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