Placing a test order on Shopify

Lucy Doan Published on September 1, 2020

Placing a test order on Shopify.

By placing a test order, you can make sure that your checkout process and settings for order processing, inventory, shipping, email notifications, and taxes are all correct.

You aren’t charged for a test order. You should place at least one test order during your store setup, or whenever you make changes to your payment settings.

There are many ways to place a test order. But today I will only share with the way Place a test order by simulating a transaction. Below are some simple steps on Place a test order by simulating a transaction.

Step 1: Go to the Payments.

From your Shopify admin, go to Settings. Then, select Payments.

Step 1. Go to the Payments

Step 2: If you have a credit card payment provider enabled, then deactivate it before continuing.

Deactivate by clicking on Manage > Deactivate (this button also shows the name of your payment provider, for example Deactivate Shopify Payments), then confirm your deactivation.

Step 3: Click Choose third-party provider.

Inside the Third-party providers section, click Choose third-party provider.

Step 3. Click Choose third-party provider

Step 4: Choose (for testing) Bogus Gateway.

On the Third-party payment providers page, choose (for testing) Bogus Gateway.

Step 4. Choose (for testing) Bogus Gateway

Step 5: Click Activate (for testing) Bogus Gateway.

Step 5. Click Activate (for testing) Bogus Gateway

Step 6: Placing a test order.

Go to your online store and place an order as a customer would. At checkout, enter the following credit card details instead of genuine numbers:

Step 6. Placing a test order

After you’re done testing, click Manage next to (for testing) Bogus Gateway in your Shopify admin.

Click Deactivate (for testing) Bogus Gateway to remove this gateway from your checkout.

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