I have been noticing a trend on many ecommerce sites recently away from providing category pages - that is, instead of providing top-level categories, a number of subcategories, some subsequent categories, and finally listing pages, sites are skipping some levels of category pages and going straight from top-level or subcategory pages to listing pages with hundreds of items.
Example: Men -> Shirts -> Polos (Listing 20 items) vs. Men -> Shirts (Listing 300 items)
I am currently working on a report on best practices in the design of checkout processes in online shopping and would love your input.I've searched the obvious places (IXDA archives, alistapart, boxesandarrows, uxmatters, smahsingmagazine), & there are some obvious good places to start:
I am looking for some sites/examples where users are allowed to add multiple items to a cart or wishlist at the same time from search results/browsing rather than having to drill down to product detail. Does anyone have any ideas/examples?
Does anyone know of any research that provides insight into the
recommended number of categories and subcategories a store should
I know best practice is to keep the options simple and easy to scan
(7-12), but for an ecommerce site it tends to be whatever is
necessary to adequately cover the breadth of your products. I need
some evidence on where to draw the line.