Make test purchases

While your Memberful account is in test mode, you can use Stripe’s test credit cards to complete example member purchases and recreate their onboarding experience. This is a great opportunity for you to test your setup before going live, experiencing your platform from your member’s perspective, and addressing any issues along the way.

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Using test credit cards

Once you’ve created your Memberful purchase plan links, use Stripe’s test credit cards to simulate a member checkout. You can use any of the cards below with any expiration date, name, CVC, and zip / postal code. Check here to simulate a successful payment for other billing countries.

Make sure you sign up with a different email address than the one you use for your Memberful or WordPress admin accounts. If you're using Gmail, you can use the + sign with your existing email address to create additional test email address (e.g. [email protected]).

You may receive invoices for test purchases while in test mode. Keep in mind that these are not actual charges.

Important note: Once you’ve successfully completely testing your onboarding experience, you’re ready to Connect to Stripe and start taking real payments. After connecting, we'll automatically keep all your existing dashboard setting and we’ll only delete your test orders, test member accounts, and reset your dashboard metrics for a fresh start. All your other settings and customizations will be maintained.

Making test purchases after connecting to Stripe

Once you've connected to Stripe you'll no longer be in Test mode and any transactions will generate real charges. Having said that, you can still make test purchases by creating a 100% discount, recurring coupon.

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