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Uptrends publishes Website Performance of Online Retailers on Black Friday

by Wilbur  on 24 November 2012 09:23

And we are underway! The Holiday Season was officially openened on Thanksgiving Day with, according to Experian, an increased online traffic by 71% as compared to 2011. The top 500 retail sites recieved more than 181 million total US visits. E-tailers enjoyed a robust Black Friday which brought them a sales bump of 23%.

But how robust was Black Friday for the most e-tailers in reality? How good were their websites resist to the heavy traffic surges, stay up and running an delivering great performance during these days? This is the weekend that will test the limits of retail websites and reveal which brands has been successfull in their preparations.

At Uptrends we have been monitoring the website performance of the Top 1000 retailers according to Internet Retailer. We conducted the test from over 100 checkpoints worldwide with a monitoring interval period of 5 minutes and checked their availability for (potential) customers. 

We share with you the online stores which showed the lowest availability during Black Friday

Website Uptime (%) Downtime in Hours Downtime in Minutes
BillionDollarBabes.com 65,37 8,3 498
AquinasAndMore.com 67,57 7,8 467
TheNaturalSapphireCompany.com 81,84 4,4 262
NRSworld.com 85,07 3,6 215
Shop L-R-G.com 90,24 2,3 141
Dog.com 90,38 2,3 138
PersonalizationMail.com 90,47 2,3 138
Shop.NHL.com 90,52 2,3 137
NBF.com 91,33 2,1 125
LightsOnline.com 93,20 1,6 98
CustomeCraze.com 93,64 1,5 91
MonkeySports.com 94,29 1,4 82
RoadRunnerSports.com 95,00 1,2 72
BooksAMillion.com 95,77 1,0 61
AmericanApparal.com 95,77 1,0 61
MoMaStore.org 96,47 0,8 51
FinishLine.com 97,23 0,7 42
Threadless.com 97,57 0,6 35
39DollarGlasses.com 97,64 0,6 34
ChiefSupply.com 97,79 0,5 32
AudioCubes.com 97,81 0,5 32
HollandandBarrett.com 97,92 0,5 31
CrownAwards.com 97,92 0,5 30
CompUPlus.com 98,00 0,5 29
BHCosmetics.com 98,12 0,5 27

Did you experience downtime yourself? Be sure that you are ready for the busiest monday of the year. This Cyber Monday will, again, break records in revenue and website traffic.
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