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Websitepulse 2013 Mother's Day Performance & Uptime Report Summary
This year, Americans seem to feel a bit more flush as they spent more than last year on Mother’s Day. The IBISWorld clearly displays that the total spending for moms reached $17.06 billion compared to the $17.02 billion in 2012.
It is interesting to note that sales for electronics, greeting cards, books, CDs and gardening declined, while sales for gift certificates, clothing and personal services such as a housekeeper for the day or spa went up. Needless to say, the top favorite gifts remained flowers, jewelry and candies.
"It's our second-busiest time of year behind Valentine's Day," Wendi Day, the owner of the Old Town Florist in Portland, Ore., told the Portland Business Journal. "Everyone's paid their taxes. April is a little bit of a lull. (Mother's Day) is real important,” according to MSN Money.
The online shopping for that special day went almost flowlessly for the eight websites we monitored. Uptime for the period between May 01 - 12, 2013 was 100% in most of the time as only Sees.com and Teleflora.com experienced very slight interruptions.
The response time for some websites, however, remained an issue – Teleflora.com had the same high response time as last year – 16.296 seconds. The website with the lowest response time was personalizationmall.com, thus their losses, we assume, must have been brought to minimum.
However, regardless of your online shopping experience, Mother's Day is an occasion that is positive and bright enough to let any website’s response time or downtime affect your mood.
Stay tuned for more performance reports in just a couple of days! In the meantime, take a look at the results for the online retailers in the final report below:
Average Response times for the whole period
Average Uptime for the whole period
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The 2013 Mother's Day Reports reflect a complete web transaction, representative for the End Users' interactions with a website. The reporting period covers the dates between May 05 and May 13, 2013. Performance and availability measurements are made for a typical multi-step web transaction at 15 minute monitoring interval, every day 24/7. The WebSitePulse application monitoring service is used to collect data and to create the reports.
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