Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing your site, part of WordPress: Ecommerce.
- Before you launch any website,…it's a good idea to test it first.…This is even more important with eCommerce.…There are a lot of moving pieces…in an eCommerce site.…Displaying product reviews,…getting live shipping quotes,…accepting payment, and securing your site correctly.…The most important thing you can test…is the checkout process.…That means, checking to make sure…the Cart and Checkout work.…Some hosts that help their customers with caching…can accidentally cache too much.…If they accidentally cache cart data,…more than one user of your site…could see the same cart.…
That's obviously not a good thing.…To test, try logging in to your site…from a few different web browsers.…Make sure that part of the Cart functionality…is working correctly.…If the Cart works great,…the next thing you should test…are your shipping methods.…You want to test each shipping option you are offering.…Make sure that the different shipping rates are working.…It's pretty common to see someone forget…to add a weight or dimension to one of their products,…
To start, you need to understand the market for your product or service so you can build your website around it. So Patrick Rauland kicks off with some key questions that will help you define your audience and organize your products. He'll then help you set up a payment gateway with PayPal or Stripe, ship orders, collect taxes, and secure sensitive data. And if you weren't convinced already, Patrick reviews the benefits of WordPress ecommerce tools as well as a selection of third-party tools that integrate beautifully with WordPress. Plus, get bonus tips on marketing your new website: attracting and retaining customers and increasing the value of the average order.
- Defining your audience
- Organizing your products
- Marketing your WordPress site
- Increasing average order value
- Getting paid
- Checking out with PayPal or Stripe
- Managing and shipping orders
- Collecting tax
- Protecting sensitive data
- Using WordPress or third-party platforms for ecommerce