You're already doing a lot of hard work to get ready for BFCM — but what about those who have your back?Both Shopify and its large community of theme and app developers — plus third party experts — have invested heavily in getting ready for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday explosion in online shopping. All Shopify stores are hosted on the company’s advanced platform that’s designed to achieve 99.9 percent uptime as well as protect you and your customer’s data. That means there’s no need to worry about finding and paying for a reliable Web hosting company — or configuring any of the complex server settings that can come with that. Shopify’s servers are Level 1 PCI compliant, which means you and your customer’s payment information (and other data) are stored under industry-leading security strategies and best practices. Shopify also includes free SSL certificates for all stores, ensuring that the connection between your online store and your customers’ device is encrypted. During busy shopping seasons such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online stores can see huge spikes in traffic, which could result in slow performance or even downtime … and while no server setup is ever fully safe from cyber attacks or downtime (even Google goes down from time to time), Shopify has invested heavily in personnel, equipment and software to make sure stores remain “up” even during the busiest shopping seasons. Shopify offers a realtime dashboard of various data points once the shopping seam stats. During the four day period starting with Black Friday 2017 and ending with Cyber Monday, Shopify processed a combined total of over $1.3 billion in sales. At its peak, 2017’s BFCM season saw Shopify’s servers successfully process approximately $1.3 million in orders every minute. Shopify’s advanced content delivery network is designed to host tens of millions of optimized product images that are delivered fast to users around the globe. Unlike some other hosting solutions, Shopify has no limits on how many images or other files you can upload — or how many times your files and store pages are downloaded by shoppers. From a practical standpoint, Shopify’s platform also gives you the power and flexibility to offer unlimited products and process as many orders as you need.