Benchmark Overview

Rue La La’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Rue La La’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

Rue La La’s Cart & Checkout performance is mediocre. Notably, Rue La La’s checkout performance is hampered by broken Focus and Data Input, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Flow and good Navigation.

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Cart & Checkout: 63 guidelines · Score: 413.7

Data Input: 15 guidelines · Score: -102.4

These 15 ‘Data Input’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 15 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Data Input’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #1 Adhered High · Score: 63.0

Guideline #2 Violated High · Score: -47.3

Guideline #3 Violated Low · Score: -23.6

Guideline #4 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #5 Violated Low · Score: -15.8

Guideline #6 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #7 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #8 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #9 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #10 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #11 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #12 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #13 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #14 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #15 Adhered Low · Score: 7.9

Copywriting: 8 guidelines · Score: 35.5

These 8 ‘Copywriting’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 8 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Copywriting’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #16 Violated High · Score: -63.0

Guideline #17 Adhered High · Score: 47.3

Guideline #18 Violated Low · Score: -23.6

Guideline #19 Adhered High · Score: 39.4

Guideline #20 Violated Low · Score: -19.7

Guideline #21 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #22 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #23 Adhered Low · Score: 7.9

Layout: 15 guidelines · Score: 145.8

These 15 ‘Layout’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 15 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Layout’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #24 Violated Low · Score: -27.6

Guideline #25 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #26 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #27 Adhered High · Score: 39.4

Guideline #29 Issue Resolved · Score: 39.4

Guideline #30 Adhered Low · Score: 19.7

Guideline #31 Violated High · Score: -47.3

Guideline #32 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #33 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #34 Adhered Low · Score: 11.8

Guideline #35 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #36 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #37 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #38 Issue Resolved · Score: 15.8

Guideline #39 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Navigation: 8 guidelines · Score: 110.3

These 8 ‘Navigation’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 8 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Navigation’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #40 Issue Resolved · Score: 47.3

Guideline #41 Adhered High · Score: 47.3

Guideline #42 Violated High · Score: -47.3

Guideline #43 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #44 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #45 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #46 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #47 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Flow: 7 guidelines · Score: 224.6

‘State of the Art’

These 7 ‘Flow’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 7 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Flow’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #48 Adhered High · Score: 55.2

Guideline #49 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #50 Issue Resolved · Score: 55.2

Guideline #51 Adhered Low · Score: 19.7

Guideline #52 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #53 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #54 Issue Resolved · Score: 31.5

Focus: 10 guidelines · Score: 0.0

These 10 ‘Focus’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Checkout Process UX research study, and outline the 10 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Focus’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Rue La La and 59 other top e-commerce sites perform as they do, and allow you to self-audit your own sites to see how your UX performance stacks up against theirs — learn more.

Guideline #55 Violated High · Score: -63.0

Guideline #56 Violated High · Score: -63.0

Guideline #57 Violated High · Score: -39.4

Guideline #58 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #59 Issue Resolved · Score: 39.4

Guideline #60 Adhered High · Score: 39.4

Guideline #61 Issue Resolved · Score: 39.4

Guideline #62 Issue Resolved · Score: 31.5

Guideline #63 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #64 Issue Resolved · Score: 15.8

All 60 sites were benchmarked across the 610 guidelines. During our evaluation, Rue La La’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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Rue La La’s Desktop E-Commerce Design

3 pages of Rue La La’s e-commerce site, marked up with 23 best practice examples