An E-Commerce Checklist Designed to Save You a Lot of Headaches

by | Oct 11, 2018 | Business, Ecommerce | 0 comments

Once you’ve decided to build an e-commerce website it can feel daunting to actually begin the process. Below is a comprehensive not exhaustive list of activities you will encounter over the course of the project.

Homepage

  • Phone number and address
  • Hero banner with a call to action button
  • Promotions to popular products
  • News and events

General

  • Search bar
  •  About page
  • Blog with articles of how-to guides and product use
  • Sharing buttons on every page
  • Social Media Integration – Display a curated Instagram feed in place of a product gallery
  • Privacy Policy
  • Faq (frequently asked questions) page to cut down on answering the same questions over and over
  • Return policy
  • SSL certificate and other security credentials should be prominent on each page

Product Detail Pages

  • Product images with the ability to zoom for better detail
  • Product Description
  • Add To Cart Button
  • Price
  • Sizes with a Size Chart
  • Color
  • Variations
  •  Related Products
  • Add To Wishlist
  • How to Videos

Cart and Checkout

  •  Update/remove quantity
  • Promo Code
  • Guest Checkout
  • Account Signup
  • Paypal support
  • Credit Card
  • Shipping Calculator
  • Use a test credit card numbers to verify the experience works as envisioned

Post-purchase

  • Thank you email with a receipt with links to customer service, returns and faq pages
  • Request a review
  • Encourage customers to contact you via social media, email, phone
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