Poor Web Performance Hampers Walmart, Lowe’s Shoppers

Walmart and Lowe’s online shoppers encountered slow performance and timeouts today that prevented many from finding products or completing purchases. In addition to frustrating customers, these issues are likely to significantly impact the companies’ web sales. The Lowe’s problem affected the site’s product search for a number of categories, including…

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Amazon Outage Denies Afternoon Access

When Amazon falls, the world feels its tremor. The retail giant experienced an outage yesterday afternoon, which lasted for approximately 20 minutes. While 20 minutes may not seem like a long amount of time, to a company that makes $1,084 per second, it can feel like a lifetime. At about…

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Retail Has Gone Mobile, Have You?

In case you haven’t noticed, the retail industry is shifting its focus to mobile. Whether it’s the flash sale online shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or just a regular day in a brick-and-mortar store, customers are looking for a mobile experience—and a great one, at that. The mobile…

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