How to test the Paypal 'Buy Now' button function?

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I have just created a Buy Now button. After the customers pay me for the products, they will be redirected to the download page. How can i test this procedure? I contacted paypal about this problem but their response didn't satisfy me.
Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    We always just do an actual purchase with another paypal account & then just refund it afterward.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    Originally Posted by baokhau View Post

    I have just created a Buy Now button. After the customers pay me for the products, they will be redirected to the download page. How can i test this procedure? I contacted paypal about this problem but their response didn't satisfy me.
    Thanks.
    Have a friend go to your site and go through the process of purchasing and downloading the product.

    After they have, issue a refund.

    Get their feedback on:
    - Do all the links work
    - How could the process be improved
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  • Profile picture of the author aisdbuilder
    Hi baokhau,

    Unfortunately, paypal doesn't provide that many great testing options. When i'm testing for my clients, i usually temporarily set the price to 0.01 so you don't have to worry so much about refunds.

    They do have a developer's account you can set up and test payment scripts with but, in all honesty, it's a lot easier to just do the 1 cent thing.
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  • You should be able to enable sandbox or test mode which will allow you to process your payment at zero cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoDemon
    purchase from another paypal yourself or a friend
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    +1 Sandbox mode.

    Sign up for developer account: https://developer.paypal.com/

    This allows you to create a 'test' buyer and seller account. And you can make sure everything is working. You get fake money for these accounts. When you are ready to go live simply replace the test paypal seller account in your code with your real paypal account info.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Once your email is correct and the email links redirects to the paypal page with your product name and price then you are done.
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