Get Ready to Transact

How do I test my new Yoco card machine to see if it’s working properly?

If you're new to Yoco or have just upgraded to a newer Yoco card machine, it’s always a good idea to check that everything is running smoothly before processing your first official transaction.  

The SELL screen is your gateway to making sales in the Yoco Point of Sale App. The best way to go about it is to do a R15 test transaction using your own bank card, which is the smallest possible Yoco transaction amount. This way, your money will just get paid back into your own account, registered with Yoco.

 FIND OUT more about the Yoco Point of Sale (POS) App; how we check and verify your bank account, or more about our payout guidelines.

Doing a test transaction

 iPhone  iPad  Android  Tablet

  1. Log into the Yoco Point of Sale App using the login details you created at signup.
  2. From the menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top left of the screen, select SELL. 
  3. The SELL screen will default to ENTER AMOUNT. Enter R15.00 on the keypad.
  4. Once you've entered the amount, select the green Charge button at the bottom of the screen.

  5. A pop-up message will ask you to select the payment method. Select Card.


      IMPORTANT: Yoco card machines only process straight payment methods, where the entire transaction amount is processed. Any custom payment methods won't be authorised or processed by Yoco.

  6. A pop-up message will prompt you to insert or swipe a card. Insert your card into the card machine.



    Card machine

  7. Once the card has been inserted or swiped, a pop-up message will prompt you to enter your PIN. Enter your PIN on the card machine's keypad.



    Card machine

  8. A pop-up message will display that the card transaction is processing.



    Card machine

  9. Once the card transaction has been processed, a pop-up message will ask you to remove the card.



    Card machine

  10. If the transaction was processed successfully, a pop-up message will display the transaction status. You can then choose to send yourself a digital receipt, by selecting Send Receipt.



    Card machine


      FIND OUT how to send a customer receipt.

  11. Once you've sent the receipt, select Done.
  12. Hooray! You've done a test transaction and are now ready to start transacting with your Yoco card machine.
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