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How can I validate an email account without leaving the checkout process?

Aside from the standard process in which someone receives an email to validate an account/registration to finish a signup process, is there any alternative/best practice that retains the user within ...
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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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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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“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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What approach should I use to let users “build” complex products?

I have a project I'm working on where the product detail page starts with a SKU, and as you build, or configure the product, it turns into a unique SKU/product. Not very different from a lot other ...
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2 different ways to sell products on one website

I have a customer who needs 2 different ways of selling her products on a website and i'm not sure how to approach it. She designs and sells hand-made clothes. Right now she has a Facebook page where ...
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Pagination usability in eCommerce

I've started to read that pagination in eCommerce is bad practice because of the implications it has on SEO (seo source 1 and seo source 2) . However, I feel like every site out there users pagination ...
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Do users come back after looking for a promo code?

An answer to a question on whether promo codes do more harm than good, mentioned that 27% of users will abandon a shopping cart to look for a promo code. As a follow-up, are there any statistics or ...
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A/B Testing Home Page of an Ecommerce Site

I am very new to any sort of website testing (please be gentle!), and I have some questions (mostly just for my own understanding) about A/B testing an ecommerce site's home page. The company I work ...
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Average price per night VS Total price

The context is a booking/holiday planning platform. A user can select a number of days he wants to book a good (hotel, vacation package ...) and a price for each offer has to be shown. Assuming that ...
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On mobile checkout flow should product details be shown on review order/summary step?

I am working on the checkout flow for the mobile device, and it has 3 steps, Step 1- shipping details, step 2- payment details, step 3- order summary and confirm to buy. The flow starts with cart page ...
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What's the best practice for a related items section on an eCommerce website?

I'm developing a strip at the bottom of our product pages for "related" items that the user might find beneficial. I have several coworkers (who are not in UX) that like the auto-rotate feature on the ...
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Color for add to cart button

Is there a best call to action color for "Add to Cart" buttons. Does the color of this button have any effect on decision making? I read somewhere that the color red may trigger "eating" so most of ...
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Arial vs Verdana for ecommerce sites [closed]

Struggling to choose between Arial (11px) and Verdana (10px) as screen font for my ecommerce site. Here are my thoughts: Arial has that connection to Helvetica. It oozes authority. Most popular ...
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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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Good practice for eCommerce sites where you don't directly buy online? [closed]

I have a client that wants to sell jewelry, and she wants a website to advertise her collection there. The thing is, she doesn't have any means to sell them directly online. So the site is almost like ...
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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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What do you do when the user interrupts the purchase process?

If a user on an e-commerce site is in the middle of a purchase process when they leave to another part of the site, or perhaps leave the site completely, what information should be retained if they ...
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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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Should the user be forced to sign in for a wish list on an ecommerce site?

I believe that signing into a site can be a big barrier to users so prefere e-commerce sites that offer guest access. The question is should wishlists be a guest feature or do the business advantages ...
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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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Best Practice for product titles with dimensions

I am having a debate with someone about the best way to name products on an eCommerce site that has several different dimensions. For example: Epic 13 (33" x 50" x 78") Shower Stall with Center ...
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cart call to action color on mobile [closed]

We are designing an e-shop for a bakery. What do you think about the yellow call to action button to complete the order? The other option is a black button. Which one do you think would create more ...
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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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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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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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Best examples of “How it works” designs for Ecommerce/Deal sites [closed]

What are the best web design examples, having creative "How it works" sections on their homepages, that help new users to grasp the basic idea of the site within a few seconds? I have also seen many ...
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Increasing add-to-cart rate, decreasing conversion?

I am currently optimising an e-commerce website. The request was specific to the product pages, after gaining insight from analytics and feedback two alternatives were proposed, and tested. The ...
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Maintaining a high degree of user trust on System that selects the best recommendations of a product for the user

I have been presented with the problem of rebuilding the reviews section of a Product page. The Problem: I am afraid of affecting negatively my users' trust by allowing an automatic system to select ...
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How to make ecomerce website with no product categories work?

At work we make websites for other companies. One of our client wanted us to make a e-commerce website for them. Nothing out of the ordinary until we realized they had 50 000+ products to sell and ...
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Should I show a list of products if there is only one product?

Let's say that due to filtering or searching or what have you, there's only one item in the list of products. Should I still show the list for the sake of consistency, or is it more usable to go ...
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What is the best way to handle browser back navigation on checkout?

Consider the following scenario for an online checkout/purchase process... User goes through the application and enters all their information and billing information. User then clicks "Complete ...
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Is it useful to include a Facebook log in facility on an ecommerce website?

I'm in process of redesigning a website for my company, in cooperation with a digital agency. Our business is one of the leading companies in our country that sells consumer electronics (notebooks, ...
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differentiating between groups of products that are very similar?

This is the corner I'm backed in to: My company is releasing a new line of products that use the same hardware as our current products, but with completely different software -- a cloud based version ...
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Any best practices or examples of mix and match functionality on a fashion e-commerce?

I'm trying to design this feature, but so far not much luck finding any decent implementations of this feature. one example is http://www.bonarium.com but even that is pretty basic. what would the ...
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Pricing page: single vs multiple call-to-action button with multiple plans (example inside)

What do you think about having single vs multiple call-to-action buttons? When we were brainstorming our pricing page, half of the room was for single and the other half was for multiple. I'm trying ...
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Bitcoin's User Experience

Bitcoin has been a hot topic lately and some vendors are offering customers the ability to pay using bitcoin. Not to get into the legitimacy issue of bitcoin, is providing bitcoin as an alternative ...
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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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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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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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Patterns for displaying payment of product with points / frequent flyer

Pattern for displaying payment of product with point system such as frequent flyer points. So the customer is buying a product for $300 and on the payment screen has the option to pay for this with ...
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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 the contact us link be placed in an Ecommerce site?

I just finished designing an Ecommerce site and the in the site design, I put the contact us link in the header as given below: The feedback I got was that they would like to add an additional link ...
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eCommerce search with Images and prices as you type - is it too much to put in the search result?

Please have a look at the demo we did for FreshDirect. Start at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24083519/FD/FreshDirect.html Goto the search box and click 'organic tomato'. The interaction is immediate, and ...
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Energy Labeling Rule - how to make it user friendly?

Starting next, consumer electronic e-retailers will be required to display the applicable label or icon “clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the covered product’s price” so that ...
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Escalation of Commitment

I was wondering if someone could point me to some resources on the concept of escalating commitment in regards to filling out forms online. A colleague of mine suggested that paginating web forms ...
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How many products on a landing page?

I'm currently working on a landing page on an e-commerce site, and this question was brought up. Are there any best practices in general for how many products there should be on a landing page? Is it ...
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What is the best way to handle multiple promotions on a product?

Perhaps one more for the cognitive stack exchange but please take this scenario: A company wants to display multiple promotions on a product online. With product A you can do the following: Buy ...
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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 using a sentence as a search filter better to engage the user compared to showing featured items?

In a marketplace, what do you think will be better: Making a sentence that the user completes by picking from several options that lead to results base on his request, or just showing featured items ...