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Articles And Resources Related To Mystery Shopping

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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.

How CiCi’s Pizza used mystery shopping to set company-wide standards/evaluation metrics
CiCi’s Pizza commissioned a mystery shopping study to identify ways employees could help guests feel welcome and establish corporate standards by which performance could be measured - including know-your-name service and satisfying special requests.
Mystery shopping 101
In practice for decades, mystery shopping has been gaining in popularity. This article discusses the basics of mystery shopping.
Association creates new standards for mystery shopping industry
Though mystery shopping has been used for more than 40 years, only recently did the industry band together and form a trade association, the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA). The MSPA addresses problems created by misleading advertising, private investigator licensing, has global scope and holds an annual conference.
Using market research for business and public policy decisions in consumer lending
Mystery shopping and marketing research can play a critical role in helping financial institutions comply with federal regulations. The article looks at matched-pair and monadic testing in particular to explore how they can be used to measure lenders' adherence to regulatory standards.
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.

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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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