Top 5 Most Common Shopify Design Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Sales

Top 5 Most Common Shopify Design Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Sales

By Softpulse Infotech, January 17th, 2019

Building your very own Shopify store is one of the most impressive parts of starting an ecommerce business. We all know firsthand how cool it is to get it all set up!

Unfortunately, various store owners get a bit carried away when they build their stores. They start out with a system to make their Shopify store appealing and engaging but end up with some serious design blunders that damage their sales.

We’ll review Shopify’s top five design flaws that can ruin your sales here.

  

1. Page Loading Time

Every e-commerce owner wants to boost their conversion rates and reduce their exit rates and, studies show that one of the key reasons why exit rates may be hitting the roof is poor page load performance.

The Google webmaster team indicated that they would start ranking websites based on the website page loading time. Our Websites which take ages to load slow down the entire internet and Google is considering this factor seriously.

Apart from other parameters like the meta title and meta description, Google will also consider page load time as one of the most important factors for your website’s search engine ranking.

  

2. Poor Images Quality Or Over-sized Images

Using poor quality images, blurry, or over-sized images are one of the quickest ways to dissolve customer trust. Image size has a big impact on your website performance. Bad quality product photos can be mistaken for poor quality products.

To clarify we are talking mainly about file size in megabytes (Mb), kilobytes (kb), etc. not the actual dimensions of the images (such as 800 x 600 pixels), though the two are usually correlated.

If you’re creating images to post on your site, then you have complete knowledge and control over things like framing and cropping. On average, if your site takes longer than 5 seconds to load, the customer is likely to leave.

  

3. Missguided Product Descriptions

One e-commerce study found that 25% of purchase failures are potentially a result of missing or unclear product information. We all know that product descriptions are very important, but often many store owners fail to include them or delete them later on.

It does not really have as much to do with the length of text or the wordiness that you use. At least, those aspects are not as important as you might think.

The main purpose is simply to explain what the product does and why someone should buy it.  Customize the use of your images and products descriptions based on this need, and you will have much more informed and satisfied buyers.

  

4. Custom 404 Page Not Found

Your website displays a 404 or Not Found error message when the server is unable to locate a page, usually due to a dead link or incorrect URL. Creating a custom 404 page is the best way to let your visitors know what went wrong while retaining the unique style of your site.

In tech-speak, 404 is the error number returned when a visitor attempts to access a page that does not exist on your site. So recognize that getting these mistakes right is just a starting point, so adopt the mindset of Always Testing and you won’t fall prey to little issues that may not be working on your site.

  

5. Forget To Test Site On Multiple Devices Before Launching

Your website is designed, the CMS works, content has been added and the client is happy and satisfied. It’s time to take the website live. Or is it? When launching a new website, you can often forget a number of things in your eagerness to make it live, so it’s helpful to have a checklist to look through as you make your last touches and before you publish your website to the world.

The site looks great on your desktop, does not mean it will look the same on other’s, or mobile devices like phones and tablets. You will definitely want to test your site on multiple devices to make sure things are working and operating as they should. Looking for the best Shopify development company, We are Softpulse Infotech, a Top Shopify development company India.

 

 

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