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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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Is the “add to cart” button useful in product listings?

I see a lot of e-commerce templates in which the items in the product listing page have an "add to cart" button. In my experience when online shopping I never clicked that button, because before I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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have you a good example of a class booking system

I am redeveloping a booking system for a cookery school. Does anyone have any particularly good examples of good UI booking engines for courses or classes?
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Positive explanatory caption accompanying ad banner

Let's say you have a website - that is either a non-profit or otherwise positions itself as good for community - that runs banner ads to cover some of it's costs. I was wondering what would be the ...
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How or where to add an explanatory legend without the use of asterisk?

We are currently working on improving an online e-commerce website, and recently we bumped into the issue of adding an explanatory legend that had not previously been requested. There's a product ...
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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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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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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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'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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When would you user test an e-commerce product page design?

We've got the design screens ready, but they havent yet been put to html/css. Would you test the screens now or when in html/css? Why? Any good advice for testing ecommerce product pages? Good ...
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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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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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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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Displaying multiple options on product page

I am working on a design for the product page of a commerce website. I have the requirement to show multiple options (SKUs) on each product page. In the examples below, the product comes in four ...
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Advantages of big forms (especially in ecommerce)

What are the advantages or disadvantages using big forms? (especially in ecommerce) I notice sites like Stack Exchange are using big form input fields with big bold labels inside of them ...
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ECommerce design: Collective price display vs No. of items

Often on sites of an ecommerce nature, a shopping cart icon will display in the site header/toolbar together with a quick summary of the users activity. This will usually be in the form of either: ...
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View cart location on a responsive e-commerce site 'on mobile'

Would it be better to have the view cart button or indicator showing in the header area? Or would you hide it away in a drop down or menu area? Has anyone got any good and bad points on this... or ...
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Using gradual engagement for collecting reviews

For a product site, I am preparing a pattern to review products. To prevent spam (and due to legal requirements) we need the reviews to be confirmed by users. In my example, I would like to use email ...
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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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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 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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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 in a drop-down - great pattern or fancy obstacle for shoppers?

I'm interested in facts considering performance of Shopping cart placed in a drop-down. Take a look here to see an example: ...
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location request on site load - in a pop up window

I'm working on a holidays site that has its content displayed based on the users' location by analyzing the IP address. I was wondering what are the pros and cons of having a pop up that requests from ...