Product Lists & Filtering UX Audit

What are the 15 most important changes you can make to your e-commerce product lists, filtering and sorting?

Great product lists are key to the user’s product browsing experience – it enables them to locate the few items relevant to their needs and preferences out of the 1,000s of products available on a site, and ultimately takes them from search results and category pages to the all-important product page.

Based on the 93 findings from our Product Lists & Filtering research study we will conduct a full UX audit of your e-commerce site (or prototype), outlining the 15 most important improvements you can make to your product list design and filtering user experience. The audit will also include a direct performance comparison of your site’s product list performance to that of 50 major e-commerce sites.

The audit will focus on the design and usability of your category and search product lists, filtering and sorting tools, product thumbnails, how products are loaded, list item information and personalization.

A UX expert from Baymard Institute will write a detailed 40-page report with the 15 suggestions for product list, filtering and sorting improvements, a comparison against the top US e-commerce sites in your industry, along with best practice examples for each suggestion.

Nike Inc. Logo

“Intelligent, consumer-focused insights that are clear and actionable. The team in the room really loved the way the Baymard Institute highlighted the optimizations in the various user experience elements (copy, layout, design, calls-to-action…), from the perspective of consumer struggles. Baymard’s Usability research really compliments our other existing research tools.

Who is this product list audit intended for?

  • E-commerce sites looking to redesign their product lists, filtering or sorting implementations, and would like inspiration and a detailed analysis before commencing an expensive redesign project. (We can also audit design prototypes)
  • E-commerce sites that have already optimized their product lists, filtering or sorting experience and would like a set of fresh eyes to identify the last usability improvements.
  • E-commerce sites that would like to benchmark their product listing & filtering UX performance to see how they stack up against major competitors.
  • Agencies and designers that are working on an e-commerce project and want reassurance that they’re on the right track with their current product list design.

Return on Investment: Even the smallest improvement in conversion rate for any e-commerce site with significant sales will lead to a notable return on investment. For example, an improvement from 3.1% to 3.6% in conversion rate for a site with $2,000,000 annual sales will yield $322,000 extra sales every year.

Sears Logo

“Baymard produces some of the most relevant and actionable user experience research available. They really understand the needs of UX and Product Management professionals, and their deep experience in the eCommerce field allows them to offer sophisticated, nuanced insights.

How will the audit be delivered? And what will it cost?

Sample pages from an audit report.

The cost of a Product List UX Audit is $1,900 and includes:

  • A 40-50 page report with 15 suggestions for product list and filtering improvements to your site as well as implementation examples.
  • Each of the 15 suggestions is typically detailed across 2-3 pages: 1 page with explanation of the identified usability issue and suggested change, and 1-2 pages with implementation examples from other leading e-commerce sites.
  • A usability scorecard with 70-85 usability assessment parameters, with performance comparison against 50 major US e-commerce sites.
  • A 1-hour video conference with you and your team to go over the results and discuss changes.

Price: $1,900 · Lead time: 7 workdays

For more info and ordering call +1 (415) 315-9567 or write audit@baymard.com

Refund policy: In the event that we’re unable to provide 15 improvements we’ll still complete the audit and leave it up to you if you want a refund.

What some of our clients say about the UX audit:

Etsy Logo

“Thank you. This was an excellent piece of work: professional, thorough, and actionable for the team. We're very happy with the work Baymard has done for us so far, and I hope we'll have the chance to work together again on future projects.

Office Depot Logo

“Baymard have been a great resource in helping us improve the customer experience. We are continually applying these best practices to our sites.

Overstock Inc. Logo

“Thanks again for the great work on our checkout project. Our whole group found it incredibly insightful. We’re applying the suggestions you provided to our new checkout design which launches at the end of the month! One of my colleagues was also interested in your group’s competitive expertise with regard to responsive web and native apps.

T-Mobile / Deutsche Telekom AG Logo

“Thank you very much for the 7 usability audits of our country-specific sites. The audits have provided us with specific and actionable advice, allowed us to prioritize development resources , and enabled us to compare UX performance between the 7 different country-specific sites, and against State of the Art implementations. The audit itself is done really professionally and the recommendations contain actionable and insightful information.

Columbia Sportswear Logo

“This was indeed very helpful guidance and a very well-documented roadmap for us to fix, validate, organize, collectively understand and continually improve our ecommerce foundation. The videos really are an added plus for those who could not make the live presentation and for our continual review between cross functions.

Harley-Davidson Logo

“We found the audits extremely helpful and validated a number of changes we have been wanting to make or are in the process of making, so thank again for all the great insights.

Sports Authority Logo

“Thank you for all the value delivered ahead of our new fiscal years. Your insights not only provided a definitive foundation for our UX roadmap but completely sold our executive team on the value of expert usability insights. Your service paid for itself in a matter of days and ensured all critical gaps will be filled ahead of us running the audit again next year.

Hallmark Cards, Inc. Logo

“The walkthrough today was great. The report was very, very well done and loaded with great opportunities for us to improve our business. I wanted to again express my appreciation for working with us on such a condensed time frame last month. You and your team have been amazing partners to us and we very much appreciate the work, expertise and partnership.

John Lewis Logo

“Many thanks for presenting earlier. I have caught up with the teams and they all found your audit report really useful and are on board with the suggestions.

Jarden Consumer Solutions Logo

“Thanks for everything. The audit was extremely useful, I think we have gained valuable insight.

Carnival Cruise Lines Logo

“We like what we are reviewing from the audit - great analysis and feedback.

Purch Logo

“Really good rundown on all these thing. I definitely think we got a lot of value out of it, and we’re excited to get it all in and do some A/B testing on this.

RepairClinic.com Logo

“Within a very short time Baymard Institute provided 15 clear, useful improvement suggestions for our checkout process. We intend to implement all of them. It’s easy to find companies that offer website improvement suggestions. But, most companies don’t do their homework and don’t provide specific examples of how best to make the improvements. With Baymard Institute, the checkout process suggestions they made were intuitive, specific, and actionable. I highly recommend their audit service.

Nutrisystem Logo

“The recommendations in our Checkout Usability Audit were awesome - well prioritized, actionable and helped us focus on what to optimize. This audit, along with the e-Commerce Usability Reports & Benchmark Databases, are my go-to resources for thorough, insightful information. Thank you!

StickerMule.com Logo

“Wow, this is great! Just reviewed it with the team. It's a huge help and we're excited to fix these issues.

n11.com Logo

“We have worked with a number of third party companies before on various projects/audits, and I can certainly say that working with Baymard was not only a pleasure; but you delivered on time; to the level of depth we wanted; addressing important issues; and answering all our questions; and you did all this for a great price. A big THANK YOU on behalf of N11.

Epicenter Consulting Logo

“Given the tricky science of conversion rate optimization, it is great to know that you are dealing with professionals whose advice is based on solid research. It was a pleasure collaborating with the Baymard team.

Nike Inc. Logo

“Intelligent, consumer-focused insights that are clear and actionable. The team in the room really loved the way the Baymard Institute highlighted the optimizations in the various user experience elements (copy, layout, design, calls-to-action…), from the perspective of consumer struggles. Baymard’s Usability research really compliments our other existing research tools.

Sears Logo

“Baymard produces some of the most relevant and actionable user experience research available. They really understand the needs of UX and Product Management professionals, and their deep experience in the eCommerce field allows them to offer sophisticated, nuanced insights.

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