This content area deals with how orders are processed in the backend. Covered will be some payment methods how to set them up and what some of their unique features are. We’ll also take a look at what we can do with an order once it has been submitted, and what the states are for the orders. We’ll also scratch the surface on how Magento handles partial payments and […]
The next content area deals with the checkout process in general. We’ll see how different products are handled, what are some required attributes, and how gift cards and coupons are handled.
1. What product types do not require any shipping cost?
Virtual products and Downloadable products do not require a shipping cost.
2. Can a customer apply a coupon on the order review page?
No, by default the customer can only […]
The next content area deals with shipping. Here we’re looking at everything from different shippers available, how costs are calculated, attributes used, invoicing, and some customer info.
1. Can a storefront customer select a delivery date when placing an order with the table rates shipping option?
No, it’s not possible to select the delivery date.
2. What shipping methods are available natively in Magento Enterprise Edition?
The next content area deals with payments. Here we’re looking at various payment gateways that are implemented out of the box, how payment data is stored, different channels on how to get to the payment methods, recurring payments, and some payment concepts.
1. What are the different payment types available in Magento EE v 1.13?
I didn’t have a copy of 1.13 easily […]
Moving right along with Content Area 3: Elements of a Magento eCommerce Site, we’re talking about all things Shopping Cart in this post. We’ll mainly be concerned about how discounts are handled in the shopping cart, how account creation related, multiple shipping options, and guest checkout. We’ll also see a few slight differences in Enterprise Edition vs Community.
1. How can you create a product discount to have it automatically […]
We’re now moving into Content Area 3: Elements of a Magento eCommerce Site. This is the meat and potatoes section that deals with actual Magento usage and less general best practices. This is by far the largest content area broken out into 13 segments. Since there is so much to cover in each section, I’ll be creating a post for each one. This post deals with the Magento Catalog […]
Here’s the second set of questions from the Architecture area of the Magento Solution Specialist test prep program. This area will comprise about 30% of the test questions with the main focus on understanding the Magento framework, some PHP concepts, MVC architecture, what features would require custom code and what functionality is baked into Magneto.
7. What are the required attributes for creating a CMS page using Magento Admin functionality?
The second area of study focuses on Magento Architecture. This is relatively important and will comprise about 30% of the test questions. The main focus is on understanding the Magento framework, some PHP concepts, MVC architecture, what features would require custom code and what functionality is baked into Magneto.
From what I understand, this is not a developer-level test, so concepts are most likely going to be more important that […]
8. What are best practices for protecting eCommerce user data?
The first step in protection would be to not collect sensitive customer information if possible. If a third-party, off-site payment gateway can be used, it removes a lot of complexity for the merchant.
The next step in protection occurs during transmission. When transferring sensitive customer information, SSL should be used (see yesterday’s post on why)
Next, if we need to […]
4. What “social merchandising” techniques and tools are used in eCommerce?
“Social merchandising is part of the marketing mix now used by online retailers to convert fans and followers to customers. A relatively new marketing tool, social merchandising has plugged into the potential of social media networks to influence online shopper’s decision-making process.” — Houston Chronicle
Generally we would be thinking of using social media sites such as […]