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3 Keys to Helping Your E-commerce Business Succeed This Holiday Season

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 09:57
Prepare your E-commerce business for the holiday seasonIt’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for e-commerce merchants. The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway with online sales forecast to grow by 12.8% to 14.3% over last year, reaching $260 billion.  Even with rising inflation and ongoing inventory concerns, consumers are planning to spend this holiday season, which […]
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To Mitigate Supply Chain Issues, Look to the Cloud

Fri, 02/11/2022 - 15:36
Mitigate Supply Chain IssuesEven with the global supply chain crisis sparked by the emergence of COVID-19 and a sky-rocketed increase in consumer demand, eCommerce business is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, 2022 is expected to be another record-breaking year for the industry. Total U.S. eCommerce sales are projected to grow 16.1% and will increase 2.5% […]
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5 Common Online Service Costs and How to Avoid Them

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 16:52
Many organizations are taking the leap to begin rolling out new online services – and with relatively low development costs and a wide range of use cases, it’s no surprise that online services are rising in popularity. From internal self-service platforms for HR, to customer-facing solutions, all the way to Software as a Service and […]
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How the Right Cloud Hosting Solution Can Help to Avoid Tech Issues for Retailers

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:11
Since its creation in the 1950s, Black Friday has staked its claim as the post-Thanksgiving tradition, and in 2005 (capitalizing on the boom of the online retail industry) Cyber Monday joined the retail holiday shopping weekend. Today, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become staples in American culture and cornerstones of the retail industry. This […]
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Taking a shopping trip to the future

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:20
retailThe new era of retail is an exciting blend of physical and digital. Our retail experiences are being enriched by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). It’s amazing how much intelligence is out there!  In this blog post, we follow fictitious protagonist Simon on a trip to […]
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E-commerce: Your website and infrastructure can make or break your business

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:39
eCommerceRunning an E-commerce business is a daunting task, and trying to ensure its success is even more difficult due to the highly competitive world of digital marketing. Companies are tasked with determining what strategies will work best for their businesses and then need to be able to adapt to overcome various challenges to become successful.  The importance […]
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Don’t Let Cyberattacks Bring Down Your Holiday Cheer

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:39
cyberattacksThe holiday shopping season can make or break an online retailer. By doing things well, you can expect sales to surge and your customer base to grow throughout 2018. Do things poorly and you sacrifice many sales while cultivating a negative image for your brand. And if there’s one thing that can seriously damage your brand’s reputation, […]
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Is Your Website Ready for Holiday Season Traffic?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:33
holiday traffic e commerceThe 2017 festive shopping season promises to be one of the biggest ever, particularly for online retailers. Total sales are projected to grow by 16.6 percent over last year, with online sales comprising 11.5 percent of all holiday shopping. The period before, during, and after the holiday season is a huge sales opportunity for you. […]
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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Webshop Stays Open

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:41
e-commerce hostingWhile global e-commerce sales are predicted to approach $2.5 trillion this year and continue to grow to nearly $4 trillion by 2020, according to a recent eMarketer report, the market remains highly competitive. Nearly 80 percent of new e-commerce sites ultimately fail, and companies need to have a strong understanding of their market, trends, merchandise, platform, and e-commerce […]
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The Secret to Shorter Load Times on E-Commerce Sites

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:59
shorter load timesE-commerce sales have increased dramatically over the past few years, and the growth continues to accelerate. Between 2015 and 2016, online sales increased almost 16 percent, and e-commerce is expected to continue to grow at rates above 20 percent. For online sellers and developers of e-commerce sites, this means the market will only become more competitive, and […]
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5 Ways to Protect Your Company from DDoS Attacks

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:22
DDoS AttackAs an online business, you have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of your customers’ hard-earned money from DDoS attacks. Unfortunately, hackers are making it harder to fulfill that responsibility. Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that the e-commerce industry falls victim to cyberattacks more than any other industry. In some cases, hackers are looking to […]
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5 Ways to Prepare Your Site for Peaks in Traffic

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:25
Peak trafficAs an IT professional, you covet page views and unique visitors to your site. But at times of peak traffic, they can be as much of an obstacle as an asset. The popularity of your website can make it the victim of its own success. Target experienced this problem firsthand when it introduced its Lilly Pulitzer […]
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E-commerce Success Requires the Right Partner

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:03
e-commerceThere’s a saying in the venture capital community: If you want money, ask for advice; if you want advice, ask for money. It doesn’t work quite the same way with cloud hosting providers. But it is true that customers who ask us for advice during the pre-sale process are often the ones who end up […]
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EU-US Privacy Shield: next steps

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:20
Some weeks ago we informed you of the EU-US Privacy Shield, announced by the European Commission on February 2, 2016 meaning a new arrangement for transatlantic data flows between the EU and US. In this blog you can read recent developments of the EU-US Privacy Shield and alternative solutions offered by Leaseweb. EU US Privacy […]
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3 ways to maximize advertising and website ROI through IaaS

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 14:00
Customers want content delivered instantly. Whether it’s articles & videos or any type of advertising inventory pushed from a Supply-Side Platform (SSP) to a Demand-Side Platform (DSP), Owned Media, or big data being transmitted into a Data Management Platform (DMP) and used for analysis and real-time optimizations, it has to appear on the screen in […]
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How the Safe Harbour principle invalidation affects Leaseweb

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 14:55
“The Court of Justice declares that the Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbour Decision is invalid.” The Safe Harbour arrangement has been in place since 2000. It was formalized by the European Commission’s Safe Harbour Decision (2000/520/EC), and permitted the transfer of personal data of Europeans to the U.S., to companies that are self-certified under the Safe […]
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