you can see’, opinions are ‘what you think’

      Facts are ‘in the shop’, opinions are ‘in the shopper’

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Mystery Shopper Blog Contest 2012 – entry by Sanjay Bhandari, Surat

I came to know about mystery shopping through my friend and I got really thrilled, having a feeling that it would be “paid fun”. However, on accomplishment of the first assignment, I realized that the “paid fun” is a serious business, which involves a lot of energy, effort, concentration and time. Soon, I appreciated the fact that no lunches are offered for free.
Mystery shopping, has been a great learning experience, as it has offered me an immense exposure to the customer centric initiatives, and top class house- keeping practices, followed by the good companies. Mystery shopping has helped me in honing up my observation skills, and more importantly, my interest in writing has also got a fresh lease of life.

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Winner – Mystery Shopper Blog Contest 2012 – entry by Renuca Veloso, Mumbai


Mystery Shopping changed my life!
I know, a rather strong-worded (If not, exaggerated) statement there. How did that happen, you ask?
Well, it all began one fine afternoon when I – Career Girl turned Stay-At-Home-Mom was pouring out my woes to a casual acquaintance I met online (yes, that’s how desperate I was for some social interaction) when she- Casual Acquaintance (God bless her) happened to mention this concept of mystery shopping. Aha! I saw a tiny glimmer of hope for this bored soul. Just maybe this was the answer to my prayers, a legitimate excuse for the hardworking husband to do some babysitting, and for moi to do something more ”worthwhile”. So I quickly got online, registered myself and waited for my “saviour” to call.

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Finalist – Mystery Shopper Blog Contest 2012 – entry by Nikhil Pant – Lucknow


The misadventure of a mystery shopper (Fiction)

As I wandered downstairs into what seemed like a clothing store, I pulled out a notepad to refresh my mind on what sections I had to check and what to look for. It seemed like I was a pro as no one recognized me for what I really was. Employees walked around like zombies mumbling hardly audible greeting and a few of them eventually gathered in one corner to start talking to themselves. No one paid any attention to me and I had to run up to the group, poke one of them viciously with the cane I was carrying and ask him to help me out in choosing a pair of boots to go with the awesome mystery shopper trench coat I was wearing. Dissatisfied with the service, I stomped out of the shop while grumbling loudly about the awful customer service and decided to blog about it. The cell phone started to ring madly in my pocket.

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Finalist – Mystery Shopper Blog Contest – entry by Aamir Ayubi, Mumbai

The Mysterious Life of A Wrap
After receiving the wrap, he usually relished it hastily. But not this time! My cardboard chariot came to rest in the center of the round melamine plate and placed under the bright tube light. The man opened the box and I couldn’t help but reveal myself cloaked in a smooth cape of butter paper. And resting behind the walls of my carriage was my ammunition, the pouch of tomato ketchup. The man lifted and placed me carefully in the center of another plate, unraveled my papery cloak, unrolled me to see what I was truly made of and photographed me yet again. He had to treat me with respect, for I was being observed. I had to shine.

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A veteran Mystery Shopper, Ranjana from Pune shares her experiences

“Hey! That seems unbelievable yet very interesting”, was my reaction when  a number of years ago while browsing on the net, I read about  people shopping, going places, seeing movies, eating out and getting paid for it. On reading further, the term which stood out was, ‘Mystery Shopping’. My curiosity got the better of me and I started reading up about this interesting method of getting freebies and earning a bit too. The best part was doing all this in one’s leisure time. Thanks to the internet, I got a lot of information on this subject and discovered that there were mystery shoppers all over the world. Continue Reading →

Shopper Delights


“Hats off for whole RedQuanta team for doing this amazing business and helping Pankaj to build stable team. I really loved your service and growth path. Special thanks to Lipika for follow-up and answering my call on Sunday.Please provide correct map with each information brochure (one with current is not working). Also few more alternate contact number to salon will be nice.I am willing to see the new software, this one really sucks in-terms of interface and usability. Hope you do well and make it as fast as possible which can reduce complexity from your work and provide more value to business.”
Mayur Ahir

 

“It’s a pleasure working with RedQuanta. The questions are precise and it is easy to answer them. The assignments are pleasant {ask me how I feel after a refreshing facial:)}Keep more coming:)”
Shilpa Bhansali

 

“RedQuanta has become an integral part of my day-to-day life as it exposes me to good places and also allows me to make them better.
Thanks.”
Shruti Saraf
 
“My experience with Red Quanta was great. Could not ask for better. The communication from the account manager was excellent. The guidelines were easy to understand and follow. The questionnaire was challenging.”
Neeta Advirkar
 
“Redquanta is always fun to work with. The best thing is that they understand at times if shopper faces any problem and help him out rather that leaving him helpless. Looking forward for more projects”.
Rohit Jatwala
 
“Working with RedQuanta gives me a feeling that my views are appreciated and with my feedback difference is becoming effective at the places people visit. The communication is good with personnel of RedQuanta. The questionnaire covers all the aspects.”
Geeta Jaqasia
 
“I am very happy with red quanta and the idea of mystery shopping is unique and a great idea to gauge the performance of any outlet. But in Kolkata it would be nice if they can rope in more outlets to participate in this mystery shopping”
Avishek Mukherjee

 “It is a good experience to work with Red Quanta.

Sometimes one feels that there is a lot of repetition in the forms.
Also since I am doing Audits regularly then I have already referred a lot of friend and thus find it difficult to fill the ‘refer your friend column’ every time.”
Anuradha Sharma

 “It was pleasure working with RedQuanta. Staff is really good and accommodating it terms of understanding the need to shopper.

Report is very elaborate and provides space for shopper comments.
Assignment is really interesting.”
Pankaj Bagla

 “This is my fourth assignment with Red quanta and I always look forward to more such assignments. I have never been disappointed with any of the assignment and I am equally excited for doing more such projects in future.”

Ayushi Natani

 “RedQuanta is an excellent company to work for. The team is very polite, helpful and are always available in case of any queries or any help required.”

Ranjana Tewari

 “Thank you for calling me and asking me to take this survey. Also it was nice to know that you’ll realised I haven’t been active for a long time.I would appreciate if you’ll offered me surveys that I could perform on a Monday as that is my only weekly day off from work . I really enjoy doing surveys with you-all.Thank you very much. I’m very happy to be a part of your team.”

Chrisanne Pinto

 “As this was my first experience with Red Quanta, I was a little nervous. I was happy with the audit. I enjoyed going to the store, having donuts and reporting about my experience.”

Keya Joseph

“Best part:

1. Responsiveness for Queries
2. variety of assignments on Job Board
3. Prompt payment (as heard from the internet fraternity”Not so best” fact:
Yet to face any :)”
Sunil Y S

 “I am a mystery shopper with four companies but I have to say that my experience has been best with RedQuanta for some reasons.Firstly the varieties of jobs available is very good and most of the jobs are fun to do. Secondly the feedback is good and fast. I receive my shop ratings within a day of submitting the report. I haven’t had any experience with payments as it has been only few weeks since I joined as a shopper but I am pretty sure that will be smooth too.”

Ankush Dixit