30 Nov '13, 10pm

e-commerce sites holding up (mostly), smartphone/tablet drives a record 24% of holiday purchases

e-commerce sites holding up (mostly), smartphone/tablet drives a record 24% of holiday purchases

Over the past few days, I’ve been watching and personally using a lot of the major online e-commerce sites and so far, it seems most have done a good job of having their infrastructure ready for this year’s online shopping crush. I haven’t seen anyone on Twitter or Facebook complaining about any website problems with any of the big guys and I’ve used Amazon, Target, Walmart, Zappos, Columbia, REI and North Face with no problems. I have noticed it taking Amazon and Zappos longer than usual to send me confirmation emails of my order, but the websites themselves have been fast to load with no problems. One website that isn’t doing well is BlueNile.com. Every time I try to checkout, the website crashes the browser be it Firefox, Chrome or Safari. When I called the company they confirmed that “a lot” of people are complaining about the same thing, yet nearly six hours later, I’...

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