Test Automation Success Story for Pick n Pay – South Africa’s E-commerce Giant

about pick n pay

Pick n Pay is a much-loved brand, valued within society, built on a genuine desire to make life better for our customers and to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work. their strong and unique family values have guided the business for more than 50 years, providing a solid foundation for growth, innovation and services.

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The Chalange

Pick n Pay, a major e-commerce giant in South Africa, faced significant challenges in maintaining and improving the quality of their e-commerce application. The dynamic and competitive nature of the industry demanded rapid releases, making manual testing inefficient and prone to human error.

To address these challenges and gain a competitive edge, Pick n Pay partnered with Techcollators, a trusted IT service company, to implement comprehensive test automation using Selenium, Specflow, and C#.

What did
Techcollators do

Techcollators harnessed the power of Selenium, Specflow (a behavior-driven development framework), and C# to create a customized test automation solution for Pick n Pay’s e-commerce application.

E-commerce Application Automation: Techcollators initiated automation of Pick n Pay’s e-commerce platform to ensure flawless functionality, high performance, and an exceptional user experience across diverse devices and browsers.

Benefits Realized

  • Enhanced Application Quality: Automation ensured rigorous and consistent testing, reducing the risk of critical errors in Pick n Pay’s e-commerce platform.

  • Time and Cost Savings: Reduced testing time, labor cost savings, and resource optimization resulted in substantial cost reductions.

  • Faster Releases: Agile development was facilitated with quicker feedback, enabling Pick n Pay to stay competitive and meet customer expectations.

  • Reduced Risk: The risk of critical issues reaching production was minimized through automated testing.

  • Competitive Edge: Faster releases and higher application quality provided Pick n Pay with a significant edge over competitors, attracting and retaining more customers.

The Results


Techcollators’ implementation of Selenium, Specflow, and C# for test automation revolutionized Pick n Pay’s e-commerce application testing. Enhanced coverage, improved efficiency, reduced risk, and significant cost savings were achieved. This empowered Pick n Pay to deliver a superior shopping experience to its customers while staying agile and competitive in the dynamic e-commerce industry. Techcollators demonstrated the immense value of a trusted IT solutions partner in achieving testing excellence and gaining a competitive edge in the market.

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