If you submit an entry via the Entries page in Manage workspace as a program manager it will bypass the shopping cart and you won't have to pay. This can be useful if you want to submit entries on behalf of entrants.
Note: the entrant will receive notification of the submitted entry but no order is generated.
To test payment set up, create and submit an entry in the Enter workspace. See our guide here: Payment testing.
Important: it is essential to complete a live payment test before opening for entries. This will ensure your payment gateway is correctly configured. Please contact our support team here if you have any issues with payments.