By adopting and enabling multiple AWS services, retailers can drive innovation and organizational value—creating a competitive advantage.
Because AWS infrastructure is present worldwide, Cloud services enable business to be closer to their customers and meet consumer demands in the most cost-effective way.
As customers require a more personalized experience and operations become increasingly complex, cloud adoption is now a must-have for companies of all sizes.
Cloud adoption through AWS significantly accelerates a business’s response to challenges, such as scalability and availability, while substantially optimizing cost and increasing productivity across all areas of the business.
Understanding Customer Needs
With a deep understanding of consumer needs, we work with retailers to ensure that the service delivered enhances customer engagement across all touchpoints of the customer journey.
Gathering and analyzing customer feedback through the implementation of AWS Big Data analytics tools, we help organisations quickly and strategically respond to ever-growing demand.
UK retailer Shop Direct needed to ensure website availability, but the company’s traditional infrastructure wasn’t easy to scale.
By moving its e-commerce platform to AWS, the company, which sees 880,000 unique visitors/day, can scale with demand and has improved availability. In 2013, the company handled record Black Friday orders of nearly 10,000 orders/hour.
Teespring Uses Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering to Cut Monthly Storage Costs by 30%.
Teespring is an online platform that lets creators turn unique ideas into custom merchandise—such as t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases—that their fans can buy. “Eight years ago, our founders were frustrated by how hard it was to start a t-shirt campaign to support a social cause.
They realized that there had to be a better, lower-risk way to bring physical products to market without having to understand e-commerce storefronts, manufacturing, and customer service,” says James Brady, vice president of engineering for Teespring.
“Teespring manages all the tricky stuff in the middle so that anyone with an idea and entrepreneurial spirit can earn a living, create new connections with followers, or raise money for charity using our platform.”
Ocado, the worlds’ largest online grocery retailer, is using AWS to power its Smart Platform – bringing its disruptive, tech-driven business model to bricks-and-mortar retailers worldwide.
Moving to AWS has made experimenting with new innovations much faster and far more cost-effective, helping Ocado developers get ideas from conception to production in under an hour.
AWS also enables Ocado to integrate data from hundreds of microservices into a data lake that powers AI capabilities across the infrastructure.
Benefits of AWS
Processes billions of files to discern which can be moved to cheaper storage options
Builds image library to create training set for machine learning
Saves more than 30% in storage costs
Migrates cloud infrastructure seamlessly with no downtime or user impact
Tasks that used to take 1 to 2 hours now take 5 minutes
AWS Services Used
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.
This means customers of all sizes and industries can use it to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics.
Amazon S3 Glacier
Amazon S3 Glacier and S3 Glacier Deep Archive are a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost Amazon S3 cloud storage classes for data archiving and long-term backup.
They are designed to deliver 99.999999999% durability, and provide comprehensive security and compliance capabilities that can help meet even the most stringent regulatory requirements.
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS.
Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install and operate your own container orchestration software, manage and scale a cluster of virtual machines, or schedule containers on those virtual machines.
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers.
You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running.