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How to Place Test Orders in Shopify

Before you launch your Shopify store, you’ll want to place a few test orders.  This will help to ensure that everything is setup properly and the purchase workflow is as expected.  With a test order, you’ll get the full purchase experience from checkout to order confirmation email.

To place a test order, click on Settings in the bottom left-hand corner.  Then, click on Payment Providers.

Place a Test Order in Shopify

If you already have payments setup, click on Manage. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and check off the Enable Test Mode box. Click Save.

If you’ve never setup payments, you won’t see a Manage link at first.  You’ll need to click on Activate Shopify Payments.  Fill out the appropriate information and click the Complete Account Setup button at the bottom of the page.  Or, simply click on the < Payments link at the top of the page to go back if you don’t have all of the info needed for the form.  You should now see a Manage link.  Click on it and scroll down to the bottom of the page and check off the Enable Test Mode box.  Click Save.

Place a Test Order in Shopify

On your website, try purchasing a product. Enter all of the appropriate test information (name, address, etc). When it’s time to enter your credit card information, you can use the following test credit card numbers provided by Shopify:

Card Type Test Credit Card Number
Visa 4242424242424242
MasterCard 5555555555554444
American Express 378282246310005
Discover 6011111111111117
Diners Club 30569309025904
JCB 3530111333300000

Use the following information to complete the purchase:

Name on card: Enter at least two words.
Expiry date: Enter any date in the future.
Security code: Enter any three digits.

Once you complete the purchase, you should receive an email confirmation. And, that’s it! Test order complete.

To turn test mode off, go back to Payment Providers and click on Manage.  Uncheck the Enable Test Mode box and click Save.

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