Day 14 Check out #ecommerce on Twitter and see if you can generate some test ideas from this feed

Searching #ecommerce on Twitter gives you a huge amount of information. I tried to filter & assemble some test ideas from it.


Internationalization


Internationalization testing is the process of verifying the application under test to work uniformly across multiple regions and cultures.

The main purpose of internationalization is to check if the code can handle all international support without breaking functionality that might cause data loss or data integrity issues. 

Verify if the product works across language settings and currency settings.                    

               


Localization 

Localization is a process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding local specific components and translating text. In localization testing the tester checks Date and time formats (including numeric formats) Currency used, Keyboard usage  ,Colors schemes, symbols, and icons, Text and graphics (which, in a given culture, may be viewed as sensitive or can be misinterpreted), Diverse legal requirements.

Responsiveness


Customers will be using different devices and platforms to visit your website. Carry out responsiveness testing and ensure that your website loads up fast on all platforms. Test to ensure the products are visible on all platforms as well.


                             

Compatibility with Web Browsers


It is important for e-commerce applications to work on all types of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc. You need to test the browser compatibility of the application to make sure that your customers are able to use your e-commerce website without any hassle.


                       

Update


Websites commonly receive updates from time to time, particularly when there are big events coming up. This is one of the most important test cases for an ecommerce website. Websites might want to opt for a new color scheme, install a new theme, add a few new pages or even introduce some new banners. 


But before you roll them out, test your website to ensure that they are working as you intend. All of these elements are designed to attract a customer’s attention, and you need to ensure they’re all presented properly.


 Analysis of Content


One must ensure that the content available/visible to the end user is authentic and not at all misleading. This implies that the website should be thoroughly checked for the presence of any offensive or deceptive content, copyright of the images present on the website, possibility of personalizing the content, etc.

                                            



Social Media Integration


Irrespective of the type of eCommerce application or website, social media is one of the most important factors in defining its success. But to leverage it fully, you need to make sure that social media integration is completely aligned with website architecture and workflow, and your eCommerce website testing is an ideal way to test social media workflow and functionality.. A/B testing is the best way to test social media workflow.



Security


As eCommerce applications involve dealing with valuable information, including customers’ personal and banking data, Security testing is important for any ecommerce website. Security testing can expose underlying vulnerabilities in an e-commerce system and ensure that it is safe from cyber-attacks. There are various testing methods that can be used for this include SQL Injection, penetration testing, ethical hacks on the login etc. 

                                    



Checking Performance and SEO-related Things


Another important thing in e-commerce testing is to check the performance of your website/application. You need to conduct performance testing on parameters such as webpage loading speed, throughput, data transfer rate, efficiency, uptime, database performance, website traffic load tolerance, error messages, etc.

                                                


You need to make your e-commerce website have high search engine visibility so that you can get considerable user traffic to your site. You can do this by implementing search engine optimization (SEO) on your website. You need to test whether SEO strategies such as title tags, meta descriptions, URL structure, image alt tags, etc are implemented correctly.


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