Testing Free Ecommerce Templates: How to Test Yours
Testing free ecommerce templates is very important as it helps you make the right choice and choose the best template for your ecommerce store! Discover how to test before you make a decision!
Testing ecommerce websites demand basic knowledge and experience of web testing methods and ecommerce domain.
Usually, the ecommerce sites share a common structure and theme such as homepage, product details page, search results page, order form page, order confirmation page, contact page, and login form page or accounts page.
There are many others web pages on ecommerce sites, however, the point is that there are the basic pages and that’s where the process of testing should focus on.
The front-end web pages usually communicate with back-end web services including Content Service, Product Search Service, Payment Services, Booking Engine, Accounts Services, and others. What we are trying to say is that when testing free ecommerce templates you need to test separate services and then integrated as a whole system.
Most likely the testing process would start at a product landing page or the home page, searching the items you could sell, reviewing the items, adding items to the shopping cart, enter order details, enter payment details, submit the order.
We are going to present you a couple ideas for how can you test the free ecommerce templates so you can decide which one is the best option for you.
- Testing Shopping Cart – When it comes to ecommerce websites, the shopping carts are without a doubt one of the main features and because of that, they are the centerpiece of the testing process. The shopping cart allows the shoppers to choose and store one or more products in the cart and buy them all at once. Today, we can say that there are intelligent shopping carts which actually remember what kinds of products you store in them and you can retrieve those products from another device or at a later date.
Here are some key test cases that should be a part of the testing process: add one products to the cart and see if the cart is automatically updated with the product, increase the quantity of products and see if the price is updated, add the same product multiple times and see whether the quality reflects the total number of additions, remove some products from the cart and see if the new sum is updated (the price should be lowered this time), add a coupon code and see if the cart is discounted.
– earch Form, Filtering, and Sorting – Testing free ecommerce templates would not be fun without testing the Search Results Page. Here are some techniques you can apply – Relevant Products: check if the items displayed are related to what was searched for, Product Information: there should be relevant product information such as photo, name, price, and number of reviews, Sorting: there should be at least 4 options to choose from a drop-down navigation menu, Filtering: you should be able to filter the items by multiple parameters.
– Payments – Another very important part of testing the ecommerce templates. The payment option allows online shoppers to buy their products. When testing the templates, keep an eye on the Payment types (several payment types should be available such as PayPal, Credit and Debit Card, Bank Transfer, and etc.) and Credit Details Storage (check whether or not the template store user’s credit card details and if they are securely stored).
Besides these, there are a lot more functionalities to be tested such as the database of product, correct display of information, warehouse system, recommended products, contact information, and etc. When testing, it is important to ensure that each feature has accurately implemented its requirements.