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Zalando’s E-Commerce UX

This is a case study of Zalando’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

Zalando’s overall e-commerce UX performance is mediocre. It is especially issues related to poor On-Site Search, poor Product Page, and mediocre Homepage & Category that detract from Zalando’s UX performance.

Zalando’s Homepage & Category performance is mediocre. Some of Zalando’s biggest category usability issues are due to poor Homepage and Intermediary Category Pages.

Zalando’s On-Site Search performance is poor. Zalando’s search experience is particularly thwarted by usability issues related to poor Search Autocomplete, poor Results Logic & Guidance, and broken Search Query Types. That said, their search experience performs well within Search Form & Logic.

Zalando’s Product Lists & Filtering performance is acceptable. Notably, Zalando’s product list performance is hampered by mediocre List Items: Personalization and poor List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails, although this is helped somewhat by good List Layout and Comparison Tool.

Zalando’s Product Page performance is poor. Some of Zalando’s biggest product page usability issues are due to mediocre Product Variations, Auxiliary Content, and Specifications Sheet. That said, their product page experience performs well within Product Video & 360-View.

Zalando’s Cart & Checkout performance is mediocre. Notably, Zalando’s checkout performance is hampered by mediocre User Interactions & Distractions and Credit Card Form, although this is helped somewhat by state of the art Order Review and good Field Labels & Microcopy.

Rank: 47 of 60

Usability Score: 326

URL: zalando.co.uk


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Zalando's E-Commerce UX: 438 guidelines · Comparative score: 325.9

Homepage & Category: 63 guidelines · Score: 560.3

Homepage: 15 guidelines · Score: 66.2

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #237 Violated Low · Score: -16.5

Guideline #240 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #242 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #248 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #235 Adhered Low · Score: 7.1

Guideline #238 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #236 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #246 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #249 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #245 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #241 Violated Low · Score: -7.1

Guideline #247 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #239 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #264 Violated Low · Score: -4.7

Guideline #257 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Category Taxonomy: 15 guidelines · Score: 189.1

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

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Guideline #253 Violated High · Score: -33.1

Guideline #261 Violated High · Score: -23.6

Guideline #263 Adhered High · Score: 33.1

Guideline #266 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #267 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #268 Adhered High · Score: 28.4

Guideline #259 Adhered High · Score: 37.8

Guideline #282 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #286 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #274 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #251 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #278 Adhered High · Score: 18.9

Guideline #277 Issue Resolved · Score: 18.9

Guideline #318 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #1008 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Main Navigation: 16 guidelines · Score: 186.8

These 16 ‘Main Navigation’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Homepage & Category UX research study, and outline the 16 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Main Navigation’ implementation.

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Guideline #287 Adhered High · Score: 33.1

Guideline #294 Adhered High · Score: 37.8

Guideline #302 Violated Low · Score: -16.5

Guideline #289 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #288 Violated Low · Score: -14.2

Guideline #303 Adhered High · Score: 28.4

Guideline #298 Issue Resolved · Score: 28.4

Guideline #291 Violated Low · Score: -11.8

Guideline #297 Adhered High · Score: 18.9

Guideline #256 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #304 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #305 Adhered High · Score: 18.9

Guideline #296 Issue Resolved · Score: 18.9

Guideline #299 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #306 Violated High · Score: -14.2

Guideline #300 Adhered High · Score: 9.5

Intermediary Category Pages: 6 guidelines · Score: 0.0

These 6 ‘Intermediary Category Pages’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Homepage & Category UX research study, and outline the 6 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Intermediary Category Pages’ implementation.

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Guideline #307 Violated High · Score: -37.8

Guideline #309 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #308 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #311 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #312 Issue Resolved · Score: 23.6

Guideline #310 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Site-Wide Layout: 11 guidelines · Score: 118.2

These 11 ‘Site-Wide Layout’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Homepage & Category UX research study, and outline the 11 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Site-Wide Layout’ implementation.

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Guideline #279 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #258 Issue Resolved · Score: 37.8

Guideline #252 Adhered High · Score: 23.6

Guideline #250 Adhered High · Score: 18.9

Guideline #293 Violated High · Score: -18.9

Guideline #290 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #284 Issue Resolved · Score: 14.2

Guideline #260 Adhered High · Score: 14.2

Guideline #255 Violated High · Score: -9.5

Guideline #273 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #940 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

On-Site Search: 50 guidelines · Score: 93.8

Search Query Types: 12 guidelines · Score: -154.1

These 12 ‘Search Query Types’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale On-Site Search UX research study, and outline the 12 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Search Query Types’ implementation.

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Guideline #333 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #334 Violated High · Score: -53.6

Guideline #340 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #335 Violated High · Score: -33.5

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: -33.5

Guideline #338 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #347 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #342 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #398 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Form & Logic: 10 guidelines · Score: 194.3

These 10 ‘Search Form & Logic’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale On-Site Search UX research study, and outline the 10 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Search Form & Logic’ implementation.

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Guideline #336 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #346 Adhered High · Score: 40.2

Guideline #349 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #407 Adhered High · Score: 46.9

Guideline #339 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.5

Guideline #343 Adhered High · Score: 33.5

Guideline #351 Adhered High · Score: 33.5

Guideline #348 Adhered High · Score: 26.8

Guideline #350 Adhered High · Score: 13.4

Guideline #352 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Search Autocomplete: 8 guidelines · Score: 0.0

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

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Guideline #359 Adhered High · Score: 40.2

Guideline #404 Violated Low · Score: -20.1

Guideline #361 Violated High · Score: -20.1

Guideline #356 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #369 Adhered High · Score: 40.2

Guideline #368 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #363 Adhered High · Score: 26.8

Guideline #1001 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Results Logic & Guidance: 8 guidelines · Score: -56.9

These 8 ‘Results Logic & Guidance’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale On-Site Search UX research study, and outline the 8 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Results Logic & Guidance’ implementation.

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Guideline #358 Violated High · Score: -46.9

Guideline #362 Adhered Low · Score: 23.4

Guideline #370 Violated High · Score: -40.2

Guideline #367 Adhered High · Score: 26.8

Guideline #355 Violated High · Score: -20.1

Guideline #394 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #365 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.5

Guideline #371 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Results Layout & Filtering: 12 guidelines · Score: 110.5

These 12 ‘Results Layout & Filtering’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale On-Site Search UX research study, and outline the 12 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Results Layout & Filtering’ implementation.

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Guideline #382 Violated High · Score: -33.5

Guideline #379 Issue Resolved · Score: 53.6

Guideline #386 Adhered High · Score: 46.9

Guideline #381 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #377 Violated Low · Score: -16.7

Guideline #376 Adhered High · Score: 53.6

Guideline #403 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #393 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #406 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #378 Issue Resolved · Score: 33.5

Guideline #401 Violated High · Score: -26.8

Guideline #402 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Product Lists & Filtering: 96 guidelines · Score: 362.0

List Layout: 7 guidelines · Score: 111.6

These 7 ‘List Layout’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 7 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘List Layout’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #541 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #533 Adhered High · Score: 32.7

Guideline #531 Adhered Low · Score: 13.6

Guideline #537 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #535 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #536 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #862 Adhered High · Score: 38.1

Loading Products: 6 guidelines · Score: 0.0

These 6 ‘Loading Products’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 6 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Loading Products’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #501 Violated High · Score: -32.7

Guideline #502 Adhered High · Score: 32.7

Guideline #503 Adhered High · Score: 16.3

Guideline #504 Violated High · Score: -32.7

Guideline #505 Adhered High · Score: 16.3

Guideline #1024 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails: 16 guidelines · Score: 8.2

These 16 ‘List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 16 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘List Items: Product Info & Thumbnails’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #440 Violated High · Score: -43.5

Guideline #421 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #443 Adhered High · Score: 38.1

Guideline #446 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #422 Adhered High · Score: 32.7

Guideline #441 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #447 Adhered Low · Score: 8.2

Guideline #444 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #455 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #445 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #457 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #463 Violated Low · Score: -13.6

Guideline #456 Adhered Low · Score: 13.6

Guideline #458 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #459 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #462 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Interface & Hit Areas: 11 guidelines · Score: 8.2

These 11 ‘List Items: Interface & Hit Areas’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 11 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘List Items: Interface & Hit Areas’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #448 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #528 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #452 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #450 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #449 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #525 Violated Low · Score: -13.6

Guideline #527 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #529 Issue Resolved · Score: 32.7

Guideline #530 Adhered High · Score: 16.3

Guideline #526 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #993 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

List Items: Personalization: 5 guidelines · Score: -13.6

These 5 ‘List Items: Personalization’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘List Items: Personalization’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #480 Violated Low · Score: -19.1

Guideline #482 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #483 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #485 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #484 Violated High · Score: -21.8

Filtering: Available Filters: 10 guidelines · Score: 54.4

These 10 ‘Filtering: Available Filters’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 10 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Filtering: Available Filters’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #409 Violated High · Score: -43.5

Guideline #413 Adhered High · Score: 38.1

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 Adhered High · Score: 32.7

Guideline #414 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #416 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #415 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Filtering: Scope & Logic: 14 guidelines · Score: 157.8

These 14 ‘Filtering: Scope & Logic’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 14 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Filtering: Scope & Logic’ implementation.

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Guideline #424 Violated High · Score: -38.1

Guideline #427 Adhered High · Score: 38.1

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: 21.8

Guideline #432 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #429 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #436 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #439 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #488 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #492 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #493 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #486 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Filtering: Interface & Layout: 11 guidelines · Score: 51.7

These 11 ‘Filtering: Interface & Layout’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 11 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Filtering: Interface & Layout’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #468 Adhered High · Score: 43.5

Guideline #474 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #470 Issue Resolved · Score: 38.1

Guideline #464 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #467 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #475 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #479 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #476 Violated Low · Score: -13.6

Guideline #465 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #471 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #472 Violated High · Score: -16.3

Sorting: 11 guidelines · Score: -54.4

These 11 ‘Sorting’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 11 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Sorting’ implementation.

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Guideline #510 Violated High · Score: -43.5

Guideline #511 Violated High · Score: -38.1

Guideline #539 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #514 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #513 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #509 Violated High · Score: -27.2

Guideline #521 Adhered High · Score: 27.2

Guideline #517 Violated High · Score: -21.8

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: 38.1

These 5 ‘Comparison Tool’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Lists & Filtering UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Comparison Tool’ implementation.

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Guideline #495 Issue Resolved · Score: 38.1

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: 198.5

Product Page Layout: 8 guidelines · Score: -27.6

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #751 Violated High · Score: -24.2

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 Violated High · Score: -20.7

Guideline #766 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #846 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Product Images: 9 guidelines · Score: 93.2

These 9 ‘Product Images’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 9 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Product Images’ implementation.

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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 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 89.7

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

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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 Neutral · Score: 0.0

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

These 4 ‘Product Video & 360-View’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 4 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Product Video & 360-View’ implementation.

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Guideline #759 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #770 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #760 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #761 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

The 'Buy' Section: 9 guidelines · Score: -13.8

These 9 ‘The 'Buy' Section’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 9 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘The 'Buy' Section’ implementation.

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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 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 Adhered Low · Score: 3.5

Shipping, Returns, and Gifting: 7 guidelines · Score: 57.0

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

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Guideline #825 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #826 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #803 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #836 Adhered Low · Score: 8.6

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: 41.4

These 9 ‘Product Variations’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 9 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Product Variations’ implementation.

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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 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #851 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #800 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #850 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #852 Adhered High · Score: 6.9

Guideline #856 Violated High · Score: -6.9

Product Descriptions: 7 guidelines · Score: 3.5

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

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Guideline #841 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #843 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #861 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

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: 0.0

These 5 ‘Specifications Sheet’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Specifications Sheet’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #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: -98.4

These 13 ‘User Reviews’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 13 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘User Reviews’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #739 Adhered High · Score: 24.2

Guideline #743 Violated High · Score: -24.2

Guideline #750 Violated High · Score: -27.6

Guideline #749 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #768 Violated High · Score: -17.3

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 Violated High · Score: -17.3

Guideline #763 Violated High · Score: -10.4

Guideline #786 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Auxiliary Content: 5 guidelines · Score: -3.5

These 5 ‘Auxiliary Content’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Auxiliary Content’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #807 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #788 Adhered High · Score: 13.8

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: 22.4

These 9 ‘Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Product Page UX research study, and outline the 9 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Cross-Sells & Cross-Navigation’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #810 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #811 Violated 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 Adhered High · Score: 17.3

Guideline #819 Issue Resolved · Score: 20.7

Guideline #827 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Cart & Checkout: 134 guidelines · Score: 415.0

Shopping Cart & “Added to Cart” Behavior: 10 guidelines · Score: 1.4

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #601 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #600 Issue Resolved · Score: 13.7

Guideline #602 Issue Resolved · Score: 13.7

Guideline #603 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #732 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #620 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #623 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #622 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #673 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #624 Violated High · Score: -10.9

Account Selection & Creation: 9 guidelines · Score: -1.4

These 9 ‘Account Selection & Creation’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 9 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Account Selection & Creation’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #637 Violated High · Score: -19.1

Guideline #652 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #639 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #677 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #638 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #653 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #676 Adhered Low · Score: 6.8

Guideline #665 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #640 Violated High · Score: -8.2

Customer & Address Information: 12 guidelines · Score: 73.7

These 12 ‘Customer & Address Information’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 12 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Customer & Address Information’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #731 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #566 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #567 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #565 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.1

Guideline #736 Violated High · Score: -19.1

Guideline #561 Issue Resolved · Score: 13.7

Guideline #558 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #557 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #560 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #573 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #562 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #564 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Gifting Flow & Features: 5 guidelines · Score: -13.7

These 5 ‘Gifting Flow & Features’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Gifting Flow & Features’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #647 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #650 Violated High · Score: -13.7

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: 25.9

These 11 ‘Shipping & Store Pickup’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 11 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Shipping & Store Pickup’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #544 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #547 Adhered High · Score: 16.4

Guideline #550 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #543 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #548 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #549 Adhered Low · Score: 2.7

Guideline #632 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #633 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #631 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #634 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #635 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. Third-Party): 8 guidelines · Score: -5.5

These 8 ‘Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. Third-Party)’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 8 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Payment Flow & Methods (Incl. Third-Party)’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #590 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #671 Violated Low · Score: -8.2

Guideline #617 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #615 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #616 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #672 Adhered Low · Score: 5.5

Guideline #586 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #589 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Credit Card Form: 10 guidelines · Score: -4.1

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #582 Violated Low · Score: -9.6

Guideline #594 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #587 Violated High · Score: -19.1

Guideline #583 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #588 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #577 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #584 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #591 Adhered Low · Score: 5.5

Guideline #585 Violated High · Score: -8.2

Guideline #664 Violated High · Score: -5.5

Order Review: 5 guidelines · Score: 54.6

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These 5 ‘Order Review’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 5 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Order Review’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #552 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #556 Adhered High · Score: 16.4

Guideline #545 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #551 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #553 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Order Confirmation & E-Mail: 4 guidelines · Score: 15.0

These 4 ‘Order Confirmation & E-Mail’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 4 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Order Confirmation & E-Mail’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #599 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #596 Adhered Low · Score: 5.5

Guideline #598 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Guideline #597 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Form & Page Design: 10 guidelines · Score: 79.2

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #606 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #611 Violated Low · Score: -6.8

Guideline #687 Adhered Low · Score: 5.5

Guideline #613 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Guideline #607 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Guideline #608 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Guideline #730 Adhered Low · Score: 9.6

Guideline #679 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.1

Guideline #668 Neutral · Score: 0.0

Guideline #733 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

User Interactions & Distractions: 10 guidelines · Score: 46.4

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #696 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.1

Guideline #707 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #609 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #709 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #726 Issue Resolved · Score: 16.4

Guideline #714 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #727 Violated High · Score: -19.1

Guideline #713 Adhered High · Score: 16.4

Guideline #657 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

Guideline #699 Adhered High · Score: 5.5

Cross-Sells: 4 guidelines · Score: 50.5

These 4 ‘Cross-Sells’ guidelines are only available in Baymard Premium — they are based on our large-scale Cart & Checkout UX research study, and outline the 4 elements necessary to create a high-performing ‘Cross-Sells’ implementation.

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #581 Issue Resolved · Score: 19.1

Guideline #579 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #580 Issue Resolved · Score: 13.7

Guideline #578 Adhered Low · Score: 4.1

Validation Errors & Data Persistence: 10 guidelines · Score: 31.4

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #720 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #723 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #722 Violated Low · Score: -9.6

Guideline #719 Violated High · Score: -19.1

Guideline #721 Adhered High · Score: 16.4

Guideline #718 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #625 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #626 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #627 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #629 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Field Labels & Microcopy: 7 guidelines · Score: 75.1

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #686 Adhered High · Score: 21.8

Guideline #683 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #681 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #685 Adhered High · Score: 10.9

Guideline #694 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #690 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #689 Violated Low · Score: -4.1

Field Design & Features: 8 guidelines · Score: -15.0

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #674 Violated Low · Score: -9.6

Guideline #659 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #669 Violated High · Score: -13.7

Guideline #660 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #658 Violated High · Score: -8.2

Guideline #705 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #670 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.2

Guideline #663 Issue Resolved · Score: 8.2

Default Values & Autocompletion: 8 guidelines · Score: 20.5

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

Premium also shows you why Zalando 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 #555 Adhered High · Score: 19.1

Guideline #554 Violated High · Score: -16.4

Guideline #568 Violated High · Score: -16.4

Guideline #576 Adhered High · Score: 13.7

Guideline #572 Adhered High · Score: 16.4

Guideline #734 Violated Low · Score: -4.1

Guideline #618 Not Applicable · Score: 0.0

Guideline #571 Adhered High · Score: 8.2

All 60 sites were benchmarked across the 610 guidelines. During our evaluation, Zalando’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 Zalando ranks 47 when comparing their e-commerce UX performance against the 59 other major US e-commerce sites in the benchmark, and ranks 11 in the Apparel & Accessories industry.