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The Online Shopping Cart Experience

Shopping Cart Experience infographic

Online shopping is a convenience that a lot of people take advantage of. But the convenience varies. The Shopping Cart Experience infographic from checkoutoptimization.com finds the optimal situation to make customers happy.

Over the course of the last few years, I have been in and out of the details of conversion rate optimization. My career at a digital marketing agency affords me the privilege of working with some of the top brands in the world. I am equally lucky to know some great entrepreneurs with very small businesses. Among the fascinating things that I get to see every day and across the spectrum is how much of an impact a small improvement at the checkout makes.

Simply, more sales equals more sales. Given finite resources to optimize a thousand different things, I’m awestruck that the shopping cart is not a greater focus. And as sites have changed in incredible ways over the last few years, shopping carts remain unchanged.

In 2009 I thought about this issue and started researching attributes across a number of shopping carts. It was a story of small diversity and great uniformity. I started writing a book on the subject, but I shifted focus to double down and grow a separate business. (Which has been extremely rewarding and I now get to work with a growing group of talented, bright, extremely funny people that are accomplishing amazing things for the world’s coolest brands, but that’s another story.) A couple of months ago, I came back to the idea of checkout optimization, and thought it would be really interesting to compare my 2009 research to the current state of things.

And that’s how this infographic came to be. My hope is that this is useful to anyone curious about shopping cart design patterns, or perhaps someone looking for a standard to measure up against. Let me know what you think, and you want more like this, you can sign up here.

Nice overview of the differences sites choose when setting up checkout pages on e-commerce sites.  Some of the subtle visualizations work very well, like the multiple pages shown behind the numbers in the User Friendly section.  However, some values aren’t visualized at all, like the percentages for the different merchant features.

The infographic landing page explicitly asks people to repost the infographic with links back to the original page, but sadly, most people don’t do that.  The landing page URL should be included in the infographic image itself so readers can find the original when bloggers don’t include the link.

Thanks to Nicholas for sending in the link!

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Reader Comments (23)

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November 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMytokri
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December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR & A Trading Pty Ltd
cool online shopping cart info graphic.
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeals Month
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January 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGold Coast Florist

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February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScatter Mats
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February 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
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May 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJett Thrower
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June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAyushi
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August 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaddison Cooper

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March 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAneesh Paranjay
Thanks for the information. I think providing a good user experience matters it really determines buying decision of a visitor. If the website is user friendly, it will help e-commerce to reduce shopping cart abandonment.
May 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersmithesh
Great article, thanks for sharing with us. Keep up the good work!
May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMagazin de Accesorii
This is great Wonderful information.. Awesome ideas Thanks...
Thanks for sharing the information here.
Nice post. Thanks for sharing this nice information with us. Today online shopping get virally distributed all over the world because it is easy to purchase and time consuming.
June 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter100orless.ca
Shopping online is convenient. You don’t need to get dressed and drive to your favorite store. You can easily visit their website, find the product you want and buy it without getting out of your pyjamas. It’s also convenient because you don’t need to wait for the store to open.
June 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpricekhan
High heels can be an extremely painful ordeal, especially if you’re wearing them for a long period of time and walking a lot.
I agree! people are already online. So its a good marketing strategy to sell your products online. Thank you for sharing this kind of information. Thanks for sharing Randy and have great day!
June 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKenneth J. Reily
With the advancement in technology, online shopping rapidly increasing because of the easy way and less time-consuming. Therefore we have a wide range of variety.

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