How to Test My Checkout / Run a Test Transaction
Testing is a very important part of setting up your checkout process, especially when it comes to the things you have set up to take payments and run post purchase automation.
Once you have created a Checkout, you may find that you want to give it a test, to see how things look, and to check that any Integration Automation you set up is running correctly.
Stripe doesn't allow for the use of test cards, and also requires a transaction to be at least $1.00, so when setting up your test, you may want to discount your 'Main Offer' and any 'Addon Offer-Bump' down to $1.00
Spiffy recommends discounting your main offers / offer bump add-ons down to $1.00 and manually changing the price of your One-Click Upsell down to $1.00 as well, if you are including one and need to test it.
Setting this 'low-dollar' amount allows you to test a LIVE transaction, so that you can check that any automation is set up, as well as see how the transaction will look in Spiffy & Stripe. This also helps with any refunds you may be issuing yourself, as Stripe still charges their processing fees (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction), and with a lower dollar amount, those fees will be a much smaller amount than if you were to test a full price transaction.
*Remember to set any pricing you may have manually changed back to the intended price after testing, and publish your changes.
Here are some tips on how to get started with testing a checkout you have set up:
Setting your checkout up to test:
1.) Create a 'Discount' code in your checkout editor to discount your 'Main Offer' and any 'Addon Offer Bump' down to a low amount (preferably down to $1)
- For more info on creating a 'Discount' code on a checkout, click HERE
2.) Manually change the price of any Upsell you may be including down to $1, in the Spiffy Checkout Flow - Upsell tab
3.) Publish your checkout and then visit your checkout and place an order
4.) After testing, revert any pricing that you may have manually changed, and remove any unneeded discount codes that you used for testing, from your Checkout's editor.
Once you have placed your order, you can check your integrated systems to ensure that your automation that you have set up is working correctly!
Please let us know if you have any questions surrounding testing your Spiffy Checkout. Just send us an email at Support@Spiffy.co
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