January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM

Big retailers keep their web site availability rates constant

Web shoppers in December could access a top 50 retail site with a high broadband connection an average of 99.24% of the time, compared with an average of 99.81% for a low broadband connection and 81.63% for dial-up, says Gomez Inc.

Web shoppers in December could access a top 50 retail site with a high broadband connection an average of 99.24% of the time, compared with an average of 99.81% for a low broadband connection and 81.63% for dial-up, says Gomez Inc.

The retailers delivering the best dial-up success rate in December included Nordstrom.com at 93.81% and PCConnection.com at 93.08%.

The web merchant providing the best low broadband availability was Chadwicks.com at 99.69%, while Saks.com had the best high broadband availability at 99.68%

 

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

 

Rank Retailer Dial Up Low Broadband High Broadband
1 Saks Fifth Avenue 90.78 99.68 99.68
2 Chadwicks 90.47 99.69 99.65
3 Neiman Marcus 89.99 99.49 99.63
Zappos 91.85 99.60 99.63
5 Macys Store 90.05 99.25 99.59
6 Footlocker 86.08 99.29 99.53
7 L. L. Bean 88.17 99.14 99.52
The Home Depot 86.73 99.19 99.52
9 Costco 86.09 99.27 99.51
J. C. Penney 92.47 99.43 99.51
11 Barnes & Noble 81.89 99.13 99.49
12 Coldwater Creek 92.18 99.50 99.47
Scholastic 91.38 99.45 99.47
Staples 84.77 99.27 99.47
15 Dell 91.75 99.02 99.45
16 Toys R Us 54.00 98.78 99.44
17 Tiger Direct 76.99 99.22 99.40
18 Avon Shopping 89.44 99.55 99.38
Williams-Sonoma 89.26 99.34 99.38
20 Wal-Mart 81.99 98.97 99.37
21 PC Connection 93.08 99.27 99.36
Victorias Secret 87.58 99.49 99.36
23 Musicians Friend 83.66 99.53 99.34
24 FTD 86.54 99.12 99.33
25 Amazon 75.67 98.70 99.30
26 Blue Nile 90.29 98.59 99.29
CompUSA 88.61 98.90 99.29
Netflix 86.97 99.21 99.29
29 Buy.com 79.93 99.18 99.27
Peapod 89.92 98.96 99.27
  Benchmark Average 81.36 98.81 99.24
OfficeMax 82.13 97.99 99.24
32 Newegg 81.63 98.74 99.23
Quixtar 85.56 98.73 99.23
34 Gap 43.06 97.61 99.21
35 Sony Style 69.14 98.70 99.20
36 Target 68.37 98.72 99.18
37 Nordstrom 93.81 98.92 99.15
38 Circuit City Home 75.10 98.68 99.13
39 Overstock 90.75 98.26 99.06
40 QVC 63.30 98.19 99.05
41 Oriental Trading 50.77 98.33 99.02
42 Drugstore 83.91 98.31 99.01
43 HSN 86.55 98.82 98.97
Sears 89.86 98.56 98.97
45 HP Shopping 85.51 98.64 98.94
46 Best Buy 79.86 97.10 98.86
47 CDW 54.17 97.40 98.65
48 1-800 Flowers 82.97 98.09 98.33
Office Depot 92.21 97.97 98.33
50 Apple Store 20.78 95.66 98.10
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© 2008 Gomez, Inc.
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