Q4 is Here: Is Your E-commerce Site Ready to Handle the Load?

Q4 2018 is already upon us. It’s not too late to get your site ready to handle the peak traffic.

We all know Q4 represents the peak e-commerce traffic for the year. But in 2017, Q4 was about 30% higher than the preceding individual quarters (Q1 - Q3). Thus, we need to focus on Q4.

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Webinar Recording - Load testing your E-commerce site

The peak holiday shopping season is almost upon us and your e-commerce website must be ready to handle the traffic. Your customers won't wait for more than a couple of seconds for your pages to load.

Attend this webinar to learn about e-commerce website load testing best practices. Ensure the performance you need to meet demand.

Guest speaker: Michael Sjölin, Load Impact Professional Services

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5 Best Practices for Ecommerce Website Peak Performance

Now's the time when you are coming down to the wire on making sure that your e-commerce website is ready for the holiday rush. It's t-minus 66 days until Black Friday and even fewer days until the beginning of "Black Friday week," when many online retailers will start their sales.

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Load Testing Reveals Performance Issues: Where to Look to Solve Them

Load testing is a leading indicator. In business and economics, a leading indicator is something that suggests a greater change is about to come. We can apply that concept, too, to load testing: load testing’s a leading indicator of greater issues in your app or site.

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How to Set Up Automated Load Testing for Your WordPress Site (Or Any Other Platform)

Load testing your site is vital if you want to make sure it can perform well under pressure. In fact, it’s a smart idea to run these tests frequently. However, this can be a time-consuming endeavor and can steal valuable time away from other tasks.

You can get around that problem by simply automating the load testing process. This way, you’ll be able to run as many tests as you’d like without disrupting your normal workflow. Plus, it will be easier for you to anticipate and deal with potential problems ahead of time.

In this post, we’ll discuss the basics of load testing and why you’d want to automate it. We’ll also show you how to set up automated load testing for your WordPress site. Let’s get started!

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Better performance, lower shopping cart abandonment

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.

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What’s Good E-Commerce Site Performance?

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.

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How User Scenarios Will Make Your E-commerce Site Testing Better

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.

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Load Testing Validates Performance Benefits of CDN - 400% Improvement (CASE STUDY)

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.

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Automating Load Testing to Improve Web Application Performance

This blog post was originally written for the Rackspace DevOps blog. Check out this post and more great dev advice on their blog.

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