January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

Computers/electronics retailers were the most consistent in December

Computers/electronics retailers provided the highest backbone consistency in December at 3.14 seconds, Gomez says.

Bill Briggs

Senior Editor

Computers/electronics retailers provided the highest backbone consistency in December at 3.14 seconds, says Gomez Inc. The next highest category was mass merchants at 2.64 seconds.

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. As a group, apparel/accessories retailers posted the fastest response time at 1.51 seconds.


How retail categories performed in December
Category
Availability
Consistency
Response Time
Computers/Electronics
99.82%
3.14 seconds
1.87 seconds
Apparel/Accessories
99.90%
2.10 seconds
1.51 seconds
Mass Merchants
99.93%
2.64 seconds
2.03 seconds
Other
99.88%
2.51 seconds
2.56 seconds

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 December.

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