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52 ‘Order Returns’ Design Examples

Also referred to as: Return Flow

What’s this? Here you’ll find 52 “Order Returns” full-page screenshots annotated with research-based UX insights, sourced from Baymard’s UX benchmark of 185 e-commerce sites. (Note: this is less than 1% of the full research catalog.)

Our quantitative research reveals that 29% of e-commerce users who access their e-commerce account, do so to initiate, manage, or complete an order return. Furthermore, we’ve found that 72% of users returned at least one item in the past year to an e-commerce site, and we found that 11% of users have abandoned at least one purchase in the past quarter solely due to an unsatisfactory returns policy.

Despite the importance of order returns, during our large-scale usability testing of the returns processes and the return UIs at e-commerce sites, we’ve found this to be the single feature (related to “Self-Service & Accounts”) that generates the most frustrations and usability issues for users.

Indeed, our quantitative study of 2,437 US adults documents that 7% of users would never purchase from a particular e-commerce site again, while an additional 12% would be unlikely to do so — solely due to a negative order return experience.

More ‘Order Returns’ Insights

  • Our testing reveal a long array of potential pitfalls in the online returns experience, such as initiating the return on the e-commerce site, moving through the return flow, printing the shipping label, returns costs, returns shipping methods, in-store returns, and communicating the status of an ongoing return. Unfortunately our testing also revealed that while a pre-printed return label in the original package is greatly appreciated by some users it doesn’t replace having an online returns flow.

  • Learn More: Besides exploring the 52 “Order Returns” design examples below, you may also want to read our related articles on “54% of E-Commerce Sites Have a Returns Interface with Substantial Usability Issues” and “New Research Findings on ‘Accounts & Self-Service’ UX”.

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52 ‘Order Returns’ Page Designs
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