How to process a test charge with your Stripe account

This document explains how to process a $1 test charge with your Stripe account.

Document 7014  |  Last updated:  02/15/2017 MJY

Once you've authorized your XSite to access your Stripe account, you're ready to begin processing credit card payments.  Before you begin accepting credit card payments from your clients, it's a good idea to process a $1 test charge with your Stripe account.

Your first charge takes 7 business days to process, so to avoid any gaps between payments while you wait for the first charge to clear, it's important that you get it out of the way before you begin accepting payments that affect your business.  Once your first transaction has cleared, any subsequent transactions will be processed within 2 business days.

Before getting started, make sure that you've authorized your XSite to access your Stripe account.  If you haven't, click here for the credit card setup instructions.  Then, follow the instructions below to process the $1 test charge on your Stripe account:

  1. Log in to your XSite and click Business Management in the toolbar at the top.

    Business Management

  2. From the Business Management landing page, click Credit Cards on the lower right.

    Credit Cards Link

    If you're starting from a different area of Business Management, click Credit Card in the Navigation pane on the left.

    Credit Card link in Navigation pane

  3. When the Credit Card Setup screen appears, click New Charge in the Billing pane on the left.

    Link to Stripe dashboard

  4. Next, fill out your transaction details and enter 1.00 in the Amount field.  Fields with a red asterisk ( * ) are required fields and must be filled out before the transaction can be processed.

    Stripe log in screen

  5. When you're finished, click Process on the lower right.
  6. Next, the Transaction Results window appears and displays the details of the charge.  Ensure that the transaction results indicate that the transaction was successful, and then click Close to return to your XSite's Business Management.

    Stripe log in screen

That's it!  the $1 test charge will clear within 7 business days after the initial charge is processed, and all subsequent transactions will clear within 2 business days after your first charge has cleared.

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