We live in a digital era where more companies are quickly transitioning their business models online and mystery shopping is certainly no exception. There will always be a need for face-to-face assignments however, online mystery shopping is gaining a lot of traction and companies realize that most Americans can’t go anywhere without a smartphone in their pocket. Smartphones have certainly become our mobile “lifeline” to the outside world.
Easyshift is a mystery shopping mobile app with the slogan, “Get paid cash to shop, eat, and explore in your city. Really.” Heck, there is even a “dollar sign” smack dab in the middle of their landing page with the landscape of city a behind it. Easyshift refers to shops as “shifts,” which are paid surveys at local stores. Green pins will be spread across a map of your city to show where available shifts are located. Next, Easyshift will ask you to take pictures and/or answer questions about a specific item. Upon successful completion of your shift, you can expect to be paid within 48 hours through PayPal.
If you see a shift that you would like to complete, just tap the green pin and a brief description of the assignment will pop up. Next, tap on the title of the shift and a more detailed description will allow you to learn more about the assignment to determine if this is something that you would like to complete. If so, tap on “Reserve Shift” located at the bottom of the description page and you will have 24 hours to complete the shop.
In my community, most shifts pay between $3 and $12 when a mystery shopping assignment is completed. Not a bad gig for checking out a store that you would be driving by anyway. The nice part about Easyshift is that it’s GPS enabled so it will notify you if you are passing by any available shifts, no matter where you are. To sign up with this company, enter Easyshift in the search box of your app store – it’s a free download.