November 6, 2013, 10:59 AM

Apple leads October response time tests

Apple.com produced the best Internet Explorer access time in October.

Jon Love

Associate Editor, Research

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Apple Inc.’s e-commerce site posted the fastest Internet Explorer and Firefox response time in October, says Compuware.

Apple.com produced the best Internet Explorer access time among 22 large web retailers tested in October, according to Compuware. Last month, the e-retailer posted an average Internet Explorer load time of 0.46]seconds. Apple.com posted the best Firefox response time with an average of 0.42 seconds.

Costco.com finished in second place in Internet Explorer tests at 0.57 seconds, followed by Amway.com (1.00 seconds), Walmart.com (1.56) and Dell.com (1.63).

Costco.com finished second in last month’s Firefox response time tests with an average of 0.45 seconds. Amway.com (0.88) came in third, followed by Dell.com (0.89) and HPShopping (1.11).

The average large retailer’s high broadband response time for a shopper using Internet Explorer in October was 2.83 seconds, the Compuware study shows. The average Firefox response time among the same group of 22 retailers was 2.21 seconds.

Response time is the average time it takes to fully download a web site’s content.

Click here for the full test results.

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