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Monday, November 27, 2006

From Just An Online Minute... from MediaPost

Online retailers appear poised to have a decent holiday season, at east judging by the preliminary numbers released this weekend by different easurement companies. At the same time, some e-commerce stores still have some work to do to shore up their sites for the remaining weeks in the holiday season.

Consider Walmart.com, which crashed Friday, unable to accommodate the influx of Web visitors. A representative said told CNNMoney.com that crash was "due to a higher than anticipated traffic surge"--an explanation that, if true, raises more questions than it answers.Consumers have many reasons to shop online--avoiding crowds, lines, shortages, transportation hassles. But a site crash on Friday, a day that company executives should have anticipated would have drawn extra traffic, doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

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