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How Do I Test Purchases on Shopify?

Last updated on October 2, 2022 @ 12:47 am

If you’re running a Shopify store, it’s important to test your purchase process to ensure that everything is running smoothly. There are a few different ways to do this, and we’ll go over each one so that you can choose the best method for your needs.

1. Use the Shopify Checkout

The easiest way to test purchases on Shopify is to use the Shopify checkout process.

To do this, simply add a product to your cart and go through the checkout process as you would if you were a customer. This will allow you to test all of the steps in the purchase process, from adding items to your cart to completing the order and seeing the order confirmation page.

2. Use the Shopify API

If you’re a developer, you can also use the Shopify API to test purchases.

This is a more technical approach, but it’s useful if you need to test specific functionality or integrate with third-party applications. To use the API, you’ll need to create a script that simulates a purchase. You can find more information about how to do this in the Shopify documentation.

3. Use a Third-Party Service

There are also some third-party services that allow you to test Shopify purchases.

These services typically provide a web interface that allows you to enter your shop’s URL and then simulate a purchase. This can be a quick and easy way to test purchases if you don’t need to test anything specific and just want to make sure that the purchase process is working correctly.

All of these methods will allow you to test purchases on your Shopify store so that you can ensure that everything is working correctly. Choose the method that best suits your needs and start testing!

PRO TIP: When testing purchases on Shopify, it is important to use a test credit card number. Do not use your real credit card number, as you will be charged for the purchase.
Drew Clemente

Drew Clemente

Devops & Sysadmin engineer. I basically build infrastructure online.