6 tips to test magento e-commerce apps_mini
Blog

6 tips to test magento e-commerce applications

Thorough testing is vital for Magento e-commerce applications to prevent end users from facing defects and errors. We advise to use the following testing tips..
12 April 2016
Mobile app testing
Performance testing
Quality assurance
Test automation
The article by a1qa
a1qa

Electronic commerce is the trading in goods or services via the Internet. Nowadays, e-commerce is developing by leaps and bounds. According to statista.com, in 2013 41.3% of global internet users purchased products online. In 2017 this figure is expected to reach 46.4%. This fact drives the business to enter the online trading market.

To build online stores, most organizations are using Magento, a powerful and multifunctional e-commerce platform. It offers great flexibility due to its modular architecture. This platform covers 24.6% of e-commerce today (Hivemind Research).

A wide range of functions helps Magento win customers worldwide. According to cometrics.co, Magento is used in all parts of the world. The largest number of users is allocated in North America and Australia.

Advantages of the Magento platform

Magento has gained its popularity for a number of reasons:

  • Stable system with regular updates that cover issues appearing in the system
  • Possibility to create multiple stores in one control system
  • Multilingual system
  • Free Community Edition that gives user an opportunity to try Magento before purchasing it
  • SEO friendly system
  • User friendly and intuitive administration interface
  • A huge number of extensions

Disadvantages of the Magento platform

As any other system, Magento is not perfect and has some drawbacks:

  • Performance (good hosting is required)
  • Magento customizing is rather complicated
  • Enterprise Edition is expensive
  • Many extensions lead to a great amount of bugs

Setting up the Magento platform

During the setting up process, it is advisable to pay attention to:

  • Performance
  • Compatibility of extensions
  • Payment methods
  • Responsive design

Testing Magento e-commerce applications

The more functions a platform provides, the more vulnerable it is. Therefore, thorough testing is vital for Magento e-commerce applications to prevent end users from facing defects and errors. a1qa has considerable experience in testing online stores on the Magento platform. We have the first-hand knowledge of all pitfalls and bottlenecks connected with Magento.

a1qa experts advise to use the following testing tips:

  • Provide cross-browser and mobile testing (front-end testing on various browsers and mobile devices, e.g. we encountered absolutely different issues on Firefox and Google Chrome).
  • Check that every installed extension is compatible with other extensions (make sure that a plugged-in extension works properly, provide regression testing for extensions with similar or connected functionality, one extension can cause a problem in another one).
  • Carry out performance testing (check the application under a heavy load and large amount of data to be sure that a great number of orders won’t make your online store go down).
  • Check every payment method (calculation should be correct and the payment process should be clear to the customer).
  • Double-check calculation on checkout and basket pages (especially with vouchers, promotions and gift cards).
  • Automate typical workflows (recommended to run after every change and helps detect problems in the early stages).

Magento offers a lot of possibilities for starting or growing great online business and satisfying end users’ needs. A sound approach to setting up and testing will make e-business work right and bring profit.

More Posts

qa-trends-in-telecom
30 September 2022,
by a1qa
5 min read
4 telecom trends for 2023 and how to painlessly implement them with QA
It’s time to explore the telecom trends for the upcoming year. Let’s look at them together and also see the value that QA brings for their smooth deployment.
Cybersecurity testing
Migration testing
QA trends
Quality assurance
Test automation
ai-ml-test-automation-mini
15 September 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
4 key QA activities to solve test automation challenges via AI and ML
How to address the difficulties caused by implementing test automation? Learn how to do it via applying AI and ML.
Test automation
why-do-bugs-get-missed
31 August 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
Why do bugs get missed? Learn the problems and tips to avoid them
Still, finding overlooked bugs after the app goes live? Let’s find out why this happens and how to fix it.
Quality assurance
Test automation
black-friday
29 July 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
Get ready for Black-Friday-to-Cyber-Monday shopping: 5 testing types to include in your QA strategy
What’s your nightmare during Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping? If it’s a loss of sales, read about the ways to prevent this in the article.
Cybersecurity testing
Functional testing
Localization testing
Performance testing
Usability testing
eLearning and mLearning QA_mini
22 July 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
6 must-have testing types for eLearning and mLearning software
Discover how to ensure top-notch educational solutions through QA, provide end users with boosted studying experience, and make the grade in the IT market.
General
Localization testing
Mobile app testing
Performance testing
30 June 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
App software testing for telecom: What are the common issues telco providers face?
Facing problems with the quality of your telecom software products? Read more in the article and find out the ways to address them.
Cybersecurity testing
Performance testing
Test automation
20 June 2022,
by a1qa
5 min read
Top-quality IoT solutions: 3 problems and ways to solve them
What quality aspects of IoT solutions are predominant to care about and why? Find the answers in the article.
Cybersecurity testing
IoT testing
Performance testing
Mobile app testing
31 May 2022,
by a1qa
4 min read
Mobile app testing guide: win the race with five-star software
Which aspects of mobile apps to test first to produce a really high-quality product? Find the answer to this and other questions related to mobile app testing in the article.
Cybersecurity testing
Functional testing
Mobile app testing
Performance testing
Test automation
Usability testing
Test automation in Agile
20 May 2022,
by a1qa
5 min read
Test automation in Agile and DevOps: Maximizing flexibility and speed
Global market tendencies and user behavior are changing rapidly, if not talking about the software itself. Familiar situation? Find out how to get ahead of the curve with test automation in Agile and DevOps.
Agile
Test automation

Get in touch

Please fill in the required field.
Email address seems invalid.
Please fill in the required field.
We use cookies on our website to improve its functionality and to enhance your user experience. We also use cookies for analytics. If you continue to browse this website, we will assume you agree that we can place cookies on your device. For more details, please read our Privacy and Cookies Policy.