After Receiving Your Card Machine

How to do a test card transaction

If you're new to Yoco, we suggest doing a test card transaction to help you master Yoco card transactions. The SELL screen is your gateway to making sales in the Point of Sale app.

We'd suggest doing a R15 test transaction, as that's the minimum amount that we can payout to your bank account. Here's how:

  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  Phone  Tablet

  1. Log into the Yoco Point of Sale app using the login details you created at signup.
  2. From the menu top left, 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 will ask you to select the payment method. Select Card.


      IMPORTANT: Only the default card payment method will process card transactions with your Yoco card machine. Any custom payment methods won't be authorised and processed by Yoco.

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



    Card machine

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



    Card machine

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



    Card machine

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



    Card machine

  10. If the transaction was processed successfully, a pop-up will display the transaction status, and you can then 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.
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