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Retail Digital Transformation Made Easy With Test Automation

Published on 30 May 18
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Do you own a retail website or an app for your business’s ROI KPIs? Is it not generating the results you want it to generate? Then you are in the right place. Retail digital transformation is the new way of generating business online. All the well-known areas of businesses are now digitizing and companies are funneling tremendous amount of revenue from that.
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Did you hear of Amazon? It is the heavyweight of e-commerce trading website ruling the heart of every common man. Don’t let yourself down if you think that the level is too high. It is very much achievable. So, buckle up and get ready for a journey which will make the digital transformation of your retail business bliss.
Automation Testing!!!
Oh yes! It is a well-established parameter that differs from a successful digital retail presence than the other. When you build a website or an app, you will get flaws and these flaws needed to be detected and cured before they make any fuss around. Testing is the process through which you can easily check and detect the functionality of your website or application.
Why I put automation in front of testing?
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Automating the entire testing process will bring kudos to the process and help you cater better user interaction. It will also save you ample of time as well.

Let’s discuss some of the benefits that will help you in comprehending the relevance of test automation for the digital transformation of your retail business. Without further ado, let’s get you started
Test Automation Amalgamating With Retail Digital Transformation
How will test automation enhance the chances here for your retail digital transformation? Let’s dive deep here,
Enhanced Speed with Low Costs
As the digital market is dynamic in nature, it requires constant updating of your retail landscape. Every digital retail business must conduct a performance test to make sure that they don’t miss anything major in the market. The audience is always the priority and one must serve them in order to stay in the business.

With automation, you can easily workout with the flaws in the digital platform of your retail business. This gives you enhanced speed to work things out. The testing cycles will naturally increase as per the development cycle. Test automation is often preferred by majority of performance testing services reduces the repetitive test times significantly which enable you to cater shorter delivery times with decreased yield costs.
Omni-Channel Deployment

The usages of devices are increasing especially the number of mobile devices. The flaws in the mobile devices are hard to catch and can be very time to consume as well. In order to serve a robust retail experience to your customers, you must have a mobile presence as well.

Now, when you have a mobile presence, the testing is very complex. Manually testing every phase is tedious and very exhaustive as well. Automation testing can significantly aid you in managing all the elements you need to test for Omni-channel platforms. It will also enhance the test volume which will increase the chances of delivering error-free applications as well.
Handling Real Integration Challenges
When you develop an app (mobile or web), the current scenario demands it to be integrated either internally or externally with third-party vendors. For instance, think of a POS to be integrated with other software systems such as inventory or a kiosk. This becomes very complex for a tester to find a bug in there. This is where automation will aid the tester.

Automation testing will help the tester validating the manifold workflow course-plotting and isolating the key issues as well.

Focusing On User Expectations

If you believe Kissmetrics, they stated that around 40% users abandon the website if the website is slow. With automation testing, you can easily solve the issue and craft your application or website specifically for your user. For retail sector, the functionality of a website matters a lot. You cannot ignore the fact that if your user finds the checkout page buggy, he will never come back again to your website. You may reckon it as cold but he is right all along.

Automation testing will keep all the functionality issues on the check to make sure that your user gets good experience in the end. You don’t want your user to run just because your website is buggy.
Conclusive Remarks

In the end, testing proves to be an integral part of your development process. Automation will simply add kudos to your business. Don’t exhaust your resource and adapt automation testing for your retail digital transformation. Adios for now!!! Hey, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on automation

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