I have been conducting mystery shops for Intellishop for about a year and a half now and they have become one of my regular companies that I conduct shops for. They offer a range of companies which they conduct mystery shops for including fast food, car maintenance, automotive sales, and communication companies. I have conducted a number of shops for Intellishop and they pay promptly. Payments are done by Paypal and are scheduled on the 20th of the month after you complete your shop. Shops usually take over 30 days to get paid for but that is pretty common in mystery shopping.
Submitting your mystery shops through their online platform is very easy and the shops do not usually require much written detail, mostly answering by selecting an answer from a given set. Intellishop personnel are very responsive to emails and will send you lots of emails detailing available shops. If you don’t want these emails you can always opt out and only assign yourself shops from their online platform. The shops usually reimburse you for the expenditure you have to make to complete the shop, plus about $5-$10 fee, which is a fairly average rate.
When signing up to become a shopper for Intellishop, you have to submit your social security number because they will send you tax forms if you earn over $600 a year with them (also standard for mystery shop companies). Additionally, you have to answer a questionnaire about yourself, your education and mystery shopping experience, and give a short description of a recent service/retail experience so that they see how you write and give detailed descriptions.
Good luck mystery shopping!