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Creating Long-Term Relationships (Even in a Crisis)

Creating Long-Term Relationships (Even in a Crisis)

In a Covid-19 world, online shopping is on the rise. In Rewind’s Elevating Your Ecommerce Business During the Global Pandemic, it was reported that between March and April 2020 alone, ecommerce sales rose to an average of 65%. As well, transaction volumes were up 74%...

5 Tasks Ecommerce Teams Should Automate

5 Tasks Ecommerce Teams Should Automate

It’s a harsh reality. Ecommerce businesses are typically run by small teams. People are wearing two, three, maybe even five hats. And they can tell you there’s not enough time in the day, to cross everything off an infinite “to-do” list. f However hiring more people...

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Using S3 batch to tag data for removal

Using S3 batch to tag data for removal

At Rewind, we have a requirement to remove data from AWS S3 based on an external time criteria. We settled on using S3 batch and some tooling around this to handle the removal of the data "automagically" using tagging and S3 content lifecycle rules. Here's how we did...

Automated Terraform Deployments to AWS with Github Actions

Automated Terraform Deployments to AWS with Github Actions

We’ve written in a previous blog post how Terraform helps us manage a lot of infrastructure for several platforms in a consistent manner. Recently we’ve been able to develop an automated workflow for actually applying our Terraform configuration to environments with...

Why Rewind Said Hello to AWS Session Manager and Goodbye to SSH

Why Rewind Said Hello to AWS Session Manager and Goodbye to SSH

At Rewind, we generally subscribe to the “treat your servers like cattle, not pets” mantra yet we still have the occasional requirement to log in to EC2 instances using SSH. We had instances locked down fairly tight using security groups and only allowing SSH from a...

Interview with MauKau, the #1 Shopify Expert in France

Interview with MauKau, the #1 Shopify Expert in France

In May, we had the opportunity to interview Michael Morales, the Co-Founder of MauKau, a Shopify agency located in Paris. In fact, MauKau is the #1 Shopify expert in France. Michael shared the story of how he got into the world of ecommerce, talked about some...

No Ecommerce Data is Safe from Disaster of Deletion

No Ecommerce Data is Safe from Disaster of Deletion

It can happen to anyone. One minute you’re transferring data on your ecommerce site, and the next moment all your product images are gone. In fact, according to the 2020 Data Protection Survey Report, 25% of respondents have lost essential data at some point. Out of...

Report: Data Disasters Can Cripple a Business

Report: Data Disasters Can Cripple a Business

Ecommerce is revolutionizing how we buy and sell goods and services. Businesses invest a lot of time and energy to build out the perfect ecommerce store. And it goes beyond images and product listings. There’s inventory, blogs, themes, navigation, customer order...

One in Four Ecommerce Stores will Permanently Lose Data

One in Four Ecommerce Stores will Permanently Lose Data

Here’s why getting the data back won’t be easy The world is becoming increasingly digital. We read most of our news online. We watch a lot of our television shows and movies online. According to Statista, over two billion of us, or 25% of the global population, shop...

Aggregating Webhooks with DynamoDB and SQS Delay Queues

Aggregating Webhooks with DynamoDB and SQS Delay Queues

Webhooks and the processing of them are a big part of Rewind backups. We’re now processing over 300 million hooks per month at a peak rate of approx 190 hooks per second. We’ve written before about a scalable method for processing large volumes of webhooks and also...

How to Use the Rewind Copy Feature For QuickBooks Online

How to Use the Rewind Copy Feature For QuickBooks Online

Introducing Rewind Copy for QuickBooks Online Duplicating client files has always been a time consuming, manual process. The new Rewind Copy feature for QuickBooks Online allows users to automatically copy data from one company file to another in one click....

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