Cyber Monday 2018: The Fastest and Slowest Retail Websites

In Blog by Josh Carter / November 27, 2018

Shoppers are spending more online this holiday season than ever before: Thanksgiving Day: $3.70B (up 28%) Black Friday: $6.22B (up 23.6%) Cyber Monday: $7.9B (up 19.3%) And unfortunately, many retailers couldn’t handle the uptick in orders on Cyber Monday, leaving a plethora of frustrated shoppers. J.Crew’s outage on Black Friday is estimated to have cost […]

Black Friday 2018: The Fastest and Slowest Retail Websites

In Blog by Josh Carter / November 26, 2018

Black Friday online sales reached $6.22B. That’s a 23.6% increase from last year. But with the increase in shopping activity, many retailers experienced website outages and slow-downs, including Lowe’s, Walmart, and J.Crew. Here’s what shoppers saw when they visited at certain points Black Friday: Collectively, the top 500 eCommerce sites slowed down by 6% […]

IBM Digital Analytics (Coremetrics) had an outage on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here’s what happened and what you should do.

In Blog by Tim Grant / November 24, 2018

IBM Digital Analytics (formerly known as Coremetrics) experienced an outage that impacted their customers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This outage slowed down websites (the browser load event) on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and caused many website services to fail for 40% to 50% of traffic. Some of the website services impacted by […]

Thanksgiving Day 2018: The Fastest and Slowest Retail Websites

In Blog by Josh Carter / November 23, 2018

A record-breaking $3.7B was spent online on Thanksgiving Day. That’s up 28% from last year. Traffic was up 40% from Wednesday for Blue Triangle’s retail customers. Blue Triangle retail customer traffic: 11/21 – 11/22 But the uptick in traffic comes with a cost: more site outages and slower page speeds. Fortunately, unlike last year, there […]

The Wild West of Tags

In Blog by Tim Grant / November 13, 2018

“We have too many tags to manage.” Recently I was on the phone with an eCommerce site owner that used the term “wild west” when describing the chaos and lack of control of their first and third party tags. Here’s a site with 61 first and third party services: This lack of tag control has […]

Should you switch to HTTP/2?

In Blog by Kristina Ravensbergen / October 9, 2018

HTTP/2 is the new standard transfer protocol online. It can make websites faster, more secure, and use fewer network resources. But should you make the switch to HTTP/2? What are the considerations? Or if you’ve already switched, why aren’t you seeing speed improvements? What is HTTP? The Internet has its name because it is a […]

How to Keep Your Site Safe from Credit Card Skimming

In Blog by Tim Grant / October 9, 2018

Most websites rely on first and third party tags/scripts for various business needs – collecting analytics data, delivering ads, running A/B tests, and verifying credit cards. But these tags carry a lot of risk. Recent data breaches caused by compromised tags at British Airways, Newegg, Ticketmaster, and others have caused new scrutiny to be applied […]

Customer Success Story – U.S. Auto Parts

In Blog by Josh Carter / August 13, 2018

When you find millions of dollars in opportunity sitting on your websites, you take it. That’s exactly what Sheng-Te Yang and his team at U.S. Auto Parts did. About U.S. Auto Parts U.S. Auto Parts is a leading retailer of aftermarket auto parts. The company owns three eCommerce brands that contribute to a +$300M revenue […]