According to a ComScore report after the 2010 holiday shopping season, more than 85% of Americans online visited a retail site in December of last year. I suspect the other 15% are my grandmother’s bingo buddies and the toddler demographic who’ve yet to experience the joys of shopping online. Web traffic for ecommerce sites surges during the holiday buying rush – and the holiday season has officially started. With added traffic and retail competition, this is a crucial time of year to have a well-built site that provides an unencumbered shopping experience to keep visitors coming back after the holidays.
With that goal in mind, a panel of experts from Rackspace Hosting and Magento lead you through, “Building Customer Trust through a Rock Solid E-commerce Platform”, a 30-minute webinar exploring the foundational elements of building out your ecommerce platform to accommodate future growth, maximize performance, and address security and compliance concerns. Each panelist offers unique, from-the-trenches perspective and recommendations on approaching platform building for ecommerce success.
The webinar gives an overview with strategies on the essential pieces of an ecommerce system:
Hardware layer – How to select the physical servers and devices you’ll need to provide a strong foundation for your web operations.
Operating systems – Figuring out how to choose your operating system and the ramifications up the stack.
Ecommerce software – Guidance on evaluating and implementing supported, scalable, and secure software platforms to power your business.