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‘Home & Hardware’ UX Audit

What are the top 40 UX improvements for your Home Improvement & Hardware site? How does your UX performance compare to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Build.com, Grainger, Sears, & Northern Tool?

Based on the findings from Baymard Institute’s 71,000+ hours of User Experience (UX) research, Baymard will conduct a UX audit of your Home & Hardware site.

The in-depth home & hardware UX audit will be based on 500 weighted UX parameters uncovered during our large-scale UX testing of home & hardware websites. The UX audit will provide you with:

  • a detailed 120+ page audit report outlining 40 prioritized and research-backed user experience improvements for your home & hardware site,
  • provide best practice implementation examples and inspiration from other home & hardware sites for each of the 40 identified UX improvements to your site,
  • a detailed, unbiased UX performance analysis across the 500 UX parameters to document your current state and identify the best areas to improve,
  • compare your site’s UX performance directly to the performance of 6 other home & hardware e-commerce sites: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Build.com, Grainger, Sears, and Northern Tool, along with comparison to general mass merchant sites.

Learn more about our home & hardware UX audit analysis, deliverables, and costs in the 5 sections below:


“Thank you very much for your time and the presentation. It was super useful, comprehensive and most importantly very concrete, so that we know exactly what to do next. We will definitely recommend you to other divisions within Bosch.”

Dominik Weber
Digital Marketing Manager at Bosch Thermotechnology


What’s included?

A ‘Full-Site Home & Hardware UX audit’ includes:

A full UX analysis and assessment of your desktop and mobile websites UX, including the homepage, category navigation, on-site search, product listing pages, product details pages, shopping cart, and checkout process — conducted by lead researchers at Baymard Institute, utilizing our 71,000+ hours of large-scale UX research.

7 detailed UX scorecards with a total of 500 UX performance scoring parameters, used for direct UX performance comparison against 6 home & hardware websites. In addition, you will also get a UX comparison to 80 top grossing US and European e-commerce sites (like Walmart, Amazon, John Lewis, etc), to benchmark how your site stacks up to general user expectations.

The auditors will write a detailed 120+ page report with 40 suggestions for UX improvement. Each suggestion includes a description of the identified user experience issue along with a proposed solution and 2–4 best practice examples from other home & hardware sites, and occasionally examples outside the home & hardware industry for cross-industry inspiration.

A 2-hour video conference where we go over the audit results with you and your team, to discuss the findings and suggestions for improvements.

3 follow-up calls with your UX auditor within four months of delivering the audit findings. Useful for feedback on any redesigns you create, a light review of prototypes, follow-up questions from your teams, etc.

A full-site UX audit includes 4 months of complimentary access to a Baymard Premium ‘Medium’ plan with full access to Baymard’s 71,000+ hours of UX research findings.


“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.”

Alex Wright
Director of Research at Etsy


UX Audit Focus

The audit will cover the following areas of your online user experience:

Homepage & Category Navigation
Design and user experience of your homepage, the main navigation, drop-down menus, category pages, the overall site taxonomy, general site-wide navigation, etc.

  • Homepage — The homepage structure, design, carousels, personalization, and promotions.

  • Category Taxonomy — The overall e-commerce category structure and taxonomy, includes the common issue of “over-categorization”, information architecture, catalog breadth, category redundancy, overly deep or shallow categories, industry-specific naming, etc.

  • Main Navigation — The main e-commerce navigation design, mega drop-down menus, product navigation and its visual hierarchy, courtesy non-product navigation, etc.

  • Intermediary Category Pages — How deep in the site hierarchy “Intermediary Category” pages are used (vs. using a product listing page), how the category pages are structured and what content they contain, incl. inspirational paths, featured products, and curated content, etc.

  • Site-Wide Layout — Site-wide layouts, footers, newsletter dialogs, ad positioning, and return policy links, etc.


Search Experience (on-site search)
The type of search queries the search engine supports, what and how your product data is searched, the logic for your autocomplete suggestions, how users are guided in case of partial matches, “No results” pages, the layout and features of the search results page (including faceted search logic), etc.

  • Query Types — The level of compliance with 12 different overarching types of search queries that users make on e-commerce sites, all vital for your search engine to support (Exact, Product Type, Feature, Thematic, Relational, Compatibility, Symbol, Subjective, Symptom, Implicit, Non-Product, and Natural Language). How and what product data is actually searched.

  • Search Form & Logic — The design and behavior of the search field itself, query persistence, manual and automatic search scope selection, special characters, etc.

  • Autocomplete — How the autocomplete feature (“predictive search”) should be designed, the types of suggestions it should make, keyboard behavior support, suggesting scopes and products, etc.

  • Results Logic & Guidance — How to guide users toward better paths on the results page, including suggesting alternate queries, scopes, “No results” pages, misspellings, etc.

  • Results Layout — The layout and features of the search results page, such as dynamic list layouts, the search results information, search snippets, pagination, etc.

  • Results Filtering & Sorting — Filtering and sorting of search results, including essential filtering types, faceted search, the design and logic for long lists of filters, filter naming, dynamic sorting, etc.


Product Lists & Filtering
Design and usability of your category and search product listing pages, design and logic for all filtering and sorting tools, the list item design and information, etc.

  • List Layout — The design and features of the overall layout of the product list, includes “list” vs. “grid” layouts, product data consistency, post-processing vendor-supplied data, “responsive upscaling” of product lists, etc.

  • Loading Products — The loading schema for new items loaded into the product list, number of products displayed by default, etc.

  • List Items: What Information to Include — The type and amount of product attributes to include in each list item, product variations in list items, user ratings averages in list items, etc.

  • List Items: User Interface — The styling and display of the included information such a price, product specifications, variations, units, etc.

  • List Items: Product Thumbnails — The type of product thumbnails in each list item, what they depict, their size, hover-enabled thumbnails, showing packaging, etc.

  • List Items: Hover & Hit Areas — The list item’s click behavior, hover effect synchronization, “quick view” features, dynamic amount of content on hover, etc.

  • List Items: Personalization — Context-aware thumbnails, personalized list item and product attributes, highlighting of items, etc.

  • Filtering: Available Filters — The type, amount, and specificity of filters users need, incl. thematic filters, product-specific filters, compatibility filters, symptom filters, product status filters, gifting filters, user-defined filters, price filters, etc.

  • Filtering: Scope & Logic — Filtering logic, scope, and naming schemas, such as over-categorization, mutually exclusive filtering values and non-exclusive values (“AND” “OR” logics), filtering tooltips, filter names, filter value consistency, dynamically renaming filters, etc.

  • Filtering Interface & Layout — Filtering type’s and filtering value’s styling, placement, filter truncation, incl. handling filtering values with 0 matches, filter value checkbox and link styling, the display sequence for filtering values, slider interfaces, etc.

  • Filtering: Applying & Applied Filters — “Apply” buttons and live updating as filters are applied, the position and styling for applied filtering values, browser history, filter and sorting persistence, etc.

  • Sorting — The default sort type, diversity in sorting logic, the sorting interface and scope, alphabetical sorting, category-specific sort types, sorting directions, sorting naming, the scope of the sorting tool, labeling of the sorting interface, dead-end sorting options, logic for customer rating sorting, etc.


Product Details Pages
The design and usability of your entire product page implementation, including product images and videos, the image gallery UI, page features, “Add to Cart”, user reviews, etc.

  • Product Page Layouts — “Horizontal Tabs”, “Sticky TOCs”, “Collapsed Sections”, “One Long Page”, etc.

  • Product Images — How users inspect product images, the 7 different image types e-commerce sites need, number of images, etc.

  • Image Gallery User Interface — Image gallery design, image navigation, methods of zoom, carousels, overlays, default image and size, etc.

  • The “Buy” Section — Design and position of elements such as “Add to Cart” button, prices and discounts, quantity field, etc.

  • Shipping, Returns, & Gifting — Shipping and returns information at the product page, “Free Shipping” tiers, and “Find in Store” features.

  • Product Variations — Selecting color and size variations, content across variations, product customizations and personalizations.

  • Product Description — Product information and descriptions, the type of content needed, text styling, sub-titles, product headlines, etc.

  • Product Specifications Sheet — Spec sheet layout, specs in tables vs. product descriptions, help features, post-processing of vendor data, etc.

  • User Reviews — User reviews, the review submission form, review filtering, sorting and navigation, rating distribution summaries, etc.

  • Auxiliary Content — Q&A/FAQs, social media tools, and expert-generated content.

  • Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation — Cross-sells design, placement, and logic, cross-navigation elements, “Recently Viewed Products”, etc.


The Checkout Process
The user experience of your entire checkout flow, including shopping cart, account selection, guest checkout, detailed form field usability, field labels, security concerns, shipping methods, payment methods and fields, wording of error messages, etc.

  • Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior — Shopping cart design, quantity, and save features, as well as the page-response when users add products to the cart (drop-down cart, etc.)

  • Account Selection & Creation — Account selection designs and communication, guest checkout, “Delayed Account Creation”, social media accounts, password rules, etc.

  • Customer & Address Information — Privacy concerns, shipping addresses, billing addresses, international addresses, phone fields, address auto-detection techniques, etc.

  • Shipping & Store Pickup — Shipping interface design and information hierarchy, shipping descriptions, order cut-off times, and “Free Shipping” tiers, along with omni-channel features such as Store Pickup, Store Availability, and Ship to Store.

  • Payment Flow & Methods (includes Third-Party) — The payment methods interface, how to integrate and display third-party payment options, gift card redemption flows, international currencies, coupon codes, etc.

  • Credit Card Form — The credit card field design and its validation logic and formatting, along with the expiration date, security code, and cardholder name inputs, field sequence, card icons, and card type selection.

  • Order Review — Review step design, “Place Order” button placement, and necessary review data, along with its editing flow.

  • Order Confirmation & E-Mail (to the extent it’s possible to access this) — The information and actions needed on the order confirmation page, along with the order confirmation e-mail.

  • Checkout Page Design — Checkout process steps, “Enclosed Checkout” designs, order summary sidebars, and how to design and position the cart link in the site-wide header.

  • User Attention & Interactions — Load indicators, feedback on user actions, the use of overlays, feedback requests, introduction of site-specific features, and embedded content from third-parties.

  • Cross-Sells — Active vs. passive cross-selling, adapting cross-sells to user context, and pitfalls of specific placements and wording.

  • Form Design & Features — How to design and position the primary button, “Apply” buttons, minimizing form intimidation, multi-column layouts, tabbing flows, CAPTCHAs, back-button and enter-keystroke behavior.

  • Validation Errors & Data Persistence — How to design and position error messages, how to word them, and persisting data in non-secure and secure form fields, along with inline validation.

  • Address Validators — When address validations are necessary, “Force-Proceeding” through address validators, along with address validator design and logic.

  • Field Labels & Microcopy — Marking optional and required fields, field label position, tooltips, and optimizing microcopy and descriptions.

  • Field Design & Features — How to match the type of interface with the input type, drop-downs and radio button implementations, input masks and character restrictions, custom designed input fields, etc.

  • Default Values & Autocompletion — Intelligent form features, including inferred selections, pre-fills, auto-fills, and personalization of the checkout flow.


Customer Account
The design and usability of the ‘My Account’ section, such as ‘My Account’ navigation and dashboard, sign-in and password reset flows, updating stored credit card and address info, newsletter frequency and unsubscribe, etc.

  • ‘My Account’ Sign-In — Account sign in, including password reset and account lockouts, “Soft” sign in, automatic sign out, and where users should be sent after signing in.

  • ‘My Account’ Drop-Down — Placement of the “My Account” drop-down menu, account features to include, how the “My Account” drop-down should be structured and styled, personalization, and what “My Account” drop-down implementations should be avoided.

  • ‘My Account’ Dashboard — Providing paths to all ‘My Account’ features, highlighting recent orders, limiting ads, and using icons; dashboard designs that use a sidebar or “Cards “for navigation.

  • ‘My Account’ Stored Addresses, Cards, and Newsletters — Credit card updating flow, default addresses, editing vs. adding a new address, newsletter frequency and “unsubscribe “, confirmations, and ‘Apply’ buttons.


Mobile Specific
In addition to auditing all of the above site elements on your mobile website, Baymard will also audit for mobile-specific issues, such as how the interface handles users’ lack of page overview, touch interactions and hit areas for the main menu, mobile image zoom, mobile search, mobile touch keyboards, design deviations between mobile and desktop, etc.

  • Mobile Basics — Content and structure of mobile site vs. desktop site, size and spacing of hit areas, multiple hit-areas within the same visual element, font-sizes, landscape mode, bugs and quirks vulnerable to the mobile platform, auto-zoom, etc.

  • Mobile Site Homepage & Main Navigation — Main navigation design and logic, double-hit area issues, homepage structure and design, auto-rotating carousels, etc.

  • Mobile Search — User’s crossover from category navigation to search, search scopes, misspellings and synonyms, search query support, “No results” pages, Faceted Search filters, etc.

  • Mobile Product Lists — List item size, product thumbnail size relative to product type, amount of product attributes in list items, hit areas within the product list, separation of list items, pagination vs. load more vs. endless scrolling, visual indicators, product variations, list item interactions on a touch screen, etc.

  • Mobile Filtering & Sorting — Styling and position of both “filter” and “Sort” options, sort types, “apply” buttons vs. auto-applying filtering values, the display of applied filters, information scent, product status, filtering interface, etc.

  • Mobile Cross-Navigation & Compatibility — Interlinking of compatibility-dependent products, cross-sells, list item consistency, etc.

  • Mobile Product Page Layouts — Product page structure, sub–product pages, collapsed product page sections, user reviews, “add to cart” button placement, “Store Pickup”, etc.

  • Mobile Product Images — Product image size, product image zoom levels, image ambiguity, touch gestures in the image gallery, etc.

  • Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Compatibility — Division of product info between description and spec list, styling of product description, amount and level of specs included, product compatibility information and relationships, etc.

  • Mobile Shopping Cart — Cost estimates, number and placement of “checkout” buttons, saving mobile carts, picking up mobile carts on desktop devices, etc.

  • Mobile Checkout Steps — Account creation and guest checkout, shipping and billing addresses, shipping methods, “Store Pickup”, payment, order review, linear checkout flows, mobile process steps, etc.

  • Mobile Checkout UX — Optional vs. required fields, minimizing number of fields, form field label placement in smartphone portrait and landscape modes, inline labels, floating labels, grouping checkout info for mobile overview, field context, location detection, touch keyboard auto-correct, optimized keyboards, auto-capitalization, etc.

Custom Home & Hardware Competitors

In addition to auditing your site UX and comparing it to 6 large home & hardware e-commerce sites in our benchmark database (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Build.com, Grainger, Sears, and Northern Tool, along with comparison to general mass merchant sites like Amazon, Walmart, John Lewis, etc.), we can also expand the project scope to include a custom competitive audit against any local or direct home & hardware competitor(s) you’d like. This is available for sites in most countries and languages.


“The Baymard team has been a delight to work with on the JohnLewis digital platform audit for 2020. They responded to the brief very well, have been very accessible for ongoing clarification and queries and Rebecca was excellent in the recent team share, articulately presenting findings in an engaging walk through with the wider team which will really support driving engagement and a robust response. Many thanks for all the effort and focus folks.”

Greg Woods
UX & UI Design and Research Manager at John Lewis


What are audits for?

Most commonly, UX audit services are used by:

  • Sites that would like to benchmark their UX performance to see how they stack up against major competitors and “State of the Art” sites, to know where resources are best spent on further UX improvements.
  • Sites that would like inspiration and verification of their new redesign. It can even be before spending resources on the final design and code — auditing prototype designs is cheaper than re-coding.
  • Optimized sites that need a pair of external and unbiased eyes to identify the last tweaks and improvements.
  • Agencies, designers, and tech vendors that want reassurance that they’re on the right track with their client’s design.

Return on Investment

Even the smallest improvement in conversion rate for any 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 $50,000,000 annual sales will yield $8,060,000 extra sales every year.


“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the amazing work on this audit. You should know this has been very well recieved internally and there’s a lot of excitement around adopting the ideas you have shared.”

Sudeep Agarwal
Growth Manager at Google Express


How Will the Audit Be Delivered?
What Will It Cost?

A full-site home & hardware desktop and mobile UX audit across all 7 audit focus areas cost $12,700 (USD) — this includes a volume discount of $5,200 compared to the rate for 7 individual “focused UX audits”.

A ‘Home & Hardware Full-Site UX audit’ includes:

A full UX review and analysis by Baymard’s team of UX researchers of both your desktop and mobile websites.

A 120+ page audit report with 40 prioritized suggestions for UX improvements. Each explain the identified UX issue, the suggested change, and show 2–4 best practice implementation examples from other home & hardware sites and leading e-commerce sites.

7 detailed UX performance scorecards with a total of 500 review parameters, and with performance comparison against 6 leading home & hardware sites, along with a general comparison to 80 top-grossing US, European, and International e-commerce sites.

A 2-hour video conference with you and your team to discuss the audit results.

3 follow-up calls with your UX auditor. Useful for follow-up questions or feedback on your redesigns or prototypes.

4 months of complimentary access to a Baymard Premium ‘Medium’ plan with full access to Baymard’s 71,000+ hours of UX research findings.

Reach out below to discuss your needs or request a UX audit of your home & hardware site. (PS client audits are strictly confidential and will not be included in Baymard’s public UX benchmark database).

Talk to UX auditor Laura about your goals and discuss Baymard’s UX research methodology.
Schedule a call or email audit@baymard.com

HOME & HARDWARE AUDIT PRICE

$12,700

17-25 workdays

  • Refund Policy: In the event that we’re unable to provide 40 suggestions for improvements we’ll still complete the audit and leave it up to you if you want a refund.

  • Lead time: the lead time from when the project scope is agreed upon is around 17-25 workdays (depending on the time of year, project scope, and general availability).

  • Confidential: All client-specific audits and UX scorecards are strictly confidential; they are not included in Baymard’s public benchmark databases or shared with anyone else (NDA is possible).

  • Unbiased: Baymard does not offer any kind of web design or programming services or sell e-commerce technology, the UX audit will therefore always be a completely unbiased analysis of your site and not an indirect ‘sales pitch’ for other services. At Baymard our specialization is UX auditing.

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