Sears.com held a one-day sale and saw its site go down completely for two hours amidst the rush. And Amazon (AMZN) saw average checkout times increase from about 25 seconds a week ago to 40 seconds on Friday, the AP reports.
Hard to read much into this vis-a-vis ecommerce sales, but it’s still surprising that Amazon slowed down. An extra 15 seconds of lag is hardly a crisis, but it’s enough for the average consumer to notice.
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