You’re ready to run your load test, you’ve recorded a script, and you know what you want to test.
We might all be breathing a sigh of relief. We survived the holiday shopping season, and what most of us consider the peak ecommerce season.
Don’t believe it. We’re all professionals, and there’s no time to rest, it turns out. Our reminder: keep load testing because ecommerce continues to increase.
When we talk about load testing, it’s easy to focus on consumer e-commerce. It’s convenient for examples, and we can all think of straightforward ways load testing might benefit during peak seasons like Black Friday. But you, as a developer, are doing yourself and your company a disservice if you’re focusing entirely on your consumer customer experience. Don’t overlook your B2B (business-to-business) performance as well.
Finally! Your site has hit the big time and your traffic is off the charts. Congratulations: is your site performance up to the task? Here’s a case where “be careful what you wish for” rings true: when that traffic rush hits, the best way to prevent disaster is with performance testing.
When should you plan for that traffic rush? Now. Start today.
It’s looming quickly on the horizon: that Q4 rush, the one-two punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even though Q4 approaches quickly, you’ve been tuning your site for months to get it to peak performance. For this last-minute tuning, we offer a few tips for an ecommerce performance testing checklist to help you get the most out of the final sprint.
One of the most common questions we hear is this: “what’s good e-commerce site performance?” The short answer is: it depends. The longer answer is more helpful: it depends, but there are some good baselines and rules of thumb that can help you get started.
One of the most important e-commerce areas to test is your shopping cart. Here, we’ll share some essential e-commerce tips and strategies to help you remove barriers to purchase through load testing your critical purchasing path.
— Wagento is a group that specializes in eCommerce development, SEO, marketing, web design and much more. As you could have guessed from their name, they’re masters of the Magento platform, and they’re constantly solving problems for their ever-growing list of great clients.
In this case, Wagento needed load testing, so they turned Load Impact.
An e-commerce website that grinds to halt simply because there are too many customers attempting to gain access at one time is akin to a supermarket with no parking spaces and isles so narrow that only one shopper can enter at a time, while the rest sit outside waiting to enter and make a purchase.