February 10, 2010, 12:00 AM

ColdwaterCreek.com sets the bar for high broadband availability

ColdwaterCreek.com posted the best rating in the high broadband availability tests among large retailers for January, Gomez says. Web shoppers could access the apparel and accessories retailer’s site 96.91% of the time last month.

ColdwaterCreek.com posted the best rating in the high broadband availability tests among large retailers for January, says Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corp. Web shoppers could access the apparel and accessories retailer’s site 96.91% of the time last month.

The average availability for the top retailers in January was 91.23% for high broadband, 80.93% for low broadband and 52.78% for dial-up, Gomez says.

Rounding out the top five e-retailers for high broadband availability were Chadwicks.com and CircuitCity.com (tied with 96.51%), Newegg.com (96.42%), and Dell.com (96.40%).

ColdwaterCreek.com also had the most consistent low broadband availability at 89.85%, and Dell.com had the most consistent dial-up availability at 83.32%.

How big retailers measure up on availability
Retailer High Broadband
(%)
Low Broadband
(%)
Dial Up
(%)
ColdwaterCreek.com 96.91 89.85 82.07
Chadwicks.com 96.51 88.73 73.18
CircuitCity.com 96.51 87.59 56.35
Newegg.com 96.42 87.80 75.36
Dell.com 96.40 89.71 83.32
TigerDirect.com 96.33 86.76 65.02
AmwayGlobal.com 96.23 88.73 78.83
Williams-Sonoma.com 96.20 88.36 70.91
Saks.com 96.19 85.77 55.74
CompUSA.com 96.08 86.89 62.34
OfficeMax.com 96.05 88.13 64.07
Scholastic.com 96.03 89.68 71.78
Macys.com 96.01 87.52 64.69
JCPenney.com 95.96 89.11 80.51
Zappos.com 95.84 89.83 76.63
QVC.com 95.82 87.97 66.65
HPShopping.com 95.76 83.88 44.74
Gap.com 95.74 78.42 16.99
Avon.com 95.62 84.99 50.61
Drugstore.com 95.60 85.80 59.22
Walmart.com 95.55 86.44 53.97
Amazon.com 95.49 84.87 79.96
HomeDepot.com 95.30 83.73 43.39
OfficeDepot.com 95.23 87.02 61.79
Costco.com 95.06 84.89 52.79
NeimanMarcus.com 94.90 83.83 55.37
VictoriasSecret.com 94.79 84.28 49.14
1800Flowers.com 94.50 79.45 33.62
HSN.com 94.43 83.75 63.80
BarnesandNoble.com 94.37 77.89 28.52
Netflix.com 94.22 86.30 60.61
Toysrus.com 93.86 79.67 26.54
Peapod.com 93.26 83.94 82.24
Apple.com 92.27 83.49 50.21
SonyStyle.com 91.58 77.79 21.69
MusiciansFriend.com 90.17 82.00 63.30
CDW.com 87.96 78.84 51.27
Sears.com 87.85 75.60 37.94
Buy.com 87.64 72.31 21.98
OrientalTrading.com 87.34 75.68 36.52
Target.com 86.56 72.54 36.84
BlueNile.com 81.75 70.05 41.74
Overstock.com 78.25 68.89 36.53
LLBean.com 77.75 66.09 32.26
Nordstrom.com 70.32 57.43 28.83
FootLocker.com 69.41 55.95 23.28
BestBuy.com 68.78 54.59 24.29
Staples.com 68.12 61.81 36.04
Benchmark Average 91.23 80.93 52.78

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 and 6AM Eastern. Availability is determined by the percentage of tests that fail to correctly load.

 

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