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Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

November 23, 2012 11:56 AM

Strong Start to Black Friday

In years past, Black Friday is the only day to reach its peak early in the day, with all other days peaking at 9 or 10:00 PM in the evening.  Last year on Black Friday we reached peak by 11:00 AM ET, and in 2010 we hit peak by 1:00 PM ET.  As I mentioned in the previous post, Black Friday may drive higher volumes all day but its peak

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

November 23, 2012 11:19 AM

Another Hockey Stick Thanksgiving

Last year Thanksgiving Day was our biggest traffic growth day, growing 70% over the year prior, and driving our highest peak traffic of the Holiday weekend - beating out even CyberMonday - at 9:00 PM Eastern.   With the early doorbusters once again causing controversy, we all expected another breakout year for shopping on Thanksgiving Day.   By all accounts, Thanksgiving was a blow out traffic day.   With an

Akamai

Akamai

November 22, 2012 12:48 PM

What's more important to consumers: Turkey or Shoppi ...

While mentions of the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock have been few and far between, one thing's for sure, I cannot even begin to count the number of times I've heard "online shopping data," "peak traffic," "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday" over the past few weeks.   In addition to site traffic patterns from Lelah Manz, Akamai's Advertising Decision Solutions (ADS) has access to a cornucopia of behavioral shopping data.  In

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

November 22, 2012 9:52 AM

The Proven Holiday Readiness Game Plan: An Interview ...

On this very calm Thanksgiving Eve, it's a perfect time to share with you all a "behind the scenes" look at how Akamai's commerce experts are engaging with retailers in preparation for this weekend.   As Akamai is working with 96 of the IR100, we have broad visibility into holiday readiness preparations and what retailers are really expecting this season.  To get a sense of what's to come this weekend, who

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

November 13, 2012 12:21 PM

Let the Holiday Shopping Season Begin

And so it begins! In the US, we can now expect the Holiday carols to beam through every store audio system and the early bird holiday sales to begin in full force. Akamai's Commerce team has been hard at work these last 9 months, side by side with many of our global Commerce customers preparing for another online holiday shopping season. As we inch closer to various online holiday shopping-related

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

October 3, 2012 12:22 PM

Global Industry Leaders to Gather at #AkamaiEdge 201 ...

The largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the Akamai Edge Conference, is taking place next week at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature speakers from more than 40 companies. Registration information and the complete agenda can be found at: www.akamai.com/edgeBusiness and technology leaders from Amadeus, Build.com, Cisco, CTV, Grainger, GREE, Guitar Center, Symantec, USAA, Visa, and many others, are scheduled to present during

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

June 7, 2012 10:48 AM

Why the Internet Doesn't Always Work

A primer for Controlling the Challenges of InternetThis coming week thousands of us who focus on ecommerce - both as online retailers and technology providers alike - will be converging in Chicago at IRCE's 2012 event.  Teaming up with Kevin Diamond, the CTO of Hautelook, I am looking forward to the opportunity to talk about the challenges of doing business over the Internet.  Hautelook is an excellent example of a

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

June 6, 2012 8:00 AM

How Does Motorcycle Superstore Rev Up Their Online S ...

Ranked #186 on the Internet Retailer Top 500 list, Motorcycle Superstore is a leading online retailer in the motorcycle and powersports industry. Check out this video to hear directly from Jason Miller, Vice President of Technology, on how the company accelerates their eCommerce business to get the best performance for its customers.  As Motorcycle Superstore's eCommerce business grows, a fast, secure and seamless site for customers is critical. From content

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

May 25, 2012 12:29 PM

Reinvention of the Retail Store - A Case for the Clo ...

Online gains increase pressure on Store ReinventionReturning from the MICROS User Conference, after speaking on the imperative of the Cloud in Retail, I find myself hopeful - even enthusiastic - for the future of stores.After the release of ComScore's ecommerce growth metrics last week, this may be a surprise. 17% growth in Q1 in the ecommerce channel is clear evidence that online channel growth is accelerating at the expense of