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Ecommerce Trend: Keep Your Eyes on Visual Search

Visual search technology is one of the most exciting trends in ecommerce. Though the tech isn’t new (Zappos had this feature in 2009 and Google bought Like.com in 2010), it’s finding new life in ecommerce websites and mobile apps, with retail ...

7 Ways to Design Home Pages Without Rotating Banners

Last week we trashed the trend of using rotating banners on home pages. You may recall, roughly half of top online retailers use them despite how despised they are by conversion optimization and usability testing experts. But if you don’t use a ...
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Ecommerce Trend: Persuasive Calls to Action

Rule #1 of Web usability = “don’t make me think.” But when it comes to persuasion, making users think twice is worth breaking rules for. Instead of “No, thanks” as the opt-out call-to-action, these sites are communicating ...
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47% of Ecommerce Sites Commit This Usability SNAFU

Despite its condemnation by conversion optimizations at conference after conference, merchandisers and Web designers love, love, love their home page carousels. “At the recent Conversion Conference in Chicago, about 25% of the speakers mentioned carousels ...
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Omnichannel vs Multichannel and the Store of the Future

You can’t attend an ecommerce conference without one or ten sessions on “omnichannel” on the agenda. Like big data, it’s a buzzword that leaves many mystified, and a complex business issue that takes strategy and technology to ...
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