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Magento eCommerce Checklist

1. General tab > Website Restrictions panel

Ensure that your website access is not restricted

2. Web > UnSecure URL

Verify that your frontend URL is correct for your live environment.

3. Web > Secure URL

A 100% Signed and Trusted Certificate should be installed in the server when using secure base URL.

4. Store eMail Addresses

These email addresses will be used in sending and receiving email notifications (i.e. new order, invoice, shipment, credit memo, product price alerts, newsletters, etc.). So, make sure to update these fields with valid business email addresses.

5. Invoice and Packing Slip Design

Ensure that this is configured with your own business information.

6. Tax

Ensure that the Tax configuration settings are properly configured according to your business tax rules. Importing tax rates into Magento can easily be done under Sales -> Tax -> Import / Export Tax Rates.

7. Shipping Settings

Ensure that the origin section contains the shipping origin of your business.

8. Shipping Methods

Enable the carrier and appropriate shipping methods that your company uses. If you’re giving free shipping to some of these carriers, you can check out a previous article on different ways of offering free shipping. Also, you can limit free shipping to certain countries.

9. Google API

Magento is integrated with Google API to allow your business to use the robust features of google such as Google Analytics, Google Base, Google Checkout, Google Website Optimizer. If you wish to use these features, you need to have Google Analytics, Base, & Merchant accounts.

10. PayPal

Same as Google API, Magento is integrated with PayPal to allow your business to use PayPal payment methods. If you're going to use this payment method, ensure that before going live, you aren’t using Sandbox Mode, which is the test mode for testing this payment method.

11. Payment Methods

Enable the payment method(s) that your company uses and ensure that these payment methods are properly configured (i.e. order status, accepted currency, allowed countries, etc.)

12. Log Cleaning

Must be enabled to ensure that your database log tables are cleaned. If you do not set this to clear your database log_ tables, your database can grow very large once you're in production and receiving your full traffic. The Save Log days should be set to keep logs according your needs and server capacity.

 

Transactional Emails

13. General Section

Contacts -> Email Options

14. Catalog Section

Catalog -> Product Alerts

15. Catalog Section

Email to a Friend

16. Customer Section

Newsletter -> Subscription Options
Customer Configuration -> Create New Account Options
Customer Configuration -> Password Options
Customer Configuration -> Store Credit Options
Wishlist -> Share Options
Invitations -> Customer Invitation Email Template
Reward Points -> Email Notification Settings

17. Sales Section

Sales Emails -> Order
Sales Emails -> Order Comments
Sales Emails -> Invoice
Sales Emails -> Invoice Comments
Sales Emails -> Shipment
Sales Emails -> Shipment Comments
Sales Emails -> Credit Memo
Sales Emails -> Credit Memo Comments
Checkout -> Payment Failed Emails
Gift Cards -> Gift Card Email Setting
Gift Cards -> Email sent from Gift Card Account management

18. Advanced Section

Admin -> Admin User Emails
System -> Log Cleaning

 

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