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Retail Rankings: Apica’s Web Performance Index Reveals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Winners and Losers

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(businesspress24) - New York, London - December 4th, 2017. One week on from Cyber Monday, Apica - the leading provider of comprehensive software testing and monitoring solutions - has unveiled the 2017 Apica Web Performance Index (WPI). The annual index evaluates and ranks the web performance of some of the 200 top e-commerce websites in the US and Europe, during one of the busiest retail periods on the calendar. 2017 saw one million dollars per minute being spent at the peak of Black Friday sales, indicating that regular website and application testing, especially at peak times, has never been more important.

Based on Cyber Monday performance, using the specific technical value

This year, 184/200 companies were seen as

Apica Web Performance Index Highlights 2017

Winners and losers
Well-known retail brands led the way in terms of Apicaan two seconds.

75% of UK e-retailers maintained or improved their performance on Black Friday 2017, compared to a sampled random day. This was a notably higher figure than in the US market at 48%. However, the US displayed an excellent

At the other end of the spectrum, the worst performing 10% of US retailers averaged 9.9 seconds to fully load, compared to 9.45 seconds for the same 10% in the UK.

Overall, 96% of US ecommerce platforms loaded their sites within 10 seconds on Black Friday, whereas 90% of UK sites managed to avoid this pitfall. No US site experienced an outage on Black Friday, whereas 5% of those monitored in the UK suffered downtime ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours.

Carmen Carey, CEO of Apica, said:

Website performance is a primary factor in completing transactions on e-commerce sites, with multiple reports indicating just a few minutes of downtime result in significant lost profits. The full Apica Web Performance Index is available here

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Leading enterprises rely on the Apica Web Excellence Suite to test and monitor their mission critical business systems, APIs, web and mobile applications. Apica enables businesses to get detailed real-time performance, uptime and capacity insights, ensuring outstanding end user experience and optimized IT operations. Apica’s suite – available as SaaS, on-premise and hybrid solutions – is trusted by 400+ leading brands globally. Apica has offices in Stockholm, New York, London and Santa Monica. To learn more about Apica, visit // (at)apicasystems

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Date: 12/04/2017 - 13:39
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