E-Commerce Companies, Don’t Let the Glitch Steal Christmas This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Posted in Engineering, Top Post 25 November 2013

Every mom and pop down in holiday town liked online shopping a lot, but the Glitch who lived in the server-side code of e-commerce applications did not!

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and while most of us are getting ready to get our grub on, an equal—if not bigger—number of folks are gearing up for some serious Cyber Monday shopping. And by serious, we’re talking sales of more than $2.25 billion (up 15 percent from last year).

That puts a lot of pressure on e-commerce companies to make sure their apps deliver. They don’t want a pesky little glitch in their server-side code to bring down the entire site and prevent all those loving parents from buying what their kids really want this holiday season.

It’s risky scenarios like these that make a strong case for why e-commerce app performance matters, especially in the weeks to come. Check out our new infographic to learn more about online shopping trends and how e-commerce companies can make sure their apps keep the transactions flowing through the holiday season.

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About the author

Asami Novak is a content strategy and development manager at New Relic. Prior to joining the New Relic team, she wrote marketing & ad copy for a variety of B2B and B2C companies. Her editorial writing has appeared in WIRED and Dwell, among other publications.

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