November 13, 2013, 9:40 AM

HSN and Overstock lead October availability tests

HSN led Internet Explorer tests and Overstock took the Firefox lead.

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HSN.com had the best availability score for Internet Explorer testing among large retailers tested in October, says Compuware. The retailer posted 99.98% availability in Internet Explorer tests. Overstock.com led Firefox availability tests tied at 99.95%.

Overstock.com finished in second place in Internet Explorer testing with an availability rating of 99.97%. Amazon.com came in third at 99.95% followed by Amway.com (99.93%) in fourth and Dell.com and OfficeDepot.com (99.92%) in fifth.

Four retailers tied in second place for October Firefox availability testing. Amway.com, Dell.com, Newegg.com and OfficeDepot.com all posted 99.94% availability.

The average Internet Explorer availability score among the 22 retailers measured in October was 99.56%. The same group of retailers produced an average Firefox score of 99.54%.

Availability is determined by the percentage of tests in which the retailer’s web site loads correctly.

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