2016 IMSC Events

  Good morning everyone! It is 2016 and the IMSC is raring to go! Here is what we have lined up so far for 2016. (You are welcome to share anything in this post with fellow shoppers, your favorite schedulers, editors and company owners. In fact, we would appreciate your help in spreading the word!) Email your questions and send any replies to info@imscinfo.com   February The IMSC (Independent Mystery Shoppers Coalition) invites you...

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IMSC + YOU = <3

  The IMSC supports Shopper Education.  February is Heart Month, and our hearts are always with the Mystery Shopping Industry. So…  For the entire month of February, the IMSC will be offering free conference calls and free IMSC certification to anyone who wants it! Make sure to keep an eye on the IMSC Facebook page for dates and times.   Here is a link to the IMSC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/imscinfo Feel free to...

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Did you know? No Shopper Left Behind

  Did you know the IMSC has a No Shopper Left Behind program? The IMSC is dedicated to the mystery shopping industry and we know that without great shoppers, our industry would fold. There are a lot of shoppers who want to gain knowledge and attend our conferences so they can be better shoppers. But they cannot all afford to attend, so we created the No Shopper Left Behind program. This means that for any shopper who wants to attend a...

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Enjoy IMSC Conference Sessions at Home!

    You asked us for it and it is happening! Live recordings of individual sessions from the past IMSC conferences over the years. Now you can watch and learn, picking the sessions that are of interest to you. You will have the rental for a full 30 days to watch on your phone, computer, tablet and even your TV for just $10.00 per selected session. We will continue adding sessions so make sure to click on receive updates on the IMSC...

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

  On this Thanksgiving day the IMSC would like to thank all of the companies, shoppers, schedulers, editors and clients that have helped create our wonderful IMSC mystery shopping family. People have many ways of defining a family and what being a part of a family means to them. One thing every family has in common is that the people who call it a family are making it clear that those people are important in some way to the person calling...

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

This is a great idea, but I would like to see it for twelve months instead of one. Before leaving the Las Vegas area during the conference, I had to make yet another grocery store run. There was a Veteran there in front of me (IMSC Pam) paying for his groceries who had carefully selected his items and separated them by how he could pay since he could not pay for everything on the same card. I asked the customer in front of me if I could step...

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IMSC Member Companies

IMSC Member Companies

  The IMSC is proud to count among its members some of the very best companies in the Mystery Shopping industry. In the spirit of community championed by the IMSC, all IMSC Members are encouraged to share knowledge and opportunities with one another. The IMSC Member companies listed on the IMSC website have been excited to recognize their fellow IMSC Members’ hard work in the past. You will find additional information and links to...

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Day 3 – 2015 Las Vegas IMSC – Video Certification Class

The Video Certification class will take place in the Reno room tomorrow, starting at 9 AM. A break time for lunch will be provided.  A firm time has not been set as we will break depending on what makes sense regarding where we are in the presentation. 9:00 AM –  RENO ROOM – Undercover Video Training – Free for all IMSC members and Sponsors 2:00 PM – Talon Video Training – Free for all IMSC members and Sponsors The IMSC member...

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Day 2 of the 2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference

  Here is the schedule for Tuesday, November 10, 2015.   Tuesday, November 10th 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Registration, networking, continental breakfast until 9:15 AM (Wristbands required for breakfast) 9:15 AM: Please find your seats for today’s announcements 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Conference Hall – Be an Actor – How to Prepare A Realistic Scenario by Betsy J. Carson City 1 – Basic Principles of Mystery Shopping...

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The 2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference is In Session!

The 2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference is In Session!

  The 2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference is In Session! Check the IMSC Facebook page for updates and pictures.  Use hashtag #2015IMSC to share your conference experiences! Here is the schedule of events: Monday, November 9th 7:00 AM (For IMSC Members) or 7:30 AM (Non IMSC Members) – 7:45 AM  Registration, networking & continental breakfast – wristbands required 7:45 AM: Please find your seats for today’s...

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2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference – What you need to know

We are eager to welcome you to the 2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference this coming Monday.  Included below is information that we thought you may need.  If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to email us at info@imscinfo.com.  Please allow for a longer than usual response time for emails as we are putting the last details together for a wonderful conference. See you on Monday!   Monday, November 9th 7:00 AM (For IMSC Members) or 7:30 AM...

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IMSC Sock It To Las Vegas Project

    The IMSC is once again helping the homeless in Las   Vegas. Las   Vegas is more than lights, beautiful buildings and beautiful people! Nevada has an estimated homeless population of 10,556. Southern Nevada saw a 28 percent increase in its homeless population from the previous year with a total count of 9,417 homeless individuals in 2014.  [Source:...

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2016 Indiana IMSC Conference – May 15 & 16, 2016

  The IMSC invites you to join us for our first 2016 conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Speakers and Sponsors are now being accepted. Email us at info@imscinfo.com with your requests. The conference dates are May 15th and May 16th, with an optional networking event on May 14th for those arriving early. (Additional fee of $50.00 per person) Everyone who attends the IMSC conferences in 2016 will receive free video...

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Companies are looking for Contractors NOW!

Companies are looking for Contractors NOW!

  Mystery Shopping Companies     About Face Corp. – http://aboutfacecorp.com/shopper-pathway/become-a-mystery-shopper/           A Closer Look – https://insight.a-closer-look.com/ShopperApplication-Start.aspx         Ann Michaels and Associates –...

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2015 Las Vegas IMSC Conference – Talon Video – Non Disclosure Agreement

  The IMSC member companies at the Las Vegas IMSC conference will be the first companies offered Talon Video licensing and training. Due to the potential and substantial  increase in business and capabilities of providing video to clients who have not used video in the past due to cost, all company reps will be required to sign a NDA. Shoppers attending this training will also be required to sign the NDA prior to admittance to the...

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Non-Profit vs. Corporation – what’s best?

    What is best for our industry: a non-profit organization, or a corporation? The question is ever present in the world of Mystery Shopping, where trade organizations have to establish their legitimacy and usefulness over and over. Often, obstacles and road blocks are thrown in the way of progress, and the dialogue goes back to the profits generated and the benefits the trade organization’s principals may enjoy. Without pondering...

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This is IMSC Pam

  On more than one occasion I have had shoppers ask me for help because they have not received payment from a company for a job they completed. On more than one occasion, I have found after speaking with the shopper and the company, the shopper did not follow the guidelines and instructions. By law, companies cannot train Independent Contractors, they can only train employees. Mystery shoppers outside of the state of Nevada are Independent...

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