Tips for building an effective Mystery Shopping program
1. Have a Clear Goal
The most effective way to build a Mystery Shopping program is by ensuring that you have first clearly and precisely established your objectives. After all, if you don't have a very clear idea of what you are looking for, chances are you aren't going to find it. The better defined the objectives, the better quality the results.
RetailTrack Mystery Shopping & Consulting has extensive experience designing strategic, effective mystery shopping programs. As part of your mystery shopping program, we will assist you in all aspects of development.
2. Identify the Criteria
Once the objectives of your Mystery Shopping program are established, the next step is to determine the specific criteria you would like measured. This criteria might include elements of the sales process, customer service, procedure and policy issues, employee availability, general attitude, aspects of a promotion, or any number of other things. You then need to weight them in relative importance to each other, so that you can achieve a quantitative representation of a customer's experience with your business. The finer you tune your criteria, the better your results will be. Trying to look for too many things will lessen the accuracy of your information.
3. Develop the the Strategy
Now that you have your objectives and criteria, the next step is to develop the mystery shopping strategy. At this stage, there are many things to take into consideration: frequency of shops, timing, execution, format, scenarios, etc. It is critical that the strategy be clearly developed, or the information you receive may not be accurate, representative or useful.
RetailTrack will help you design and execute a mystery shopping program that will completely meet your needs.
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