In eCommerce, doing a fantastic job or getting lucky can be a terrible thing. A great marketing campaign or spike in customer interest can crash your site. Besides losing all of your sales for the day and ticking off your customers, you may be seized by the gut-wrenching, head-spinning feeling of a missed opportunity. For the longest time, the only solution for this was to throw away money on servers you almost never use, or buy a pillow to scream and cry into every few quarters.
Luckily this universal experience is no longer universal. By forgoing open-source the customers of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, formerly known as Demandware, can share one code base and work on one version of the software. As a Salesforce Commerce Cloud customer, your site rests on servers across the world, ready to automatically scale up in a moments notice, should traffic increase. Why build like this? Because Salesforce Commerce Cloud shares in your successes through a revenue-sharing pricing model. They’re only successful if you are. Also because of this multi-tenant cloud-structure, integrations are easy, software updates are truly seamless, and page load times are lightning fast (think half-a-second on average!).
For several years, Blue Acorn searched for a second platform that would allow us to deliver more quality development and data-driven designs. After evaluating and scoring several platforms based on a long list of criteria, Salesforce Commerce Cloud ultimately rose to the top.