I notice some of the big fashion ecommerce stores have omitted the quantity box on their product details page (still visible on the cart page though), and I was wondering if it's OK for me to do the same?
I reckon they've done it because there are very few cases where the customers would want multiple quantities of something (thus if it ain't used it'll just serve as clutter and hinder conversion). Should they want two of the same item, they could just click "Add to cart" twice. Should they want one for themselves and one for their friend, they'd be better off making a separate order as a gift or buying their friend a gift card. I also reckon it depends on the type of site too - a quantity box would be far more important for say a hardware store.
What do you guys think?