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After you complete the design, development, and testing of your store, check the following configuration settings to make sure everything is correct before the store “goes live.” For a definition of each configuration setting, see the Configuration Reference.
Verify that the store URLs for the storefront and AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. are correct for a live production environment.
Before launching your store, install a 100% Signed and Trusted Security Certificate for the domainThe address of a website on the web; what the customer types in their browser address bar to access the store. specified in the Base URLUniform Resource Locator: The unique address of a page on the internet..
Complete all the email addresses that are used to send and receive email notifications, such as new orders, invoices, shipments, credit memos, product price alerts, newsletters, and so on. Make sure that each field contains a valid business email address.
Update the default email templates to reflect your brandA unique identity that defines a particular product or group of products.. Make sure to update the configuration if you create new templates.
Make sure that your invoices and packing slips include the correct business information and reflect your brand.
Magento is integrated with Google APIApplication Program Interface: A software interface that lets third-party applications read and write to a system using programming language constructs or statements. to allow your business to use Google Analytics and Google AdWords.
Take a look at the cart configuration settings, to see if there’s anything that you want to change. This is where you can set the minimum order amount and lifetime of the prices in the cart.
Take a look at the checkout options, to see if there’s anything that you want to change. This is where you can set up terms and conditions, and configure guest checkout.
Make sure that taxes are properly configured according to your business tax rules and local requirements.
Enable all carriers and shipping methods to be used by the company.
If you plan to offer your customers the convenience of paying with PayPal, open a PayPal Merchant Account, and set up a payment method. Run some test transactions in Sandbox Mode before the store goes live.
Enable the payment methods that you plan to use, and make sure that they are properly configured. Check the order status settings, accepted currency, allowed countries, and so on.