How Automated Testing Can Help Ecommerce Platforms, in Real-Life Examples

by Anastasia Kizilo | January 26, 2022 3:41 pm

A high quality of software increases customer satisfaction and profit. This statement is especially true for ecom solutions[1] where user experience directly affects the decision to buy. An effective way to check and improve the quality of ecom software is to use automated testing.

In this article, we describe the way test automation[2] can be useful for ecommerce software and provide real-life examples of cases[3] when it happened.

Benefits of Test Automation for Ecom Solutions

Test automation allows speeding up the quality assurance process as checking is done by running scripts. This helps to meet tight deadlines, release faster, and allocate more time to manual tests that are most important and directly affect the solution’s success (such as evaluating user experience).

With automation, one can run tests continuously and cover more functionality than with checking manually. Automated testing is also more precise as it minimizes the possibility of human error. As a result, more bugs can be found and fixed faster, the product’s quality improves, user satisfaction increases, and profit grows.

Ecom applications usually need integration and synchronization with many third-party systems to provide all the important functionality to their customers. These third-party platforms include payment systems, marketplaces, CMS, and many others. Test automation is very effective in checking such integrations.

With automation, testing can be done faster, fewer QA engineers are needed, bugs are found earlier, and the quality of the product improves. So, with time, test automation allows saving much money for QA expenses and also leads to higher profit by increasing the users’ appreciation of the solution.

Real Cases When Automated Testing Helped Ecom Solutions

Order Management Software for Ecom Apps

Overview:

This cloud-based software for inventory and order management connects ecom platforms with sales channels, shipping providers, and accounting solutions. It supports integration with Amazon, Magento, eBay, and Authorize.net.

Challenge:

The customer wanted to cover new software functionality with automated regression and smoke tests and to check the solution’s performance after the updates.

Solution:
Test automation banner[4]

Magento-Based Website

Overview:

The solution is a website based on Magento (Adobe Commerce)[5] that has many integrations with third-party systems.

Challenge:

The customer wanted to have auto tests created for the website and to ensure proper data synchronization between the site and the third-party systems it used.

Solution:

Web Trading Platform

Overview:

This web platform for traders working with different operations on the stock market (swaps and options) keeps the record of the order book activity and displays it to a trader together with the current depth of the market.

Challenge:

The customer wanted to update the existing automation project and cover new platform functionality with auto scripts.

Solution:

Conclusion

Test automation can contribute to the quality and success of ecom products in many ways. It helps to check such software quickly and efficiently, finding more bugs faster. Automated testing is great for checking integrations between ecom platforms and third-party systems. In the long run, automation leads to a higher quality of ecommerce solutions and profit growth. It is especially true if the product in question is complex and has much functionality.

QATestLab specializes in test automation and has much experience in automated testing of ecommerce solutions. Please contact us[6] if you have a need for this type of QA services.

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Endnotes:
  1. ecom solutions: https://qatestlab.com/industries/e-commerce/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  2. test automation: https://qatestlab.com/services/test-automation/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  3. cases: https://qatestlab.com/resources/case-studies/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  4. [Image]: https://qatestlab.com/services/test-automation/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  5. Magento (Adobe Commerce): https://qatestlab.com/services/special-offer/magento-adobe-commerce/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  6. contact us: https://qatestlab.com/services/test-automation/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=automated_testing_ecom_260122
  7. Automated Testing – an Investment in the Future or a Hype Project: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/01/15/automated-testing-future/
  8. Real Cases with E-commerce Platforms Where Software Testing Made a Difference: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2022/02/18/ecommerce-testing-cases/
  9. Top 7 e-Commerce Industry Trends in 2022: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2022/02/14/ecommerce-trends-2022/

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