Does anyone have any methods to perform a test transaction on their live production sites, without it charging the user or sending the order to the warehouse?

Other platforms seem to have a method to do this.


Yes, this is directly from the Magento Community Edition User Guide:

Testing Credentials

When testing the configuration of a payment gateway, use the following credentials for test transactions.

Visa: 4111111111111111

MasterCard: 5555555555554444

American Express: 378282246310005

Expiration Date: Any future date

CVV/CVC: 123 or 000

Source: Magento Documentation Test Credentials


You can use test card numbers in your live site. However it will send the order data to Magento.

  1. https://docs.balancedpayments.com/1.1/overview/resources/#test-credit-card-numbers
  2. https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/vhelp/paypalmanager_help/credit_card_numbers.htm

I believe you can cancel the order in admin area once you submit the order.

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