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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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Integrating “Browse” options and “Search” options

The e-commerce site I am working on currently only has a search bar in the header. We are adding a "Shop By" dropdown in the header where customers can select different categories to browse by. The ...
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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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'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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Why would it be good to show number of items in basket in addition to total price?

There is usually a basket area on ecommerce websites - located op top right corner of the page. It's usually a basket/cart icon, sometimes with additional information. Customer asked us to add number ...
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How effective are banners in the left sidebar on ecommerce websites?

Does anyone have a case or study about the effectiveness of the banner that appears after the sidebar menu? A client insists on using them but this banner represents less than 1% of clicks.
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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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Applying a one-time gender select in fashion e-commerce navigation bar

I'm working on this e-commerce website where we have introduced a kids category and it seems that a lot of real estate on the navigation bar is wasted as users mostly browse only for one gender. So ...
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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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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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How to display that the product has different sizes?

How can I display that the product has different sizes available in stock in the homescreen/catalog without redirecting the user to a product details screen or by opening a pop up on the desktop. Keep ...
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Ideas for browsing a TON of products on an eCommerce site

I'm trying to solve a particular customer concern for an online grocery website / iOS app. The complaint goes something like this: When I browse your site, I feel like I can never really see all ...
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Should I put the PayPal option at the beginning or middle of a purchase experience?

PayPal stores user addresses for quick shipping entry. The question I have is, should I have the PayPal vs. native pay option right at the front of the process, so all information is handled by PayPal ...
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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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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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Member exclusivity e-commerce vs no sign up e-commerce

I've noticed two types of e-commerce sites: 1) Member exclusive site 2) Shop without a membership site 1 goes against all of my UX design philosophies. What I mean is that I've always known that ...
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Should basket abandonment emails pre-populate the basket with its abandoned contents or take the user to their existing basket?

There are loads of topics around why abandonment emails are important, when they should be sent, how many stages and bla bla. But what is the common practice by the leading e-commerce companies and ...
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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 ...
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Showing MSRP / Regular Price in regards to a discount

We are torn on the best convention for conveying a discount (what we offer online) versus a 'regular' price (what consumers can pay in person). The in person price will always be higher than what we ...
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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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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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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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One page checkout with add to cart at the top to enhance conversation rate?

We are building an E-commerce website for a client that only sells one product (with different size). The customer can buy multiple quantity and different size every time. Now, we're having a ...
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Adding multiple products to an enquiry and the submitting once [closed]

I am working on a website that has 200 products. It is NOT an e-commerce site so the user cannot purchase the products on the site. The idea that I am exploring is that the user can add multiple ...
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Grouped SKUs vs. Ungrouped SKUs on Product List Page

Some e-commerce sites will group similar SKUs together on their product listing page. For example, Macy's would group the same modeled stand mixer with different colors together and just show ...
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Best practices to show or not to show navigation on home page

I have a weird dilemma, we recently re-designed our website and some of the changes have made a massive change in the way users behave on the site. Our site is www.simplycook.com Our site used to ...
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to have or to not have multiple categories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Including unique content under multiple navigation trees It's simple - how visitors respond to one product/item placed in multiple categories? Is it considered as ...
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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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Dynamic visuals, loading times and UX

Type of website: e-commerce apparel I want you to provide my users dynamic visuals such as it gives them an attractive experience. The point is that it takes more time to load. Do I have to prefer ...
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What is the best way to select the apparel size?

I'm redesigning my filters and product page of an online apparel store. Do you think I should display all sizes and use radio button or using a drop down menu to select the size ?
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Feedback required on Iconography with labels for Payment Method

I am trying to understand the merits of having labels with my icons. Need your opinion on : Clarity of labels in addition to their way of presentation. Approach One Prepaid (Netbanking, Credit ...
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Is 'billing address' required for e-commerce checkouts?

Why do we need to input a billing address when purchasing online? Can this step be removed from the checkout process? Is 'shipping address' sufficient? The website only sells to individuals and ...
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What's the correct strategy to open a popover to engage visitors on an e-commerce website?

I run an e-commerce website. Of course I have a lot of abandoned carts (92%) I want to try to engage visitors more, asking for their email in a popover, offering a discount or a free buying guide to ...
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Express buy button for a complex product (diffrent size,colors). Any experience or examples?

I want to launch a "Express Buy" button just under a product picture. The idea is to avoid one click, the one that goes to the product card. I want this to go straight in to my user's shopping cart. ...