Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment [Infographic]

I stumbled across this interesting infographic from KISSmetrics addressing a hot topic for digital retailers right now:  shopping cart abandonment.

**If you’re having a hard time reading the small text, click on the image then zoom in to enlarge it — there’s some good info in there, I promise!

Shopping Cart Abandonment Infographic

How else can online retailers prevent shopping cart abandonment? In addition to the ways suggested in the infographic, here are a few of my own suggestions:

  • Provide abundant and informative product data — if you have all the information your customers need on your website, they won’t have to go looking elsewhere to learn more about a product. Even if they find the exact same thing for a better price, your site will appear much more credible, and safer, because you have so much high quality data.
  • Include multiple, high quality images of your products — this ties in with the suggestion above. Images are the most powerful feature when selling online; containing multiple, high quality photographs of a product could be what sets you apart from the competition.
  • Make your site trustworthy — the more credible and legitimate your online store appears, the more comfortable a customer will be buying from you. No one wants to give out their credit card numbers and other personal information to a shady-looking site!
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Source:  KISSmetrics.com (be sure to check out their site for lots of other cool infographics!)
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