ABa Quality Monitoring Ltd
ABA: Research Counter Intelligence
Ace Field Work - no longer operating
Amber Arch. Amber Arch mystery shopping pay you monthly by cheque. They will notify you of jobs by email. To get paid, you request a payment when you're logged into your account.
Assosia Ltd. Payment by Assosia is direct into your bank account by BACS.
BAI / Bare International. Bare pay you the month following when you've undertaken your mystery shopping assignment. You need to log onto their website and pick your own jobs. Note: Bare pay in Euros.
http://www.theblueapple.co.uk/ Blue Apple - no longer operating - You'll receive notification by email when there are mystery shopping jobs available. You're paid by BACS, direct to your bank, within 4 weeks of doing the assignment.
Business Blueprints . Business Blueprints mystery shoppers are paid the month following their mystery shopping assignment. Most mystery shopping jobs are in retail and restaurants - ideal if you're looking for a free lunch! Most of the time you'll be notified of mystery shopping jobs by email - but if they're up against a deadline, or short of people, they will phone you. Payment is by BACS, direct into your bank account.
Catalyst - You'll need to log into their website to find out what mystery shopping jobs need doing. Rates of pay will show in Euros, but you'll usually be paid in £s, by cheque, at the end of the month following the month in which you did the mystery shopping assignment.
http://www.ccauk.co.uk/ - Centre for Customer Awareness (CCA) - do not seem to be operating
Checkout UK Mystery Shopping - mostly telephone mystery shopping jobs.
Coyle Hospitality Group (CHG) - This is for the London area only. Mystery shoppers are required for hotels, bars, restaurants - and even spas and cruises. Once you've been to one venue as a mystery shopper, you cannot do another mystery shop assignment there again. The report requirements are quite stringent, with exceptionally long and detailed reports being required within very short timescales - only advisable if you've got the time and experience of less arduous mystery shopping assignments beforehand or you'll be over-whelmed.
Corporate Research International
Customer Perspectives Ltd - They will telephone you when they have a mystery shopping assignment in your area. You're usually paid within 2-3 weeks.
http://www.directexcellence.co.uk/ - Direct Excellence - no longer operating
edigitalresearch.com/ - eDigital Research - no longer operating. With eDigital, you'll be mystery shopping online - so checking and testing websites for usability. The mystery shopping assignment will require you to visit a website, buy an item - and then give feedback on how good/back, complex/easy it was for you. Mystery shoppers are paid monthly by cheque. You'll need to log onto their website and check your emails there for any jobs. Payment is monthly, by cheque.
http://www.enigmashopping.co.uk - Enigma Mystery Shopping - no longer appear to be operating.
www.esa.co.uk - ESA - no longer operating.. Mystery shoppers are paid directly into their banks via BACS monthly. To get the mystery shopping assignments, you'll need to log onto their website, although you will receive an email when there are assignments to be had.
www.fieldfacts.com - Field Facts Worldwide - not operating.
www.frontlinefocus.com/ - Frontline Focus - longer operating. Frontline focus is an international company, with mystery shoppers required across the world, including the UK. When they have a mystery shopping assignment, they'll send you a text and/or email. Payment is monthly.
FS Marketing UK
GAPbuster - probably one of the biggest and top mystery shopping companies in the UK. To get a mystery shopping job, you'll need to log onto their website and grab yourself one. Payment is monthly, by BACS, directly into your bank account. GFK NOP. Mystery shoppers are paid monthly. You'll need to log onto their website and allocate yourself to any mystery shopping assignments you want to do. Payments are issued twice a month.
www.grgresearch.com - Grass Roots Group - not operating. Mystery shoppers are paid 3-4 weeks after each assignment, by BACS. You'll need to log onto their website and allocate yourself the jobs you want to do.
Helion Research - This is a fairly new entrant to the world of mystery shopping.
Infinite Field Marketing
Insight Market Research
Insight Retail Consulting Ltd
Intelligent Marketing Solutions (IMS) Ltd
International Service Check
JKS Mystery Shopping & Training
http://www.lorienresearch.co.uk - dp not seem to be operating
www.logobrand.com - Logobrand - not operating.
Maritz - UK and US applicants. Fill out a profile to get your username/login.
Market Checker - Founded in 1993, their clients are located throughout the UK, including City Councils, Government Agencies, Blue Chip organisations and companies large and small.
MBA Field Marketing
Mintel Services www.mystery-shoppers.co.uk - Mystery Shoppers UK - not operating - You can undertake their web-based mystery shopper training programme then take a test based on that programme, which, if you are successful, leads to the award of a Certificate and priority in being offered assignments in your area.
Mystery Customer Evaluations. Mystery shoppers are paid between £6-20 to visit hospitality, retail and leisure outlets. Costs are also reimbursed. Mystery shoppers are paid directly into their bank via BACS on the 30th of each month (you're paid the same month you do the assignment in).