Test Payment Gateway

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The Test Payment Gateway allows you to simulate an end to end transaction as if you were using a real, live payment gateway. This gateway is for testing purposes only and should not be enabled on a production site. If you don’t have a payment gateway for your business, you can operate the system in reservation mode only, where no payment is required.

You can also operate many of our live payment gateways in sandbox or test mode, to ensure the booking process is working correctly before going live as a production site.



Test Payment Gateway Activation

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To activate the test payment gateway, log in to your Checkfront account and navigate to Manage > E-Commerce in your main menu bar.



From the E-Commerce screen, look for a link in the left sidebar labelled Test Payments.

1. Click on the Test Payments link
2. From the pop-up window, click the blue Activate button.



That’s it! The test gateway is now active and you will see various confirmations on the E-Commerce Payment screen, as seen below.



Using the Test Payment Gateway

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To use the test payment gateway, simply create a test booking and use one of the credit card numbers below to complete your transaction.

The test payment gateway will accept the following credit card numbers:

American Express: 378282246310005
Diners Club: 30569309025904
Discover: 6011111111111117
JCB: 3530111333300000
MasterCard: 5555555555554444
Visa: 4111111111111111

The expiry date must be valid (in the future), and the CVC can be any 3 or 4 digit number. To test a failed payment attempt, you can use the CVC 000.

You can use the test payment gateway from your customer-facing booking page, or internally via “Add Payment”.

The test payment gateway will override any live gateway you have active in your account. As a result, it is imperative you disable the test gateway before using your site for production purposes.


Disabling the Test Payment Gateway

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To disable the test payment gateway, click on the blue Setup button from the E-Commerce Payment screen.



1. Click on the blue Setup button.
2. Click the red Disable button.



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