Payment Testing

Test full cycle transactions with real people and real payment instruments. Applause payment testing provides ongoing transaction validation and enables growth into new markets.

The Only Way to Test Live Payments at Scale

Access diverse payment instruments across the globe.

In a world of complex payment options and high consumer expectations, the ability to test transactions hasn’t kept pace. Not to mention, dummy credit cards and test mode sandboxes are unreliable and often provide a false sense of comfort.

Only by testing with real, live payment instruments can you confidently know every customer, regardless of payment method, can transact successfully. Leveraging a global community holding thousands of personally-owned payment instruments, Applause helps you test at scale anywhere, anytime, in the world.

Benefits of Applause Payment Testing

Applause makes it easy to perform transaction validation and test your digital payment integrations where it matters most: in the hands of real people, with real payment instruments, in the real world.

Real Transactions

See full cycle transactions from end-user payment to money entering your bank account.


Credit cards, contactless payments, direct carrier billing – whatever your customers use to transact.

Flexible Approaches

Testers can transact on their own, or work directly with members of your development team for complex use cases.

Online and In-Store

Any payment method through point-of-sale, ecommerce carts, mobile wallets, or in-app purchases.

Full Visibility into Your Customer's Payment Process
Improve usability and reduce risk.

Are you a retailer looking to expand payment methods? A financial institution rolling out a digital wallet? In any circumstance, we’ve got you covered. Applause identifies testers with the payment methods and in the locations you are looking to support, monitors the progress of their functional payment testing with live transactions, and then synthesizes the results for your team.

Applause payment testing is always done in-market. The testers working on your projects are available across the globe and are familiar with how each payment method works in their region. Testers will log bugs, provide experience feedback, receipts, account screenshots, and screen recordings, all which are available to your team so you can understand the payment process from a customer's perspective. Once an issue is identified, we’ll go back and verify the fix so you can confidently release it to your customers.

Western Union Case Study
Discover how Western Union digitized its global payments network with Applause’s help.
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Worried You’re Leaving Money on the Table?

Let us show you how testing with real transactions can dramatically increase your payment confidence. Simply fill out the form below, and join thousands of Applause customers who’ve been able to:

  • Increase Conversions: Validated payment flows work as expected.
  • Enter More Markets: We support region-appropriate payment instruments and stay abreast of regulatory issues.
  • Prevent Revenue Leakage: Accurate billing and collection of funds.