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In a headless architecture, an ecommerce website relies on the seamless collaboration of various modules. FastStore specializes in the frontend aspect, enabling the development of high-performance user interfaces for ecommerce websites. However, to create a complete digital commerce experience, multiple core modules must be integrated. At VTEX, some of these modules are:
|Receives the shopper's information necessary to process an order.
|Handles the processing of customer orders. It displays a successful message right after the checkout process is completed.
|Handles user login in a store.
|Allows customers to manage their orders and personal data (e.g., profile information, password, addresses, and credit cards) on a single page.
|VTEX Intelligent Search
|Provides autocomplete and displays relevant results based on the store catalog.
Therefore, to provide shoppers with a full checkout and post-purchase experience, you, as a developer, must guarantee the integration between your FastStore project and VTEX solutions before going live.
To ensure that you have set up all configurations for your store to run smoothly please consider the following go-live checklist.
To get a complete overview of the go-live process for any VTEX store, see this Go-live guide (opens in a new tab).
Deploy your project using the FastStore Onboarding app.
Management Reference Agency FastStore Onboarding
Set up and develop your Storefront.
Management Reference Agency Setting up the project
Set up your VTEX environment and install all the necessary apps.
Management Reference Agency Setting up a VTEX account for FastStore
Configure your website's domain and subdomain.
Management Reference Agency and VTEX Support Configuring external DNS for a custom domain
Integrate the VTEX Login with your FastStore project.
Management Reference Agency and VTEX Support Integrating the VTEX Login
Adjust the header by replacing the links to the Checkout and MyAccount pages with the proper paths.
Management Reference Agency and VTEX Support Integrating the VTEX Checkout
Test your website links to pages being rendered in the secure subdomain, such as the Login, Checkout, My Account, and Order Placed pages.
Set up the preview flow between the storefront and the Headless CMS
Management Reference Agency Headless CMS
Check if all pages of your store have the correct SSL certificate configured.
Run Lighthouse audits on your store's pages to guarantee you are going live with great performance
- - Run Lighthouse audits on your store's Home Page, Product Listing Page (PLP), Product Details Page (PDP), and custom pages.
- - All pages must have Lighthouse Score equal or more than 60 on mobile devices.
- - Any publication will be automatically blocked by the system until all checks pass.
If you already have a live store, configure traffic splitting to validate which version of your website is the best for your business needs.
Management: VTEX Support
Make sure that all analytics events and data are accurately being send to Google Analytics.
Management Reference Agency Coming soon!
Before starting the go-live process, make sure that you have met all the necessary prerequisites listed on the Before you start page.