As the holiday season draws near once again, consumers and end-users are beginning to make preparations for the host of gift-giving opportunities and family gatherings that November and December bring. In fact, with more enterprises wishing to capitalize on holiday business and more consumers wanting to get ahead of their shopping before the season’s peak sets in, holiday shopping is extending further than ever before. In 2018, more than 38 percent of surveyed internet users reported that they were planning to begin their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. Furthermore, in 2018, Cyber Monday (one of the most notable online shopping days of the year in terms of traffic and sales generation) represented the most popular shopping event with the highest amount of e-commerce sales, reporting a total of $7.9 billion. Meanwhile, Black Friday boasted $6.2 billion in online sales.
While this should create excitement for businesses and deliver a host of opportunities due to increased holiday shopping, it could spell disaster for unprepared enterprises. With the digital realm taking over in many aspects of day-to-day life, shopping certainly is no exception. Expectations from consumers in terms of e-commerce experience are getting higher every day, and the average internet user is becoming more discerning.
Now more than ever, the push for capable IT solutions and seamless e-commerce capabilities is on. The online competition is more intense every year, and businesses that fall behind the curve with lagging sites or glitchy systems that cannot keep pace with increased demand will miss out on this vital yearly opportunity to boost sales and garner increased traffic. Beyond that, enterprises without successful IT strategies will quickly lose business, create negative customer sentiments and damage their bottom lines.
Luckily, with managed services, any business can augment their online presence and be properly prepared for the incoming swell of e-commerce demands. MOD Mission Critical provides expert managed services and gives enterprises convenient and critical access to IT skills that will help keep their business ahead of the curve, remain agile and outpace the competition. By leveraging MOD’s high levels of wide-ranging insight, enterprises can take some of the stress out of managing e-commerce capabilities and keep their resources trained on core competencies while enjoying predictable flat fees and scalable subscription models.
MOD’s services are characterized by boutique-level attention, and the company’s bespoke solutions ensure that every client’s requirements are seamlessly met even as demands ebb, flow and evolve. Plus, a real human touch ensures ease and trusted partnership to facilitate long-term success. MOD ensures that companies are backed by access to 400 carriers, 200 data centers, 37 managed Points of Presence, countless on-net buildings and beyond, all at wholesale rates.
The holidays offer a lot to be excited about, and with experts and managed services on hand, enterprises will have nothing to fear as e-commerce needs rise and traffic increases rapidly. With MOD’s adaptive, preemptive and future-proofed strategies, every end user’s buying experience can remain positive and reliable.
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