Sur La Table Improves Website Stability and Grows Online Sales
With over 40 years in the market Sur La Table has become one of the biggest and most well-known US housewares retailers and currently operates over 100 retail stores. Besides a successful brick-and-mortar retail business, the company also is among the Top 500 online retailers in the US based on the amount of online sales per year.
Can Now Focus on Business Instead of
Cyber Monday Sales
Past ecommerce Problems
Moreover, the previous hosting provider’s rigid controls did not allow Sur La Table’s team to make necessary changes to the website in an efficient, timely manner, making it difficult for the retailer to reach its business goals.
We did not have a lot of transparency into our own systems. The previous provider felt like that they had to basically black us out in order to meet their service level agreements.
Hosting Provider Solution
- Issues with previous hosting provider, including lack of site stability and frequent outages
- Lack of transparency into system
- Could not support growth
- ATG/Oracle platform migrated to Pivotree
- Oracle Commerce Hosting Solution
- Fully-dedicated infrastructure
- Tier IV Data Center
- 14/7 architect level support
- Advanced monitoring and tuning
- Increased speed and stability
- Quick ticket resolution
- Highest ever Cyber Monday sales for company
- Grew online sales by 104.2%, reaching $56.8 million
We were really impressed by the knowledge level of the Pivotree team. It was very clear to us that we were going to get a whole different level of service from Pivotree, and it really felt like they were going to really just be an extension of our team. It’s also critical that we can manage changes and improvements to the site as quickly as necessary to keep up with the rapidly changing e-commerce industry. No other provider gave us the same level of comfort.
As a part of the Pivotree Oracle Commerce Hosting Solution, Pivotree provided fully dedicated infrastructure, Tier IV data center, 24/7 architect level support, advanced monitoring, tuning, access to production systems and more.
The new website has better speed and stability; tickets are resolved faster and Sur La Table’s team has access to production systems. Sur La Table’s website performance statistics for 2013 speak for themselves.
Since the online store’s relaunch in January 2013, Sur La Table has been able to focus on growing its business instead of troubleshooting the website. With Pivotree’s support the retailer had record Cyber Monday sales and grew online sales by 104.2% reaching $56.8 million in 2013 according to Internet Retailer.
SurLaTable.com Performance 2013 Calendar Year
We’re seeing substantial levels of improvement in site speed, app performance and uptime. Tickets are resolved extremely quickly with Pivotree, and we’re very pleased with the flexibility of the Pivotree team to work with us in ways that work best for us.
SurLaTable.com Performance Cyber Monday 2013
The 2013 Holiday Season was Sur La Table’s third on the ATG platform and our first with Pivotree. The difference was remarkable. Unlike the problems that plagued us at our past hosting provider – inability to update site content during normal business hours, crashing application instances, and full site outages – this year we calmly watched traffic levels exceed expectations while our business sales goals were quickly met and then blown away. We know the decision to move this key piece of Sur La Table’s business to Pivotree was the right one.