16 Brands that are Totally Winning at Shoppable Content

Posted by Hannah Stacey 13 Jun 17

Shoppable content“Content is king!” - the much-repeated mantra of marketers the world over - is rapidly taking on a new significance for online retailers, particularly those trying to get their voices heard in crowded marketplaces, such as fashion.

Undoubtedly, online retailers are wising up to the fact that today’s consumers are part of a new rich-media-driven world order in which making a purchase is often the result of contact with multiple brand touchpoints.

They’re realising that content is a vital contributor to brand experience and, increasingly, they’re blurring the lines between content and commerce, becoming publishers in their own right. Whether in the form of blogs, lookbooks, digital magazines or style guides, online stores are increasingly pushing out editorial-style content as a means of building communities and increasing brand interaction.

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Topics: Ecommerce examples, Ecommerce website design, Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce branding

Ecommerce Web Form Design Best Practices: 12 Tricks for Making Your Forms Less Tiresome

Posted by Hannah Stacey 23 May 17

web form exampleHands up who actively enjoys filling out web forms?

Oh, so nobody then. Unfortunately, however, if you’re an online retailer a web form is usually the obstacle between you and an important customer action - be it a newsletter subscription, an account login or, most importantly, a purchase. 

Poor design in the sign-up and checkout process is undoubtedly a key contributor to cart abandonment rates (as well as escalating visitor stress levels), so making form-filling as easy and frictionless an activity as possible means everyone is a winner.

True, it’s never going to be an exhilarating experience, but there are a number of subtle tactics and tricks you can employ to make it seem less tedious. Here are twelve important web form design best practices.

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Topics: Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce personalisation, Ecommerce marketing strategy, Ecommerce marketing tips

The Online Fashion Lookbook: 6 Seriously Slick Examples You'll Want to Copy

Posted by Hannah Stacey 20 Apr 17

Online lookbooks enable fashion retailers across the globe to showcase new collections through images/videos that convey a “feel” or story for the new season.  

But while beautiful photography and carefully-considered styling often come as standard, many brands are pushing the boundaries of user experience design to present website visitors with an interesting browsing experience to complement their collections.

Here are some great examples of our favourites (click the image in each example to go to the real thing).   

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Topics: Ecommerce examples, Ecommerce ux, Ecommerce merchandising, Ecommerce marketing tips

Top Product Pages: our analysis of 5 great examples

Posted by Edward Gotham 10 Feb 17

5 great product pagesProduct pages aren't just a pretty landing page for purchasing. They are your online doorway to gaining customers and revenue.

We'’ve deconstructed the outstanding features on each of the chosen sites (and spotted some other key areas for improvement).

This post is designed to help you keep up-to-date with some of the latest trends, using examples from the top ecommerce product pages out there today.

Enjoy. 

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Topics: Ecommerce examples, Ecommerce website design, Ecommerce marketing resources, Ecommerce ux

Ecommerce website headers: 4 simple things you need to get right

Posted by Hannah Stacey 10 Jan 17

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Website headers. Sure, they might not be the most glam part of ecommerce store design, but they’re arguably one of the most valuable pieces of on-site real estate going.

Why? They’re often one of the first things a visitor sees when they land on your site, and play an important role in making a killer first impression for newbies to your brand, as well as performing a navigational function that’s crucial to moving browsers on through the journey to purchase.

So yeah, pretty important.

This blog post will walk you through several key elements of ecommerce header design:

  • Primary category/product navigation

  • Secondary navigational elements

  • Search

  • Offers and promotions

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Topics: Ecommerce website design, Ecommerce ux

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