SubscriptionBridge includes a test payment gateway - called “Test Gateway” - that allows you to test the system without having to sign up for one of the supported recurring payment systems. The test payment gateway simulates Authorize.Net's Automated Recurring Billing system.
The Test Gateway allows you to test the following features:
The Test Gateway does not process recurring payments. That is: if you set up a subscription package that has a weekly interval, a second payment will not be automatically processed after one week.
The Test Gateway is designed to help you get a good idea of how SubscriptionBridge works (e.g. what kind of e-mail notifications are sent when a new subscription is purchased?). It is not designed to fully simulate a recurring billing environment.
To activate the Test Gateway, follow these instructions:
You cannot switch the selected payment gateway once you have setup a store in SubscriptionBridge. There are some technical reasons for this limitation. You can certainly create a new store, using a new payment gateway. Therefore, remember that the store that you are setting up for use with the Test Gateway, cannot be converted into your “production” store.