Testing Shopify Payments


Shopify Payments is available only to stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. It is not available to US territories except Puerto Rico.

Enable test mode

To test the setup and configuration of Shopify Payments:

  1. In the Shopify Payments section, click Edit:

    Edit sp settings
  2. Check Use test mode:

    Use sp test mode
  3. Click Save.

Shopify Payments will show a black and yellow striped band, indicating that you've activated test mode:

Sp in test mode


You'll have to deactivate test mode in order for customers to pay for their order using a credit card.

Simulate successful transactions


Simulated transactions will not show on your payouts menu or reports.

To simulate a successful transaction, use the following information when you are asked for credit card details during checkout:

  • Name on card: Enter at least two words.
  • Expiry date: Enter any date in the future.
  • CVV: Enter any three digits.
  • Card number: Use the following numbers:
Visa 4242424242424242
MasterCard 5555555555554444
American Express 378282246310005
Discover 6011111111111117
Diners Club 30569309025904
JCB 3530111333300000

Simulate failed transactions

If you want to see the credit card error messages that might be displayed to a customer during checkout, you can simulate a number of different failed transactions:

  • Use credit card number 4000000000000002 to generate a card declined message.
  • Use credit card number 4242424242424241 to generate an incorrect number message.
  • Use credit card number 4000000000000259 to simulate a disputed transaction.
  • Use an invalid expiry month, for example 13, to generate an invalid expiry month message.
  • Use an expiry year in the past to generate an invalid expiry year message.
  • Use a two-digit CVV number to generate an invalid CVV message.

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