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Test Orders

Live stores are billed the shared success fee on every transaction through the store unless you specify the order as a test order.

To make sure an order is marked as a test order, you must first add the email address you are going to use during the checkout process to the test_checkout_emails Store Variable on the store you will be doing the order on.

To create the Store Variable, go to the Store you want to add a test email to, then to the releated page and then either edit the Store Variable with the key test_checkout_emails or create a new one.

If you are creating a new one, set the key to be exactly test_checkout_emails and then in the values put the email addresses you want separated by a comma. So if you wanted bob@example.com and jane@example.com as test checkout emails, you would set the value field to bob@example.com,jane@example.com.

You are able to enter up to 4 email addresses, separated by a commma into the test_checkout_emails Store Variable. If you put more than 4, only the first 4 will be recognised. In addition, if our support team place an order via support@getstoreconnect.com, this will also be marked as a test order.

Once you set the test checkout emails, proceed with the checkout as usual, being sure to specify one of the same emails you listed in the test_checkout_emails Store Variable. If all goes well, you will see your order proceeding with “TESTING ONLY” listed at the top of the page and above the order summary after the Customer Information step is complete.

Test Order Checkout showing TESTING ONLY on the page

Once you finish your checkout, the Order will be saved into your Salesforce Org with the s_c__Test_Order__c checkbox checked to true, to allow you to filter this from any internal sales reports.

Changing the s_c__Test_Order__c after the order has been created will have no effect on if you are charged for the Shared Success fee on any order you place. Only orders placed showing “TESTING ONLY” during checkout will be exempt from any Shared Success fee.

It is important to note that other than having s_c__Test_Order__c checked, these test orders act exactly the same as a standard order would. Payments will be charged normally, promo codes will be applied, any Salesforce work flows or triggers will be run as normal, this is by design so that you are able to test any aspect of the sales process. If you do not want a Salesforce trigger or work flow to run on Test Orders, you can modify that flow to detect to see if the Test Order field is checked or not.

 

 
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