Holiday Shopping In the Cloud

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too! Come on it’s lovely weather for shopping together with you! ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and it doesn’t matter if you are a cozy-up-at-home online shopper or a hustle-and-bustle mall goer, the cloud is making this holiday shopping season a whole lot easier.

This year Cyber Monday became the biggest U.S. online shopping day of all time with close to $3.45billion being spent in a single day; and they thought last year’s $2.3billion would be hard to beat! O ye of little faith! Can you imagine how hard online retailers needed to work to keep their websites up and running to handle that kind of traffic? Not quite as hard as you probably think; and that’s all thanks to the flexibility and scalability of doing business in the cloud.

Without the use of cloud technology, servers could be crashing left and right under the weight of the massive influx of users; but in today’s cloud technology world, instantaneous inventory updates and virtual shopping cart checkouts are seamless and efficient, making Cyber Monday and holiday shopping the dynamic experience it has become.

So, here you are online shopper, all cozy on the couch with your table or laptop, clicking here and there for the perfect present for your loved ones; it’s easy and comfortable that’s for sure! But, what if there’s something you see online that you want to see up close and personal, because that’s the only way you can really know if it’s exactly what you’re looking for. That’s where the up-to-date inventory feature of cloud technology comes in. You can check to see if a product is in stock in your local store, and simply go there to check it out for yourself. That way you know you’re getting precisely what you want.

Or, maybe you are someone that loves the buzz of the holiday shopping season: the Christmas music singing from the speakers and the delicious aroma of gingerbread lattes wafting in the air as you whip around from store to store. And once there, you find everything you want; you’ve got your purchases in hand and you’re ready to check out.

Yikes! That’s when you spot the line. You know the one; it’s the line that’s curving around the store and from the looks of it, you’ll be waiting forever. No problem! You pull out your phone, access the store’s website, check to see if the products you have in hand are also available online and in stock and CLICK! Done! You’ve ordered the exact merchandise you’ve seen and loved, and it will be delivered to your door in a couple of days. No muss, no fuss as you skip the line and out on your way. Now it’s time to enjoy a bit of holiday spirit and some of those gingerbread lattes – hassle totally avoided!

This holiday season, thanks to cloud technology, the shopping decision is in your hands!

For more information about how the cloud can benefit your business, contact Polleo Systems, your 24/7 cloud experts.