Benchmark Overview

Sears’ E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Sears’ 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

Sears’ overall e-commerce UX performance is acceptable. Notably, Sears has good Homepage & Category and decent Mobile E-Commerce UX performances.

Sears’ Homepage & Category performance is good. It is especially a good Intermediary Category Pages, Category Taxonomy, and Main Navigation that helps Sears’ category UX.

Sears’ On-Site Search performance is mediocre. Notably, Sears’ on-site search performance is hampered by broken Results Layout & Filtering, although this is helped somewhat by decent Search Autocomplete.

Sears’ Product Lists & Filtering performance is decent. For instance, Sears’ product listings have good List Items: Personalization and Filtering: Interface & Layout yet suffer from mediocre Loading Products and poor Comparison Tool.

Sears’ Product Page performance is mediocre. Notably, Sears’ product page performance is hampered by mediocre User Reviews and poor Shipping, Returns, and Gifting, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Product Video & 360-View and good Auxiliary Content.

Sears’ Cart & Checkout performance is decent. For instance, Sears’ checkout has state of the art Default Values & Autocompletion and Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior yet suffers from mediocre User Interactions & Distractions and Gifting Flow & Features.

Sears’ Mobile E-Commerce performance is decent. It is especially a state of the art Mobile Product Lists and Mobile Product Page Layouts that helps Sears’ mobile UX.

Rank: 3 of 60

Usability Score: 638

URL: http://www.sears.com


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Sears' E-Commerce UX: 577 guidelines · Comparative score: 638.3

Homepage & Category: 61 guidelines · Score: 982.1

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 175.6

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Guideline #237 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #240 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #242 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #248 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #235 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #238 Adhered Low · Score: 11.9

Guideline #236 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #246 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #249 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #245 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.7

Guideline #241 Adhered Low · Score: 7.1

Guideline #247 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #239 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #264 Adhered High · Score: 9.5

Guideline #257 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Category Taxonomy: 14 guidelines · Score: 282.3

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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 Violated High · Score: -33.2

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 Adhered High · Score: 19.0

Guideline #318 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Main Navigation: 16 guidelines · Score: 270.4

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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 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 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 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.0

Guideline #299 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #306 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #300 Violated High · Score: -9.5

Intermediary Category Pages: 6 guidelines · Score: 118.6

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Guideline #307 Adhered High · Score: 38.0

Guideline #309 Adhered High · Score: 33.2

Guideline #308 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #311 Adhered High · Score: 23.7

Guideline #312 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #310 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Site-Wide Layout: 10 guidelines · Score: 135.2

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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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

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: 345.8

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: 73.9

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Guideline #333 Adhered High · Score: 53.7

Guideline #334 Violated Low · Score: -26.9

Guideline #340 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #335 Violated Low · Score: -16.8

Guideline #337 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #341 Adhered Low · Score: 23.5

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: 147.7

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Guideline #336 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #346 Violated 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: 154.4

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Guideline #359 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #404 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #361 Violated High · Score: -20.1

Guideline #356 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #369 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #368 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #363 Adhered High · Score: 26.9

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: 104.1

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Guideline #358 Adhered Low · Score: 23.5

Guideline #362 Violated High · Score: -47.0

Guideline #370 Adhered High · Score: 40.3

Guideline #367 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #355 Adhered High · Score: 20.1

Guideline #394 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #365 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.6

Guideline #371 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Results Layout & Filtering: 12 guidelines · Score: -134.3

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Guideline #382 Violated High · Score: -33.6

Guideline #379 Violated High · Score: -53.7

Guideline #386 Violated Low · Score: -23.5

Guideline #381 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #377 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #376 Violated Low · Score: -26.9

Guideline #403 Violated Low · Score: -23.5

Guideline #393 Adhered High · Score: 33.6

Guideline #406 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #378 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #401 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #402 Violated High · Score: -40.3

Product Lists & Filtering: 94 guidelines · Score: 598.5

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 62.0

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Guideline #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Violated 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: -16.2

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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 Violated High · Score: -32.4

Guideline #505 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails: 16 guidelines · Score: 72.8

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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 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #456 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

Guideline #458 Violated High · Score: -16.2

Guideline #459 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Guideline #462 Adhered High · Score: 21.6

List Items: Interface & Hit Areas: 10 guidelines · Score: 67.4

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Guideline #448 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #528 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #452 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #450 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #449 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #525 Adhered 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: 43.1

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Guideline #480 Adhered 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: 142.9

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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 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #417 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #540 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #410 Violated Low · Score: -16.2

Guideline #414 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #416 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #415 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: 67.4

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Guideline #424 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #427 Violated Low · Score: -18.9

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 Adhered 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: 118.6

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Guideline #468 Adhered Low · Score: 21.6

Guideline #474 Adhered High · Score: 32.4

Guideline #470 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #464 Adhered Low · Score: 13.5

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 Violated High · Score: -27.0

Guideline #472 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: 91.7

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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 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

Guideline #521 Adhered High · Score: 27.0

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: -51.2

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Guideline #495 Adhered High · Score: 37.7

Guideline #496 Violated Low · Score: -13.5

Guideline #497 Violated High · Score: -37.7

Guideline #499 Violated High · Score: -16.2

Guideline #498 Violated High · Score: -21.6

Product Page: 95 guidelines · Score: 422.8

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: 29.3

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Guideline #751 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #753 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #758 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #757 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #784 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #738 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #766 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #846 Violated Low · Score: -8.6

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 41.4

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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 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #744 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #745 Issue Resolved · 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: 79.4

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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 Violated 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 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #778 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #777 Violated High · Score: -10.4

Product Video & 360-View: 4 guidelines · Score: 48.3

‘State of the Art’

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Guideline #759 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #770 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #760 Adhered High · Score: 13.8

Guideline #761 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: -20.7

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Guideline #791 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #795 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #793 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #789 Violated Low · Score: -3.5

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: -24.2

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Guideline #825 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #826 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #803 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #836 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #804 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #802 Adhered High · Score: 10.4

Guideline #805 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Variations: 9 guidelines · Score: 96.7

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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 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

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 Issue Resolved · Score: 6.9

Product Descriptions: 7 guidelines · Score: 108.7

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Guideline #841 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #843 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #861 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

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: 10.4

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Guideline #858 Adhered Low · Score: 12.1

Guideline #840 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #835 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

Guideline #839 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #857 Violated High · Score: -10.4

User Reviews: 13 guidelines · Score: 6.9

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Guideline #739 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #743 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #750 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #749 Neutral · Score: 0.0

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 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

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: 55.2

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Guideline #807 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #788 Adhered High · Score: 20.7

Guideline #787 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #806 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #769 Violated Low · Score: -6.9

Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation: 9 guidelines · Score: -8.6

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Guideline #810 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #811 Violated 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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #819 Violated Low · Score: -10.4

Guideline #827 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 695.9

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 100.5

‘State of the Art’

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Guideline #601 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #600 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #602 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #603 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #732 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #620 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #623 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #622 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #673 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #624 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: 55.3

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Guideline #637 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #652 Violated Low · Score: -10.2

Guideline #639 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #677 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #638 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #653 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

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: 78.6

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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 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #558 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #557 Violated High · Score: -14.6

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: -7.3

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Guideline #647 Violated High · Score: -8.7

Guideline #650 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #646 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #649 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #645 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Shipping & Store Pickup: 11 guidelines · Score: 65.5

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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 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #548 Violated Low · Score: -5.8

Guideline #549 Adhered Low · Score: 2.9

Guideline #632 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #633 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #631 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #634 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #635 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. 3rd-Party): 8 guidelines · Score: 4.4

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Guideline #590 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #671 Adhered Low · Score: 8.7

Guideline #617 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #615 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #616 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #672 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #586 Adhered Low · Score: 5.8

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: -27.7

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Guideline #582 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #594 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #587 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #583 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #588 Violated High · Score: -14.6

Guideline #577 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #584 Adhered Low · Score: 7.3

Guideline #591 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #585 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #664 Adhered High · Score: 5.8

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: 26.2

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Guideline #552 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #556 Adhered Low · Score: 8.7

Guideline #545 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #551 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #553 Violated High · Score: -11.6

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: 21.8

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Guideline #599 Violated Low · Score: -7.3

Guideline #596 Adhered High · Score: 11.6

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #597 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: 11.6

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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 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 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #668 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #733 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

User Interactions & Distractions: 10 guidelines · Score: 32.0

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Guideline #696 Violated High · Score: -20.4

Guideline #707 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #609 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #709 Violated 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 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #657 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #699 Violated High · Score: -5.8

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 29.1

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Guideline #581 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #579 Violated 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: 80.1

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Guideline #720 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #723 Adhered High · Score: 23.3

Guideline #722 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #719 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #721 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #718 Violated High · Score: -17.5

Guideline #625 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #626 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

Guideline #627 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #629 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Field Labels & Microcopy: 7 guidelines · Score: 58.2

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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 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: 72.8

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Guideline #674 Adhered High · Score: 20.4

Guideline #659 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #669 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.6

Guideline #660 Adhered High · Score: 14.6

Guideline #658 Adhered High · Score: 8.7

Guideline #705 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #670 Violated Low · Score: -4.4

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.7

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 104.8

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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 Adhered High · Score: 17.5

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: 784.2

Mobile Homepage, Navigation, & Search: 12 guidelines · Score: 88.7

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Guideline #209 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #116 Issue Resolved · Score: 31.5

Guideline #130 Adhered Low · Score: 11.8

Guideline #228 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #210 Violated Low · Score: -13.8

Guideline #211 Violated High · Score: -31.5

Guideline #229 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #230 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #203 Adhered Low · Score: 11.8

Guideline #166 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #93 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #91 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Mobile Product Lists: 15 guidelines · Score: 171.4

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Guideline #90 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #89 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #79 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #233 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #87 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #76 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #80 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #143 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #78 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #216 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #75 Violated Low · Score: -7.9

Guideline #74 Violated Low · Score: -3.9

Guideline #158 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #162 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #102 Violated High · Score: -11.8

Mobile Filtering & Sorting: 9 guidelines · Score: 69.0

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Guideline #212 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

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 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #219 Violated Low · Score: -7.9

Guideline #213 Violated High · Score: -15.8

Guideline #142 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Mobile Product Page Layouts: 6 guidelines · Score: 80.8

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Guideline #111 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #144 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #154 Adhered Low · Score: 9.9

Guideline #149 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #234 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.7

Guideline #176 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Mobile Product Descriptions, Specs, & Images: 13 guidelines · Score: 84.7

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Guideline #159 Adhered Low · Score: 11.8

Guideline #169 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #77 Adhered High · Score: 11.8

Guideline #109 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #110 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #113 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #112 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #114 Adhered Low · Score: 3.9

Guideline #148 Violated Low · Score: -13.8

Guideline #133 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #134 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #164 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #163 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Mobile Shopping Cart, Cost & Account: 10 guidelines · Score: 65.0

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Guideline #208 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #140 Adhered Low · Score: 5.9

Guideline #104 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #103 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #107 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #106 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #127 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #179 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #180 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #185 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Mobile Checkout Information: 15 guidelines · Score: 45.3

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Guideline #120 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #108 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #168 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #167 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #139 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #150 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #205 Violated High · Score: -19.7

Guideline #118 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #194 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #192 Adhered 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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #191 Adhered Low · Score: 5.9

Mobile Form Field Usability: 18 guidelines · Score: 145.8

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Guideline #186 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #190 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #121 Violated Low · Score: -9.9

Guideline #183 Adhered High · Score: 27.6

Guideline #189 Adhered High · Score: 19.7

Guideline #128 Violated High · Score: -15.8

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 Adhered Low · Score: 15.8

Guideline #156 Adhered High · Score: 31.5

Guideline #160 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #157 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #145 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #171 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.7

Guideline #184 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #220 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Touch Keyboards: 5 guidelines · Score: 15.8

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Guideline #71 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #65 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #69 Adhered High · Score: 15.8

Guideline #70 Adhered High · Score: 7.9

Guideline #66 Violated High · Score: -7.9

Mobile Validation Errors: 7 guidelines · Score: 17.7

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Guideline #119 Adhered Low · Score: 13.8

Guideline #224 Violated Low · Score: -15.8

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, Sears’ 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: Mass Merchant

Overall Sears ranks 3 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and is the best performing site in the Mass Merchant industry.