While predictions about edge computing and 5G changing the face of m-commerce are already coming true, the potential of 5G goes well beyond the mobile shopping experience itself and its promises of immersive, personalized shopping punctuated by augmented and virtual reality. Edge computing, IoT and 5G together are poised to have a significant influence on the entire e-commerce and retail supply chain.
Online retail can be unpredictable, which is why strategizing and optimizing your setup to ensure uptime, and in the worst-case scenario, shoppability during downtime, is the best way to protect your business and serve your customers. We’ve written a lot about the negative effects of downtime, and have shared a lot of resources to help you get your e-commerce setup ready for anything, but one key we’d recommend that you absolutely not go without is an origin shield.
Getting all the elements of a consumer-friendly, high-performance online retail experience right is a technical challenge, filled with potential pitfalls. We want to help.
For online retail companies, downtime is the worst-case scenario. Downtime or traffic slowdowns lead to a number of negative effects: