As Mountain Warehouse was gearing up for the annual Black Friday holiday sales rush, one of the company’s payments providers had experienced hours of downtime. Mountain Warehouse couldn’t risk the lost sales or added stress which an outage would cause in the run up to this critical season, so the company looked for more reliable options to support its growing ecommerce business.
Mountain Warehouse was already integrated with Stripe to manage a portion of its online payment transactions, so the company decided to direct all payment transactions to Stripe during its busiest season.
“Black Friday can be a really stressful, high-pressure period for us,” explained Edward Whatmore, chief digital officer. “To have a stable platform with a high rate of uptime is key, so fortunately we were able to switch to Stripe and push all of our traffic through the platform.”
Stripe’s ease-of-use and fast deployment ensured Mountain Warehouse was ready for the annual holiday rush of shoppers and their payments. Stripe also gave Whatmore and his team simple peace of mind so they could focus on keeping the revenue flowing.
“If we hadn't made the switch to Stripe, we would have lost multiple tens-of-thousands of pounds in sales,” Whatmore added. “With Stripe, we don't have to worry about reliability; we can rest easy knowing our platform is going to have 99.99% uptime.”
With Stripe, we don't have to worry about reliability; we can rest easy knowing our platform is going to have 99.99% uptime.