Can Your Magento Site Handle Black Friday?

Does the 25th November 2016 mean anything to your business? If you have an online shop you’ll have this date circled in your calendar as Black Friday, the busiest online trading day in the year and the opportunity to blow last years trading figures out of the park. So what does your checklist look like in preparation for the event?

Simple Servers can help make sure Black Friday and the build up to the seasonal festivities are a success!

So how can we help? Firstly, you can give us a heads up. If your planning to ramp up the traffic to your site, we’re part of your team, so let us help.

Will your server resource be able to handle the number of hits / concurrent sessions?
Do you have the required scalability / elasticity within your own platform to handle the peaks?

If you’re unsure, we can advise with a full server audit.

We recently helped a high street fashion brand achieve a complete sell out of their new range thanks to Queue-IT, where historically their site had crashed when a new range was launched. They achieved this without having to contend with expensive new hardware or scaling out a cloud.

By adding Queue-IT to your website, end-users exceeding your website capacity limits are offloaded to the virtual waiting room. When space opens up, Queue-it redirects the end-users who waited in line back to your website in the correct, sequential order and at a pace your site can handle. The system can also be implemented in less than 30 minutes, so you still have time to implement before the Black Friday traffic peaks.

You don’t need to be a Simple Servers client to benefit from the Queue-IT Virtual Waiting Room and we can assist even if you host elsewhere.

We can still have this up and runnig for your site on time! If you would like to learn more, just send us an email, or give us a call on 01527 757551.

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