Manage test merchants

United States
Latin America

Test merchant accounts allow you to simulate merchant interactions with your application. This includes installing your app, assigning permissions, and then testing all the features of your app. When you sign up to create your production developer account in North America, Europe, or Latin America, you can create a test merchant after entering your developer account information. Test merchants on production environment are not billed.

Create your first test merchant

When you login to the production environment based on your merchant's location, you can create your first test merchant. You can edit this information later and create additional test merchants in the Merchant Dashboard.

  1. Complete steps to create a production developer account.
  2. On the Create your Test Merchant page, enter test merchant information:
Create your Test Merchant page

Create your Test Merchant page

Merchant NameName of the merchant as displayed on the Merchant Dashboard.
CountryCountry where the merchant is located.
Zip/Postal CodePostal or ZIP code for the merchant location.
Address LineStreet and building information for the merchant location.
CityCity of the merchant location.
State/ProvinceState or province of the merchant. If the selected country does not have states or provinces, enter n/a.
Phone NumberPhone number for the merchant.
CurrencyCurrency accepted by the merchant.
Important: If you are creating a test merchant for any region other than the United States (US), be sure to select the correct currency for testing your app. Some regions, such as Canada, allow processing in more than one currency, and this setting cannot be changed once the test merchant is created.
TimezoneTimezone for the merchant.
Employee Passcode LengthPasscode of 4- or 6-digits that employees of the merchant business must use to log on to the test device.
  1. Click Create Account. The production Developer Dashboard appears.

From here, you can:

Create additional test merchants

You can:

  • Create additional test merchants for each region where you want to make your app.
  • Add test merchants with different settings to simulate the effects of regions, time zones, currencies, or permissions.
  • Process test transactions using the correct payment gateway for a region. A specific payment gateway is configured based on the address you enter for your test merchant. For example, if you are a developer who wants to create an app for use in Canada, create your test merchant using a Canadian address.

To create additional test merchants:

  1. Log in to the production Developer Dashboard.
  2. From the Dashboard drop-down menu, under Developer Account, click Create test location. The Create your Test Merchant page appears.
  3. Complete the information in the fields. For field descriptions, see Create your first merchant.
  4. Click Create Account. The Merchant Dashboard for the test merchant appears.
  5. On the Merchant Dashboard, you can complete the steps to set up your merchant account, such as:
  • Update business details
  • Add employees
  • Set up taxes
  • Build an inventory

For more information, see Clover Help.

Update merchant information

You cannot change the merchant's business information using the Setup app on a Clover device. To change your test merchant's business information:

  1. Log in to the production Developer Dashboard.
  2. From the Dashboard drop-down menu, under Businesses, click <Merchant Name>. The Merchant Dashboard appears.
  3. From the left navigation menu, click Setup. The Business Information page appears.
  4. Enter information in the fields, such as business name and address, currency, timezone, privacy policy, and business hours, and upload the business logo.
  5. Click Save.

Install your app to a test merchant

After you build and test your apps, you can install your app to your test merchant.
For more information, see: