1/14/09

Two e-retailers tie for top site availability

In December, ColdwaterCreek.com and Williams-Sonoma.com generated an Internet backbone availability measurement of 99.99%, says Gomez.

Bill Briggs , Senior Editor

In December, ColdwaterCreek.com and Williams-Sonoma.com generated an Internet backbone availability measurement of 99.99%, the best among the top 50 e-retailers, according to Gomez.

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.

BarnesandNoble.com, CompUSA.com, and JCPenney.com had the next-highest availability at 99.98%.

 

How big retailers measure up on availability
Retailer Availability Rate
ColdwaterCreek.com 99.99%
Williams-Sonoma.com 99.99%
BarnesandNoble.com 99.98%
CompUSA.com 99.98%
JCPenney.com 99.98%
Macys.com 99.98%
Nordstrom.com 99.98%
Quixtar.com 99.98%
Apple.com 99.97%
Buy.com 99.97%
Sears.com 99.97%
HomeDepot.com 99.97%
VictoriasSecret.com 99.97%
Overstock.com 99.95%
TigerDirect.com 99.95%
Toysrus.com 99.95%
Walmart.com 99.95%
HSN.com 99.94%
1800Flowers.com 99.93%
Amazon.com 99.93%
FTD.com 99.93%
QVC.com 99.92%
Costco.com 99.91%
Drugstore.com 99.91%
Newegg.com 99.91%
OrientalTrading.com 99.91%
LLBean.com 99.9%
Staples.com 99.9%
Target.com 99.9%
CircuitCity.com 99.89%
MusiciansFriend.com 99.89%
HPShopping.com 99.85%
Netflix.com 99.84%
Avon.com 99.83%
CDW.com 99.83%
Chadwicks.com 99.83%
Dell.com 99.83%
Footlocker.com 99.83%
Gap.com 99.83%
Peapod.com 99.82%
Scholastic.com 99.81%
OfficeDepot.com 99.8%
BestBuy.com 99.79%
OfficeMax.com 99.79%
Saks.com 99.78%
Zappos.com 99.71%
BlueNile.com 99.55%
NeimanMarcus.com 99.38%
PCConnection.com  NA
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 December.

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