Place a test order

Modified on: Thu, 18 Jul, 2019 at 1:49 PM

To create a test order, you need to enter test payment information at checkout. You can simulate different types of transaction, depending on what information you enter.


  1. From your ShopBase admin, select Settings > Payment providers

  2. If you have any credit card payment provider enabled, then deactivate it before continuing. Click Edit, and Deactivate, then confirm your deactivation

  3. You should now see the Accept credit cards section. In that section, open the Provider drop-down menu

  4. Choose (for testing) Test Gateway, then click Activate

5. 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:

You can use the Stripe test cards to place the order, for example:

• 4242424242424242 - To Simulate an Approved Transaction

• 4000000000000002 - To Simulate a Declined Transaction

Any cardholder name, any three numbers can be used as the "Card Security Code", and any expiry date in the future will work.


By placing a test order, you can make sure that your checkout process and other settings are all correct withou being charged

Any order that has been canceled and refunded is not paid out or subject to transaction fees.

While Test Gateway is set up, every order that you create is a test order.

If you need our assistance with the steps, don't hesitate to shoot an email. We are here to help! 

ShopBase team.

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