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  1. A night in a hotel, whether it’s 5 stars or a quaint, boutique style hotel, can either be a night of rejuvenation and relaxation or a total nightmare. With the success of AirBnB, many people are forgoing rolling the dice with hotels and choosing to stay in these alternatives. With such fierce competition, differentiating yourself

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  2. There’s a lot more that happens at a dealership than just selling cars. From up-selling oil changes to tires, there are ample opportunities for dealerships to capture a sale. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, those sales fall short. For some dealerships, that’s just the way things are, and the idea of a sale is

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  3. GameFilm® is the future. Companies are cutting training costs by utilizing this familiar practice commonly utilized by athletes. One of the many reasons why companies have adopted Reality Based Group’s GameFilm® technology and techniques is the cost effectiveness of utilizing replay to train new and current employees. According to a report in 2014 by the

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  4.   Defining excellent customer service in your restaurant can be difficult. You wouldn’t expect the same level of service from a fast food restaurant as you would a fine dining establishment. However, as the restaurant industry continues to expand and evolve, the segments are not always clearly defined. With the rise of family-owned and small

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  5. If you are the owner or manager of a restaurant there is only one thing you really want, that is happy customers that will return over and over again. There are a number of ways to keep your customers coming back for more, so we went on a quest to find some of the best

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  6.   You never want to leave a bad taste in the customer’s mouth. From poor food to a poor experience, there’s a wide range of opportunities for you to potentially fail. Consistency is key to a successful restaurant. At a restaurant, customers expect delicious food, prompt and kind service, as well as an engaging atmosphere.

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  7.   While online reviews are a crucial part of maintaining a successful business, there’s a lot of speculation on the validity of each review. Also, online reviews fail to capture important information that your team could use to educate and train employees as many reviews are impacted by personal biases. Mystery shopping helps fill in

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  8. Are customers leaving your business with bad impressions created by employees? R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means for Your Sales  Your customers want to feel that they are valued. A  recent study suggests that the power that today’s consumer holds “makes it nearly impossible for companies to sustain differentiation based solely on price or product.

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Shoppers Blog

  1.   Mystery shopping is a great way to earn some extra cash for doing things you would normally do anyway. Things like getting your oil changed, visiting your favorite stores, going grocery shopping, and trying hot new restaurants in your area. New mystery shopping scams pop up all the time. The truth is, if it

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  2. We’ve all heard the stories about how things were back in the day. Before cell phones, computers, even remote controlled TVs. For some, it might feel like just yesterday but there certainly were some stark differences compared to today. If you’re new to mystery shopping, you might not have heard what our back in the

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  3. No matter what type of assignment you have, the report required at the conclusion of your shop typically includes a battery of questions along with text and narrative boxes in which to expound upon your experience. Answering the Yes/No/Not Applicable questions is usually easy but many shoppers find writing detailed descriptions of their encounters a

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  4. At Reality Based Group, we’re evolving the customer experience. Likewise, we are constantly evolving how you can measure, manage and improve that customer experience with new solutions and services. Our newest offering is InstaShops, which gives you the power and unique insights provided by mystery shopping without the contract.  Who uses InstaShops? Mystery shopping provides

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  5. Every shopper has a story. You carefully plan out your mystery shopping day, mapping out the best routes, double checking shop times and addresses, reviewing guidelines at least three times – you are a prepared professional on a mission. But then fate intervenes and your plan of action starts to unravel. These obstacles are beyond

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  6. One of the most emphasized aspects of successful mystery shopping is to blend in with the crowd, whether you’re auditing a fast food restaurant or an upscale hotel. While these roles require you to act like a typical customer/client, it’s also important to dress for the part. It’s more than under dressing or overdressing for

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  7. When an assignment email is sent to a shopper, they simply accept or decline the offer. If they accept the job, one mouse click opens the report and when it’s complete, all it takes is one more simple click on the Submit link and the task is complete. Many shoppers are curious about how these

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  8. Some people still buy electronic systems and components off the shelf at popular big box stores but serious enthusiasts revel in building their own systems from the ground up. As technology races forward, the competition gets more cutthroat, so clients send their top quality manufacturer mystery shoppers in to get the skinny on what’s happening

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