This is a case study of Target’s e-commerce user experience (UX) performance. It’s based on an exhaustive performance review of 863 design elements. 213 other sites have also been benchmarked for a complete picture of the e-commerce UX landscape.
Target’s overall e-commerce UX performance is mediocre. This is mainly due to good On-Site Search while simultaneously having poor Customer Accounts and mediocre Cart & Checkout.
First benchmarked in April 7, 2012, and reviewed 28 times since then, most recently June 12, 2023.
Overall UX Performance
866 Guidelines · Performance:
482 Guidelines · Performance:
Homepage & Category
54 Guidelines · Performance:
47 Guidelines · Performance:
Product Lists & Filtering
90 Guidelines · Performance:
96 Guidelines · Performance:
Cart & Checkout
130 Guidelines · Performance:
38 Guidelines · Performance:
Order Tracking & Returns
27 Guidelines · Performance:
384 Guidelines · Performance:
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34 pages of Target’s e-commerce site, marked up with 382 best practice examples:
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