Does your ecommerce site attract visitors but fail to convert enough into paying customers? Are your sales numbers not where you want? Have you got an ecommerce site but not yet spent any time on improving the design?
If it’s time to upgrade your website’s user experience then Designing Ecommerce Websites is the only book to tell you exactly how to do it. It provides you with 66 guidelines on how to best use every element on each each step of the online shopping process.
This book is the result of a decade’s worth of UX design experience, and several years spent consulting with a wide range of different ecommerce startups. It is based on knowledge learned from user behaviour data and running many different usability tests. It tells you what works in reality, not in theory.
All of the content refreshed and rewritten for 2019, with more added to make a total of 66 guidelines (12 more than the first edition).
The paperback and PDF have been beautifully designed and typeset by an experienced book designer to be easy to use:
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Amazon bestseller in the E-Commerce and Technology Business categories.
“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 ★★★★★
"Excellent, easy to understand yet comprehensive guide to designing e-commerce websites.
I’m a small business owner, and Matt’s book helped me develop a vision and list of “must haves” and “don’t dos” for our e-commerce site.
I have been able to more effectively communicate with our designer and developer, ask good questions, and use correct terminology when suggesting changes etc.
I highly recommend this book to anyone considering starting an internet based business or adding online sales to an existing brick and mortar model."
tdreader, from Amazon US ★★★★★
“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. I'm glad I bought this book -- it is a terrific value.”
Daniel Kamman, from Amazon US ★★★★★
“Short, sweet and very informative. This book serves as a very quick but informative guideline to optimising your ecom website.”
Kindle Customer, from Amazon US ★★★★★
"Highly recommended! Great actionable tips and easy to follow suggestions with case studies."
Ronnie McGibbon, 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
There is currently an audiobook of the first edition here. This will be updated soon.
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Sure, give me an email with the number of copies you're after and we'll take it from there.
I have a few copies available for reviewers. Send me an email saying where you'll review it.
This book is to help those people without a large knowledge of UX design but who are involved in the design process. I've taught these principles to graphic designers, marketers, developers, and startup founders, who have all found it useful.
That would be Namkwan Cho and if you want a book designed you should hire him—take a look at his work here.
Check out the full contents and changelog here.
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 receipt and I’ll issue a refund.
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I'm Matt and I am a UX consultant who helps ecommerce sites improve their design via evidence (not assumptions). Unlike other consultants I specialise in working with growing startups.
I have over 10 years experience as a UX designer, including at the BBC, onefinestay, and have since consulted with a range of growing businesses. I’ve taught UX design workshops for four years with General Assembly, as well as bespoke training for various companies.