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Does a e-commerce website site really need an 'introduction' on the homepage? [closed]

It's common on websites to have text on the homepage to introduce the company. I'm wondering if, for most websites, especially e-commerce websites that isn't actually necessary, especially when the UI ...
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Does highlighting the potential for discounts negatively impact on non-eligible customers?

I'm interested to know peoples opinions on this. Does clearly showing a voucher/coupon/discount code field within a quote or payment process negatively impact on the customer experience for people who ...
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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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Products in Tabs - Bad idea?

In a current project I'm trying to make an argument against a 'major feature' of the homepage of an e-commerce site. The so called feature would be the display of featured products with different tags ...
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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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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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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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Form for property rent prices depending on season and length

Seeing the similar post about Form for inputting operating hours of a business, I am hoping you might help me with a similar issue. We run a holiday property rental website. Properties can be rent on ...
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Shipping address layout

Is there any layout recommended for shipping/mailing addresses for an ecommerce website? Currently I have all the shipping addresses out on 1 page along with the account details of the user, which ...
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E-commerce design flow

I am currently in the process of developing an ecommerce website and I would like to know of any sources that can give an example of the design flow of an ecommerce site, for example from choosing a ...
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Is it user-friendly to not provide the option to filter by price?

I'm currently working on an e-commerce website which sells magazines, books, subscriptions, and training materials. When the user searches for a product filter options are provided to refine his ...
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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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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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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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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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ecommerce: optimal width

I am going to redesign an ecommerce shop. Currently the shop has the standard 940px width. I was wondering if 940px/960px is still the recommended width? Nowadays we have responsive grids and bigger ...
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Form for inputting operating hours of a business

I am designing an interface where restaurants need to input their operating hours. I am thinking of using a slider control for timings for a single day, and then let the user choose days of the week ...
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How would customers feel when an online bus ticket booking fee is applied? [closed]

Its weird how some coach companies charge lets say a $1.00 booking fee when a customer tries to book a ticket. What is interesting is that they might say that they are offering you a convenient ...
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Does upsell or cross sell decrease conversion?

Let's say I have a product page with accessories, and a checkout page. I want to include a another group of accessories that this user can add to cart on their way out. It's a candy aisle, basically. ...
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A/B testing a site with low traffic

I've always been very interested in A/B testing, but have never had the opportunity to implement it on any websites. I work at a digital agency where the main reason why we haven't been able to ...
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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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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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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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What blogs report on e-commerce UI / UX? [closed]

Ecommerce is a innovative sector in the areas of service, social media, and form design. I wonder specifically: what blogs are following & reporting trends in commerce & online commerce?
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What is wrong with putting price timeline in e-commerce sites?

Why don't e-commerce sites, e.g. amazon, include price timeline charts for their products so that users will be persuaded on the discounts? Does it incur any culprits for usability or even for sales? ...
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Checkout - Realize the registration of the user's address before or after the checkout process?

I'm working on building an ecommerce solution. I have a question: I request the registration of the address of the user when the user creates one or only at the time of checkout? Is there any A / B ...
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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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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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what are the different sorting types I should implement in category pages of a e-commerce website?

Going through category pages of multiple e-commerce websites, it seems that there is no standard in the parameters chosen to sort the list of products. Amazon gives the option to sort by relevance, ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the best way to allow users to reset their licence keys

Ok, so I'm making an ecommerce website with Drupal to sell my software. One of my application uses the standard licence key type method, where a licence key is generated and sent out to the user via ...
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How can I best design a retail store bill to communicate special offers?

I am designing an application for a retail store, and have a situation where I need to find a solution for a billing summary on the device. The client needs a lot of data on the screen but apart from ...
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How does the orientation of a pricing table affect conversion rates?

Do people buy more when products are presented horizontally across the page or when they are presented vertically on the left? My company is in the first stages of redesigning one of our e-commerce ...
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Confirmation message while inputing payments

We have electronic fund transfer code which is now being replaced by a new piece of regulation, the ePayments code. And we wanted to provide an onscreen warning message for customers completing Pay ...
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Using different calls to action between platforms… Should cross-channel UX always be consistent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is breaking established web conventions in order to be consistent across multiple devices an unexpected (and therefore harmful) user experience? I’ve always advocated ...
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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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Is using an entire banner as a link bad usability?

I am working on a eCommerce site which has a large hero banner space which scrolls through a number of 865 X 450 px banners. Each of these banners is linked to a specific offer in the site. When I ...
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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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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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Design flow for “cashed in installments”

I have this situation on a web application: User search in box the pending instalments to cash in. Clicking on button "cash in" the instalments moves to box at the top At this moment, the ...
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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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Why would Amazon only allow users to add 30 items in a shopping cart at a time?

Amazon only allows users to select 30 items at a time from the dropdown list and add them to the cart. Why not let the users type the number themselves in case they want to buy more than 30? Is there ...
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Display percentage increase/decrease as 110% or +10%?

Our interface is using a slider which allows users to alter a price from a preset recommended price. Alongside this we are showing the recommended price, the new altered price and, by request of the ...
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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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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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Would it be better to show a calendar picker by default instead of an input field with pop-up date picker?

On a travel site which is for Desktop, iPhone, iPad too, would it be better for UX and Accessibility to show the calendar itself on page by default Like this Or the most popular way, a input box ...
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Under what circumstances will vertical or horizontal navigation work better?

I have just started taking UX classes and am designing my first e-commerce webpage. I was wondering what type of navigation works better for users? Do users prefer eBay's vertical navigation ...