If you take a step back and remove your retail or trading or marketing or technology hat for a moment, doesn’t it seem ludicrous we spend so much time trying to control what consumers see in ecommerce search? The idea of giving up control is not one that’s often considered, yet this could in fact be the key to better performance.
An ecommerce site needs to be exciting, yet sleek. Engaging, yet simple. Efficient, yet browsable. After all, shoppers assess your site’s visual appeal within 0.05 seconds of hitting the page. So you need to go beyond traditional design elements. Creating a site that optimizes the shopper journey is a more complex endeavor.
Today’s ecommerce architectures are fragmented and disconnected. There are many important components to plug gaps and make customer experiences consistent, with an infinite number of journeys. Creating connected customer experiences that are personalized across all channels takes time, but doing it right is critical.
If an eager shopper comes to your website with a product in mind and high purchase intent, but then hits a “no results found” page, at best they’ll attempt a couple of variations of the term before bailing and heading to a competitor. To avoid this bad scenario, here are some tips to quickly redirect shoppers and give them options.
Online shoppers who can easily find what they want tend to spend more money. According to a recent WebLinc study, nearly 30% of online shoppers start each visit with a site search. If they can’t find what they’re looking, for they’ll leave the site. Here are 7 ways to avoid “No Results” pages in ecommerce site search.