Benchmark Overview

Build.com’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Build.com’s 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

Build.com’s overall e-commerce UX performance is acceptable. On a positive note, Build.com has state of the art Homepage & Category. This is, however, curtailed by poor Cart & Checkout and mediocre Mobile E-Commerce performances.

Build.com’s Homepage & Category performance is state of the art. It is especially a state of the art Main Navigation, Intermediary Category Pages, and Category Taxonomy that helps Build.com’s category UX.

Build.com’s On-Site Search performance is mediocre. Notably, Build.com’s on-site search performance is hampered by broken Search Autocomplete and Search Query Types, although this is helped somewhat by good Search Form & Logic and Results Logic & Guidance.

Build.com’s Product Lists & Filtering performance is mediocre. Notably, Build.com’s product list performance is hampered by poor List Items: Personalization and broken Sorting, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Filtering: Scope & Logic.

Build.com’s Product Page performance is decent. For instance, Build.com’s product page experience has state of the art Product Images and Product Variations yet suffers from mediocre Specifications Sheet and poor Product Page Layout.

Build.com’s Cart & Checkout performance is poor. Some of Build.com’s biggest checkout usability issues are due to mediocre Account Selection & Creation, poor Shipping & Store Pickup, and poor Credit Card Form. That said, their checkout performs great within Cross-Sells.

Build.com’s Mobile E-Commerce performance is mediocre. Build.com’s mobile design in particular suffers from usability issues caused by poor Mobile Filtering & Sorting, Mobile Validation Errors, and Mobile Form Field Usability. That said, their mobile design performs great within Touch Keyboards.

Rank: 26 of 60

Usability Score: 478

URL: build.com


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Build.com's E-Commerce UX: 577 guidelines · Comparative score: 477.6

Homepage & Category: 61 guidelines · Score: 1,046.2

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 144.7

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Guideline #237 Adhered Low · Score: 16.6

Guideline #240 Violated High · Score: -23.7

Guideline #242 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #248 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

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 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #245 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #241 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #247 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #239 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #264 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #257 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Category Taxonomy: 14 guidelines · Score: 315.5

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Guideline #253 Adhered 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 Issue Resolved · Score: 38.0

Guideline #282 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #286 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #274 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #251 Adhered Low · Score: 11.9

Guideline #278 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #277 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.0

Guideline #318 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Main Navigation: 16 guidelines · Score: 317.9

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Guideline #287 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #294 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #302 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #289 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #288 Adhered High · Score: 28.5

Guideline #303 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #298 Issue Resolved · Score: 28.5

Guideline #291 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #297 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #256 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #304 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #305 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #296 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #299 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #306 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #300 Violated Low · Score: -4.7

Intermediary Category Pages: 6 guidelines · Score: 142.3

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Guideline #307 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #309 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #308 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #311 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #312 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #310 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Site-Wide Layout: 10 guidelines · Score: 125.7

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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 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #293 Violated Low · Score: -9.5

Guideline #290 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #284 Violated Low · Score: -7.1

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: 339.1

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: -124.2

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Guideline #333 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #334 Violated Low · Score: -26.9

Guideline #340 Adhered Low · Score: 16.8

Guideline #335 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #337 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #341 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #344 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #399 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #338 Violated High · Score: -33.6

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: 228.3

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Guideline #336 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #346 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #349 Issue Resolved · 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: -60.4

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Guideline #359 Violated High · Score: -40.3

Guideline #404 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #361 Violated High · Score: -20.1

Guideline #356 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #369 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #368 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #363 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: 164.5

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Guideline #358 Adhered Low · Score: 23.5

Guideline #362 Adhered Low · Score: 23.5

Guideline #370 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #367 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #355 Adhered Low · Score: 10.1

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: 130.9

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Guideline #382 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #379 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #386 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #381 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #377 Violated Low · Score: -16.8

Guideline #376 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #403 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #393 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #406 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #378 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #401 Violated High · Score: -26.9

Guideline #402 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Product Lists & Filtering: 94 guidelines · Score: 272.3

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 94.4

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Guideline #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Adhered Low · Score: 16.2

Guideline #531 Adhered 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 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Loading Products: 5 guidelines · Score: 32.4

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Guideline #501 Violated High · Score: -32.4

Guideline #502 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #503 Adhered High · Score: 16.2

Guideline #504 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #505 Adhered High · Score: 16.2

List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails: 16 guidelines · Score: 132.1

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Guideline #440 Adhered High · Score: 43.1

Guideline #421 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #443 Violated Low · Score: -18.9

Guideline #446 Violated High · Score: -32.4

Guideline #422 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #441 Adhered 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 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #457 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #463 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #456 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #458 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #459 Issue Resolved · Score: 21.6

Guideline #462 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

List Items: Interface & Hit Areas: 10 guidelines · Score: -97.1

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Guideline #448 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #528 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #452 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #450 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #449 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #525 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #527 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #529 Issue Resolved · Score: 32.4

Guideline #530 Violated Low · Score: -8.1

Guideline #526 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Personalization: 5 guidelines · Score: -32.4

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Guideline #480 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #482 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

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: 75.5

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Guideline #409 Adhered High · Score: 43.1

Guideline #413 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #418 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #408 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #417 Issue Resolved · Score: 37.7

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 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: 207.6

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Guideline #424 Violated Low · Score: -18.9

Guideline #427 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #433 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #423 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #430 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #428 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

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: 21.6

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Guideline #468 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #474 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #470 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #464 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #467 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #475 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #479 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #476 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #465 Issue Resolved · Score: 27.0

Guideline #471 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #472 Violated Low · Score: -8.1

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: -40.4

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Guideline #510 Violated High · Score: -43.1

Guideline #511 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #539 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

Guideline #514 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #513 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #509 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #521 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

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: -121.3

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Guideline #495 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #496 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #497 Violated Low · Score: -18.9

Guideline #499 Violated High · Score: -16.2

Guideline #498 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Product Page: 95 guidelines · Score: 683.5

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: -27.6

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Guideline #751 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #753 Violated High · Score: -24.2

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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 179.5

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Guideline #740 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #741 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #747 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #755 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #744 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #745 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #752 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #854 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #756 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Image Gallery UI: 10 guidelines · Score: 120.8

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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 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #781 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #773 Violated 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: 6.9

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Guideline #759 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #770 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #760 Adhered Low · Score: 6.9

Guideline #761 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: 34.5

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Guideline #791 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #795 Adhered 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 High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #816 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #793 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #789 Violated High · Score: -6.9

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: 13.8

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Guideline #825 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #826 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #803 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #836 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #804 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #802 Violated High · Score: -10.4

Guideline #805 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Variations: 9 guidelines · Score: 107.0

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Guideline #848 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #853 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #849 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #837 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #851 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #800 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #850 Issue Resolved · Score: 6.9

Guideline #852 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

Guideline #856 Issue Resolved · Score: 6.9

Product Descriptions: 7 guidelines · Score: 100.1

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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 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #845 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #844 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #847 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Specifications Sheet: 5 guidelines · Score: 5.2

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Guideline #858 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #840 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #835 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #839 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #857 Violated High · Score: -10.4

User Reviews: 13 guidelines · Score: 50.1

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Guideline #739 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #743 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #750 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #749 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #768 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #742 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #748 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #785 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #767 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Guideline #765 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #746 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #763 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #786 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Auxiliary Content: 5 guidelines · Score: 53.5

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Guideline #807 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #788 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #787 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #806 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #769 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation: 9 guidelines · Score: 39.7

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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 Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #814 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #812 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #821 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #819 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #827 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 171.8

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 5.8

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Guideline #601 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #600 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #602 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #603 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #732 Adhered Low · Score: 10.2

Guideline #620 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #623 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #622 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #673 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #624 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: 0.0

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Guideline #637 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #652 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #639 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #677 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #638 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #653 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #676 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #665 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #640 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Customer & Address Information: 12 guidelines · Score: 56.8

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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 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #736 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #561 Adhered 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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #562 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #564 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Gifting Flow & Features: 5 guidelines · Score: -14.6

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Guideline #647 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #650 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #646 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #649 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #645 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Shipping & Store Pickup: 11 guidelines · Score: 2.9

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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 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #548 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Guideline #549 Adhered Low · Score: 2.9

Guideline #632 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #633 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #631 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #634 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #635 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. 3rd-Party): 8 guidelines · Score: 33.5

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Guideline #590 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #671 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #617 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #615 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #616 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #672 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #586 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: -18.9

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Guideline #582 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #594 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #587 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #583 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #588 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #577 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #584 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #591 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #585 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Guideline #664 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: -8.7

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Guideline #552 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #556 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #545 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #551 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #553 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: -13.1

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Guideline #599 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #596 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #597 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: -17.5

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Guideline #606 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #611 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #687 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #613 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #607 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #608 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #730 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #679 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #668 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #733 Violated High · Score: -14.6

User Interactions & Distractions: 10 guidelines · Score: -1.5

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Guideline #696 Violated Low · Score: -10.2

Guideline #707 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #609 Violated 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 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #713 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #657 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #699 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 58.2

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Guideline #581 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #579 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #580 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #578 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Validation Errors & Data Persistence: 10 guidelines · Score: -26.2

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Guideline #720 Violated 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 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #718 Violated Low · Score: -8.7

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: 40.8

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Guideline #686 Violated Low · Score: -11.6

Guideline #683 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #681 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #685 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #694 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #690 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #689 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: 37.9

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Guideline #674 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #659 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

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 Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 16.0

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Guideline #555 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #554 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #568 Violated High · 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: 352.7

Mobile Homepage, Navigation, & Search: 12 guidelines · Score: -116.3

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Guideline #209 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #116 Issue Resolved · Score: 31.5

Guideline #130 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #228 Violated 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 Low · Score: -13.8

Guideline #203 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #166 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #93 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #91 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Product Lists: 15 guidelines · Score: 39.4

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Guideline #90 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #89 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #79 Violated High · Score: -23.6

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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

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 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #162 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #102 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Mobile Filtering & Sorting: 9 guidelines · Score: 5.9

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Guideline #212 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #221 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #215 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #222 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #68 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #232 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #219 Violated Low · Score: -7.9

Guideline #213 Adhered 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 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #234 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #176 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Images: 13 guidelines · Score: 165.5

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Guideline #159 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #169 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #77 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #109 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #110 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #113 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #112 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #114 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #148 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #133 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #134 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #164 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #163 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Mobile Shopping Cart, Cost & Account: 10 guidelines · Score: 55.2

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Guideline #208 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #140 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Guideline #104 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #103 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #107 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #106 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #127 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #179 Issue Resolved · Score: 27.6

Guideline #180 Issue Resolved · Score: 27.6

Guideline #185 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Mobile Checkout Information: 15 guidelines · Score: 33.5

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Guideline #120 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #108 Violated Low · Score: -13.8

Guideline #168 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #167 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #139 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #150 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #205 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #118 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #194 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #192 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #196 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #182 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #193 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #161 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #191 Violated Low · Score: -5.9

Mobile Form Field Usability: 18 guidelines · Score: 35.5

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #189 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #128 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #160 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #157 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #145 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #171 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #184 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #220 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Touch Keyboards: 5 guidelines · Score: 78.8

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Guideline #71 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #65 Adhered 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: -15.8

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #223 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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, Build.com’s 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: Home & Hardware

Overall Build.com ranks 26 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and ranks 4 in the Home & Hardware industry.

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