Integrated Payments Test Account
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During the car buying process we find ourselves taking our prospective new vehicle for a test drive; we rev up the engine, go for a spin around the block, ask lots of questions and check under the hood before committing to the purchase. The same theory we use when buying a car can applied when adding integrated payments to your software application. Opening an integrated payments test account is the first step in taking your potential “new car” for a test drive, as it allows you to see how the processing platform works with your software.
Opening a Test Account
After a brief registration process, (which does not require a copy of your insurance or license like at the dealership) you’ll be provided the keys to the car so you can begin “looking under the hood” and checking out the user manual. When opening an integrated payments test account, you will receive your test credentials as well as supplemental documentation to provide support which will help you simulate payment transactions in your software. Your potential payment gateway provider should also offer you a helpful API Developer’s Guide that has more information on topics like how to interpret transaction requests and responses.
Coding and Testing
Next up is the coding and testing process. This is where will you get to “rev the engine” and get a feel for how the payment processing platform works with your software. To gain the most accurate perspective, it’s best that testing mimics your exact production environment. If you need assistance with this step, many payment providers offer resources like skilled payment integration specialists that can guide you through the process.
Before walking out the door with your new car, many times the mechanic will give you an in-depth overview and training on all the car’s features. Same goes with an integration, prior to going live, an experienced payment specialist should also review the results of your testing and integration before providing certification to ensure your goals are met.
Implementing Live Payments
The car is now in your name and it’s time to drive off the lot! From here on out you can enjoy your new car and all the benefits. Once testing is completed and you’ve been given the all-clear, your software can begin accepting payments. Along with easy integration, your software now offers simple and secure payments.
Payment integration is the future for software developers. Look for an integrated payments partner, like Paragon Payment Solutions who offers a common-sense approach to ensure you experience success every step of the way. Ready for your test drive? Here are the keys to your integrated payments test account.
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