What’s one of the first things that come to mind when you think of an iconic brand, like Pepsi or T-Mobile? More than likely, your mind is immediately filled with the color blue or pink. Iconic brands have mastered the use of color in their branding down to a science for success. If you’re building an online store, then the most important application of your color palette is in your website’s design.
We don’t blame you if you love your website. You’ve been with it every step of the way, from concept designs to launch. It’s been molded in your vision to show off to investors and friends alike. There’s a harsh truth you need to accept though, and that’s that your website might not actually be that good.
There is a whole host of issues that can happen to your startup if you aren’t mindful of the graphics you’re using on your website.
Running an e-commerce website is on the minds of most of the retail industry in 2020. However, the problem lies in the fact that, in such a competitive industry, you need to learn how to tap into every single potential advantage that you come across. One of the ways to get there is to follow all the latest trends and requirements. With that being said, here are the top 20 basic e-commerce website requirements for 2020.
You’ll often hear people talk about the newest graphic design trends as if they are some sort of law that you have to abide by – that’s absolutely not the case. Instead, you should take inspiration from everywhere and create a style that is workable for your brand.
Your design style should feel like a constant evolution of your brand, with your graphics shifting and stretching what your brand style is without ever being a complete overhaul. Different types and styles of graphics have[...]
Over the years, there has been continued rapid growth in e-commerce; and it’s all thanks to technology and the internet. It’s easier and more fun to order things from our mobile phones while relaxing on a couch. But, this growth isn’t entirely positive for everyone. With this growing trend, the competition is also increasing at a great pace. And, some sites are lacking big time.
What if you wanted to buy something you like that’s also on a good discount? But alas! The site is too complicated[...]
Your brand and identity are what makes you stand out from the crowd and sets you apart from the competition. In a globalized economy, there is a lot of competition and always someone that offers exactly, or something very similar to, what you do. Staying ahead of the curve is a constant endeavor, not a “set it and forget it” type of deal.
Reinventing a company and a brand is something everyone has to do from time to time. There can be plenty of reasons to do that; maybe customer awareness[...]
When it comes to on-site search, many eCommerce marketers and business owners overlook it as an important sibling of SEO-optimization. Marketers and owners put significant resources into search engine optimization and creating effective AdWords campaigns, but completely forget about the feature that is literally in front of their faces.
What is one of our first experiences as consumers with an eCommerce website? We go straight to the search box to find what we need. Website visitors using[...]
It’s likely that you have visited an eCommerce store in the past few months.
If we were to ask you to describe how it looked, could you? Probably not...
But if we asked you how it made you feel, it’s likely you could tell us if you trusted the site, if it looked visually appealing, whether or not it worked well on your mobile device, or if it was easy to navigate.
The way that an eCommerce store makes us feel is important. It’s usually the way that we feel about the store that impacts[...]
A great website is the perfect calling card for most businesses. Sometimes you have a site that serves purely as a digital business card. Sometimes it’s to generate leads. Of course, for eCommerce businesses, sometimes the site is your actual storefront.
At any rate, you usually start with a great design. A logo here, a carousel banner there, and then some concerted effort in writing the content. Once your site is ready, you might even decide to invest time and effort in drumming up traffic[...]
A website used to be a fun novelty for a business, but those days are long over. Today, a website is as essential as a business card. With the continual growth of eCommerce, businesses worldwide have discovered new ways to connect with customers far beyond the possibilities of traditional brick-and-mortar commerce. In turn, customers have grown to love the convenience of shopping online and using the internet to learn more about their favorite brands. Websites are what put the e in eCommerce.
The meaning of the term “website usability” seems fittingly obvious just from its name. It is the measure of the ease with which people can use your website. Less obvious is how one goes about measuring it.
In this article we'll provide more information on website usability, including why it is important and how you can test your own website for it.
What is Usability Testing?
Usability testing entails testing a website for how easily it can be used. This can involve checking a wide range of[...]
High quality web design is likely to attract more visitors and increase traffic to your website. For any website to be effective and successful, it is crucial to keep current with website designs and trends. A web page that looked modern and sleek in 2018 could be obsolete and outdated in 2019.
It is in this regard that web designers and eCommerce development companies are working round the clock to keep up with eCommerce web design trends in 2019.
Whether you own a small business or a large[...]
One key part of marketing these days is web design.
What are the best ways to really create the best site that you can? Which elements should you implement in order to engage the user?
Here are the top web design strategies that will take your marketing business to the next level.
When you start an eCommerce business, no matter how obscure your niche may be, you are trying to attract as many potential customers as possible. If you already have your own online store, you may believe that you are already doing everything you can to accomplish this. You may be sending targeted email blasts, or promoting yourself on websites aimed at the same demographic. If this is working for you, then excellent! Keep at it!
However, you just might be neglecting a significant portion[...]
A good user experience design is there to attract more clients, and to keep the ones you have. Of course, this much easier said than done.
The problem is, you need to stand out. There are so many website designers, programmers, and web experts, that the work, creativity, and resources needed to stand out are significant to say the least. This means you need to implement every tool in your arsenal, as well as get some new ones. This is where understanding the psychology behind UX design comes[...]
Your website needs images because they provide a number of benefits. For one, they are an excellent way to break up text, creating a stronger flow in your copy and making it more digestible.
For another, combining textual communication with visual communication improves the ability of your content to convey an idea. Plus, many people like being able to see a product before making a purchasing decision.
While eCommerce websites require images for these and other reasons, they may experience[...]
If your business already has a website and you're ready to sell products online, you may worry about needing to start your website over from scratch. This can be discouraging — after all, you've probably already spent a lot of time and effort on your website. Or maybe you paid a professional designer to build your site for you, and full redesign just isn't in your budget. Either way, your customers are already used to a certain look and feel for your website, and you may not want to[...]
After all the work you and your team have put into creating your website, you may believe that your online store is ready for business.
The site design is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand, and the page layouts leave little to no room for confusion. The content copy on the product pages is informative and engaging, and their SEO value is excellent. Navigating the website is simple, as is the process of placing an order.
However, you may still find yourself wondering: if all[...]
Optimizing your eCommerce website is not just something to be done while creating the website. If you run an online store, you will inevitably have to make some changes to it. This is not limited to the time shortly after you open your site: you will be adding, adjusting, or eliminating features and elements for as long as you want the site to keep going.
At least, you should be doing this. The alternative is never making any changes to your site, but that puts you at risk of stagnation. A[...]