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.
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.
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.
Ushahidi used Load Impact to greatly improve the performance of its software. Through comparing “before” and “after” test results it was possible to see the performance impact of optimization efforts - like the use of a CDN.