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Pre-Launch Checklist

Before you launch your upgrade, make sure you're ready! Below are a few things to consider before taking your new store live:

Act like a customer:

  • Click on every link. (Particularly in the header, top navigation, and footer.)
  • View your site on multiple devices.
  • Test functionality. The PBU process will remove any customizations on your store during the upgrade process, there might be something missing that you didn't expect to be gone. Contact us if you'd like help re-implementing custom features.
  • Place a test order.
For security purposes, the PBU process will remove any stored credit card information from your site. The C.O.D. payment method will be enabled, which will allow you to place a test order without having to make a payment. When you go live, all of your payment gateways and stored information will still be there.

 

Manage your store:

  • Log into the admin console and familiarize yourself with the layout
  • Review your most popular products and product groups on your homepage
  • Place a test order to confirm your shipping options are correct
  • Review the topics associated with your new template so you know how to apply changes after you're live

It's important to ensure that returning customers can find the items they're looking for, as well as check to see that your products are being displayed the way you want them to be. Depending on the old version you are upgrading from, your site could be displayed very differently from what you're used to seeing.

 

Make a Backup:

  • Once you go live, your older version of AspDotNetStorefront will no longer be accessible! Make sure you have your own local backup of all of your previous version files, you can download these via FTP from your live site.
  • Your store's historical information and content (orders, customers, products, categories, topics) are all stored within your database and will not be accessible via FTP. Contact your hosting provider to request a full database backup (.bak file) and save  this alongside your website files.

 

When you're ready to launch, log in to manage your upgrade and click 'Let's go live'. This will notify our hosting team that you're ready to go live, you'll be contacted via email to prepare and schedule your launch.



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