April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

Avon had the best backbone response time in March

Avon.com generated a broadband Internet backbone response time of 1.09 seconds, to lead all top 50 e-retailers, according to Gomez Inc.

Mark Brohan

Research Director

In March, Avon.com generated a broadband Internet backbone response time of 1.09 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.

Avon was followed by Newegg.com at 1.17 seconds, QVC.com at 1.23 seconds, and LLBean.com at 1.24 seconds.

 

March `09 Backbone Response Time Data
Retailer Response Time (seconds)
Avon.com 1.09
Newegg.com 1.17
QVC.com 1.23
LLBean.com 1.24
ColdwaterCreek.com 1.29
OfficeDepot.com 1.32
Nordstrom.com 1.38
Dell.com 1.39
Apple.com 1.46
TigerDirect.com 1.49
Overstock.com 1.50
Staples.com 1.51
Scholastic.com 1.55
Chadwicks.com 1.56
VictoriasSecret.com 1.70
CDW.com 1.71
CompUSA.com 1.78
Macys.com 1.87
HSN.com 1.89
Buy.com 2.02
Gap.com 2.02
Williams-Sonoma.com 2.02
OfficeMax.com 2.12
BlueNile.com 2.14
JCPenney.com 2.16
HomeDepot.com 2.21
BarnesandNoble.com 2.24
Costco.com 2.31
Quixtar.com 2.31
FootLocker.com 2.34
Zappos.com 2.39
MusiciansFriend.com 2.40
FTD.com 2.43
Walmart.com 2.46
OrientalTrading.com 2.49
Sears.com 2.53
BestBuy.com 2.76
Saks.com 2.80
NeimanMarcus.com 3.06
PCConnection.com 3.16
HPShopping.com 3.31
Netflix.com 3.53
Drugstore.com 3.66
Amazon.com 3.67
Toysrus.com 3.76
Target.com 3.87
1800Flowers.com 4.63
Peapod.com 5.56
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 March.

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