Today is Cyber Monday – the unofficial online shopping holiday. There’s no doubt that ecommerce sites will be slammed with increased web traffic as shoppers clamor for the best deals and deep discounts.
There are hundreds of thousands of ecommerce storefronts that look beautiful, polished and stylish. Yet, if you go behind the scenes and look at their shipping operations, they’re ugly and archaic. Merchants still manage data in spreadsheets, emails, papers in folders and repeatedly enter the same data across multiple systems. Ordoro’s mission is to change that.
Brace yourself: the holiday shopping season is coming. If you are in the ecommerce industry you must be prepared for the influx of seasonal traffic as more and more people begin to shop online. We focused this Hangout on information we hope viewers will find beneficial as they prepare for one of the busiest times of the year. In addition to posting some of the highlights from the show below, I have embedded the entire video of the Hangout at the bottom of this post.
I know that it may be hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season is fast approaching. If you have an ecommerce site, or have aspirations to set up an ecommerce solution, you need to start preparing now.
Next week, Rackspace will head to Chicago to attend Shop.org Annual Summit 2013. With more than 4,400 digital and multichannel retail professionals and 200 exhibitors from all over the world, Shop.org’s annual summit will feature exhibitors, speakers and workshops highlighting the latest trends in retail technology. Rackspace will demonstrate how we work with all types of retailers on all sorts of platforms. Creating an enjoyable customer experience is our goal for our customers and your customers.
This year’s holiday retail season is a week shorter than last year’s,according to the National Retailer Federation (NRF). How will you get the most out of your ecommerce website this holiday season? You can start by attending the free Early Planning is the Key to Online Holiday Success webinar.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Steve Vitale, Director of Ecommerce for Spencer’s, a Rackspace Hybrid Cloud customer. Spencer’s is a lifestyle retail company that operates two unique, national brands, Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween, throughout the United States, Canada and online.
Have you ever changed your mind about seeing a movie because the line outside the theater was too long? Have you ever decided to go to a different restaurant after the host estimated a 40-minute wait for a table? If so, you’ve done exactly what web surfers do in large numbers every time they hit a slow website.
For the third consecutive year, InternetRetailer.com has named Rackspace the No. 1 hosting provider to the top 1,000 retailers in the US; a recognition that shows Rackspace is a true retail hosting specialist.