There are several negotiation tips that can help you on your mystery shopping jobs. Learning some basic negotiating skills not only helps you to get that mystery shop done quickly and completely, they can also be useful when you go on your own shopping sprees to save money.
One of these negotiating tips to remember is that everything in mystery shopping shops and buying regular store items is open to negotiation! If you have a negotiation shop where the target person refuses to reduce their price or terms, a good tip is to use Competition Pricing.
When you state that another store has the same item at the same price elsewhere, most mystery shopping employees or regular merchants will try to match the same price. Competition pricing is one of the more popular negotiation tips that is used to lower a price.
Another tip is stating that there is only a certain monetary amount you are allowed to spend and always provide the merchant with a lower figure than the allotted money. Most merchants and mystery shopper targets are usually willing to negotiate with you if you truly insist that you want to purchase an item immediately while you are there at their store, but can only afford a lower amount.
When you are at regular shopping outlets, salespeople can sometimes authorize a lower price or they can ask their supervisor to lower the price. Even if the employee states they can not match the price, ask them when the next sale is so you can come on that day to obtain a lower price. Most sales occur at the end of the month or during a holiday season. So choose your negotiation tip, shop. and save!