For an e-commerce site, performance is key, especially during peak traffic periods. We often talk about preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday as traffic peaks. But realistically, those days aren’t the only days where traffic peaks.
Your site’s performance directly affects your company’s bottom line. You can lower shopping cart abandonment when your site has better performance. And better performance directly results in more conversions and lower bounce rates. Check out these statistics.
What did you get your application and infrastructure
for Load Testing Season?
It's not October yet, but “Load Testing Season” is already upon us. While Load Testing Season isn’t as celebrated as Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, it’s overriding importance in the world of e-commerce is inarguable.
No matter what the season, your e-commerce site’s performance relates directly to revenue for your company. When your site is slow - or, worse, fails - you directly lose money.
Luckily, three key types of load tests can help you fortify your site against everyday load - and seasonal peaks (like Black Friday). These three tests will make your e-commerce site perform better.
Here’s what we recommend: Baseline Tests, Stress Tests, then ongoing “TEAR” testing.
You should have run load tests before, but now it’s time to ship and you’re under the gun. We’ve all been there.
Here’s how we recommend you get the most accurate load tests possible when you’re on a deadline: test against a reasonably realistic user behavior scenario using the LoadImpact Chrome extension.
Basic load testing is worth doing, and worth doing often. Sometimes when you’re under a deadline with your e-commerce site, all you have time for is basic testing. But we’ll explain how user scenarios will make your e-commerce site testing better.
Performance is essential for ecommerce sites. For every site, app or API, performance is important. But for ecommerce sites, performance translates directly to profits. Try these 3 tips for ecommerce site performance to speed your site for Black Friday and every day. Test early and save a lot of headaches later.
Thanksgiving in the USA sets off a chain reaction of e-commerce purchases unrivaled throughout the rest of the year.
Companies from around the world slash prices and offer deals during this weekend every year, and that means people from all walks of life rush to the Internet to buy things they need or get started on holiday shopping.
While Load Impact is a firm believer in continuously load testing your websites, apps, APIs and infrastructure throughout the year, we know there are plenty of people out there who only test before these types of big sales.
You may have heard that the holiday season is approaching.
If you’re working for a B2C company, there’s a good chance this is a busy time of year for you, and you’re expecting more web traffic than usual.
Creating realistic load tests that mirror your the checkout process is absolutely imperative when preparing your websites, apps, APIs and infrastructure for load tests.
So, here are some processes to think about that will help you get the most actionable data from your tests. And that leads to better optimizations, which leads to better performance, which leads to happier customers and more revenue.
Souq.com has often been called "the Amazon" of the Middle East, so it's no surprise that the holiday season is an absolutely critical time for the website's performance to be flawless.