Fulfillment / delivery - Static and Dynamic lists
The fulfillment process depends on the type of options you selected when configuring fulfillment for your products:
- Avangate handles fulfillment on your behalf using Static lists. Avangate does not provide links to actual product download files or valid activation keys for test orders, even if you configured/uploaded them into the platform. Instead, testers receive this default activation key: ___TEST___CODE___.In addition, testers receive a dummy file for download, test_file.zip, and not the actual product file.
You deal with fulfillment using Dynamic lists and need to confirm the completion of the process through IDN or in the Fulfillment Confirmations area. In scenarios in which you generate activation codes/binary keys using a key generator that you host in your system, Avangate strongly recommends that you adapt it to deliver test keys/codes. Avangate does not provide links to actual product download files for test orders, even if you configured/uploaded them into the platform.Testers receive a dummy file for download, dubbed test_file.zip, and not the actual product file.
Avangate sends a collection of parameters to your server within HTTP POST to the URL that generates the code / key. The TESTORDER parameter will help you differentiate between test and 'real' orders. Use this parameter to restrict code/key delivery only for 'real' orders. Note: Unless you prepare your system accordingly, you will deliver valid codes/keys for test orders.
Specifies if the order is for testing purpose. Possible values:
Read the guidance provided in the Avangate delivery (fulfillment) article to understand what kind of information is supplied by Avangate to your system using HTTP POST.
Fulfillment confirmation is automatic and does not require confirmation. Note: Avangate does not deliver files or keys in this scenario.
IDN (Instant Delivery Notification)
This area of the Avangate platform was not impacted by the introduction of the new testing system. If your setup requires fulfillment confirmation through IDN, then you also need to confirm fulfillment for test orders in order for their status to advance to Finished.
IRN (Instant Refund Notification)
You can use IRN to issue refunds for test orders you placed. The new testing system release did not impact the behavior of the IRN.
ISE (Instant Search Order Export)
The new Avangate testing system has impacted the way that Instant Search Order Export works. Specifically, the EXPORT_TEST_ORDERS parameter was added, enabling you to control the inclusion or exclusion of test order data in ISE file output.
- The Avangate system will send out payment receipt and fulfillment/delivery notifications for test orders, per your account's configuration.
- Provided that you set up manual and automatic renewal notifications, the Avangate system will deliver the renewal emails for test subscriptions according to your account's configuration.