September 7, 2011, 9:11 AM

Overstock and Apple post the best response times in August

Overstock and Apple finished with the top times in Internet Explorer and Firefox testing.

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High broadband response time testing

Overstock.com and Apple.com produced the best high broadband access times among 20 large web retailers tested in August, according to Compuware Gomez (more from Compuware Gomez ). Last month, Overstock.com posted the fastest response time in Internet Explorer tests with an average load time of 0.99 seconds. Apple.com finished atop last month’s Firefox testing with an average of 0.60 seconds.

Dell.com finished second in Internet Explorer tests at 1.04 seconds, followed by QVC.com (1.11), CDW.com (1.13), and Apple.com (1.18).

Dell.com also finished second in last month’s Firefox response time tests with an average of 0.69 seconds. Overstock.com (0.92) came in third and was followed by QVC.com (0.96) and LLBean.com (1.00).

For the month of August, the average large retailer’s high broadband response time for a shopper using Internet Explorer was 1.49 seconds, the Gomez study shows. The average Firefox response time among the same group of retailers last month was 1.48 seconds.

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