With so many benefits like ease of choosing, easy return/exchange policies, easy payment, home delivery of the product you want to go for, hundreds and thousand of options available and everything just a click away, e-commerce industry is at its peek. Not only this, big time investors too are funding the e-commerce portals seeing their growth and development.
Witnessing the success of major e-commerce websites of today, lot many people are getting magnetized to open up their e-commerce portals but then one needs to do great research of the market, study the online stores that are already there, increase the know-how regarding online shopping stores thereby after careful selection and use of resources available should proceed further and stick to certain norms.
We have already been talking about e-commerce websites like remember our articles entitled-Important Elements of Successful E-commerce Site, Awesome Showcase of Creative E-commerce Web Designs and today we are here with yet another topic that is related to e-commerce websites.
Topic of the day is the UI trends for e-commerce websites. UI you all know is user-interface and the vital role it plays in success of any website, app or games. following your own path and not considering the current trends while working on any kid of project can actually make your effort and time you have invested go down the drain.
All in all, user interface that comprises of elements that should be well executed. The way you showcase the products in contemporary and aesthetically pleasing manner is what is important in e-commerce industry.
Below, we have listed down some of modern UI trends 2015 for you all to go through and follow while working on e-commerce website designing project.
E-commerce Websites UI Trends 2015
Homepage of any website gives the idea as to how other pages will be. Its no rocket science that homepage of any online portal plays a vital role in magnetizing the users. If the user interface of you home page is not able to leave a lasting impression on the viewers your efforts won’t pay off.
As a consumer if I am visiting an e-commerce portal and wish to find check it out to see what I am looking for and find it difficult to understand, it is certain that I will be closing the tab not come back and check it again. Ensure that the home page of your e-commerce portal is designed in a visually appealing manner, comprises of right and all relevant information. From contact form to about, return/exchange policies, sale, offers customer care numbers, payment methods everything should be the part of home page of an e-commerce websites.
Indeed there are innumerable products that an online store can put up to let the users buy but then if you put them in a random manner, it will be difficult for the visitor to find one s(he) is looking for. It is for this reason and providing ease of finding, that categorizing becomes important for e-commerce industry. Put the different products in various categories to let users look for the same easily and without having to waste hours.
3. Product Information
When in e-commerce industry, providing product information as to what the particular article is made up of, the comfort it provides, usefulness, its key features and other relevant information is of key importance. How else can you expect a user to go for the product if there is just a picture and how much one needs to pay for that particular article? So, make sure all the relevant information is provided along with the product.
Search and filters play a vital role in e-commerce websites. Adding these filters help users find what they are looking for helping them save a lot of time. So, it is important to include filtering and search options in e-commerce websites.
5. Use Of Colors
Best UI is that helps users get what they want without having to compromise on any thing like visual appeal, information, navigation, easy search and much more. Correct use of color combinations that don’t prove to be an eye-sore instead is visually cool and soothing to eye.
6. Correct and Prominent Icons
We mentioned this point in important elements of successful e-commerce websites. Putting the correct type of prominent icons specially designed for e-commerce websites is important UI trend that one needs to follow while designing. There are icons like for payment, cart, deals, price tags and others that ensure to let users get the clear idea as to which one is meant for what purpose.
Talking about e-commerce websites in particular, drop down menus are preferred over other navigation types as there are oodles of products available and it becomes easier for users to check out the products and services a particular website offers in drop down manner.
To wrap up, these are the best known UI trends which we feel designers should keep in mind and imply while designing an e-commerce website. We all have been using e-commerce websites for online shopping, right? As a user, would you like to add any point or element you feel is important in your view to make any e-commerce website a success and enhance the user-experience?