How to test payments in test mode?

As you have followed the steps in our setup guide to configure your SagePay Direct plugin, the next step is making sure that test transactions work. Please do keep in mind that you are required to process a few test transactions first so that SagePay can see that you can process transactions so that they can allow you to process live ones.

Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1 Make sure that you are in test mode.

From your WooCommerce > Settings > Payments > AG SagePay Direct > Manage > and enable test mode

Step 2 – Create a WooCommerce product.

If you are new to WooCommerce, I would suggest that you take a look at this guide first as this product would be the one that we will be trying to purchase in our test.

Step 3 – Setting up the product.

Edit your product page and scroll down until you see the Product data section. This section would contain the details of the product from its price to its inventory count etc. As we will be processing a test transaction, we can set a regular price for the product.

You can access this section from the:

Product data section > General tab.

Next is to make sure that the Inventory tab > Stock Status is set to In stock.

We don’t want to have taxes/shipping be applied once we checkout, so we need to tick the Virtual checkbox.

If you currently have a live WooCommerce store and don’t want your other customers to see this test product, you can set the product to be hidden. Go to the righthand side of your product page under the Publish section > look for the Category visibility option and click edit.

This would expand, and additional options would appear. Select the hidden radio button and click OK.

Update or publish your changes on your WooCommerce product for the changes to be applied.

Step 4 – Adding the item to the cart.

Open an incognito / private window to be accessing your site as a non-logged-in user (as a buyer).
Visit the product page that you have created on step 4 above and click the button ‘add to cart.’

Step 5 –  Checkout Process

View your cart by clicking the cart icon on your header and click Proceed to checkout. And once you are on the checkout page, fill in the required details and on the credit card section, select the SagePay Direct payment method and enter the test cards below:

Visa
Card number 4929000000006
Expiry Date 12/2018
CVC 123

Credit Card
Card number 4929000000006
Expiry Date 12/2018
CVC 123

MasterCard
Card number 5404000000000001
Expiry Date 12/2018
CVC 123

Visa Electron
Card number 4917300000000008
Expiry Date 12/2018
CVC 123

Go through the checkout process to order the product, and If the transaction is successful, it will display an ‘order received’ message.

What if there is an error?

That’s a bit unfortunate, but all problems in this world can eventually be fixed. Please do take a look at our Troubleshooting Guide, and hopefully, this would resolve the issue for you, or better yet, you could also contact our support, and one of our friendly support team members will sort out these issues for you.

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