Before you can submit your product for approval, you must create and test a payment link. A payment link is a unique link that directs customers from a vendor’s Pitch Page to the ClickBank order form.
ClickTip: Before proceeding with these instructions, make sure you have signed up for a ClickBank account and have a functional pitch page complete with a payment link to the ClickBank order form.
Testing your payment link ensures that the link is effective before you offer the product to potential customers. It also helps expedite the approval process.
You cannot test a payment link with actual credit card data. You will need to use test credit card data that is provided by ClickBank. These instructions will go over how to get that data and how to use it to test your payment link.
Step 1: Log in to your account.
Using your log in credentials, access you ClickBank account.
ClickTip: If you created a ClickBank Account on or after 10/29/19, you CANNOT use your Account Nickname to login to that account. Account Nicknames are no longer affiliated with a unique password. Instead, you MUST use your email address as your login credential.
ClickTip: ClickBank users who have signed up for an account on or after 10/29/19 must navigate from the new Master Account Dash to the operations page of ClickBank to proceed with these instructions.
Step 2: Click the “Vendor Settings” tab.
On the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the screen, locate the “Vendor Settings” tab. Click this tab. Clicking this tab will reveal a sub-navigation bar.
Step 3: Click the “My Site” tab.
On the sub-navigation bar, click the “My Site” tab. Clicking this tab will direct you to the “My Site” page.
Step 4: Locate the “Testing Your Products” box.
Near the bottom of the “My Site” page, there is a box titled “Testing Your Products.” In the left corner of this box, there is a link titled “Edit.” Click this link. Clicking this Link will display a “Generate New Card Number” button.
Step 5: Click “Generate New Card Number.”
Click the “Generate New Card Number” button to get a unique set of test credit card data that you can use to test the payment link of your product.
Step 7: Navigate to your product Pitch Page.
Once you have the test credit card data, navigate to the Pitch Page of your product.
Step 8: Click the payment link.
Click the text or image that has been linked with your unique payment link. Clicking the link should direct you to the ClickBank order form. If it does not, make sure that you have created your payment link correctly.
Step 9: Enter in the test credit card information.
On the ClickBank order form, enter in the test credit card data into the appropriate fields, then complete the purchase.
ClickTip: If you receive an error message during your test purchase, here are some things to check:
- Is your payment link set up correctly?
- Is your ClickBank account nickname spelled correctly?
- Did you enter the test credit card information correctly?
- Do you have correct item number listed in the payment link?
- Have you saved your Thank You Page URL in the My Products section of your account?
Step 10: Continue the order process as if you are an actual customer.
If you are offering a digital product, continue to the download process to make sure the test purchase can be completed to the end.
Step 11: Wait for product approval.
Once you have tested your payment link, the product approval process will proceed.