4/16/08

Scholastic.com tops in dial-up web site availability for March

Web shoppers in March could access a top 50 retail site with a dial-up connection an average of 86.83% of the time, says Gomez Inc.

Bill Briggs , Senior Editor

Web site availability among big web retailers remained consistent in March. Web shoppers could access a top 50 retail site with a high broadband connection an average of 99.24% of the time. That time compares with an average of 98.83% for a low broadband connection and 86.83% for dial-up, says Gomez Inc.

The retailers with the best dial-up success rate in March included Scholastic.com at 98.35% and ColdwaterCreek.com at 97.84%.

The web merchant providing the best low broadband availability was Saks.com at 99.65%, while ColdwaterCreek.com had the best high broadband availability at 99.71%.


Top 50 Web Site Performance Index: Availability
March 01 , 2008 - March 31 , 2008
Availability (%)

Rank Retailer Dial Up Low Broadband High Broadband
1 Coldwater Creek 97.84 99.64 99.71
2 Scholastic 98.35 99.58 99.67
3 Zappos 96.47 99.39 99.66
4 J. C. Penney 96.92 99.46 99.63
5 Saks Fifth Avenue 96.82 99.65 99.62
6 Chadwicks 93.34 99.20 99.60
7 Macys Store 95.10 99.49 99.59
8 Costco 93.00 99.00 99.58
9 QVC 89.94 98.96 99.57
10 Toys R Us 63.68 98.75 99.50
11 L. L. Bean 93.66 99.46 99.48
Staples 91.20 99.28 99.48
13 OfficeMax 85.84 98.11 99.46
14 Blue Nile 93.63 98.78 99.44
15 Barnes & Noble 90.29 98.81 99.43
Buy.com 88.07 98.99 99.43
17 Office Depot 97.26 99.40 99.40
18 FTD 93.66 99.35 99.39
19 Drugstore 95.43 98.85 99.38
20 Musicians Friend 81.42 99.52 99.36
Neiman Marcus 95.75 99.49 99.36
22 Sony Style 77.25 98.85 99.35
23 Overstock 96.93 99.13 99.34
PC Connection 95.38 99.55 99.34
Quixtar 91.77 99.35 99.34
26 Best Buy 89.55 99.04 99.31
Victorias Secret 94.40 99.40 99.31
28 CDW 87.51 98.76 99.30
29 Avon Shopping 98.12 99.53 99.29
30 CompUSA 93.64 99.23 99.25
Footlocker 90.45 99.28 99.25
  Benchmark Average 86.83 98.83 99.24
Wal-Mart 70.54 98.49 99.24
33 Williams-Sonoma 92.68 98.76 99.23
34 Newegg 94.82 98.88 99.22
35 Amazon 87.46 99.30 99.21
Circuit City Home 74.23 98.64 99.21
37 Nordstrom 96.17 99.07 99.19
38 Dell 95.89 98.91 99.15
HSN 95.01 98.83 99.15
40 Gap 38.86 97.43 99.13
41 The Home Depot 78.17 98.32 99.07
42 Netflix 93.51 98.59 99.06
43 Tiger Direct 90.01 98.78 98.90
44 Oriental Trading 60.06 98.45 98.83
45 Sears 86.44 98.12 98.71
46 HP Shopping 91.08 98.57 98.67
47 Peapod 95.39 98.24 98.51
48 Target 62.62 97.11 98.27
49 1-800 Flowers 68.90 97.56 98.16
50 Apple Store 26.99 94.07 98.06
All data for this report is collected by the Gomez Last Mile network,
30 times an hour from Dial Up, Low and High Broadband users across
the United States, 24 hours a day except between 3AM to 6AM EDT.
Availability is determined by the percentage of tests that fail to
correctly load.
Copyright© 2008 Gomez, Inc.

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