Verizon Digital Media Services Introduces Integrated Solution for E-Commerce
NEW YORK – E-commerce website owners have lots to worry about: Factors such as slow websites, poor security and hard-to-find products all combine to increase shopping-cart abandonment, drive away users and hurt the bottom line. Those owners also are faced with a fragmented market filled with many vendors and solutions and the complexity associated with trying to figure out which solution is best and priced right, and which solutions work well together.
Verizon Digital Media Services now offers e-commerce website owners an integrated infrastructure solution all from one vendor, aimed at helping resolve these critical issues while delivering a better value and support experience.
This e-commerce solution includes a carefully chosen selection of Verizon Digital Media Services products delivering acceleration, security, edge intelligence and device detection. At the core of the solution is Verizon Transact, a global PCI-certified acceleration network dedicated to e-commerce customers and partitioned from the global Internet, insulating it from the congestion and security issues that often afflict the Web.
The complete e-commerce solution package consists of the following products:
- Transact (a PCI-certified global e-commerce delivery platform).
- Protect (advanced content protection).
- Compute (logic and intelligence at the edge).
- Analyze (360-degree visibility into content performance and user experience).
- Develop (custom logic at the edge).
- Support (unsurpassed 24/7 year-round customer support).
- Store (replicating origin content across a geographically distributed footprint).
- Route (DNS- and Anycast-based routing and traffic management).
Leveraging the strengths of the Verizon EdgeCast delivery network, the e-commerce solution enables retailers to cost-effectively accelerate transactions with faster loading of websites, efficiently deliver streaming video, accurately target content based on shoppers’ geography and redirect mobile users to mobile website versions, all without costly hardware build outs.
This solution is packaged to deliver better price and value over buying these services individually and includes the same exceptional customer support Verizon Digital Media Services global support organization offers.
One of the largest home-improvement online retailers, Build.com, recently made the switch to the Verizon Digital Media Services e-commerce solution. Offering more than 700,000 unique products, Build.com uses the solution to provide an efficient, secure platform.
“Build.com delivers smarter home-improvement choices for its customers by making it easier to find the right products and information to complete any type of home-improvement project,” said Dan Davis, vice president of technology at Build.com. “Our business depends on robust technology solutions to power a rewarding customer experience at lightning-fast speeds. Not only does the Verizon Digital Media Services e-commerce solution ensure high availability of our site and its applications -- even during unexpected spikes in traffic -- it intelligently serves content based on the user device, and it helps protect our digital assets against malicious activity.”
Said James Segil, chief marketing officer, Verizon Digital Media Services: “The Verizon Digital Media Services eCommerce solution is custom-built to ensure a richer user experience while driving lower abandonment of transactions so sales are increased for our online retailer customers. As e-commerce traffic grows from retailers already doing business online as well as traditional retailers building their online presence, we are well positioned to provide those customers with a robust solution to all of their e-commerce needs.”
Learn more about the company’s new e-commerce solution here.
Verizon Digital Media Services offers enterprises a suite of robust and flexible end-to-end video solutions for best-in-class TV Everywhere and superior over-the-top experiences. Built on one of the world’s most advanced networks with a video-optimized platform, Verizon Digital Media Services delivers a vast range of content management and delivery services with carrier-grade quality, reliability, security and scale. For more information about Digital Media Services, visit www.verizondigitalmedia.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,900. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.