OVERVIEW: BARE International uses the “Sassie” platform, popular to many of the Mystery Shopping companies. There is a job board, search function and the ability to check available jobs in many parts of the country you reside. If you are planning a trip, a shopper can also locate jobs available at their destination.
BARE International staffers – Schedulers and Mystery Shopping Personnel – are very accommodating to shoppers. It is advisable to always keep in contact with the person or persons involved in a Shoppers job. If there are problems, contact the scheduler. Most often the Scheduler’s office phone number will be in the Job Acceptance email. This Reviewer has spoken numerous times on the telephone with BARE Schedulers and has received nothing but helpful, friendly, quick attention to questions and/or problems.
Surveys for various jobs range from just a few narratives to an entire survey of narratives. This Reviewer has had difficulty with an Editor for BARE, but a quick email to the Scheduler resolved the problem and was immediately brought to the attention to the entire team of Editors.
As with all jobs accepted by Mystery Shoppers (for any Company), reviewing the guidelines and contacting your Scheduler with questions or concerns is forefront in becoming a great “reliable” shopper for BARE. Communication is the key word when applying for, accepting, performing and completing the shop survey.
This Reviewer has performed well over 250 shops in six months for BARE International. I’ve had no problems what-so-ever with anyone in this company and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the jobs I’ve performed. Emails sent for clarification to BARE Employees are answered within 24 hours (unless it is the weekend) and they are polite, answer my questions, and help me with any problems I experience. For USA Shoppers, the Corporate Office is located in Fairfax, Virginia, and shoppers have been invited to visit and meet the staff.
SHOP TYPE: Financial Institutions, Hotel, Resort & Casinos, Retail, Grocery, Health & Wellness, Golf Courses, Country Clubs, Housing (New homes & Property Management), Automotive (Sales and Services), Restaurants, Transportation and Consumer Electronics. However, these may vary depending on your location as a shopper.
PAY RANGE: The pay range will vary depending on the job type, location, and a shopper’s location. Many telephone shops will pay at $7.00. Retail shops may go up to $10-15.00. Educational and Financial Institutions, along with various Health and Wellness shops may pay beginning at $25.00 and up.
PAY PERIOD: This Reviewer has completed over 250 shops for BARE (the majority being telephone shops with a pay of $7.00 per phone survey) and the pay period has been 30-45 days after the completion of the shop. For example, shops completed in February 2012 were paid by March 15th 2012; and shops completed in March 2012 were paid by April 15th, 2012. BARE has paid by both check and direct deposit.
CONTACT: BARE International*: http://www.bareinternational.com/contact/
*Due to the various global offices it is advisable for shoppers to use the “Contact Us” link.
SHOPPER SERVICES HEADQUATERS: 3702 Pender Drive, Suite #305, Fairfax, VA 22030
COUNTRY: USA – Corporate Headquarters: Fairfax, Virginia*
BARE International is truly an International Mystery Shopping Company. Offices in the following countries cover a vast global Mystery Shopping Corporation:
Antwerpen, Belgium – Europe, Africa and Russia
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Latin & South America
Shanghai, China – Asia & Pacific
Mumbai, India – India and the Middle East
REGISTRATION: BARE International Uses the Sassie Platform. Please utilize the “Want To Become A Mystery Shopper” Link/Icon on the Main BARE Homepage. From there, a new shopper can select which language they wish to use to register to become a shopper.