Performance testing for e-commerce

Because faster response time not only improves user experience, it increases conversion rate.

Be prepared for peak loads - like Black Friday!

Your e-commerce site needs to perform, even under high traffic conditions. Test your site to ensure you're ready for the holiday peaks. This requires stress testing. Every second counts, because for ecommerce sites, performance translates directly to profits. A Google study showed that 53% of mobile users will abandon a site if  it doesn't load within 3 seconds.

E-commerce Site Best Practices

Get the best performance for your e-commerce site by doing the following: design with performance in mind by setting "performance budgets," use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), compress your files, limit requests and load test your site.


E-commerce Best Practices

Have a Mobile First Strategy

More than a third of ecommerce website traffic is now done on smartphones. Make sure your ecommerce site performs smoothly across different platforms and devices by load testing for each. 



Testing Mobile Sites

Speed is money

Not only should your site provide an interesting and compelling user experience, you also need to make that experience fast and reliable. To ensure a competitive e-commerce site, strive for an Average Response Time of less than 2 seconds.



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Powerful features for e-commerce solutions

Load Impact is the most widely used commercial load testing solution. Easily test the peak performance of your e-commerce site with Virtual Users (VU) that simulate website activity. Load Impact 3.0 allows tests of up to 500,000 VUs.

Test scheduling and automation

Schedule your load tests to run in the middle of the night or once per week - you don't have to be around at all! You can also include Load Impact as part of your Continuous Integration (CI) process with the use of our Jenkins, Circle CI and TeamCity plugins. Learn more

Easy-to-use scenario recorders

Record an HTTP session using our Chrome Extension and let the simulated users (VUs) perform the same actions during the test.

Performance trending

Plot a single, high-level performance metric collected over multiple test runs to locate patterns of performance degradation or improvement, and more easily validate the performance impact of code and infrastructure changes over time.

The Load Impact User Interface (UI)

We make it easy for you to load test your e-commerce website. Create, update, save, delete and validate user scenarios right from the cloud based user interface in Load Impact 3.0. Then configure and run your tests. See your test results in the cloud too.

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Different types of website performance testing

Load Impact supports a wide range of performance tests for e-commerce websites

Test a site with login

Supports both basic HTTP authentication and HTTP POST operations, as well as HTTPS. This means we support most common methods for logging in to sites.

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Test a checkout

What to look for when conducting a performance and load test on a website that includes a checkout process as a user scenario.

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How to load test an API

Performance test your APIs with powerful Lua scripting. Support for all HTTP methods, JSON and XML as well as custom metrics to keep track of what matters to you.

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Load Test your E-commerce Website

The peak holiday shopping season is almost upon us and your e-commerce website must be ready to handle the traffic. Your customers won't wait for more than a couple of seconds for your pages to load. Watch this webinar to learn about e-commerce website load testing best practices. Ensure the performance you need to meet demand.


Guest: Michael Sjölin, Load Impact Professional Services



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