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WebSitePulse 2016 Mother's Day Retail Performance and Uptime Report

Mother’s Day is near and we all should thank our lovely mothers, sisters, spouses and grandmothers for the love and support they spread around. And, what is a better way to show appreciation than to spend time with her and surprise her with a little gift?

As the lack of time leads more people each year to the Internet to find information, book a trip, buy stuff and pay bills, more websites are relying now on their online sales as a major source of revenue. If you still have doubts about it, let me ask you this: if you are tight on time, would you rather walk around shops and malls to find the perfect gift for your mom, or you would rather browse and buy it online and then spend more time with your mom instead? It may seem ridiculous to some but truth is – Internet has now turned into one of the best tools for saving time.

As a result, website owners must be maintaining their websites in the best possible way as one extra second of downtime or response time may cost the loss of an impatient client and therefore – an opportunity for a sale. As usual, we are going to monitor some of the most popular websites for gift and flower purchases this year as well. We are curious to see if these websites are ready to bear the heavy traffic load. We will be monitoring their response time (performance) and uptime (availability) as these are the main factors of how well a website is doing online.