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There are 65 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

Mystery shopping: uses and abuses
This article presents advantages and disadvantages to using mystery shopping as a consumer research tool. The author also discusses an alternative strategy, post-transaction sampling, which focuses more directly on a customer’s experience and perceptions rather than a paid shopper’s.
Mystery shopping for the financial services industry — then and now
Marketing research is fairly new to the financial industry. This article discusses the history of mystery shopping, the first type of market research accepted by the banking industry, and provides several examples of how to use mystery shopping to increase sales and improve service.
How marketing research can help the restaurant industry get through the recession
Three researchers specializing in the restaurant field offer their thoughts on how food purveyors can use research to keep customers coming through their doors. Their advice: focus on value, appeal to consumers' emotions and make sure your staff is upholding your brand's promise. Mystery shopping can help with the latter effort, while other forms of research can help determine how target market segments define value and how to trigger emotional responses to dining out.
Evaluating customer service over the telephone
Shopper studies usually involve in-person visits. However, when a prospective customer is looking for a new bank, or an auto parts store at which to buy an accessory, or even a restaurant at which to dine that evening, the decision is often made from the telephone conversation. This article explores potential applications of telephone shopper studies to provide information about this aspect of service.
Mystery shopping fuels Texaco's employee excellence program
Mystery shopping has been growing in popularity. This article discusses that growth and how Texaco used mystery shopping to research its excellence program, Building Tomorrow Together, by reviewing each of its wholesale and retail gas stations and truck stops.

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Recent Articles

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Where companies are failing at using social media for customer service
Ann Michaels & Associates conducted a mystery shopping study to examine 10 businesses in three markets to measure response times in social media venues (Facebook, Twitter and the "contact us" forms on the company Web sites) to examine how social media works as a means of customer service.
Mystery shopping in the Digital Age
Mystery Shopping Providers Association members reflect on how technology has impacted mystery shopping for the better.
Using competitor mystery shopping to evaluate your own SWOTs
The author discusses how mystery shopping competitors can help determine a company's own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Sell vs. Sale: How businesses can stay alive alongside tech-enabled shoppers
This article addresses the phenomenon of showrooming. The author uses several real-world examples to suggest that a stronger selling attitude on the part of sales floor associates can help compete with the draw of in-store mobile shopping and price-checking.

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