December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM

Scholastic.com tops the response time honor roll

In November, Scholastic.com generated a high broadband Internet backbone response time of 0.98 seconds, to lead all top 50 e-retailers, according to measurements from Gomez Inc. Scholastic was followed by QVC.com at 1.12 seconds.

Mark Brohan

Research Director

In November, Scholastic.com generated a high broadband Internet backbone response time of 0.98 seconds, to lead all top 50 e-retailers, according to measurements from Gomez Inc.

Gomez analyzed availability and response time from the Internet’s distribution network, or backbone, which is another way for retailers to monitor web site performance.

Scholastic was followed by QVC.com at 1.12 seconds, Dell.com at 1.21 seconds, Officedepot.com at 1.19 seconds, Avon.com at 1.32 seconds, Newegg.com at 1.38 seconds, and ColdwaterCreek.com at 1.38 seconds.


How big retailers measure up on backbone response time
Retailer
Response time
Scholastic.com
0.98 seconds
QVC.com
1.12 seconds
Dell.com
1.21 seconds
OfficeDepot.com
1.22 seconds
Avon.com
1.32 seconds
Newegg.com
1.38 seconds
Walmart.com
1.38 seconds
Nordstrom.com
1.41 seconds
ColdwaterCreek.com
1.45 seconds
Staples.com
1.47 seconds
LLBean.com
1.49 seconds
VictoriasSecret.com
1.57 seconds
CompUSA.com
1.58 seconds
Sears.com
1.61 seconds
JCPenney.com
1.63 seconds
CDW.com
1.65 seconds
CircuitCity.com
1.66 seconds
Williams-Sonoma.com
1.66 seconds
TigerDirect.com
1.67 seconds
Macys.com
1.71 seconds
Overstock.com
1.71 seconds
Apple.com
1.73 seconds
Buy.com
1.76 seconds
Zappos.com
1.82 seconds
Footlocker.com
1.83 seconds
MusiciansFriend.com
1.96 seconds
HomeDepot.com
2.02 seconds
HSN.com
2.07 seconds
Chadwicks.com
2.17 seconds
Gap.com
2.21 seconds
BN.com
2.27 seconds
BestBuy.com
2.28 seconds
BlueNile.com
2.29 seconds
FTD.com
2.29 seconds
Costco.com
2.50 seconds
Quixtar.com
2.52 seconds
OfficeMax.com
2.53 seconds
Toysrus.com
2.65 seconds
OrientalTrading.com
2.93 seconds
HPShopping.com
3.19 seconds
NeimanMarcus.com
3.27 seconds
Amazon.com
3.84 seconds
Drugstore.com
3.95 seconds
Saks.com
4.20 seconds
Target.com
4.23 seconds
Netflix
4.38 seconds
1800Flowers.com
5.20 seconds
Peapod.com
7.96 seconds
PCConnection.com
NA
SonyStyle.com
NA

Source: Gomez Inc. Gomez captures and reports real time web site performance monitoring data for the above retailers as measured from the global Internet backbone in November.

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