Get started with sandbox environment

United States
Latin America

The Clover platform provides tools for developers to design, configure, test, and manage app integrations for Clover merchants. See how to Use Clover developer environments.

Before you begin

Note the following before you begin using the Clover sandbox and production environments on the region-based developer platforms:

  • Approved developer apps that Clover merchants download and install from the Clover App Market are not impacted when you create, edit, or delete apps in the sandbox environment.
  • Production test merchant accounts are connected to a payment gateway that neither checks for card validity nor verifies that the payment request is correct or complete. You must complete all testing in the sandbox environment before submitting the app for approval.

For more information, see:

Step 1: Create a developer account

Create a developer account based on region:



The following steps and links are for Europe and Latin America (LATAM) regions. For the North America region, you need to use the Create a global developer account procedure.

Step 2: Create, install, and test your apps

The Clover sandbox environment is a testbed where you can:

  1. Experiment with the Clover platform capabilities.
  2. Create test merchant accounts to manage merchant information.
  3. Create additional test merchants with different settings to simulate the effects of regions, time zones, currencies, or permissions.
  4. Create an app for test merchant accounts.
  5. Manage and test your apps that interact with the Clover payment functions. The sandbox environment is connected to a test payment gateway that checks the validity of test cards and provides realistic responses to payment requests. This lets you build apps that can handle all possible responses when completing a transaction.

Step 3: Use the production environment

After you have tested your app, you need to use your approved production developer account and submit your app for approval. You can monitor the status of your app approval and communicate with Clover team from the production Developer Dashboard.