November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

Computers and electronics retailers were the most consistent in October

Computers/electronics retailers provided the highest backbone consistency in October at 99.95%, Gomez says.

Computers/electronics retailers provided the highest backbone consistency in October at 99.95%, Gomez Inc. says. The next fastest category was a tie between apparel and accessories retailers and mass merchants at 53.96 seconds, followed by apparel/accessories merchants at 99.90%.

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.

As a group, computers/electronics retailers posted the fastest response time at 1.80 seconds


How retail categories performed in October
Category
Availability
Consistency
Response time
Computers/Electronics
99.95%
2.48 seconds
1.80 seconds
Apparel/Accessories
99.90%
2.96 seconds
2.29 seconds
Mass Merchants
99.90%
3.29 seconds
2.50 seconds
Other
99.86%
2.82 seconds
2.75 seconds

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 October.

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