August 2, 2011, 5:22 PM

Overstock and Apple lead in response time tests for July

Big retail sites responded on average in just under 1.5 seconds.

Lead Photo and produced the best high broadband access times among 16 large web retailers tested in July, according to Compuware Gomez. posted the fastest response time in Internet Explorer tests with an average load time of 0.81 seconds.’s site was fastest when accessed with Firefox browser, with an average of 0.55 seconds. finished second in Internet Explorer tests at 1.01 seconds, followed by (1.08), (1.12), and (1.15). also finished second in last month’s Firefox response time tests with an average of 0.60 seconds. (0.80) came in third, followed by (1.07) and (1.10).

For the month of July, the average large retailer’s high broadband response time for a shopper using Internet Explorer was 1.46 seconds, the Gomez study shows. The average Firefox response time among the same group of retailers last month was 1.49 seconds.

comments powered by Disqus




From The IR Blog


Anna Johansson / E-Commerce

Why is social proof big for niche brands?

A small online retailer that lacks brand recognition can get a big boost from high ...


Donn Davis / E-Commerce

Technology takeover: The fashion industry is next

We are now entering the third decade of the Amazon effect, and it is just ...

Research Guides