June 2, 2006, 12:00 AM

Zappos leads in May high broadband connectivity

Web shoppers didn’t waste any time beating feet to Zappps.com in May. Zappos responded by offering web shoppers with high broadband the fastest connection speed, says Gomez Inc.

Web shoppers didn’t waste any time beating feet to Zappps.com in May. Zappos responded by offering web shoppers with a high broadband connection the fastest connection speed in 2.82 seconds, says Gomez Inc.

After Zappos the retailer with the next fastest time was Dell at 3.31 seconds, followed by Scholastic (3.79 seconds). Redcats (3.91 seconds), Avon (4.13 seconds), Eddie Bauer (4.21 seconds), OfficeMax (4.29 seconds), Cabela’s (4.60 seconds), Home Shopping Network (4.66 seconds) and Amazon.com (4.95 seconds).

Web shoppers typically use a high broadband connection to log onto the Internet from a corporate environment, usually their place of employment. At home most web shoppers use a low broadband connection and in May the retail site with the fastest low broadband time also was Zappos. Shoppers could access Zappos.com via low broadband in 5.66 seconds in May, followed by Dell (6.59 seconds), Scholastic (7.8 seconds), Avon (8.41 seconds), Peapod (9.21), OfficeMax (9.37 seconds), Amazon.com (9.53 seconds) and Blue Nile (9.77 seconds).

For all retailers in May, shoppers with high broadband could access a Top 50 site in 6.15 seconds and 12.94 seconds with a low broadband link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Top 50 Performance Index: Site Response Time
 May 1, 2006 - June 1, 2006

 
 
Response Time (seconds)
 
Site Dial Up Low             
Broadband
High            
Broadband
Avon 42.06 8.41 4.13
Peapod 42.63 9.21 5.78
Blue Nile 43.14 9.77 5.34
Dell 44.43 6.59 3.31
Eddie Bauer 44.60 9.60 4.21
Netflix 44.67 10.43 4.94
Scholastic 44.72 7.80 3.79
Coldwater Creek 44.76 9.77 5.08
Office Max 45.75 9.37 4.29
Quixtar 47.79 11.07 5.21
Zappos 48.36 5.66 2.82
FTD 49.80 19.45 15.12
Staples 49.87 11.85 5.06
Williams Sonoma 50.81 10.92 5.56
HSN 50.82 10.59 4.66
Cabelas 50.98 9.72 4.60
Drugstore.com 51.49 10.19 5.85
Office Depot 51.88 10.69 5.22
JC Penney 52.48 10.26 4.86
Comp USA 55.14 11.94 5.31
LL Bean 55.36 11.94 5.13
Gateway 55.69 12.99 6.27
Toys R Us 55.69 10.67 5.56
HP Direct 56.09 12.07 5.94
Amazon.com 56.23 9.53 4.95
Nordstrom 56.82 15.07 8.77
Benchmark Average 56.82 12.94 6.15
CDW 57.81 16.27 8.18
Apple 58.10 13.03 6.25
Barnes and Noble 58.17 12.38 5.77
Neiman Marcus 58.29 14.79 6.50
QVC.com 59.11 12.21 5.61
Redcats 60.42 11.05 3.91
Sears 61.53 13.74 5.59
Costco 63.03 18.33 9.75
Circuit City 63.30 12.09 5.27
Cornerstone Brands 63.54 16.27 8.21
1800 Flowers 63.96 15.04 7.18
Wal-mart 64.08 12.42 5.14
Musicians Friend 64.37 11.71 5.05
Overstock.com 64.70 15.94 7.50
Kmart 64.86 17.95 8.45
PC Mall 69.74 15.93 7.43
Buy.com 71.64 14.50 6.40
Best Buy 73.69 16.45 7.04
Tiger Direct 77.43 15.70 6.77
Home Depot 77.86 19.02 8.31
Newegg 78.45 17.28 7.21
Sony Style 84.76 16.80 6.17
GAP 87.94 24.06 9.86
Target 95.23 19.97 8.33

 

 

   Copyright © 2006 Gomez, Inc.                                      www.gomez.com

 

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From IR Blogs

FPO

Patrick Smarzynski / E-Commerce

What the changes at eBay mean for sellers

The online marketplace introduced new rules for sellers last month. It’s crucial that sellers understand ...

FPO

Mark Feinstein / E-Commerce

A quick guide to global e-commerce opportunities

Consumers in many countries are buying more online each year. Understanding the nuances of each ...

Advertisement