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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By : Cyndi Williams
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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By: Cyndi Williams

Overview of this book

Magento 2 has been completely re-written and re-designed to take the world’s most popular open source e-commerce platform to new heights of productivity and usability. With this overhaul comes improved opportunities to leverage the world’s most successful open source e-commerce platform for your online retail and wholesale business. The focus of this book is on operational aspects: those actions you, as a proprietor, can take to give your customers a more delightful shopping experience. In this guide, we delve into all aspects of managing a Magento 2 store, from product creation to marketing, customer management to search engine optimization. This book is not only a step-by-step course in setting up your Magento 2 website, it will be a handy reference as continue to improve and refine your online presence.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Magento 2 Administration
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Understanding the checkout and payment process

Since most people shopping online today have made at least one e-commerce purchase through a website, the general process of completing an order is fairly well-established, although the exact steps will vary somewhat:

  1. Customer reviews their shopping cart, confirming the items they have decided to purchase.

  2. Customer enters their shipping destination information.

  3. Customer chooses a shipping method based on cost, method, and time of delivery.

  4. Customer enters their payment information.

  5. Customer reviews their order, and confirms their intent to purchase.

  6. The system (Magento, in our case) queries a payment processor for approval.

  7. The order is completed and ready for processing.

Of course, as we'll explore in this chapter, you'll see there is much more detail related to this process. As online merchants, you would want your customers to have a thorough, yet easy, purchasing experience, and you would want a valid order that can be fulfilled without complications...