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How to make test payments

How to make test payments

In this help article, you will learn about three ways to make a test payment from Checkout Page before sharing your checkout.

Why make a test payment?

Making test payments gives you the peace of mind that your checkout is working as expected.

  • Check that your product and pricing information is correct
  • Check if you’re capturing the right customer and checkout information
  • Demo your customer's checkout and after-payment experience for yourself
  • Test integrations with Checkout Page, Stripe, and other third-party services

Test payment best practices

We recommend that you test all checkouts before sharing them with your customers.

We suggest the following steps:

  1. Create a checkout
  2. Make a test payment
  3. Review your after-payment confirmation message, confirmation email, and checkout redirect
  4. Review your checkout payment page to check you are capturing the right information
  5. If needed, change your checkout's product info, pricing, variants, downloads, fields, design, and after-payment settings
  6. When you’re ready, share your checkout with your customers by adding your checkout to your site or by sharing a payment link

Test payment checklist

  • Double-check your product info & pricing
  • If you’re selling digital downloads, are the files uploaded & named correctly?
  • If you’re selling product variants, are they set up & priced correctly?
  • Are you capturing the right customer & checkout information?
  • Are required fields set to required?
  • Have you set up your customer's after-payment experience & checkout redirect?
  • If you’re testing a third-party integration, is every step working as expected?

How to make test payments

There are three ways to make test payments from Checkout Page before sharing your checkout.

  1. Making a test payment using the test card
  2. Apply a 100% discount code to your checkout
  3. Paying yourself a low amount ($1)

Please note that the test card can only be used from Checkout Page before sharing your checkout.


Making a test payment using the test card

The test card acts like a normal credit card but allows you to test making payments without needing to make a real transaction.

  • Create a checkout
  • Navigate to Test payments
  • Complete your checkout fields
  • Paste the test card number, expiry date, & CVC into your checkouts card field
  • Click Pay

That’s it, you’ve just made a test payment!

Test card details

Card number 4242 4242 4242 4242
Expiry date 12/24
CVC 123

The test card can be used on the following checkouts:

  • One-time pricing
  • Subscription pricing
  • Pay what you want pricing

The test card can only be used inside Checkout Page before sharing your checkout.

Learn more about Stripe's test cards


Apply a 100% discount code to your checkout

We recommend this approach to test payments when you wish to test your checkout with coupon codes.

Please note, this approach only works for one-time & pay-what-you-want checkouts. It does not work for subscription checkouts.

Test payment steps

  • Create a coupon
  • Set your Amount off to the same amount as your checkout
  • Or set your Percentage off to 100%
  • Complete creating a coupon
  • Create a checkout
  • Navigate to Fields and check Allow discount codes on checkout
  • This will show a discount code box on your checkout
  • Navigate to Test payments and complete your checkout fields
  • Enter your coupon code into the discount code box and click Apply
  • Paste the test card number, expiry date, & CVC into your checkouts card box
  • Click Pay

That’s it, you’ve just made a test payment using a 100% off discount code.


Paying yourself a low amount ($1)

We recommend this approach to test payments when you need to test with a real transaction.

For example, this is a great way to test that integrations between Checkout Page, Stripe & other third-party services are working together as expected.

Payment steps

  • Create a checkout
  • Set your checkout Price to a low amount ( $1)
  • Complete your checkout fields
  • Click the Pay button

That’s it, you’ve just paid yourself a low amount!


Testing lead capture checkouts

You can test your lead capture checkout inside Checkout Page before sharing your checkout by completing your checkout fields and clicking Submit.

This creates a test submission in the same way as making a test payment would make a test transaction.


Things to note about test payments

  • There is no limit to the number of test payments you can make

What happens after a test payment is made?

  • You’ll be shown the checkout confirmation screen
  • A new customer will be created under Customers
  • The test payment will appear under Payments and be marked as a Test
  • You will receive a payment confirmation email (starting with [TEST])
  • If enabled, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address used during checkout (starting with [TEST])
  • If enabled, additional payment notifications will be sent to recipients added under Payment notifications (starting with [TEST])
  • If enabled, our Zapier integration will trigger actions in third-party apps


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