Checkout System disabled with Checkout API

Shopify Partner
17 1 15

Hey Shopify folks


I have a development store called 

When I query at the /shop.json/ endpoint I get back that:

I have test mode for payments enabled.
However whenever I try to POST to /admin/api/2019-04/checkouts.json I get back the error:
{ ForbiddenError: {"errors":"Checkout System disabled"}
I am not quiet sure what to do or what the issue is? Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
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Shopify Staff
836 100 222

Hey @mike_batch,


It looks like you already got this resolved. For anyone else reading along, this error can happen if you're using a development store and you process more than 50 test orders. Development stores are limited to 50 test orders, so if you want to continue testing you can create another development store, or reach out to our live support team and they can investigate the possibility of adding additional test order capacity to the shop.

JB | Solutions Engineer @ Shopify 
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Shopify Partner
17 1 15

Hi @_JB 

So I got this resolved by creating a new store.

However, even when I set my gateway to a bogus gateway or set my shop gateways to test mode I still had that issue with my previous store.

Is this the intended behaviour? I don't think it makes sense to limit the number of orders for a test payment gateway 😕