product pages

10 brands with hilariously funny product page copy

Quality product descriptions can make a huge difference to the ecommerce user experience. 

Not only can good copy nudge consumers and increase conversion rates, but it can also help to differentiate a brand. Humour is one effective way that brands can make product descriptions stand out, with an increasing number choosing to be quirky and fun rather than just informative.

Seven ways to make ecommerce fun (& five ways to create experiential BS)

I enjoy shopping, but a lot of the fun is missing online.

The majority agree with me, they miss the crowds, the serendipity, the buzz and the changing rooms.

I was re-reading our ecommerce predictions for 2016 and it struck me they are all pragmatic, about devices, delivery, CRO, third-party solutions etc.

Only Matt Curry of Lovehoney mentioned ‘super rich experiences’, which I think is somewhere close to a definition of fun. So what does fun look like?

10 ecommerce sites with grand product photography

As ecommerce sites become richer experiences designed to showcase products to their fullest, imagery is getting bigger and crisper.

A small product shot was once par for the course and is now underwhelming compared to those retailers at the forefront of ecommerce.

In our continuing look at web design trends for 2016 and beyond, I thought I’d showcase 10 ecommerce websites that use big and beautiful photography.

Econsultancy’s top 10 guest posts of 2015

These days we have fewer guest posters on the Econsultancy blog, but those that remain still bring us a fresh perspective on the industry.

Here we’ve picked out the top 10 guest posts of 2015 (by page views) for your delectation.

Thanks to all our contributors.

Eight examples of best practice on Argos product pages

Product pages can differ wildly.

I love the use of decluttered, stylish responsive designs (see Lush), but there’s no doubt that Amazon’s altogether busier approach is optimised for conversion.

With Argos sitting somewhere in the middle, and currently in the spotlight during its extended Black Friday sales, I thought I would take a look at its product pages, to see which features I like.

Here are eight of them.

How Debenhams’ site redesign led to ecommerce sales growth

Debenhams has recently reported a 16.7% growth in ecommerce sales in the last 15 weeks (ending 13 June) on the same period last year.

According to the retailer this has been attributed to lower delivery charges and “further improvements to [our] online presentation.”

19 must-have features for mobile product pages

Designers of mobile product pages have a tough job.

They need to present much of the same information as on desktop, but adapt to the limitations of the device. 

I’ve put together a checklist of what I think are the most crucial elements to include on mobile product pages…

How Mango can improve its otherwise excellent ecommerce site

Mango is a Spanish fashion retailer founded on 1984 that now has more than 2,000 stores in 103 countries, 150 of which are in the UK.

Mango has also been operating its ecommerce site for around 15 years and it makes for an interesting study in highly innovative retail site design, but with areas that could definitely use an improvement.

Here we’ll take a look at what works on the site from a customer experience and usability point of view first, before highlighting where it could be more effective.