Maintaining your product listings becoming a real drag for your business?
With online shopping becoming more and more popular, it’s essential to make sure your eCommerce website is delivering a user experience that’s engaging, fun, and as easy to use as it can be.
Let’s talk about product listings—if they aren’t making the user experience better chances are they’re probably negatively impacting your business.
Think about it: product listings are the first impression you give against users who might otherwise abandon your website in frustration. But how can you ensure that your product listings make a good first impression?
A recent study by Baymard Institute revealed that 57% of websites have a “mediocre” or worse Product List and Filtering UX. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when optimizing your website. For starters, you want to make sure you’re optimizing the number of products displayed per page. You don’t want users to have to scroll for days to find what they’re looking for. It’s all about striking that balance between showcasing your products and not overwhelming the customer to keep them intrigued.
You also want to offer sorting options, because let’s face it, no one wants to just aimlessly scroll through pages to find what they’re looking for. Some people like to sort by price, some by popularity, and some by relevance. By giving users the power to sort their search results, you’re helping them find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily.
Speaking of search results — it’s important to offer filtering options too. Think of it this way: you want to help users find their perfect fit. If a user is looking for a specific color or size, they should be able to filter their search results to only show products that meet their specific criteria.
Even with best practices in place and meticulous website audits, product listings can still be overwhelming. Fear not, there is a solution: product recommendation engines. You can think of them as personal shoppers, coming in to curate the perfect view of products to make everything perfect for the user.
AI-powered product recommendation engines analyze user behavior on your website and make personalized product recommendations tailored specifically to that user. By tailoring the product selection to each individual user, product recommendation engines can greatly enhance the user experience of your eCommerce website.
Websites that use product recommendation engines see on average a 30% increase in revenue than those that don’t. If you aren’t using a recommendation engine, you could be leaving significant revenue on the table. Leveraging the power of recommendation engines, you can provide a better user experience, encourage customers to make additional purchases and increase your bottom line.
Implementing a product recommendation engine on your website is simple: you just want to make sure you pick one that fits your needs. Choosing one that has an easy integration with your ecommerce platform is crucial. With Proto AI we want our solution to fit seamlessly with the way you do business.
Once you have your product recommendation engine in place, it’s important to monitor its performance and optimize it over time. Analyzing user behavior data and making real-time adjustments as necessary until it’s just right.
So, there you have it: product listings are a critical aspect of online shopping without optimization, your product listings could lead to poor search results, low conversion rates, and increased cart abandonment. With a few minor adjustments, like adding filtering and product recommendations you can enhance the user experience for your customers and turn one time buyers into repeat customers.