Benchmark Overview

H&M’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of H&M’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

H&M’s overall e-commerce UX performance is mediocre. This is mainly due to decent Cart & Checkout while simultaneously having poor On-Site Search and mediocre Product Page.

H&M’s Homepage & Category performance is acceptable. Notably, H&M’s category performance is hampered by mediocre Intermediary Category Pages and broken Site-Wide Layout, although this is helped somewhat by good Category Taxonomy.

H&M’s On-Site Search performance is poor. H&M’s search experience is particularly thwarted by usability issues related to poor Results Layout & Filtering and broken Search Form & Logic.

H&M’s Product Lists & Filtering performance is acceptable. For instance, H&M’s product listings have good List Layout and Comparison Tool yet suffer from broken Filtering: Available Filters.

H&M’s Product Page performance is mediocre. Some of H&M’s biggest product page usability issues are due to mediocre Product Images, mediocre Specifications Sheet, and poor Product Variations. That said, their product page experience performs well within Image Gallery UI.

H&M’s Cart & Checkout performance is decent. It is especially a state of the art Validation Errors & Data Persistence, state of the art Field Design & Features, and good Cross-Sells that helps H&M’s checkout UX. Do, however, watch out for their mediocre Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior performance.

Rank: 30 of 60

Usability Score: 455

URL: hm.com


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H&M's E-Commerce UX: 433 guidelines · Comparative score: 454.8

Homepage & Category: 61 guidelines · Score: 633.4

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 121.0

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Guideline #237 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #240 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #242 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #248 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #235 Adhered Low · Score: 7.1

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 Violated Low · Score: -7.1

Guideline #247 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #239 Adhered Low · Score: 7.1

Guideline #264 Adhered Low · Score: 4.7

Guideline #257 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Category Taxonomy: 14 guidelines · Score: 256.2

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Guideline #253 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #261 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

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 Adhered 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 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.0

Guideline #318 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Main Navigation: 16 guidelines · Score: 196.9

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Guideline #287 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #294 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #302 Violated Low · Score: -16.6

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 Low · Score: -11.9

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: 23.7

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Guideline #307 Violated High · Score: -38.0

Guideline #309 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #308 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #311 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #312 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #310 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Site-Wide Layout: 10 guidelines · Score: 35.6

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Guideline #279 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #258 Issue Resolved · Score: 38.0

Guideline #252 Violated High · Score: -23.7

Guideline #250 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #293 Violated High · Score: -19.0

Guideline #290 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #284 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #260 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #255 Violated High · Score: -9.5

Guideline #273 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

On-Site Search: 49 guidelines · Score: 114.2

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: 63.8

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Guideline #333 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #334 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #340 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #335 Violated Low · Score: -16.8

Guideline #337 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #341 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #344 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #399 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #338 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #347 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #342 Violated High · Score: -26.9

Guideline #398 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Form & Logic: 10 guidelines · Score: -26.9

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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 Violated 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #352 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Autocomplete: 7 guidelines · Score: 107.4

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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 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #363 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: 47.0

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Guideline #358 Issue Resolved · Score: 47.0

Guideline #362 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #370 Violated High · Score: -40.3

Guideline #367 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #355 Adhered High · Score: 20.1

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: -77.2

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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 Violated High · Score: -26.9

Guideline #377 Violated Low · Score: -16.8

Guideline #376 Violated 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #402 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Lists & Filtering: 94 guidelines · Score: 466.4

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 110.5

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Guideline #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

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: 16.2

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Guideline #501 Violated Low · Score: -16.2

Guideline #502 Violated 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: 156.4

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Guideline #440 Adhered 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #447 Adhered Low · Score: 8.1

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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #456 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #458 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #459 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

Guideline #462 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Interface & Hit Areas: 10 guidelines · Score: 64.7

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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 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #525 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #527 Adhered 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: 5.4

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Guideline #480 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: -161.8

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Guideline #409 Violated High · Score: -43.1

Guideline #413 Violated 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 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: 129.4

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Guideline #424 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #427 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #433 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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 Adhered High · Score: 10.8

Guideline #488 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #492 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #493 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #486 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Filtering: Interface & Layout: 11 guidelines · Score: 53.9

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Guideline #468 Adhered High · Score: 43.1

Guideline #474 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #470 Issue Resolved · Score: 37.7

Guideline #464 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #467 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #475 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #479 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #476 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #465 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #471 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #472 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: 53.9

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Guideline #510 Adhered 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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #509 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #521 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #517 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 262.3

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: 31.1

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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 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #766 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #846 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 32.8

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Guideline #740 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #741 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #747 Adhered Low · Score: 12.1

Guideline #755 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #744 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #745 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #752 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #854 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #756 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Image Gallery UI: 10 guidelines · Score: 119.1

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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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #773 Adhered Low · Score: 5.2

Guideline #778 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #777 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Product Video & 360-View: 4 guidelines · Score: -17.3

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: 55.2

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Guideline #791 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #795 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #820 Issue Resolved · Score: 24.2

Guideline #798 Adhered 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 Adhered Low · Score: 3.5

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: -69.0

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Guideline #825 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #826 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #803 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #836 Violated High · Score: -17.3

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: 22.4

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Guideline #848 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #853 Violated 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 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

Guideline #852 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

Guideline #856 Violated High · Score: -6.9

Product Descriptions: 7 guidelines · Score: 55.2

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Guideline #841 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #843 Violated Low · Score: -12.1

Guideline #861 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #860 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #845 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #844 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #847 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Specifications Sheet: 5 guidelines · Score: 0.0

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Guideline #858 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #840 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: -24.2

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Guideline #739 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #743 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #750 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #749 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #768 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #742 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #748 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #785 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #767 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #765 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #746 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #763 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #786 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 53.5

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Guideline #810 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #811 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #828 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #813 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #814 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #812 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #821 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #819 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.7

Guideline #827 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 797.8

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 20.4

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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 Issue Resolved · 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 Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #624 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: -2.9

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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 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #653 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #676 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #665 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #640 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Customer & Address Information: 12 guidelines · Score: 97.5

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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 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #562 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #564 Adhered 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: 48.0

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Guideline #544 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #547 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #550 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #543 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #548 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Guideline #549 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #632 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #633 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #631 Adhered 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: 34.9

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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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #616 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #672 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #586 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: 43.7

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Guideline #582 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #594 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #587 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #583 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #588 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #577 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #584 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #591 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #585 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #664 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: -14.6

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Guideline #552 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #556 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #545 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #551 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #553 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: 11.6

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Guideline #599 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #596 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #597 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: 88.8

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Guideline #606 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #611 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #687 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #613 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Guideline #607 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #608 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #730 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #679 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #668 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #733 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

User Interactions & Distractions: 10 guidelines · Score: 99.0

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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 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #657 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #699 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 53.9

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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 Low · Score: 4.4

Validation Errors & Data Persistence: 10 guidelines · Score: 135.4

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Guideline #720 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #723 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.3

Guideline #722 Violated Low · Score: -10.2

Guideline #719 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #721 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #718 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #625 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #626 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #627 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #629 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Field Labels & Microcopy: 7 guidelines · Score: 21.8

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Guideline #686 Violated Low · Score: -11.6

Guideline #683 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #681 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #685 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #694 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #690 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #689 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: 75.7

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Guideline #674 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #659 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #669 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #660 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #658 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #705 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #670 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 78.6

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Guideline #555 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #554 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #568 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #576 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #572 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #734 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #618 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #571 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

All 60 sites were benchmarked across the 610 guidelines. During our evaluation, H&M’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: Apparel & Accessories

Overall H&M ranks 30 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and ranks 5 in the Apparel & Accessories industry.