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.
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.
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.