How to choose a virtual waiting room and stop site crashes

How to choose a virtual waiting room

When it comes to choosing a virtual waiting room or visitor queue, there are plenty of considerations to take into account. Not all websites or businesses need the same requirements or applications from their virtual waiting rooms, so a one-size-fits-all attitude isn’t appropriate for most.

When it comes to choosing a virtual waiting room or visitor queue, there are plenty of considerations to take into account. Not all websites or businesses need the same requirements or applications from a visitor queue, so a one-size-fits-all attitude isn’t appropriate for most.

  • Why are they queuing?
  • When are they queuing?
  • Where are they queuing?
  • How are they queuing?

So, let’s take a deeper look at those questions, and more importantly, see where the answers lie.

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What are the common issues and needs of a virtual queuing system?

There are many possible areas to cause problems for service providers, vendors, and agents. The one common denominator is that they all require protection and prevention from any foul play.

Virtual queue-jumpers skipping the line

Choosing a server-side adapter prevents attempts to skip the line by bypassing or disabling JavaScript in client-side options.

Protection against bots

Bots are another problem where server-side solutions are better equipped to protect your platform from touts and hackers—those trying to find ways to crack your system and beat genuine visitors and consumers to the front of the visitor queue.

VIP visitor access

Allowing direct access or speedier employment of your service for preferred customers is managed in your control settings. This requires the same level of safeguarding security in your virtual waiting rooms and a possible change in architecture to address bottlenecks and delivery of different queues.

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Eager users logging on in advance

What do you do with an excessive amount of online traffic before an event launches? If you set up a visitor queue to hold early visitors in place, does it adhere to the fairness of setting a specific event launch schedule? At the same time, you don’t want all of that web traffic to cripple your site before your visitor queue system launches.

Creating a visitor queue that allocates a random order at the designated event start-time is a solution that fits with fairness etiquette. There are answers to every issue, and we have a helpful article on how virtual waiting rooms work for further details. Make sure your visitor queue system covers every eventuality.

The key factors to choosing your virtual queuing system

The three areas you need to incorporate are:

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Visitor satisfaction

Your visitors’ trust in your business brand will slide downhill rapidly if your visitor queue system continually lets them down, and we all know that reputation is paramount when it comes to loyalty.

Protect both your servers and applications with an appropriate virtual queuing system and your customers with ongoing updates at each step of their buying/registration/alternative process.

  • Fairness comes first, so utilize first-come, first-served software.
  • Introduce an educational or informative customer experience during longer queue times in virtual waiting rooms to occupy your visitors and distract them from lengthy waits.
  • Include a seamless, safe customer journey - custom branded to build customer confidence across each and every link.

Complete queue control

When choosing your virtual waiting room solution and queuing system, you must pick one that incorporates all the control you require over the complete visit journey, including your virtual waiting rooms.

For example, Queue-Fair delivers engaging animated displays, with an estimated wait that is continually updated, an animated progress bar, and uniquely in the industry, a ticking People Ahead counter that shows each person how many people are ahead of them in the queue, ticking down one at a time in a synchronized manner across all the browsers or apps in the queue, keeping your customers engaged.

Safeguarding your system and your visitors’ experience

The main reason for any virtual waiting room technology is to stop websites crashing, losing valuable revenue for your business from associated downtime, and sales losses from each lost link visit. However, there are many ways hackers and less than credible opportunists will try to use technology to navigate your boundaries and payment process flow and skip your waiting rooms, so it's important that your virtual waiting rooms are secure too, so that they do not have the ability to do that just by visiting an unprotected link.

To protect yourself and your patient visitors, you must:

The good news is that Queue-Fair includes everything you need as standard services with our vitrual waiting room technology.

You only have to browse our website to see that we cover all of the above eventualities for your digital transformation and anything else you could ever need from your virtual waiting rooms. If you’d like to dive deeper into our system's more precise methods and applications, a complete technical guide is available for anyone who'd like to read it. When people join a Queue-Fair virtual waiting room, it's as if they schedule virtual appointments for when they reach the front of the queue.

As well as a glossary of industry terms, it explains how security, queue activating and safeguard rates control your visitor ingress and output from the waiting rooms, how server-side and client-side adapters work, and which will be most appropriate for your virtual waiting rooms and visitor queue needs.

Because Queue-Fair offers the most accurate virtual waiting rooms service on the market, your server load will be rock steady, meaning you can safely have a higher queue rate than waiting rooms from other providers. That means users experience a shorter wait with our systems, leading to higher sales and a better customer experience too.

If, after you’ve drained our guide of every piece of information, you still have questions about our visitor queue systems, then our team of technical experts are always on hand and ready to help.

Get in touch, and we’ll get you on track to the safest virtual waiting rooms on the web - just join up for a free trial and we can have you up and running in minutes.

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