How to Activate Bogus Gateway for a Test Order on your Shopify Store?

There are many reasons why you might How to Activate Bogus Gateway for a Test Order on your Shopify Store?want to have a working checkout on a Shopify store, but also not take any payments. One is because you want to test the checkout before making your site live. The second is because you want to showcase your Shopify theme or app to potential buyers. Therefore, you will want to use a bogus gateway on your Shopify store. By placing a test order, you can make sure that your development store’s checkout process and settings for order processing, inventory, shipping, email notifications, and taxes are all correct. You aren’t charged for a test order.


What is a Bogus Gateway?

Shopify Bogus gateway is a payment provider that any store can use to create test orders. While Bogus Gateway is set up, every order that you create is a test order. It is an easy way how to go through the payment process without an actual payment. The disadvantage is that it’s visible to all customers, not just you. To create an order, you need to enter test payment information at checkout. You can simulate different types of transactions, depending on what information you enter.

How to Activate a Bogus Gateway for a Test Order, Please follows these steps:

How to Activate Bogus Gateway for a Test Order on your Shopify Store?

1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payments.

2. You need to deactivate the payment provider that was enabled. Click Manage > Deactivate (this button also shows the name of your payment provider, for example, Deactivate Shopify Payments), then confirm your deactivation.

3. Perform one of the following operations:

1. If you have Shopify Payments enabled:

1. In the Shopify payments section, click Manage.

2. Click Switch to a third-party provider, and then click Switch to a third-party provider again to confirm, at the bottom of the page.

2. If Shopify Payments is not available in your country, then in the Payment providers section, click Choose a provider.

3. If you don’t have Shopify Payments enabled, then in the Shopify payments section, click See all other providers.

4. Select (for testing) Bogus Gateway from the list.

5. Click Activate (for testing) Bogus Gateway button.

6. Click Save.

7. Go to your online store and place an order as a customer. On the checkout page, enter the following credit card details:

Field nameDetails
Name on cardEnter Bogus Gateway
Credit card numberEnter each of these in turn to simulate different types of transaction:
1. Enter 1 to simulate a successful transaction.
2. Enter 2 to simulate a failed transaction.
3. Enter 3 to simulate an exception (this generates a message indicating that an error has occurred with the provider)
Expiry DateEnter any upcoming date.
CVVEnter any 3-digit number (for example, 111)

8. After testing, click Manage next to (for testing) Bogus Gateway in your Shopify admin.

9. Click Deactivate (for testing) Bogus Gateway to remove this gateway from your checkout.

If you get any trouble, please leave your queries in the comment box. I am always eager to help you.