Types of tests
Creating a new visual test is an easy and straightforward process, and above all, it is optimized for ecommerce. There are type of tests:
- Single Page
- Flow (advanced testing)
When should you use the "Single Page" option?
The Single Page validation is used when you need to navigate to a single page URL and verify its UI appearance.
It is a fundamental building block for the other ecommerce flow validations. However, the single page template does not include any validation of UX/UI functionality, for example, clicking a button to purchase or filling in a form. It is just to test that the specific page renders as expected.
Examples of Single Page Validation
This test type can be adopted in a wide range of scenarios for an online store. Examples:
- Checking that the home page renders as expected
- Checking that a new campaign landing page renders as expected
- Checking that a static page like an "About" page renders as expected
- Checking that a specific category page renders as expected
- Checking that a specific product page renders as expected
In addition, more specific requirements can be covered:
- Checking that a featured product page always displays available stock or an alternative recommendation
- Checking that the display of promotional prices are activated (or off) in a specific category or product page
- Checking that the new campaign marketing content has been propagated to the home page. A specific example could be a campaign popup overlay that appears over the page.
Flow Test (advanced): Navigation, Checkout and Registration Validation
When should you use the "Flow" option?
The Ecommerce flow validation is used when you rather need to test a whole sequence of actions (steps) can lead to make a checkout, register a new user or simply navigate different catalog pages of your ecommerce.
Configuring the actions composing ecommerce behaviours, it will be possible to keep under control entire flows.
Examples of Flow Validation
This test type can be adopted in a wide range of scenarios for an online store. The most common are the scenarios reported directly in wizard templates, in particular:
- Checking that navigation of different catalog pages (commonly Home Page, Category and Product)
- Checking that the registration process of a new customer works as expected
- Checking that checkout steps work properly from the PDP until the payment page.
In addition, more specific requirements can be covered adopting the template "Custom" (still in progress).