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Using E-junkie to Sell Products & Services

How to test your E-junkie setup?

E-junkie cart needs to be tested online. For the cart in your page to work correctly, the page where you paste your E-junkie cart button codes must be:

  • Uploaded on a live Web site (a "local" copy of a page saved to your computer's hard drive won't work);
  • Have a domain name in its URL (a URL using just a numeric IP address won't work);
  • Tested in a regular Web browser (the "preview" mode built into many Web-design programs probably won't work);
  • Accessed from a computer with a live Internet connection (loading the page and then going offline will not work).

Also bear in mind that the E-junkie cart remembers a buyer's cart settings and any items they'd added to their cart for 24 hours, so don't let this confuse you when your testing cart "remembers" any items you'd added, discount codes you'd entered, or a shipping destination you'd selected yesterday. In this case, you can simply remove all products from the cart, or to completely reset your testing cart and start from a "clean slate", just clear your browser cookies.

Testing a product's file download

To verify that a product's download links are issuing the correct, complete file, just go to Seller Admin > Send free download link, then enter your own email address there to send yourself a free download link to test.

You can also test the download link(s) issued to a specific buyer. Just go to Seller Admin > View/Download Transaction Log and click the Transaction ID in the log for any order, or the Item Name of any item in that order. That will bring up the thank-you page we would generate for that buyer, where you can test their download links. Note that your own test would count against the number of download Attempts you permit on that link.

Testing your shopping cart

You can temporarily set your product price to 0.00 and use your E-junkie ADD TO CART buttons to do a test purchase. Instead of going through your regular payment processor, you'll be able to checkout using E-junkie's Free Checkout. This will allow you to review your current thank-you page and thank-you email customization results without without having to go through a paid checkout.

If your products are already live on your site -- and thus you may not want to set your product price to 0.00 even temporarily for testing -- then you can create a secret Cart Discount code in E-junkie Seller Admin for a 100% discount off the Cart Item Total, so you can simply apply that code in your cart while testing to activate the Free Checkout option for yourself. If you calculate Shipping, you may also need to create another secret discount for 100% off Shipping+Handling; you can use the same Discount Code for this, just take care to give it a unique Discount Name.

Testing checkout with your payment processor

If you need to test your product setup and checkout process complete with checkout using the payment processor you are going to use, you will need to make an actual, live purchase yourself. For security purposes, E-junkie does not allow using sandbox/test/demo-mode payment accounts.

Since payment processors will not let you "pay yourself", you can complete the test checkout using a different payment account than the one where you accept checkout payments (e.g., borrow a friend or colleague's PayPal account, or just have them perform the test checkout for you), or by using a credit card that is not already linked to the payment processor account where you are accepting checkout payments.

To make this test payment for a trivial amount, you can temporarily set your product price to 0.01, or create a secret Cart Discount for 99% off the Item Total. Of course, most payment processors will let you refund the payment as soon as you're done testing.

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