Why Your E-Commerce Business May Be Losing Customers
Ugly page design
Consumers will likely judge a
book by its cover. Web design thus
should focus as much on aesthetics
as on the site’s functionality.
Finding out there will be shipping
costs or additional fees only after the
checkout button is clicked can be a big
turn-off for many shoppers.
If a website forces visitors to update
a long-neglected plug-in on their
browsers or features content that’s
inaccessible due to outdated technology,
they’ll likely look elsewhere.
Convenience is one of the key benefits
of e-commerce, but a website that’s
poorly laid out and confusing to navigate
cancels out that benefit for shoppers.
Being too clingy
Asking customers to provide too much
information during their purchase or
requiring them to register an account
could make them uncomfortable.
Product descriptions that are dry or
don’t provide enough information can
turn off visitors, as do product photos
that don’t show enough of the product
or are of poor quality.
Design not optimized for mobile
If a website doesn’t look as good on
a mobile device as it does on a desktop
screen, it’s unlikely a visitor using a
smartphone will stick around long
enough to become a customer.
Too many ads
Websites that are cluttered with
ads are more likely to be viewed
as untrustworthy by visitors.
Remove one data field in your online form
This will cut down on the amount of time it takes a visitor to
convert and could increase the chances he or she will see it
through to the end.
Invest in mobile design
Make sure your website is optimized so that it is easy to read
and navigate — no matter what type of device or screen visitors
use to browse the site.
Switch to HTML5 for video content and animations
This more modern platform is easier for visitors to use and
won’t require them to stop browsing to update their plug-ins.
Use a cleaner page design
Keeping the design and layout of your site simple makes it
easier for visitors to find what they need.
Lay out all fees and additional charges as soon as possible
If there are additional costs for customers, make sure they are
communicated before the shopper goes to the checkout page.
WHY Customers May Be Leaving
QUICK FIXES to Make Customers Stay
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