In the week before Christmas and on Boxing Day we got to seriously load test our the new multi store version of our software – in our own retail businesses. With three very busy Sophie Randall shops pounding away simultaneously back to the server we experienced 100% uptime and excellent performance.

In the busiest hour on the busiest day we processed over 1,000 transactions back to the server. While this may not seem many across three stores, it’s significant when you consider that we were relying on local hardware, internet access and our server back end to keep it all running smoothly.

The learnings from this Christmas trading rush have been excellent – particularly in relation to appropriate infrastructure necessary to support a stable fast operation at the registers..

We continue to tweak the multi store software based on our own experiences and on feedback from others using the system.