Turn users into customers and design great ecommerce sites

Designing Ecommerce Websites book

Are your landing pages leaving users confused about what you offer?

Are your search page filters not being used?

Are your product pages failing to excite users into buying?

Does your checkout flow see huge drop-offs?


Here's the first book that delivers UX design advice for ecommerce websites, so you can make more sales. It delves into the specific things you need to do at each step of the ecommerce funnel, regardless of what you are selling.

Get the basics right

The first thing to check is whether your website is doing all the things that users expect of the ecommerce experience. After all, the vast majority of them shop online elsewhere, and if your process doesn't live up to their expectations, they can just go to another site.

I've spent nearly four years teaching these basics to hundreds of people like you via my workshops at General Assembly in London. Over that time I've used this real feedback to alter and refine this content, which form half the advice in this book.

Avoid the mistakes of others

Every website is slightly different and you'll be catering to your own audience. However a lot of the UX issues fall into the same few categories. It's important to tackle those problems before you get into spending fortunes on great-looking but ineffective design and imagery.

I've worked with a variety of ecommerce startups over five years where I've been able to dig into the analytics data and watch rafts of user tests. This has enabled me to identify the most common issues of sites out there, which forms the other half of this book. The tend to reappear regardless of the product or service you're selling.

Who will benefit from this book?

This book is to help those people without a deep knowledge or experience of UX design but who are involved in the design process. I've taught these principles to graphic designers, marketers, developers, and startup founders.

An easy-access guide

Designing Ecommerce Websites contents

Buying options

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$ 5

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PDF book

$ 16

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Print book

$ 24

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Reviews

“Love this book – not least because the clear design and layout are UX in action! Must read if you want to start on the journey of improving conversions on your website.”
C.E Thomas, from Amazon UK ★★★★★

“Whether a novice or expert - this is a great book as both a first read and checklist for for experienced UX designers.”
RF, from Amazon UK ★★★★★

“For the last few years I've read extensively about more-complex ecommerce websites -- and now I'm designing one. Matt's densely-packed ebook has been a major eye-opener.”
Daniel Kamman, from Amazon US ★★★★★

“Have been looking for this kind of guide for a while. Will come in extremely handy.”
Maybe Later, from Amazon UK ★★★★★

“I loved the format – short but punchy, informative and functional. Packed full of learning and lightbulb moments, I know this will be a resource I will be going back to again and again.”
Stephanie, designer Unipro

“A brilliant way to quickly learn the important facts about ecommerce UX. I definitely picked up tips from the different pricing suggestions in there.”
Thanos, designer klou.design

“A great guide to learn more about ecommerce UX, with lots of useful details on presenting product information.”
Vince, developer Tagnia

FAQs

How do I get the ebook?

The streamlined text-only digital version of the book for Kindle is available on Amazon.

Can I bulk order the paperback for retail?

Sure, give me an email and we can chat.

How do I get the paperback?

At the moment you can order direct from me if you want delivery to a UK address. Or for most of the rest of the world you can order from Amazon, with the delivery options they provide.

Who designed the book?

That would be the brilliant Namkwan Cho—take a look at his work here.

What if I don’t like it?

If you get to the end and you haven’t learned anything, I don’t want you to feel ripped off. Just send me an email explaining why (to help me improve), along with your purchase receipt within 30 days of buying and I’ll issue a refund.

I have a question you've not answered here

It's possible there's something I've overlooked, if so just send me an email with you question and I'll try to get back to you as quickly as possible.

About the author

I'm Matt, a consultant UX designer to growing startups, many of them ecommerce companies. I gained industry-leading UX experience as part of a 100+ person team at the BBC. I then developed more pragmatic skills from being the sole UX designer during the rapid growth of onefinestay, one of London's most successful startups. I have also taught UX design workshops and courses at General Assembly since 2013.