Testing a purchase

Once you have created a product, you can run a test purchase of it to see what your customers will experience when they buy from you. 

You will not be charged for anything you buy from yourself while logged into your account. First go to your product's Preview page by clicking the diagonal arrow next to your product's name on the Products tab. Then, enter your information into the payment form as if you were a buyer.

When your "purchase" is complete, you will receive emails notifying you of both your sale and your purchase. This test sale will not be displayed in your Customers tab alongside your other sales.

Why You Shouldn't Pay For Your Own Products

Identity thieves will sometimes use payment platforms (Gumroad, Paypal, etc.) to test stolen credit cards - charging themselves on different cards to see which ones can be used for fraud. When you create a product on Gumroad and start charging your own credit card for it, it appears exactly the same as money laundering to our security systems, and your account may be automatically disabled as a result. In the past, users who have encountered this have said that they were merely charging themselves to make sure their payments would work, and that they could, in fact, receive money from Gumroad.

If you run actual sales on your products, and we discover this, we are required by our banking partners to refund these sales. 

If you are concerned that your bank account or PayPal will not be successfully paid out by Gumroad, please notify us so we can verify that everything is working. Do not attempt to work around the system - just ask! We're nice, we swear!

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