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Is your eCommerce site ready for this year's holiday season?

For many companies, holiday eCommerce revenues represent up to 40% of annual sales. comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November – December 2011 holiday season reached $37.2 billion, marking a 15-percent increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season. Ten individual shopping days this past season surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Cyber Monday – which ranked #1 for the second consecutive year – at $1.25 billion.

If you’re responsible for internet sales, you’re shouldering a rapidly growing revenue responsibility – and a proportionally higher requirement that your website perform crisply and reliably on all; types of browsers as well as mobile devices, especially iPhones, iPods and iPads. Read more about how Mentora can help.

Based on forecasts and current performance, 2012 is showing very positive signs of being a good year as online sales are expected to continue to grow, reports eMarketer. Although holiday shoppers start their online spending well before Halloween and continue through New Year’s Day, more than 100 million shoppers are expected to be online on Cyber Monday alone. Last year’s infrastructure may be inadequate for this year’s demands.

Mentora’s Holiday Readiness Performance Program

Mentora’s Holiday Readiness Performance Testing Program for e-Commerce Sites helps assure that your website will hold up to the increasing demands of online shoppers.

Don't let this happen to you this holiday season....


Testing for PC, Mobile Browsers and Mobile Apps

Within days and without the need to purchase any software or hardware (we bring it all to you), our application performance experts will:

  • Record use cases specific to your site - such as browse, search, shopping cart and checkout - on PC and/or mobile-specific sites using both browsers or right on a mobile device's native browser or app.
  • Work with your IT team or hosting provider to measure system resources; graph these against load and response times to isolate system bottlenecks.
  • Run tests from our geographically distributed Cloud load injectors, while accurately restricting upload and download speeds for mobile devices based on cellular providers' speed statistics.
  • Interpret results and review them with your stakeholders in the right mix of business and technical terms.
  • Accurately assign percentages to browsing vs. purchasing transactions, based on a combination of your usage statistics and industry benchmarks.
  • Work with your technical teams - even bring our own tuning experts - to remediate bottlenecks and tune your site's performance.

The Mentora Difference

Our extensive body of work with retailers and health plans has saved them heartache, hassle and money by identifying potential problems before they impact results. Mentora’s Holiday Readiness Program is designed to cost-effectively and efficiently prepare your eCommerce company for the most important time of year.

Mentora’s repertoire of commercial and open source load testing tools handle http/s and Web 2.0 technologies (AJAX, Adobe Flash/Flex, multimedia) for virtually unlimited user loads and bandwidth, and we can drive load from the cloud from dozens of geographically-distributed locations worldwide.

Our eCommerce-experienced consultants will analyze your historical traffic and projected spikes and use the right combination of Cloud and behind-the-firewall delivery, we’ll quickly develop scripts, execute the test and provide our hallmark report of findings in business terms with interpreted results, diagnostics and recommendations.

Mentora’s Performance Testing Practice is led by Dan Downing, Vice President of Testing Services and Principal Consultant. He is a subject matter expert in performance testing and test automation and serves on the Advisory Board of Software Test & Performance (STP) and on the organizing committee of the Workshop on Performance and Reliability (WOPR).


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