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How Do I Enable Test Payments on Shopify?

Last updated on January 9, 2023 @ 7:21 pm

Test payments allow you to simulate real-world transactions without actually processing any money. This is useful when you’re setting up your shop, or if you want to see how a particular payment gateway behaves.

To enable test payments:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payment providers.
  2. From the Shopify Payments section, click Manage.
  3. Under Accept credit cards, select Test mode.
    • Note: If you don’t see the Test mode option, then Shopify Payments isn’t available in your country.
    PRO TIP: If you are not a Shopify employee, do not enable test payments on your shop. This is for Shopify employees only and enables them to test the payment gateway. If you enable test payments and are not a Shopify employee, your shop will be closed.
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