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WebSitePulse 2015 Valentine's Day Retail Performance Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Posted on February 20th, 2015 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Valentine's Day retail performance report infographic

St. Valentine’s Day is over and so is the monitoring of 7 of the most popular websites for Valentine’s gifts.

During the period from January 31st until February 16th we monitored 7 websites and reported their performance and availability daily. The idea behind was to see how they would handle the heavy traffic flow during the Valentine’s shopping fever.

Here’s what we found: 

Response time

Harryanddavid.com scored the lowest response time – 7.51 seconds. That means visitors didn’t wait long to load certain pages. Ftd.com had 25 seconds of response time on average. Since this was a little too high, it’s possible that some impatient visitors switched to a competitor. In fact, four of the monitored websites had high response time meaning they had difficulties handling the heavy traffic load. 

Availability 

As far the availability (uptime) is concerned, ftd.com was available almost the whole time – 99.98%. brookstone.com was up 99.97% of the time. The rest of the websites remained in the 99’s per cent availability, which is quite an achievement. 

Boyana Peeva

Believes that the glass is rather half-full and that nothing is bigger than the little things. Enjoys writing, reading and sharing content – information is power.

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