Benchmark Overview

American Eagle Outfitters’ E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of American Eagle Outfitters’ e-commerce user experience (UX) performance. It’s based on a full-performance review of more than 550 design elements. 59 other sites have also been benchmarked for a complete picture of the e-commerce UX landscape

American Eagle Outfitters’ overall e-commerce UX performance is mediocre. Notably, American Eagle Outfitters’ UX performance is impeded by poor Product Page and mediocre On-Site Search.

American Eagle Outfitters’ Homepage & Category performance is decent. Notably, American Eagle Outfitters’ category experience has good Site-Wide Layout and decent Homepage.

American Eagle Outfitters’ On-Site Search performance is mediocre. American Eagle Outfitters’ search experience is particularly thwarted by usability issues related to mediocre Search Form & Logic, poor Results Logic & Guidance, and poor Search Query Types. That said, their search experience performs well within Search Autocomplete.

American Eagle Outfitters’ Product Lists & Filtering performance is mediocre. Notably, American Eagle Outfitters’ product list performance is hampered by mediocre List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails and List Items: Interface & Hit Areas, although this is helped somewhat by good Comparison Tool and Loading Products.

American Eagle Outfitters’ Product Page performance is poor. American Eagle Outfitters’ product page experience in particular suffers from usability issues caused by mediocre Product Descriptions, poor Product Page Layout, and poor Product Video & 360-View. That said, their product page experience performs well within Image Gallery UI.

American Eagle Outfitters’ Cart & Checkout performance is acceptable. For instance, American Eagle Outfitters’ checkout has good User Interactions & Distractions and Cross-Sells yet suffers from mediocre Order Review and Shipping & Store Pickup.

American Eagle Outfitters’ Mobile E-Commerce performance is acceptable. For instance, American Eagle Outfitters’ mobile design has state of the art Mobile Shopping Cart, Cost & Account and good Mobile Form Field Usability yet suffers from broken Mobile Homepage, Navigation, & Search.

Rank: 31 of 60

Usability Score: 447

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American Eagle Outfitters' E-Commerce UX: 577 guidelines · Comparative score: 446.9

Homepage & Category: 61 guidelines · Score: 761.5

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 175.6

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Guideline #237 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #240 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #242 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #248 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #235 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #238 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #236 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #246 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #249 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #245 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #241 Adhered Low · Score: 7.1

Guideline #247 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #239 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #264 Adhered High · Score: 9.5

Guideline #257 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Category Taxonomy: 14 guidelines · Score: 177.9

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Guideline #253 Violated High · Score: -33.2

Guideline #261 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #263 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #266 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #267 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #268 Adhered High · Score: 28.5

Guideline #259 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #282 Violated High · Score: -23.7

Guideline #286 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #274 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #251 Adhered Low · Score: 11.9

Guideline #278 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #277 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #318 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Main Navigation: 16 guidelines · Score: 201.6

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Guideline #287 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #294 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #302 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #289 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #288 Violated Low · Score: -14.2

Guideline #303 Adhered High · Score: 28.5

Guideline #298 Issue Resolved · Score: 28.5

Guideline #291 Violated High · Score: -23.7

Guideline #297 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #256 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #304 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #305 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #296 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.0

Guideline #299 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #306 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #300 Violated High · Score: -9.5

Intermediary Category Pages: 6 guidelines · Score: 68.8

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Guideline #307 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #309 Violated Low · Score: -16.6

Guideline #308 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #311 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #312 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #310 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Site-Wide Layout: 10 guidelines · Score: 137.6

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Guideline #279 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #258 Issue Resolved · Score: 38.0

Guideline #252 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #250 Violated High · Score: -19.0

Guideline #293 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #290 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #284 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #260 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #255 Violated High · Score: -9.5

Guideline #273 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

On-Site Search: 49 guidelines · Score: 231.7

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: -63.8

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Guideline #333 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #334 Violated High · Score: -53.7

Guideline #340 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #335 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #337 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #341 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #344 Violated Low · Score: -23.5

Guideline #399 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #338 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #347 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #342 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Guideline #398 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Form & Logic: 10 guidelines · Score: 80.6

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Guideline #336 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #346 Violated High · Score: -40.3

Guideline #349 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #407 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #339 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #343 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #351 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #348 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Guideline #350 Adhered High · Score: 13.4

Guideline #352 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Autocomplete: 7 guidelines · Score: 174.6

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Guideline #359 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #404 Adhered Low · Score: 20.1

Guideline #361 Violated High · Score: -20.1

Guideline #356 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #369 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #368 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #363 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: -43.6

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Guideline #358 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #362 Violated Low · Score: -23.5

Guideline #370 Violated High · Score: -40.3

Guideline #367 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #355 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #394 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #365 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #371 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Results Layout & Filtering: 12 guidelines · Score: 83.9

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Guideline #382 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #379 Issue Resolved · Score: 53.7

Guideline #386 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #381 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Guideline #377 Violated Low · Score: -16.8

Guideline #376 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #403 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #393 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #406 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #378 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #401 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #402 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Lists & Filtering: 94 guidelines · Score: 237.3

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 8.1

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Guideline #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #531 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #537 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #535 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #536 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #862 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Loading Products: 5 guidelines · Score: 80.9

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Guideline #501 Adhered Low · Score: 16.2

Guideline #502 Adhered Low · Score: 16.2

Guideline #503 Adhered High · Score: 16.2

Guideline #504 Issue Resolved · Score: 32.4

Guideline #505 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails: 16 guidelines · Score: 53.9

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Guideline #440 Violated High · Score: -43.1

Guideline #421 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #443 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #446 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #422 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #441 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #447 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #444 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #455 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #445 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #457 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #463 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #456 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #458 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #459 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #462 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Interface & Hit Areas: 10 guidelines · Score: -16.2

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Guideline #448 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #528 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #452 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #450 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #449 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #525 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #527 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #529 Violated High · Score: -32.4

Guideline #530 Adhered High · Score: 16.2

Guideline #526 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Personalization: 5 guidelines · Score: -40.4

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Guideline #480 Violated Low · Score: -18.9

Guideline #482 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #483 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #485 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #484 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Filtering: Available Filters: 10 guidelines · Score: 40.4

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Guideline #409 Adhered High · Score: 43.1

Guideline #413 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #418 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #408 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #417 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #540 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #410 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #414 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #416 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #415 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: 91.7

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Guideline #424 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #427 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #433 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #423 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #430 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #428 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #432 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #429 Adhered High · Score: 10.8

Guideline #436 Adhered High · Score: 10.8

Guideline #439 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #488 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #492 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #493 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #486 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Filtering: Interface & Layout: 11 guidelines · Score: 24.3

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Guideline #468 Adhered Low · Score: 21.6

Guideline #474 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #470 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #464 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #467 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #475 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #479 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #476 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #465 Issue Resolved · Score: 27.0

Guideline #471 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #472 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: -43.1

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Guideline #510 Adhered Low · Score: 21.6

Guideline #511 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #539 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

Guideline #514 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #513 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #509 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #521 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #517 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Guideline #515 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #516 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #523 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Comparison Tool: 5 guidelines · Score: 37.7

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Guideline #495 Issue Resolved · Score: 37.7

Guideline #496 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #497 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #499 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #498 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Page: 95 guidelines · Score: 215.7

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: -10.4

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Guideline #751 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #753 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #758 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #757 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #784 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #738 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #766 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #846 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 96.7

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Guideline #740 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #741 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #747 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #755 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #744 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #745 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #752 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #854 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #756 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Image Gallery UI: 10 guidelines · Score: 107.0

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Guideline #774 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #771 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #776 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #775 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #779 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #783 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #781 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #773 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #778 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #777 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Product Video & 360-View: 4 guidelines · Score: -10.4

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Guideline #759 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #770 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #760 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #761 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: -72.5

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Guideline #791 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #795 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #820 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #798 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #817 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #792 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #816 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #793 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #789 Adhered Low · Score: 3.5

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: 8.6

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Guideline #825 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #826 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #803 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #836 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #804 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #802 Violated High · Score: -10.4

Guideline #805 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Variations: 9 guidelines · Score: -5.2

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Guideline #848 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #853 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #849 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #837 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #851 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #800 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #850 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #852 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #856 Violated High · Score: -6.9

Product Descriptions: 7 guidelines · Score: 48.3

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Guideline #841 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #843 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #861 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #860 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #845 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #844 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #847 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Specifications Sheet: 5 guidelines · Score: 17.3

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Guideline #858 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #840 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #835 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #839 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #857 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

User Reviews: 13 guidelines · Score: -57.0

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Guideline #739 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #743 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #750 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #749 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #768 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #742 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #748 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #785 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #767 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #765 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #746 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #763 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #786 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Auxiliary Content: 5 guidelines · Score: 3.5

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Guideline #807 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #788 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #787 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #806 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #769 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation: 9 guidelines · Score: 89.7

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Guideline #810 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #811 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #828 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #813 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #814 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #812 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #821 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #819 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.7

Guideline #827 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 591.1

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 51.0

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Guideline #601 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #600 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #602 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #603 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #732 Adhered Low · Score: 10.2

Guideline #620 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #623 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #622 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #673 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #624 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: 17.5

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Guideline #637 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #652 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #639 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #677 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #638 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #653 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #676 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #665 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #640 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Customer & Address Information: 12 guidelines · Score: 80.1

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Guideline #731 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #566 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #567 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #565 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #736 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #561 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #558 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #557 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #560 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #573 Violated Low · Score: -5.8

Guideline #562 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #564 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Gifting Flow & Features: 5 guidelines · Score: -21.8

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Guideline #647 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #650 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #646 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #649 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #645 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Shipping & Store Pickup: 11 guidelines · Score: 5.8

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Guideline #544 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #547 Violated Low · Score: -8.7

Guideline #550 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #543 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #548 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Guideline #549 Issue Resolved · Score: 5.8

Guideline #632 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #633 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #631 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #634 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #635 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. 3rd-Party): 8 guidelines · Score: 26.2

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Guideline #590 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #671 Adhered Low · Score: 8.7

Guideline #617 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #615 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #616 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #672 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #586 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: -10.2

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Guideline #582 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #594 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #587 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #583 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #588 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #577 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #584 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #591 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #585 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #664 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: 0.0

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Guideline #552 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #556 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #545 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #551 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #553 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: 17.5

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Guideline #599 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #596 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #597 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: 81.5

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Guideline #606 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #611 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #687 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #613 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #607 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #608 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Guideline #730 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #679 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #668 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #733 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

User Interactions & Distractions: 10 guidelines · Score: 116.5

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Guideline #696 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #707 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #609 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #709 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #726 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.5

Guideline #714 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #727 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #713 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #657 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #699 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 49.5

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Guideline #581 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #579 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #580 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #578 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Validation Errors & Data Persistence: 10 guidelines · Score: 46.6

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Guideline #720 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #723 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #722 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #719 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #721 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #718 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #625 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #626 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #627 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #629 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Field Labels & Microcopy: 7 guidelines · Score: 58.2

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Guideline #686 Violated Low · Score: -11.6

Guideline #683 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #681 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #685 Issue Resolved · Score: 11.6

Guideline #694 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #690 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #689 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: 11.6

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Guideline #674 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #659 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #669 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #660 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #658 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #705 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #670 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 51.0

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Guideline #555 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #554 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #568 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.5

Guideline #576 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #572 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #734 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #618 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #571 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Mobile E-Commerce: 144 guidelines · Score: 644.3

Mobile Homepage, Navigation, & Search: 12 guidelines · Score: -110.3

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Guideline #209 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #116 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #130 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #228 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #210 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #211 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #229 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #230 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #203 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #166 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #93 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #91 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Mobile Product Lists: 15 guidelines · Score: 47.3

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Guideline #90 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #89 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #79 Adhered Low · Score: 11.8

Guideline #233 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #87 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #76 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #80 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #143 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #78 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #216 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #75 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #74 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #158 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #162 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #102 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Filtering & Sorting: 9 guidelines · Score: 41.4

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Guideline #212 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #221 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #215 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #222 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #68 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #232 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #219 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #213 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #142 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Mobile Product Page Layouts: 6 guidelines · Score: 70.9

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Guideline #111 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #144 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #154 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #149 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #234 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.7

Guideline #176 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Images: 13 guidelines · Score: 136.0

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Guideline #159 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #169 Adhered Low · Score: 7.9

Guideline #77 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #109 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #110 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #113 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #112 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #114 Violated Low · Score: -3.9

Guideline #148 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #133 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #134 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #164 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #163 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Shopping Cart, Cost & Account: 10 guidelines · Score: 134.0

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Guideline #208 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #140 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Guideline #104 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #103 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #107 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #106 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #127 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #179 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #180 Violated Low · Score: -13.8

Guideline #185 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Checkout Information: 15 guidelines · Score: 69.0

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Guideline #120 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #108 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #168 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #167 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #139 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #150 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #205 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #118 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #194 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #192 Violated High · Score: -7.9

Guideline #196 Violated High · Score: -7.9

Guideline #182 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #193 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Guideline #161 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #191 Adhered Low · Score: 5.9

Mobile Form Field Usability: 18 guidelines · Score: 204.9

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Guideline #186 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #190 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #121 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #183 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #189 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.7

Guideline #128 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #187 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #165 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #181 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #197 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #155 Violated Low · Score: -15.8

Guideline #156 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #160 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #157 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #145 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #171 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.7

Guideline #184 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #220 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Touch Keyboards: 5 guidelines · Score: 31.5

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Guideline #71 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #65 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #69 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #70 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #66 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Mobile Validation Errors: 7 guidelines · Score: 19.7

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Guideline #119 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #224 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #226 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #225 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #223 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #227 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #175 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

All 60 sites were benchmarked across the 610 guidelines. During our evaluation, American Eagle Outfitters’ e-commerce site adhered to 342 usability guidelines, violated 213, and scored neutral on 87 occasions, while a remaining 34 guidelines weren’t applicable.

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Industry Comparison: Apparel & Accessories

Overall American Eagle Outfitters ranks 31 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and ranks 6 in the Apparel & Accessories industry.