Company Overview: Observa is an app-based company that provides “real-time insight into your retail sales and marketing efforts. You will see what your customers see as they make their decision.” In this case, the customer would be you, the mystery shopper, who will accept assignments from their smartphone and report on specific products and merchandise.
How to Sign up and Get Assignments: To sign up with Observa, mystery shoppers need to first download the app and create an account. The app may be found on either Google Play or the Apple Store. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, you will need one because this is how you will be paid. Once your accounts are all set up, observers may select any mystery shopping opportunities that are available.
What Others Have to Say: A number of members of the Mystery Shop Forum have discussed Observa at length and the consensus seems to be that assignments are sporadic. Some state that the majority of jobs available seem to be only offered in larger cities. One member with the screen name “Iwahstore” states, “A few months ago they had lots of assignments in the southeast, I did a lot of them in my area,” so this is a good sign.
Job Opportunities: Observa has recently posted a 15-minute mystery shopping opportunity that pays between $4 and $12 for your time. According to the post they are looking for shoppers to “take pictures of products, record pricing, count inventory, chat with a store associate, and take notes on the experience.” Please note that having a smartphone is required for this assignment.
Conclusion: Personally, app-based mystery shopping jobs are very appealing to me because they are usually quick, easy, and the payments tend to be more speedy than traditional companies. I would recommend signing up for Observa just to help supplement my income during the slower times of the year. If you would like to sign up with this company, click here to become a shopper today.