August 22, 2007, 12:00 AM

July site availability retains the status quo

Web shoppers in July could access a top 50 retail site with a high broadband connection an average of 99.05% of the time, compared with an average of 97.80% for a low broadband connection and 88% for dial-up, says Gomez Inc.

Web shoppers in July could access a top 50 retail site with a high broadband connection an average of 99.05% of the time, compared with an average of 97.80% for a low broadband connection and 88% for dial-up, says Gomez Inc.

The retailers delivering the best dial-up success rate in July included Avon.com at 98.48% and OfficeDepot.com at 97.7%.

The web merchant providing the best high broadband availability was OfficeMax.com at 99.75%.

 

Top 50 Web Site Performance Index: Availability
July 01 , 2007 - July 31 , 2007
Availability (%)

 

Rank Retailer Dial Up Low Broadband High Broadband
1 Office Max 97.02 99.29 99.75
2 Costco 91.35 99.16 99.56
3 CompUSA 91.82 98.38 99.49
4 Wal-Mart 79.36 99.15 99.48
5 L. L. Bean 96.22 99.14 99.46
Nordstrom 91.95 98.65 99.46
7 Avon Shopping 98.48 99.48 99.43
Office Depot 97.70 99.21 99.43
9 Chadwicks. 90.29 97.55 99.42
10 Overstock 94.74 98.99 99.40
11 QVC 85.42 97.80 99.39
12 Neiman Marcus 96.00 97.44 99.33
13 Blue Nile. 97.18 99.19 99.31
14 FTD 92.50 97.82 99.29
15 Netflix 92.80 99.23 99.25
Zappos 96.07 97.55 99.25
17 CDW 90.62 97.88 99.24
J. C. Penney 95.53 97.77 99.24
Peapod 95.15 99.22 99.24
Toys R Us 54.62 98.51 99.24
21 Buy.com 88.18 97.03 99.20
22 Coldwater Creek 94.90 98.05 99.19
HSN 93.64 97.79 99.19
Saxs Fifth Avenue 95.42 97.55 99.19
Staples 90.60 97.71 99.19
26 The Home Depot 90.14 97.07 99.18
27 Amazon 74.68 98.33 99.17
Drugstore 94.46 98.69 99.17
29 Barnes and Noble 91.08 97.79 99.16
30 Sears 96.27 98.64 99.14
Victoria Secret 88.54 96.95 99.14
32 Macys Store 95.03 97.55 99.12
33 Williams-Sonoma 91.81 97.40 99.10
34 PC Connection 94.67 98.47 99.06
  Benchmark Average 88.00 97.80 99.05
35 Quixtar 95.87 97.64 99.04
36 Dell 96.49 98.59 99.02
37 Musicians Friend 89.82 97.16 99.00
38 1-800 Flowers 89.35 97.29 98.99
39 Oriental Trading 76.93 96.96 98.97
40 Newegg 89.58 98.06 98.94
41 Gap 51.01 96.53 98.83
42 Circuit City Home 91.71 97.01 98.81
43 Footlocker 94.97 97.77 98.80
44 Target 75.23 97.31 98.70
45 HP Shopping 90.21 97.35 98.63
46 Scholastic 92.92 97.15 98.61
47 Best Buy 56.45 95.84 98.00
48 Sony Style 73.36 96.58 97.94
49 Apple Store 45.05 93.26 97.55
50 Tiger Direct 86.98 95.28 96.96
All data for this report is collected by the Gomez Last Mile network,
30 times an hour from Dial Up, Low and High Broadband users across
the United States, 24 hours a day except between 3AM to 6AM EDT.
Availability is determined by the percentage of tests that fail to
correctly load.
Copyright© 2007 Gomez, Inc.
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