Questions tagged [checkout]

process of finalizing a purchase, whether at in a physical or digital environment.

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“Expiry date” or “Expiration date” label

What is the best form label to use for the credit card expiry date (during a checkout process on an eCommerce website)? I've done some research and noticed that some sites use 'Expiration date' and ...
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What are best practices for collecting consent for marketing emails during checkout?

I'm working on an ecommerce website that uses Mailchimp for both transactional and marketing email. Users can purchase items without creating an account on the website. Per Mailchimp's terms of ...
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What is the best way to combine a dismissible card with a collapsible panel?

I'm working on a checkout flow where a cart summary panel appears on the right hand side of the checkout form. We want the user to be able to remove a product, but due to legal and compliance reasons ...
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PSD2 Implementation

I would like to ask a weird situation we have due to the PSD2. There are two flows in a checkout process: when it is his first checkout, and when the user has previously entered the credit card ...
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how to show summary on checkout page for multiple orders?

I am working on the Checkout flow (system) for the tablet device and it has 3 steps: A list with existing orders (which were previously saved from another flow). The User should be able to select ...
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Registration as part of checkout flow - UX

I am working on a e-commerce project where I am redesigning the checkout flow. Currently there is legal requirement for users to register to be able to checkout because of the type of products that ...
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Is the result of canceling a payment in checkout a success or error?

There is a discussion right now in the Magento community about whether canceling a PayPal checkout modal should be communicated to the user as a success or failure. This same question could also apply ...
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For a sequence of choices, is it better to ask all on one page, or break them up into seperate steps?

A customer is buying a medical product. During the checkout process, she's configuring the product. She has two configuration choices to make: The physical unit that the product uses (choose from 2 ...
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Checkout system with offline payments

I'm trying to find the best way to handle offline payments (e.g. internet bank transfer) into a site which offers services like courses. At present there is a course registration form, when ...
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Best way to display a Payment Request API button in chrome?

On our e-commerce website, we've decided to support the payment request API for apple/google pay as an option for quick checkout. What is the best button text/design to make people understand what it ...
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Marketing preferences in a checkout process

I can see there's different approaches to showing the marketing preferences when buying a product. In your opinion, if the marketing preferences has a long text and a long list of opt-ins, do you ...
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Best way to let the user modify the subscription (change number of mobile devices)

I have an online SaaS which users subscribe to. After a first trial period (one week), users can renew the service monthly. There's no deadline to pay for the service. As soon as the user pays the ...
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eCommerce: Grey out or hide disabled payment and delivery methods?

We're sometimes getting feedback from users of our eCommerce site that they don't understand why certain delivery or payment methods are not available. We are wondering whether we should hide the ...
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Registered Customers vs Returning Customers?

On our shopping cart we have two options at checkout. 1 ) Registered Customers 2 ) New Customer Each shows a form to the user. I was just thinking that Returning Customers sounds better than ...
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Preventing a user from pasting from the clipboard into a mandatory form field

In my online checkout process I, like many checkouts, have a field for the customer's email address along with a field to confirm the email address. They are both identical text boxes and accept email ...
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Is payment instruction needed after checkout?

I work for charity app project and want to know about your opinion with checkout flow. So this project's potential users are people with 20 - 40 y.o Im curious what if i don't show payment ...
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How many addresses should a checkout system store for an existing customer?

I'm working on a checkout system, and there are instances where an existing user can have up to 8 delivery addresses. Is it in your opinion a good experience to have that many, or have an unlimited ...
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“Shipping address is same as billing address” or the other way around?

Some online shops follow these guidelines (case A): Let user enter a billing address. Have a checkbox "Shipping address same as billing". Some other online shops do it just the other way (case B): ...
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Checkout charity by default in an online cart

John is responsible for designing an online shopping cart and checkout experience at a mid-size organization. John goes to the grocery store, where a checkout clerk asks if he'd like to donate a ...
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When choosing payment options during checkout, should the Paypal option go directly to Paypal, or show a “continue to Paypal” link?

I currently have 2 payment options during checkout: Credit Card and Paypal. Currently, clicking on the Credit Card option will reveal a credit card form, and clicking on the Paypal option will take ...
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How to group the delivery slots in the checkout?

I'm working on the online grocery shop, flexible delivery option is one of its key strengths. This interaction happens as the step of the checkout process. I'm thinking of 2 options. A. The buttons ...
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Add voucher should be on the “shopping cart” or on “checkout”?

Where is the best place to add the add voucher code on my e-commerce checkout process? Shopping Cart Page Checkout Page Normally I saw it on shopping cart page but the user will think on payment ...
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Paper prototype testing on checkout?

I would like to run few iterations of user testing on a checkout re-design. This project is still in the early stage so I would like to take full-advantage of the situation and run testing sessions on ...
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Checkout flow for buying as guest

I'm working on an e-commerce web site and was reading more about the checkout process. I've found this answer, talking about the benefits of not asking users to create an account on the web site in ...
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Adding the FAQ on the checkout is a good action?

Adding the FAQ on the bottom of the checkout page is a good action? This could affect my conversion rate positively or negatively? I'm thinking to do it because some customers have doubts before ...
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Best practice for checkout process where users need to meet certain criteria to make purchase?

In a multi-step checkout process, what's the best practice for basically filtering out people who do not meet 3-4 certain criteria for purchase? One criteria is country of residence for example. So ...
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Should I vary input field lengths in a single page checkout form?

I am currently designing a single page checkout form. I would appreciate some feedback on the lengths of my input fields. In the Billing and Shipping sections, I have staggered the length of the ...
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Are dismissible banners acceptable UI for purchase confirmations?

Here's some context: A user on a Free account is editing a draft in our text editor. To be able to publish the draft (they get auto-saved), they need to purchase a plan. When they click on the "...
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In which order the payment method and total amount should present?

I am currently working on the payments process for a mobile application.I've run into a UX problem when designing the payment screen. Is there a convention for the order which payment method and ...
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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 the billing address first instead of the shipping address. People are more likely to understand shipping address than ...
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UI Pattern for selection list - feedback and suggestions

I'm designing an ecommerce checkout process and I would like to get some feedback or other ideas on how to visually display the shipping options for customers. Currently we have 3 options, regular, ...
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How to display m x n mapping

I have group of products that a user would want to batch checkout to different addresses. Step 1: User selects the products they want from a tabular list and clicks on checkout Step 2: Next, a ...
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Perception of progress - number of pages

I'm at the very beginning of redesigning a checkout/bag page and had a thought about how people perceive their progress through a form based on the amount/lack of pages. Currently we have a bag page ...
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Asking users feedback after the checkout drop

I'm working on the e-commerce checkout experience and the GA shows we have quite a big drop-off rate. I assume, the users often don't finish the checkout process, but just add the items to the cart ...
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Asking user to login in the middle of a purchase in a website used years ago

If a visitor tries to make a purchase on an website from which they made a purchase maybe a few years ago, during checkout it might happen that the user does not remember he has an account and as I ...
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When should payment gateway checkout expire?

What should be the time limit for payment gateway checkout to expire on the merchant's website? Or should there be any such expiry at all?
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Multiple steps vs fewer steps for ecommerce checkout

I'm checking Amazon's checkout and Google Store's checkout and it seems that Amazon has more pages per checkout step (1 for address, 1 for payment method, 1 for review order). While Google Store ...
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What are the design considerations for showing timers in forms?

By timers, I mean a ticking countdown clock for time sensitive tasks, such as holding a reservation spot. Essentially "You have 3:00 minutes to complete your registration". I've seen Eventbrite ...
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What's the best way to express discounts on an order summary?

Is there a standardized way to express discounts or credits in an order summary? Example... Sub total: $20 Discount: -$10 Total: $10 I've seen discounts expressed as -$10, $-10, ($10), and +$...
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Where is the best place in a checkout flow to ask users to save the payment method?

In a checkout process, I need to show an option for the user to save their payment method info, to pay faster next time. Only registered users can save this info, so if a user wants to save they ...
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Signup flow: synchronous or asynchronous?

So let's say we have a paid subscription signup flow. Usually paid signup flow is implemented in a "synchronous" manner: collect details click on "sign up" wait for card details/charge/etc if ...
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Addresses in Checkout Steps

So I faced a certain challenge and that is address management in checkout steps, apart from the ability to add an address and edit one. The question comes in two folds : Should a customer be able ...
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Why user mostly drops from shipping address page in checkout?

We have a 4 step checkout process in our ecommerce website. Login/Signup Shipping Address Delivery date and special instructions Payment Here we have a checkout conversion of around 40%. Means if ...
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removing href value on logo for purchase/checkout flow

Is it a common best practice to the remove the href value of the header logo in a checkout / trial registration flow? The upside is to reduce exit links, keeping the user on your checkout page and ...
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How do I sell a Saas product online that is usually sold over the phone?

We are about to test the willingness of visitors to our website to 'buy now', as opposed to the usual method of 'get a demo' which would hand them over to a sales team who would call and close over ...
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Do we need to show 1x if there is only one item in a cart?

Do we need to show 1x (quantity) if there is only one item in the checkout summary?
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What problems exist with removing the navigation bar during the checkout process?

I am working on a application that allows users to buy games. There is a sidebar with the global navigation throughout the whole app. And I am now wondering if I can hide the sidebar during the ...
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What type of payment is best suited for low amount transactions in a e-commerce-like website?

We're building a kind of e-commerce service which sells only one product. That product will be priced around 1.5€. Our paying users will checkout approximately 3 times a month. Each checkout should ...
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On-site checkout vs “external” checkout [closed]

I have an small online store, built using Shopify. I've set it up all right, but because of my location, I can't use Stripe, Authorize.net or any other popular payment gateways, which offer "on-site ...
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Empty price placeholder design

I have a checkout form for a payment request, in which the user fills in the payment amount. This amount is used as input for the checkout as a sub-total, of which a percentage is deducted. What is ...