Shoppingcart vs shoppingbasket

1 Oct 2008 - 3:11am
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R. Groot
2006

Hello all,

I have short question. Do any of you know of any good argumentation for when
to use a 'shopping cart' and when to use a 'shopping basked' (both image
and/or term) in an e-commerce website.

I myself would think that the choice would depend on whether you expect
people to buy a lot (cart) or few (basket) things from your store. Any
thoughts?

Kind regards,
Rein

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1 Oct 2008 - 6:01am
Andreas Ringdal
2008

I have noticed that amazon.co.uk uses Basket and amazon.com uses Cart,
both with the same shopping cart icon.

Andreas

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1 Oct 2008 - 9:58am
dmitryn
2004

Rein,

"Shopping cart" is the prevalent US/Canadian English term; "shopping
basket" is the UK English equivalent. "Shopping bag" is also used in
some contexts (e.g. a high-end clothing site).

Also, take a look at this blog post:
http://www.getelastic.com/add-to-cart-buttons/

Hope this helps,

Dmitry

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 4:11 AM, R. Groot <rein.groot at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I have short question. Do any of you know of any good argumentation for when
> to use a 'shopping cart' and when to use a 'shopping basked' (both image
> and/or term) in an e-commerce website.
>
> I myself would think that the choice would depend on whether you expect
> people to buy a lot (cart) or few (basket) things from your store. Any
> thoughts?
>
> Kind regards,
> Rein
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1 Oct 2008 - 5:26pm
Matthew Anderson
2008

You might also factor the mental model that best fits for the type of
items being sold. A site selling services or information-based items
might see better results using a word such as "Checkout" over
"Cart".

Matt Anderson
Senior User Experience Designer
Citrix Online

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2 Oct 2008 - 12:56am
Andreas Ringdal
2008

@Matthew Anderson
I agree when it comes to using the appropriate word for the current
context, but in you example you used "Checkout".
Does not checkout indicate that the user is about to pay for the
items and leave, while cart/basket etc indicates an option to view
the contents and continiue shopping?

Andrea

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