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eCommerce Holiday Survival Guide: Avoid Crashes & Sell More

 

Every holiday season, there are reports of major eCommerce sites slowing down — or going down — when the masses come online to take advantage of sales.  These sites suffer from bad PR and lost revenue when frustrated shoppers can’t access their sites or complete a checkout. On the list of “eCommerce Nightmares,” a crash on black friday/cyber monday is number one.

Site owners know they need to make extensive preparations to avoid this fate, but how to do so is a different story.  Do you load test? Upgrade servers? Use a CDN?  There are literally thousands of solutions that solve the dozens of problems a site can encounter when scaling up its eCommerce shop. It’s a lot to wade through, especially with a fixed deadline staring you down. You can’t just move your big sale back a month if your site isn’t ready at the eleventh hour.

Our newest infographic features a list covering most important steps in preparing for the holidays. It includes an extended list for complete preparation, as well as a last-minute list for the truly desperate. Click here to view the PDF version of the infographic with embedded links.

 

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Here are links to the resources that appear above (Click here to view a PDF version of the infographic that includes links):

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Holiday Survival Tip for eCommerce: Plan 10x capacity – Surprise traffic is great! Crashing is not. Tweet This!

 

 

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