As one element of my business I have a web-based shop which takes payments through Stripe. Thanks to other posts, I have set up a merchant account for Stripe so the purchases are all square and books balanced… except for the “test purchase” I made when I first linked Stripe to my website.
Normally I’d create a sales invoice for the buyer, put the money into Stripe, then the actual amount that hits my account is a transfer between accounts and the fees go down as an Overhead.
For a test purchase though, what to do? I have £X leaving my account to Stripe, and £x-minus-fees coming back in. I’m both buyer and seller here…
N.B. Stripe do provide different settings specifically to run test payments but I could not for the life of me get them to work, and when in frustration I put the “live” details in they worked first time.
How do I best reflect what happened here in Quickfile?