Testing e-commerce sites for usability

Overcrowded pages

Bad

Poor product descriptions

Difficult check-out

UX

Charging for shipping

No zoom-in on products

Loses

Ineffective search

Poor images

You

Only one image view

Confusing navigation

Money

Too many categories

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Fromm Pet Food: Good UX!

Easy navigation

User knows what the site sells

Good product photos and easy to see prices

image of page on Fromm pet food website showing product selection

Herman Miller: UX needs work.

Too many categories make for confusing navigation

Various levels of navigation is too complicated

Non-common lingo used

image of page on Herman Miller website

Macy's: Good Product UX!

Product pages show multiple views of item

Has a zoom feature

Provides full product details

image of page on Macys website