Mobile isn’t just revolutionizing how we communicate, but also how we shop. Mobile transactions from the ever-increasing number of smartphones and tablets now account for one out of every 10 ecommerce dollars spent. This shift from ecommerce to mobile commerce, or m-commerce, means online and offline merchants need to take note and adjust their IT strategies to compete. Cloud-based services can help. The infographic below details the mobile ecommerce trend with some advice to help you win the click (and the sales).
Whether you are launching your first online store on Magento’s ecommerce platform or you are re-architecting it with Magento Enterprise, you need a cloud or hybrid hosting partner that is seasoned in hosting Magento platforms to build secure, scalable and highly available online stores.
Whether you’re an end user trying to place an order on an ecommerce site or the site owner who needs that order to stay in business, no one likes downtime. The cost to users is frustration and wasted time, however, downtime for businesses means lost money. Take a look at the numbers in this infographic to help you understand the value of keeping your website up and running.
For retailers, your online store is the window to the world. It needs to stand up to daily traffic and the unexpected spikes, and offer your customers a safe and secure place to shop on the web. It’s not always easy. We’re here to help.
The constant battle a web site administrator must fight is the resource requirements of their site in contrast with the resource requirements of the configuration it is run on. In the end, this will almost always dictate how many user requests can be handled at any point in time. A common tool in the arsenal to fight this battle is to find clever ways to off load these common, or static, requests, off the server and allow it to spend as much time as possible delivering dynamic content as quickly as it can handle. This allows a server to not handle more request than before, but leaves it free to address more than previously it would have.
Last week my colleagues and I attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) 102nd Annual Convention & Expo in New York. We walked the expo floor and met with many of our customers, prospects and partners – we had a number of great conversations. The most popular topics of discussion for us and our customers were Internet Retailer’s “Top 1000” and “Hot 100,” lists that highlight the vendors to the top retailers in the country.
The big game is fast approaching, and as much as I love watching the Super Bowl, one of the best parts of the night is the commercials. This year, a 30-second spot is going to run companies a whopping $4 million. Most commercials will have a companion website for potential customers to visit after viewing the commercial. Being able to further engage viewers is one way that companies justify the hefty price tag, but if they are going to spend that much money on a television spot, they better be ready for the traffic that is coming their way.