Benchmark Overview

Lowe’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Lowe’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

Lowe’s overall e-commerce UX performance is acceptable. On a positive note, Lowe’s has decent Homepage & Category. This is, however, curtailed by mediocre Product Lists & Filtering performance.

Lowe’s Homepage & Category performance is decent. It is especially a state of the art Site-Wide Layout and good Category Taxonomy that helps Lowe’s category UX. Do, however, watch out for their mediocre Homepage performance.

Lowe’s On-Site Search performance is acceptable. For instance, Lowe’s search experience has good Search Form & Logic and decent Search Autocomplete yet suffers from poor Results Layout & Filtering.

Lowe’s Product Lists & Filtering performance is mediocre. Some of Lowe’s biggest product list usability issues are due to mediocre Filtering: Available Filters, poor List Layout, and poor List Items: Personalization. That said, their product listings perform well within Filtering: Interface & Layout.

Lowe’s Product Page performance is acceptable. For instance, Lowe’s product page experience has state of the art Product Images and good Auxiliary Content yet suffers from mediocre Product Descriptions and poor Specifications Sheet.

Lowe’s Cart & Checkout performance is mediocre. Notably, Lowe’s checkout performance is hampered by mediocre Validation Errors & Data Persistence and User Interactions & Distractions, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Field Labels & Microcopy and good Default Values & Autocompletion.

Lowe’s Mobile E-Commerce performance is acceptable. Notably, Lowe’s mobile performance is hampered by poor Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Images and broken Mobile Product Page Layouts, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Touch Keyboards and good Mobile Product Lists.

Rank: 21 of 60

Usability Score: 511

URL: Lowes.com


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Lowe's E-Commerce UX: 577 guidelines · Comparative score: 511.1

Homepage & Category: 61 guidelines · Score: 797.1

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 80.7

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Guideline #237 Violated High · Score: -33.2

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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #236 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #246 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #249 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 279.9

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #251 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 204.0

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Guideline #287 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #294 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #302 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #289 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #288 Violated Low · Score: -14.2

Guideline #303 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #298 Issue Resolved · Score: 28.5

Guideline #291 Adhered 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 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #299 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #306 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #300 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Intermediary Category Pages: 6 guidelines · Score: 59.3

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Guideline #307 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #309 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #308 Violated High · Score: -23.7

Guideline #311 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #312 Violated Low · Score: -11.9

Guideline #310 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Site-Wide Layout: 10 guidelines · Score: 173.2

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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 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #290 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #284 Violated Low · Score: -7.1

Guideline #260 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #255 Adhered High · Score: 9.5

Guideline #273 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

On-Site Search: 49 guidelines · Score: 557.4

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: 144.4

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Guideline #333 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #334 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #340 Adhered Low · Score: 16.8

Guideline #335 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #337 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #341 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #344 Adhered 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: 141.0

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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 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #369 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #368 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #363 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: 104.1

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Guideline #358 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #362 Adhered Low · Score: 23.5

Guideline #370 Adhered 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: -60.4

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Guideline #382 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #379 Violated High · Score: -53.7

Guideline #386 Adhered High · Score: 47.0

Guideline #381 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #377 Violated High · Score: -33.6

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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #401 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #402 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Product Lists & Filtering: 94 guidelines · Score: 204.9

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 21.6

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Guideline #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Violated Low · Score: -16.2

Guideline #531 Violated High · Score: -27.0

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: 0.0

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Guideline #501 Violated High · Score: -32.4

Guideline #502 Violated Low · Score: -16.2

Guideline #503 Adhered High · Score: 16.2

Guideline #504 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #505 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails: 16 guidelines · Score: 102.5

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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 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: -51.2

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Guideline #448 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #528 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #452 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #450 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #449 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

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: -21.6

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Guideline #409 Adhered High · Score: 43.1

Guideline #413 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #418 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #408 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #417 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #540 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #410 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #414 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #416 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #415 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: -5.4

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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 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

Guideline #432 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #429 Adhered High · Score: 10.8

Guideline #436 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #439 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #488 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #492 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #493 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #486 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Filtering: Interface & Layout: 11 guidelines · Score: 99.8

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Guideline #468 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #474 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #470 Adhered Low · Score: 18.9

Guideline #464 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #467 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #475 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #479 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #476 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #465 Issue Resolved · Score: 27.0

Guideline #471 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #472 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: 80.9

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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 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #513 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #509 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #521 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #517 Adhered 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: 10.8

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Guideline #495 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #496 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #497 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #499 Violated High · Score: -16.2

Guideline #498 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Product Page: 95 guidelines · Score: 602.3

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: 43.1

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Guideline #751 Violated Low · Score: -12.1

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 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #766 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #846 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 162.2

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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 Adhered High · 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: 72.5

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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 Violated High · 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: 34.5

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Guideline #759 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #770 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #760 Violated Low · Score: -6.9

Guideline #761 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: -6.9

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Guideline #791 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #795 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #820 Violated High · Score: -24.2

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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: -36.2

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Guideline #825 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #826 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #803 Violated Low · Score: -12.1

Guideline #836 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #804 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #802 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #805 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Variations: 9 guidelines · Score: 62.1

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Guideline #848 Issue Resolved · Score: 24.2

Guideline #853 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #849 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #837 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.3

Guideline #851 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 46.6

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Specifications Sheet: 5 guidelines · Score: -3.5

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Guideline #858 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #840 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #835 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #839 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #857 Violated High · Score: -10.4

User Reviews: 13 guidelines · Score: 120.8

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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 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #768 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #742 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #748 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #785 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #767 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #765 Adhered 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: 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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #819 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #827 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 388.7

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 75.7

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Guideline #601 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #600 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #602 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #603 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #732 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #620 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #623 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #622 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #673 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #624 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: 36.4

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Guideline #637 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #652 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #639 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #677 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #638 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #653 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #676 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #665 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #640 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Customer & Address Information: 12 guidelines · Score: 85.9

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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 Issue Resolved · 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #573 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 46.6

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Guideline #544 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #547 Violated 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 Adhered Low · Score: 2.9

Guideline #632 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #633 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #631 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #634 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #635 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. 3rd-Party): 8 guidelines · Score: -11.6

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Guideline #590 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #671 Violated 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #586 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: -88.8

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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 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #588 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #577 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #584 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #591 Violated Low · Score: -5.8

Guideline #585 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #664 Violated High · Score: -5.8

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: -56.8

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Guideline #552 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #556 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #545 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #551 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #553 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: 8.7

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Guideline #599 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #596 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #597 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: 52.4

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Guideline #606 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #611 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #687 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #613 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #607 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #608 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #730 Violated Low · Score: -10.2

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: 24.8

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Guideline #696 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #707 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #609 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #709 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #726 Issue Resolved · Score: 17.5

Guideline #714 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #727 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #713 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #657 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #699 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 36.4

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Guideline #581 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.4

Guideline #579 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #580 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #578 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Validation Errors & Data Persistence: 10 guidelines · Score: 23.3

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Guideline #720 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #723 Violated Low · Score: -11.6

Guideline #722 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #719 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #721 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #718 Adhered Low · Score: 8.7

Guideline #625 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #626 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #627 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #629 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Field Labels & Microcopy: 7 guidelines · Score: 84.4

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Guideline #686 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: 8.7

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Guideline #674 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #659 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #669 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #660 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #658 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #705 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #670 Adhered Low · Score: 4.4

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 87.4

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Guideline #555 Adhered 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #734 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Guideline #618 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #571 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Mobile E-Commerce: 144 guidelines · Score: 516.2

Mobile Homepage, Navigation, & Search: 12 guidelines · Score: 19.7

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Guideline #209 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #116 Issue Resolved · Score: 31.5

Guideline #130 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #228 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #210 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #211 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #229 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #230 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #203 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #166 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #93 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #91 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Mobile Product Lists: 15 guidelines · Score: 108.4

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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 Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #87 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #76 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #80 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #143 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #78 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #216 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #75 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #74 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #158 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #162 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #102 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Mobile Filtering & Sorting: 9 guidelines · Score: 76.8

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Guideline #212 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #221 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #215 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #222 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #68 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #232 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #219 Violated Low · Score: -7.9

Guideline #213 Adhered Low · Score: 7.9

Guideline #142 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Mobile Product Page Layouts: 6 guidelines · Score: -23.6

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Guideline #111 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #144 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #154 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #149 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #234 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #176 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Images: 13 guidelines · Score: 11.8

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Guideline #159 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #169 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #77 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #109 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #110 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #113 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #112 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #114 Violated High · Score: -7.9

Guideline #148 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #133 Adhered 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: 80.8

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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 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #179 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #180 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #185 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Checkout Information: 15 guidelines · Score: 72.9

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Guideline #120 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #108 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #168 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #167 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #139 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #150 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #205 Neutral · Score: 0.0

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: 130.0

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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 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #128 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #187 Violated 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 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #157 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #145 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #171 Violated 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: -39.4

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Guideline #119 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #224 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #226 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #225 Violated 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, Lowe’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 Lowe’s ranks 21 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and ranks 2 in the Home & Hardware industry.