process of finalizing a purchase, whether at in a physical or digital environment.

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Preventing a user from pasting from the clipboard into a mandatory form field

In my online checkout process I, like many checkouts, have a field for the customer's email address along with a field to confirm the email address. They are both identical text boxes and accept email ...
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Why don't ATMs give you cash before your card?

I live in Australia, so this might not apply worldwide, but here, when withdrawing money, the ATM will give me back my bank card, then several seconds later the cash comes out. This typically leads ...
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Is it user-friendly to make the main navigation bar disappear when the user proceeds to checkout?

On e-commerce websites (e.g. Amazon), I noticed that the main navigation bar is not displayed any more when the user proceeds to checkout. Why? If the user wants to go back, he can only do it by ...
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Combining all the address fields into one?

Both customers and companies want a quick and easy checkout experience. From what I've seen, a big UX bottleneck at checkout is the billing and/or shipping address(es) because there are so many input ...
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How long should you leave items in a basket, before clearing it (if at all)?

Many online retailers allow you to add items to a basket prior to checkout. Some of the big 'names' have a smart strategy that combine baskets and wishlists, and notify you on a future visit if an ...
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Tackling the shopping cart abandonment rate

I'm trying to tackle the high abandonment rate for a certain step in the checkout procedure. The first step in the checkout procedure of the company I work for is a step where customers have to log ...
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458 views

Paper prototype testing on checkout?

I would like to run few iterations of user testing on a checkout re-design. This project is still in the early stage so I would like to take full-advantage of the situation and run testing sessions on ...
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Do users care about having multiple options for payment providers (paypal vs google checkout, etc.)?

I'm working on a sort of CMS with a built in payment system. We plan on having it support multiple payment processors like Paypal, Amazon, and Google Checkout, but I'm wondering if we need to present ...
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Which payment provider offers the best user experience? [closed]

I'm looking at building payments into my app. Users can subscribe to different plans and pay monthly. They'll get a free first month and won't be billed if they cancel anytime within the first month. ...
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Is the shopping cart page part of the checkout process or not?

I'm currently working on the wireframes of a webshop for a chain of electronics stores (TV's, washing machines, etc). Users can place products in the shopping cart and start the checkout process from ...
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How many steps should a checkout process have?

I'm currently auditing an e-commerce website, and I noticed that the checkout process has 3 steps: Login/registration Delivery address/payment Verify/place order The page of the step 2 is quite ...
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Best practice: card expiry date on checkout

What is the best format for gathering the card expiry data during the checkout process on an eCommerce website? So we need to collect the month of expiry and the date of expiry (as standard on all ...
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Is it a problem to have a link to 'View Your Basket' and 'Go To Checkout' that both go to the same place?

I have an eComm site i'm specing at the moment. When you add stuff to the basket the on-page basket at the top of the page will update to give you a running total with links to view the full basket as ...
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Is the “shopping-cart” paradigm suitable for buying add-ons in an SaaS?

We are building an SaaS app where our users will have the opportunity to purchase add-ons such as custom domains, plan upgrades, templates and various other bits and pieces. We are considering a flow ...
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372 views

checkout: combining billing and payment screens

I am designing a checkout workflow where the old IA has mocked up different screens for billing/shipping and payment. I want to combine into one page like this (which I've abbreviated): I've said ...
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371 views

How do I maintain flow during checkout?

I am working on a payment process that is pretty typical. Users will be required to create a password during the sign up process so they can retrieve their (online) purchase later. In the course of ...
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141 views

UX perspective on asking the user for their 'industry'

When users go through my signup/checkout process, one of the questions I ask them is 'what industry are you in'? The reason we ask for 'industry' is to collect some marketing statistics (which I'm ...
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How to communicate that some customers may buy directly, others must set up account first?

We found that about 60% of all users meet the conditions for our service, so we can provide them the service directly (i.e. we can display its price, and direct them to the checkout process) Other ...
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125 views

Why review shipping and billing information you just gave?

I often see e-commerce sites with a flow like this: You add a product and are automatically take to the shopping cart You click "Proceed to Checkout" are taken to a page where you give your shipping ...
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Voucher code field before login in?

On an ecommerce website, in order to checkout/pay, the user will need an account, so he will have to register. After registering and being logged in, the user will be able to enter a voucher code, ...
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519 views

Why do checkout processes place payment info last?

Most e-commerce sites that I go to have payment information as the last step of the checkout process. Some of these sites provide the option to save my payment info for quicker checkout in the future ...
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141 views

Should a voucher code field appear if there are no active codes?

For this question, consider the potential negative impact of sending the user off to google for a voucher code only to find expired or duff codes, which would snag and delay them significantly as well ...
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Ecommerce checkout: Importance of order summary?

Doing this ecommerce checkout, and I'm curious, should the order summary be visible throughout the entire checkout process, or just at the last step (where the CC info is entered)? I haven't read the ...
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If a checkout fails, should I still create a user's account?

As part of our checkout process, if you don't exist as a user in the system, you're prompted to create a username and password as one of the steps of the process. Let's say this happens at the ...
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Should I vary input field lengths in a single page checkout form?

I am currently designing a single page checkout form. I would appreciate some feedback on the lengths of my input fields. In the Billing and Shipping sections I have staggered the length of the ...
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How do we handle a checkout process for unique items?

What methods are generally employed to handle checkout processes that involve unique items?--Selling paintings, for example. Some pitfalls maybe: A buyer purchases an item before a slower buyer is ...
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Payment options Prepaid and paypal used incorrectly by customers

In our Online-Shop, we offer different payment options. The most important are "Prepay" and PayPal. With "Prepay" I mean customers have to transfer the money manually to our bankaccount (via ...
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Ordering actions in a toolbar

I'm building wireframes for a checkout/cart system. Based on the state of the cart, I have two toolbars within the item listings The actions are: Save for later, Remove, Edit Remove, Email When ...
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165 views

OK to omit quantity box in fashion ecommerce stores?

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 ...
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Where should I place this “continue shopping” button?

I working on the design of an ecommerce site and I was confused about the ideal placement for a continue shopping button when the user is presented with his cart page. I have three buttons on my page ...
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How can I describe what checkboxes do in a long list of items?

In my web app, I have a long list of items on one side of the screen and a shopping basket list on the other. Here is an example: The app works by checking the boxes next to items and then clicking ...
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167 views

Asking for Shipping Method on Cart page?

I am currently involved in shopping cart redesign project. I have been doing competitive audit, and have noticed that most of the e-commerce sites out there ask users for the preferred shipping method ...
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Multiple items in one basket that get processed at different rates on completion of checkout

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to solve the problem of having multiple products in one order (basket) that are processed at different rates once the user completes their purchase? An example ...
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Rich interaction experience in forms

The guys say that by adding their animation plugin the experience is improved: https://medium.com/ui-ux-articles/3d1b0a9b810e Now, of course it is prettier, but what about the whole theory of ...
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“Expiry date” or “Expiration date” label

What is the best form label to use for the credit card expiry date (during a checkout process on an eCommerce website)? I've done some research and noticed that some sites use 'Expiration date' and ...
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Choosing from multiple credit cards, radio button or dropdown?

On a checkout page we offer the ability to store credit card information. Once a customer has stored their card(s) we need to offer them the ability to choose which card they would like or add a new ...
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What do you think about guest checkout in a web app for pre-order food for a certain time in a restaurant?

Usability guidelines about e-commerce say that in an e-commerce platform, guest checkout is a must. Not providing this alienates any customer who just wants to get in and out. What would you do in ...
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A/B testing in user test

I designed 4 versions of a checkout page. I want to make some user test to know which version performs better. Do you think that I have to do the tests with the same person? the big change in the ...
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Creating Login Processes

I'm redesigning a login process for my product's website. Right now I have my login process, billing address and shipping address on one page. I'm looking at other sites like Amazon and Barnes and ...
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Structuring an e-commerce site for external sellers

My questions require a fair bit of background information, so please bare with me. We have an e-commerce app that lets users sell their records. To simplify the selling process we populated our ...
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Handling Timeouts on Payment

Our organisation sells extremely in demand tickets for events, where stock is typically limited. Users would get extremely angry if they lost their tickets once they have been allocated & the user ...
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Checkouts as a multi-step process or as a long form?

Our checkout system has 3 clear steps: Basic Information - Title, Name, Email, Phone Card Details - Payment Type, Card Details Billing/Delivery Address - Company Name, Address I would like to know ...
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Why ask for billing address first?

I'm working on a new checkout flow. I'm wondering why most e-merchants ask for billing address first instead of shipping address ? People are more likely to understand shipping address than billing ...
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218 views

How to clarify checkout page?

I've recently learned that our checkout page can be a little confusing for some, older, people. It's split up in a "new customer" and a "registered customer" section. In the left part of the screen ...
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eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?

I'm running an eCommerce website that allows users to select their preferred currency via a drop-down in their shopping cart. The currencies are localized using real-time exchange rates from a JSON ...
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Email address checkout - abandon cart emailers

Abandon cart emails. A great tool to capture those users that abandon your checkout process, send them an email to the effect of "whoops, looks like you left something in your basket, click here to ...
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Back button on a one page checkout

I have a one page checkout where the user proceeds through an accordion type process for personal details/shipping etc which all loads via AJAX so there is no page refresh. E.g Step 1 is personal ...
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Should payment details be retained on checkout page reload?

If a customer tries to checkout with invalid credit card/direct debit details, should the details be wiped when the page is reloaded? If so, which details? Only credit card number/bank account ...
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are skinned or custom dropdown downs good or bad UX design

I would like to know if the use of "skinned" or "custom" dropdowns is seen to be bad UX or not? I am aware that notable successful online retailers (who carry out Hallway Usability testing), do not ...
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Shopping cart : Checkout

What is the best way to handle a shopping cart checkout : redirect to paypal and let paypal handle all the work? (user will be send to another page is this an issue ? ) work in steps (like Apple ...