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Place a Test Order in Bold Checkout

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Once Bold Checkout is fully set up, it's best to place a test order to ensure everything is set up properly.

You can enable development mode in Bold checkout to place test orders through a test payment gateway. Placing a test order in development mode allows you to test as many orders as you like, without being subject to charges.

You can also place test orders with a real credit card when connected to a real payment gateway, and then refund the order afterward. It's important to note that when testing this way, you are subject to charges and transaction fees. 

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



Enable development mode in Bold Checkout

  1. Log into Bold Account Center and open Bold Checkout.
  2. From within Bold Checkout, navigate to Payment options > Payment gateways.
  3. Move the toggle next to Development mode to the right to enable it.

    Note: This automatically connects the Spreedly Test Gateway. 

  4. Optional: To connect and test a different development gateway, click Search development gateways, and connect to your preferred gateway using your sandbox credentials.



Place a test order

When creating test orders, it is best to try different scenarios to ensure everything is set up properly. Example elements to test are as follows:

  • Gift cards
  • Discount codes
  • Successful and failed credit cards
  • Placing orders while logged in or out

To place a test order while in development mode, please follow the steps below.

  1. From your storefront, add a product to your cart, and proceed to the checkout.
  2. If you are using the default checkout URL, you should see at the beginning of the URL.

    Cashier URL Example

  3. Proceed through the checkout, entering your Customer information and Shipping method.
  4. On the payment information page, use your development payment gateway's test payment card information.
    1. For example, the following test information is for the Spreedly Test Gateway:
      Card Type Good Card Number Failed/Declined Card Number
      Visa 4111 1111 1111 1111 4012 8888 8888 1881
    2. Enter a properly formatted date future date for the expiry date, and use any three digits for the CVV number.
  5. Click 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 Paid.