Witnessing this growth, almost everyone has had ideas to ride the massive tide of electronic commerce, or e-commerce for short. Starting a business online can be challenging, so we are here to lend you a hand. Here, we have listed the best e-commerce websites (in our expert opinion) and lists down why they made it to the AllThingsWWW list.
A few moons ago, we have featured a list of 20 product-based eCommerce websites that were strong in the criteria we set. (Don’t miss out, here’s that list.) Now, as more and more entrepreneurs shift their stores online and the competition is on fire. We knew we had to recognize another set of websites that we admire based on visual design, call to action, and navigation.
Great customer service directly affects how people spend on products and services. That is especially true for millennials, aka the new market. According to a study by Finance Online, 67% of people are willing to pay extra for excellent customer service. Also, American Express cites that millennials are willing to spend 21% more for great customer service.
Founded in 2006, Twttr (yup, that’s how the brand was originally spelled) was meant to be an SMS-based communication platform. Since SMS had a character limit protocol of 140 characters, Twitter used this to market their website as a channel to post quick updates. However, in 2017, Twitter doubled the character limit to 280 because the 140-character limit was “no longer relevant in the smartphone age.”
Businesses, no matter how big or small, are always in the battle for customer loyalty. All companies are coming up with their own ways to get customers back in their shops, or their products reappear on their front porches. Of course, there is a reason for the tight competition of customer retention.
55% of people leave a website after about the first 15 seconds of their visit on a webpage. And one of the main reasons users click out is they don't know where to look for what they need. A table of contents on the upper area of a page can solve this, especially if it's a blog post or a text-heavy page.
There is a belief in the industry that lumpy mails get opened 100% of the time. And did you know that 87% of people are influenced to make an online purchase as a result of receiving mail? So, when you combine that lumpy mail campaign with a great website (which we could help you out with), you can watch your business boom.
Mobile-first web design is a design style wherein all possible issues a mobile user may encounter will be taken into account. Phones normally have 2x3.5-inch screens, so a smaller screen needs more legible texts. Apart from readability, designers also consider the size of the thumb, the keyboard that pops out, and other similar factors. Here are some advantages of mobile-first web design.
UI/UX is an area of design wherein both are treated complementarily, not individually. User interface is what the visitors see, hear, or interact with. User experience, on the other hand, is all about the psychology behind the interaction. UI answers the question: "Is this website easy on the eyes?". While UX gives a solution to the question: "Is this website easy to navigate?"
Businesses and big companies often opt for a .com for undefined reasons. Perhaps, .com sounds more trustworthy, authoritative, and most of all, familiar. However, given .com's dominance over the world wide web, domains with a .com are in a relatively low supply, especially given the existence and practice of cybersquatters.