Abandoned cart because of payment failure. How can I view the error?

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I have a customer that attempted to do a purchase. They experienced some problems with the payment and as such were unable to complete the transaction. The only record of this for me is the abandoned cart entry. Is there a way to see what exactly transpired? Where would I find the error, log, or whatever to be able to answer my customers question about making the purchase? Any advice would be appreciated. 

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Hello, @bahemut!


I’m Helen from Shopify Support. Welcome to our Community.


You are able to see more details about the payment transaction by going to ‘Orders > Abandoned Checkouts’. Choose the order and scroll down the page to the History section. 


From here you can see the transaction information. Clicking on the payment event will expand it to show the status of the payment, and any additional information from the gateway determining the reason for the failed transaction.


To learn more about this and how to help your customer recover their checkout, I recommend reading our Help Doc on Recovering Abandoned Checkouts.


If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know. I'm here to help.

Helen | Social Care @ Shopify
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