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Shopping Carts: Remaining qty 1 item - What is fair?

We have a course registration system. Each course has a set of seats allocated. ONLY when the actual order is placed is the seats allocated decremented. Therefore, at the moment, it is possible for ...
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What's a good image size target for a store's products?

My girlfriend has just asked me what size she should make her product images for her web store, both in terms of dimensions and fill size. She's very keen to have the images look great when you zoom ...
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What is the convention for order of fields on a mobile payment page?

I'm currently redesigning a mobile checkout, and I've run into a problem when building the "payment details page." Every checkout in the world needs one of these, and they all basically need to have ...
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Is there need for social media plugins on an established ecommerce website

The ecommerce retailer I work for is national market leader in its respective branche and even in some other surrounding countries. It's SEO is amazing and they already have an established position ...
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Do Top Rated / Most Popular sorting features drive more conversions?

I'm trying to design an ecommerce concept around the idea that good sorting increases conversions. It's just an assumption, but based on my experiences and a few conversations, I'm wondering if an ...
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Bounce rates and very low conversion rates

My site seems to be producing very high bounce rates (60% plus) and because of this the conversion rate suffers massively. Here is a users journey: They search for '80s fancy dress' in Google and ...
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Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms?

Should a date field be pre-filled or left blank for hotel and flight booking forms? For example should i keep date field un-selected by default like this or with dates of next 3-4 days. and user ...
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To what extent is it sensible to use filter and sort options together?

Working on an e-commerce shopping site, I am observing that the users first sort and then refine their results. Will providing both the options confuse the user?
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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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What are the benefits of social widgets on e-commerce sites?

I am making design of e-commerce site and one of specifications was that there needs to be facebook and twitter widgets in site. So my question is "Is there any reason to use twitter and facebook ...
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Whats a better way to deliver dynamic pricing information (example inside)

I've got a use case where the user wants to get a price based on a specific number of units as opposed to a typical straight cost/sale scenario. The backend manages the number crunching/heavy lifting ...
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Is there a reason for the recent shift to inner zoom images on ecommerce websites?

I've seen it around and I honestly find it quite frustrating. I've seen on a lot of ecommerce websites that when you put your cursor over an image, it automatically zooms in that box, and about half ...
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344 views

Difficult UI in e-commerce product page

I am designing a B2B e-commerce website where the users would be able to buy different quantities of items for each size. I am trying to keep the experience as close as possible to a B2C website ...
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180 views

How can I create a sense of discovery or serendipity at finding a product?

I have a large catalogue of products which users can filter using a combination of attributes to find products that meet their needs. It's as efficient as you'd expect from any ecommerce store, so ...
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528 views

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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numbers on a credit card expiry date year form [duplicate]

What is the best display to have for the years on a credit card expiry date field for payment. Should you have the whole year 2013, 2014, or is it better to have it displayed the same as on the credit ...
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Registered Customers vs Returning Customers?

On our shopping cart we have two options at checkout. 1 ) Registered Customers 2 ) New Customer Each shows a form to the user. I was just thinking that Returning Customers sounds better than ...
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Add to Cart to View Price

On e-commerce sites (such as Amazon and Newegg.com) pricing in some products will be hidden until you click a link to display the price in a modal/popup, or you are required to add the item to your ...
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What is the UI design for summarising multiple packages for multiple orders in an e-commerce site?

I'm looking for the best way for a customer to track their e-commerce orders in a summary format. The difficulty is, there may be several packages to ship for each order. A customer may have placed ...
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'same as shipping address' or 'different from shipping address'

In the order process we ask the visitor the address he want us to ship the ordered products and the address he want us to send the invoice Most of the time, both are the same. We don't want the ...
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Is it good practice to force users to give us their email address before showing them our site?

Our company has a website that sells wine. Our idea is that we will the ask user to sign up using their email address before we present them with any products. The reasoning behind this is that if a ...
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Infrequently accessed store dilemma

A quick background: I work for a software company which sells software B2B. After the initial purchase, the software we sell works on a support renewal basis of either 1 or 3 years. There are only ...
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Do savings and subtotal need to be displayed on a product page?

We are designing a product page and I think having money you saved and subtotal is redundant as it appears in cart and during checkout. My colleagues think "You saved a total of $XX.XX" is crucial. ...
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Best Way to Handle Quantity & Size

I'm working on a project that helps businesses sell items online. Right now I'm trying to figure out a more intuitive way of handling the sizing and quantity of products. The common use case for ...
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What are some of the best wire framing pracitices/guidelines for mobile first approach for an ecommerce website?

I'm working on redesigning a 90's ecom website - the goal is to make it mobile phone/tablet friendly and we have decided to go the mobile first way because the website has more mobile visitors. My ...
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249 views

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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How the page should behave after applying filters?

I'm working on the e-commerce website with facet filters, when user applies the filters, results appear (no need to click additional "show results button") but I'm not sure how the page should behave: ...
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How to design a shopping cart for digital and non digital products

I've a problem with a two tab shopping cart. I'm working on a e-commerce which has both digital and non-digital products, if user adds both digital and non digital products to the shopping cart two ...
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Odd or even number of products per row on a product listing page?

I heard from a reputable source that on e-commerce websites, users find it easier to choose a product when there is an odd number of items in row, as compared to an even number. In their experience, ...
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Should the Payment details or Review your order screen be first in checkout?

Some shops have a step called "Review and confirm" in the process that allows users to do a final check on their order before they place it. In some cases this step is placed before the actual page ...
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Best way to display base, premium, ultra-premium prices

Our site offers discount travel packages that are redeemable only on specific dates. We are able to offer these deals because of the pre-purchase guarantee we offer to our partners. We are ...
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“Home” link to indicate one's home, rather than the home page

A client is developing an ecommerce website with category links in the primary navigation. The links are to be named "Garden", "Home", etc. I'm concerned that the "Home" link will be mistaken for a ...
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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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Natural language vs. Tech language?

Redesign of eBay reminds me of an old debate I had with fellow UX designers: is natural language always better than artificial tech language (even if it addresses clear mental model)? Let me give you ...
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What to display when there is no admin-submitted image for categories and products?

I have an e-commerce store with products and categories. If the administrator doesn't upload a custom image of the product or category, what should be available to the user? a custom image with this ...
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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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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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Shopping Cart - What information should you show while browsing?

Does anyone have any data whether or not showing the number of items and/or total price of the items in the cart increases the likelihood of users purchasing the cart? I have my assumptions, but I'd ...
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Should we load Overlay with loading icon for Ajax loading page?

I am working on an Ajax loading filters for an e-commerce site. On the first page request we load the common html (header, footer, other common contents) as a part of first request and then make ...
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Building trust on a high-value e-commerce site

I'm going to design an information architecture for an online diamond jewelry shop with focus on a diamond ring configurator for a project at university. A questionnaire has identified these customer ...
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Default sort order of a product list

Looking over a few ecommerce projects, I noticed that the default sorting order for any product list ends up being the order that the products were entered into the database. This seems rather random ...
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Why do many web sites emphasize registration and hide log in forms?

Many web-based applications are emphasizing sign up forms and hiding log in forms, often placing log in on another page. I'm under the impression that the majority of users are not first time users, ...
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Is it better to display featured products as a slideshow or as a list of products

I have here two wireframes for the homepage of an e-commerce website. The site has only 5 products so far but will have more so the design needs to allow for scaling. I'm wondering which of these two ...
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Zooming in on Ecom Product Images

One semi-standard feature of e-commerce sites is the auto-zoom of a product image once you're on the product details page. I've always felt this feature to be clumsy and annoying whenever I am ...
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Expiration (expiry) date - drop-down or typed? [duplicate]

I've done some research and noticed that a large number of successful eCommerce sites use a drop-down box for the 'expiration date' and other sites use a small text-box that allows for 2 or 4 ...
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Insight on Number of Subtabs

Anyone know of usability studies that indicate how to deal with a design that comes your way and has a lot of subtabs? By subtabs I mean tabs within tabs on the same page. So, there might be a row of ...
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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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Where should I locate logon steps for a private shopping site?

I'm developing a private shopping site workflow (like gilt.com and markavip.com) but I'm unable to decide which page to put login/register on. I'm considering these locations: Product list page ...
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Where should I display 'free shipping if payment by debit card'?

I've been working on an e-commerce website, and the stakeholders want to add the following text: 'free shipping if payment by debit card'. Where should I display this on the website? I think the most ...
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What to do with non priced products when sorting by price?

On a page that lists products, we would like to give the user the option to sort the products by price. The problem is some products do not have their price displayed and are "request a price." What ...