On Friday afternoon we identified a slow down in our eCom applications concerning region EU1, affecting most of the EU webshops. A timeline of events is listed below:
The root cause of this incident is related to an external service, PostNL. PostNL showed raised API response times and this had cascading affects across the various applications that use the PostNL integration.
After the incident we made changes to our infrastructure to minimize the impact when this reoccurs.
We understand that these issues have occurred at a critical time for your business and we have made every effort to ensure that you don't experience any further system interruptions.