Survey Types: Online surveys, not usually more than 10 minutes long. Product testing opportunities are also available.
Most surveys award 100+ points, and even survey screeners are worth between 10-50 points.
Since 1997, Decision Analyst has operated the American Consumer Opinion online survey panel. The panel currently has over 6 million members across 150 countries. Decision Analyst is a member of the BBB and holds memberships towards many prestigious marketing associations.
Eligibility: Residents of Worldwide, 14+.
I just now have enough to cash a check. For 20 something dollars. Have not cashed out yet. I'm saving up! After I cash then I can update.
Requested payment 8/1/14. 6-8 weeks turn around time! At the end of 8 weeks asked why no payment. Got the generic "accounting department" email that others have referenced. Emailed again and received a "delivery failure" notification. BBB next stop!
Bottom line: Good survey screening and completion rate
BUT PAYS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY SLOW!!!!
On the "how fast does it take?" scale this site is so far over to the SLOW side that they barely visible on the scale at all!
My *first* payment was supposed to take 4-6 weeks. There are a couple of other sites that also have a 4-6 week processing time but they generally beat that time estimate.
ACOP took TWELVE WEEKS! to pay me. When I asked what was the problem, they said they were having problems in their "accounting dept".
Well their accounting dept must have gotten worse because they have just recently INCREASED their processing time. It is now 6-8 weeks! For either PayPal or Check.
It took me almost a week and multiple emails for them to get me set up so that I could submit my request to be paid via PayPal. My eyes bugged out of my head when I saw the time estimate on the payment.
So I emailed them and politely asked them "why" Here is their boiler plate "answer" which really doesn't answer anything:
"Our Accounting department is now processing payments manually so that they can verify the authenticity of each payment and panel member they send. We are now validating each panel member’s PayPal or Mailing Address information before sending payment. This has caused a delay in processing payments. Our policy has recently changed to a 6-8 week time frame before you will receive your payment."
The quality has gone to pot in the last 3 years. They have now changed from 4 to 6 weeks to get your ELECTRONIC PayPal payment to 6 to 8 weeks but didn't bother to tell me that until I requested a follow up on the payment. It's sad because the surveys are top notch (though not as regular as I'd like).
I'm so glad I found the Survey Police site. I have been fuming over my lack of payment from American Consumer Opinion and now I know I'm not alone. I submitted my request on May 11 for over $150. I attempted to contact them via the ACOP site and have not received any feedback. Additionally, I don't think I'm receiving credit for all the surveys I've taken. A "pending" survey should appear immediately after taking the survey. It doesn't, so it's hard to remember when you finally get credit whether they've done that for all surveys. I'm going to have to keep track of every survey I take now. What a pain!
I've been a member of ACOP for years and it was not like this before. I got my payments, I received feedback when I contacted them, etc. I'm not sure whether I should continue with them or not.
Update 8/24/2014: I finally got my payment two days ago after waiting more than 3 months, with no explanation for the delay. This is completely unacceptable!
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