Chart - Top Retail Site Load Speeds

The median load time for home pages of the top 500 US retail websites (as ranked by Alexa) continues to slow down, clocking in at 9.3 seconds during the Winter period, 21% slower than the 7.7 seconds from a year earlier, per results from Radware’s latest E-Commerce Page Speed and Web Performance study. In fact, the top 100 sites were slower than the rest.

With a median load time of 10 seconds, those top 100 sites slowed significantly from the preceding year, when they loaded in a median time of 8.2 seconds. Indeed, half of the sites took at least 10 seconds to load. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.