To follow one or another testing scenario means simulating how users may interact with your online store shopping for fashion items, computer games, custom software, and more. Besides, different load testing scenarios imitate the number of users going up and down.
Customers usually come to your e-commerce platform and make purchases following common patterns:
Visiting. A user opens the Home Page and finishes the session.
Browsing. It starts as Visiting, and then users may open random categories, scroll for products, open some item pages, and leave.
Searching. Like the previous one, it begins with visiting the app. A user types into the search field to find some products and opens some item pages before leaving.
Add to Cart. Users may click on random categories, add products to the cart, open item pages, and abandon the platform.
Guest Checkout and Registered Checkout. These two scenarios are pretty similar. Both start as Add to Cart, and then a user goes to the checkout process and leaves without creating an order. In Registered Checkout, a user logs in before interacting further with the platform.
Guest Order and Registered Order. If a user behaves in this fashion, a shopping session ends with order placement.
Registering. A user goes through the registration process on your e-commerce website.
Crawling. This scenario simulates background noise traffic. Users click links and send requests to pages randomly.
Those scenarios are the basis for load testing various e-commerce applications. However, QA engineers may also apply smart and client-specific tests.