I am working on an e-commerce website. I am wondering how useful it is to have "add to favorites" in search result?
Here are some example:
In the search result, if you hover over the image, the "add to favorites" button appears over the images... however as there is no hover action in mobile devices, this option only works in desktops.
All images have the "add to favorites" button on them:
There is no option to add a product to your "Add to List", from the search result. You would have to open the product page and then you can see the "Add to List" option:
Some products have the "watchlist" button, but mainly you need to open the product page in order to add the item to your "watchlist":
Personally I never add a product to my favorites from the search result. The only time I use this button is when I open the product details page, read the description and decide if I want to add to my favorites. However most e-commerce websites seem to provide this option in the search result... but does anyone use it? or is it just an extra button on the page which clutters the design?
Note I am using the term "favorites", however some of the e-commerce sites in the examples above have "watchlist" instead of "favorites".