Jancyn mystery shopping company offers a variety of assignments in different industries. Some of these assignments include apartment mystery shopping, retail, grocery shops, restaurants, sizing auditing, and assignments for financial services. The type of available shops you are able to view will of course differ from city to city.
The pay range for assignments seem to be anywhere from $8-$30, but naturally, there are shops that pay more or less than the amounts stated. Jancyn uses the PayPal email address listed in the shopper profile to process payments to independent contractors. You can expect to receive payment within four to five weeks after submitting a successful shop.
Jancyn shops nationwide. To sign up as an independent contractor with Jancyn, simply visit Jancyn.com and select the “Shop for Jancyn” tab. Next, follow the instructions from the Prophet system on how to become a mystery shopper for Jancyn Evaluations Shops. Once you have received a confirmation email with your log-in, you are ready to shop! You can self-assign shops by choosing the “Show Me Visits I Can Accept” link at the top right of the screen.
Jancyn does allow shoppers to search for shops outside of their designated area by selecting the appropriate link at the top of the page. The drop down menu lists countries in which assignments are available and the areas they are available in. However, in my attempt to search for assignments in different states, I always receive the following message: You are not eligible for any visits in the cities you chose. Either Jancyn has taken top secret to a whole other level or their system is seriously flawed. For excitement purposes, I’ll assume it’s the former.
Available shops will usually have a green strip attached to the top of the assignment, while assignments already accepted by other mystery shoppers will be gray. If the shops are gray, you can still sign up as the back-up shopper in the event that the primary shopper is unable to complete the assignment.
Honestly, it’s quite surprising that Jancyn isn’t a more discussed company on MysteryShopForum. There are a few discussions on the forum about different types of assignments done by Jancyn, procedures for certain shops, and even a bit of praises for the company. But, my guess is that independent contractors want to keep this gem all to themselves. However, some secrets are just too good not to share. You know? Anyways, read what other shoppers have to say about this company by visiting: http://www.mysteryshopforum.com/companies/?Jancyn_Evaluation_Shops.
Personally, Jancyn will always hold a special place in my heart, and my Paypal account.
One of my largest paying assignments in mystery shopping came from a round of shops that I did for this company. The schedulers at Jancyn have always been a pleasure to work with. They make fair assessments, respond quickly, and have always shown professionalism. For instance, after waiting four weeks for a payment, I emailed a scheduler to inquire about the status of my payment (In all fairness, I was new to mystery shopping and I wanted my darn money pronto!). I was only expecting to receive a response specifying a date of when I would be paid, but by the next morning, my money was in my Paypal account and I had received an apology from my scheduler. Though I am now aware that I have to wait a full five weeks before making payment inquiries, you have to admit, that was one for the books right?