Benchmarks

Apple Music’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Apple Music’s e-commerce user experience (UX) performance. It’s based on an exhaustive performance review of 249 design elements. 184 other sites have also been benchmarked for a complete picture of the e-commerce UX landscape.

Apple Music’s overall e-commerce UX performance is poor. This is mainly due to broken Sign-Up & Account Management, broken Checkout, and poor Page Types & Design performances. That said, their site performs well within Site-Wide Features & Navigation.


Performance: 14.5poor

URL: apple.com/apple-music/


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Overall UX Performance

255 Guidelines · Performance:

Desktop Web

152 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage & Navigation

24 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage

9 Guidelines · Performance:

Main Navigation

15 Guidelines · Performance:

Page Types & Design

17 Guidelines · Performance:

Plan Matrix

8 Guidelines · Performance:

Checkout

77 Guidelines · Performance:

Checkout Types & Layout

11 Guidelines · Performance:

Customer & Address Information

6 Guidelines · Performance:

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. Third-Party)

4 Guidelines · Performance:

Credit Card Form

9 Guidelines · Performance:

Order Review

5 Guidelines · Performance:

Order Confirmation & E-Mail

4 Guidelines · Performance:

User Interactions & Distractions

7 Guidelines · Performance:

Validation Errors & Data Persistence

10 Guidelines · Performance:

Field Labels & Microcopy

7 Guidelines · Performance:

Field Design & Input Optimization

14 Guidelines · Performance:

Sign-Up & Account Management

12 Guidelines · Performance:

Site-Wide Features & Navigation

14 Guidelines · Performance:

Mobile Web

103 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage & Navigation

12 Guidelines · Performance:

Homepage

6 Guidelines · Performance:

Main Navigation

6 Guidelines · Performance:

Page Types & Design

10 Guidelines · Performance:

Checkout

59 Guidelines · Performance:

Checkout Types & Layout

4 Guidelines · Performance:

Customer & Address Information

5 Guidelines · Performance:

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. Third-Party)

4 Guidelines · Performance:

Credit Card Form

7 Guidelines · Performance:

Order Review

5 Guidelines · Performance:

Order Confirmation & E-Mail

4 Guidelines · Performance:

User Interactions & Distractions

3 Guidelines · Performance:

Validation Errors & Data Persistence

10 Guidelines · Performance:

Field Labels & Microcopy

6 Guidelines · Performance:

Field Design & Input Optimization

11 Guidelines · Performance:

Sign-Up & Account Management

3 Guidelines · Performance:

Site-Wide Design & Interaction

19 Guidelines · Performance:

Site-Wide Features & Navigation

11 Guidelines · Performance:

Touch Interfaces

8 Guidelines · Performance:

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