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E-commerce traffic causes Web slow downs

by on26 November 2007


Thanksgiving and Black Friday Web sales blamed

Internet retailers received some unexpected good news with a high level of e-commerce traffic for all of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday specials found on the Web during the extended holiday.

All of the traffic resulted in slow response times on the Web due to higher than normal congestion caused by all of the early holiday shopping. Many e-tailers were caught by surprise with some of the hardest hit including Lowe’s, Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret very hard hit. The sales were still very welcomed, as retailers expected a slower than normal holiday sales season due to the soft economic situation in the U.S.

Last modified on 26 November 2007
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