Amazon’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Amazon’s e-commerce user experience (UX) performance. It’s based on an exhaustive performance review of 1164 design elements. 213 other sites have also been benchmarked for a complete picture of the e-commerce UX landscape.

Amazon’s overall e-commerce UX performance is mediocre. This is mainly due to perfect Order Tracking & Returns and Site-Wide Features while simultaneously having broken Homepage & Category and mediocre Cart & Checkout.

First benchmarked in April 7, 2012, and reviewed 29 times since then, most recently June 15, 2023.

Performance: 36.7Mediocre


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Overall UX Performance

1196 Guidelines · Performance:

Desktop Web

458 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage & Category

31 Guidelines · Performance:

On-Site Search

46 Guidelines · Performance:

Product Lists & Filtering

85 Guidelines · Performance:

Product Page

101 Guidelines · Performance:

Cart & Checkout

118 Guidelines · Performance:

Customer Accounts

38 Guidelines · Performance:

Site-Wide Features

12 Guidelines · Performance:

Order Tracking & Returns

27 Guidelines · Performance:

Mobile Web

374 Guidelines · Performance:

Mobile App

364 Guidelines · Performance:

To learn how we calculate our performance scores and read up on our evaluation criteria and scoring algorithm head over to our Methodology page.

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