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Place a Test Order in Bold Checkout

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Once Bold Checkout is fully setup, we highly recommend placing a test order to ensure everything is functioning properly for your customers.

You can enable Bold Checkout's development mode to process test orders through a "dummy" payment gateway. Bold Checkout's development mode won't charge anything to your credit cards, and is a great way to check out your checkout and familiarize yourself with the process.

You can also place a test order while connected to a real payment gateway. This requires you to use a real credit card where you are charged for the full order and subject to transaction fees. Afterward, you can refund the order.

This article shows you how to place a test order in Bold Checkout using development mode.



Enable Development Mode in Bold Checkout

  1. From within Bold Checkout, navigate to Payment Options,  Payment Gateways.
  2. Select the toggle to enable Development Mode.

    Note: Disable this when you want Bold Checkout to go live again.

  3. Once Development mode has been enabled, you can proceed with placing a test order.



Place a test order

  1. From your storefront, add a product to your cart and go to the checkout.
  2. Ensure the URL in the address bar now begins with

    Cashier URL Example

  3. Proceed through the Checkout, and enter your Customer Information or Log in.
  4. Enter the following Test Payment Card information:
    Card Type Good Card Number Failed/Declined Card Number
    Visa 4111 1111 1111 1111 4012 8888 8888 1881
  5. Select Complete Order.
  6.  Once you've received the Order Confirmation Email, navigate back to the Bold Checkout admin.
  7. Navigate to Orders > All Orders.
  8. Ensure the order you placed appears here as Captured.

    Checkout Test Order Page