What a Test Purchaser does?
Our team of test purchasers visit shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and websites to help us to test that age check systems work. This may involve trying to buy age restricted goods, content or services; sign up to accounts or test biometric systems, like age estimation tools.
To get started download the App
What we can do for your company?Find out more
We test that age check systems work. We do this by replicating real world transactions by visiting stores, venues and websites. We also test the algorithms that are used by your systems to make age check decisions. Explore our services pages for the full range of test purchasing activity that we can undertake,
Test Purchasers Requirements
- From 17 to 20 years old*
- Must have ID & rights to work in the UK
- Must have a working phone - Android / iPhone & means of travel
- Complete online webinar training – 20 minutes
- Be honest & reliable in your recordings
- Offline & Online Test Purchase jobs available
- Must have / set up a PayPal account
* NOTE: typically test purchasers work on goods where they are 1 - 2 years older than the age restriction in place.
All of our test purchasers are provided with an independently accredited qualification in mystery shopping. You'll be required to go through an induction process, online training tool and undertake some competency assessments, including some visits to gain your qualification - which is free-of-charge to all of our mystery shoppers.
BECOME A TEST PURCHASER
Zak Watson from England
When I was 18 years old, I applied for a test purchaser role with Age Check Certification Scheme. After a briefing and some training, I was assigned my first job. Whenever I needed anything my manager was always on hand should I need any help. I shopped at retails sites across the South East, logging on the app if they asked me for proof of age whenever I tried to buy alcohol and tobacco. I had great fun as it was very interesting and very flexible work.
Jacob Edwards from Scotland
Working for the Age Check Certification Scheme has been a great experience for me as a University student as it allows me to earn money while I study and flexibility in choosing to work when it suits me. The ACCS app tells you clearly where you need to go and what products you are buying as well as instructions for filling out the reports so every job runs smoothly. Every two weeks I received payment for the age check jobs including travel expenses and reimbursements for the products I had bought. Everything was made very straightforward in terms of reimbursements and payments by the Age Check team and they support you through every job and any issues you may have.
Oliver Leggett from United Kingdom
Working for the Age Check Certification Scheme has given me a brilliant way to earn some money on the side of my 9-5 job in my free time. The communication from ACCS is brilliant and it’s so easy to get any support that’s needed. All of the tasks I have had so far have been very easy to complete and are very varied in their nature. The app is very user friendly and is a great tool for keeping on top of all upcoming and previous jobs. It’s so rewarding knowing that the test purchasing I’m doing is helping to ensure age restricted products don’t get into the wrong hands.