Please ignore this post. The store is now live and will take money off your Credit Card. Many thanks to everyone who tried things out.
The miniature’s store is almost working and I need some friendly people to test it. The store is currently in testing mode which means that when you click the Google Checkout button you will be redirected to Google’s testing area known as the Sandbox. This works exactly like the real thing except it doesn’t take money from your credit cards.
Example of Sandbox Checkout
What I need is for people to visit our miniature’s section, order whatever they like and then comment below on your experience. The two important question I need answers for are:
1) Did it work?
2) Did anything about it suck?
As my readers are sensible people, you won’t want to use your own credit cards, even on a test system. So here are some valid Credit Card details for testing.
- MasterCard: 5555555555554444
- Visa: 4111111111111111
For the CVC (the 3 digits security number) you can enter anything and the expiry date can be any valid future date.
The system will only be in testing for about 24 hours. I’m posting this on Sunday 14th 1pm GMT and the system will switch to the live checkout sometime Monday afternoon. If you are in the USA, you should be OK to test it anytime on Sunday (give or take a bit). If you get to the Google Checkout page and the red sandbox message is not being displayed then the system has gone live and you should only use it if you actually want to order anything.
You order things directly from the catalog or you can explore the various miniature specific pages such as Bearded Devils or Quorakons. Alternatively you can click on the Miniatures option in the navigation menu (top right).
Thanks for your help.