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L.L. Bean and Amazon top October availability ratings
The two retailers led Internet Explorer and Firefox tests, respectively.
Associate Editor, Research
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L.L. Bean finished in first place among large retailers in October web site availability tests, says Compuware Gomez. Last month, LLBean.com posted an Internet Explorer availability score of 99.99%. Amazon.com led the way in Firefox testing with a 99.99% rating.
Staples.com was second in Internet Explorer tests with a score of 99.98% availability, followed by JCPenney.com (99.96%), OfficeMax.com (99.94%) and Newegg.com (99.93%).
In Firefox testing, Newegg.com, Williams-Sonoma.com and HPShopping.com, tied for second place with 99.96% availability. QVC.com and HSN.com were next, tied at 99.95%.
The average Internet Explorer availability for the 18 retailers measured in October was 99.29%, according to the Compuware Gomez Benchmark study. The average Firefox availability for the same group of retailers last month was 99.54%.
Availability is determined by the percentage of tests that load correctly.