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#1   gretchenwf

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 00:12

I have completely redesigned my women's clothing website. As part of this process, I have created a 1 or two page checkout (depending on whether you have an account). If you have an account and are signed in, there is just one page. If you want to create an account (or not, as I have PWA installed) there is one page to enter billing and shipping info, and then one page to review, choose shipping, enter payment, and checkout. I have seen other 1 page contributions, but I always felt like they went on forever. Both pages in this checkout (at the right monitor resolution) can be seen in full without scrolling.

As I have been the only tester so far, I would love it if a few of you could make an account or go through the purchase process. If you are kind enough to do so, please include the word "test" in your name somewhere so I can get rid of them later. Also, just use the credit card number 4111 1111 1111 1111 with any valid expration date.

Comments about overall function and aesthetics are appreciated as well.

Thank you so much in advance to those of you who take the time to provide feedback and opinions.

The site is here: Turquoise Boutique

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 00:40

It has been brought to my attention that the shopping cart is using the full price even when there is a sale price set. I will work on getting that corrected.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:25

It has been brought to my attention that the shopping cart is using the full price even when there is a sale price set. I will work on getting that corrected.

Gretchen

I just did a quick look, and was not able to get Denim Army Cargo Skirt to add to the cart, although other items would.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:56

I just did a quick look, and was not able to get Denim Army Cargo Skirt to add to the cart, although other items would.

Thanks, GL. I have an idea as to what's causing that. I'll take a look first thing in the morning.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:58

I just did a quick look, and was not able to get Denim Army Cargo Skirt to add to the cart, although other items would.


Denim Mini wouldnt add either

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:05

Thanks, GL. I have an idea as to what's causing that. I'll take a look first thing in the morning.

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Glcustoms, just the size small not adding to cart.

You should noticed your customers to select size, at least pop-up message (javascript?) and not redirect to shopping cart page.

I really like the two page checkout, very nice! Which contribution you used?

Edited by blafrog, 08 September 2008 - 04:09.


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:39

Glcustoms, just the size small not adding to cart.

You should noticed your customers to select size, at least pop-up message (javascript?) and not redirect to shopping cart page.

I really like the two page checkout, very nice! Which contribution you used?


The problem with not adding to the cart is actually not item specific (I don't think). If you click on any item and then click on add to cart really fast, like as soon as the button is there, the product won't add. I am working on a fix.

About the customer selecting sizes. I am curious to get people's feedback on this. I used to have it start with "Please Select", but I feel like that is just extra clicks. I can't really do a javascript thing either, because what if someone really wanted whatever the color/size default was? They will see in their cart what size they added, so what does everyone think the best, most efficient way of handling that is?

As far as the checkout goes, it is not a contribution. I wrote it.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 14:08

My checkout went through smooth and without a hitch. Very nice! Site is just as smooth....kudos Gretchen!
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 17:34

My checkout went through smooth and without a hitch. Very nice! Site is just as smooth....kudos Gretchen!

Thanks so much for taking the time to do that! I really appreciate it.

And YAY!! It worked for you too (:

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 18:29

I had given up on looking at other stores because honestly, most of them are awful.

Yours is definately the exception. What a fantastic store. You did a wonderful job customizing it and getting rid of the standard osc look. Kudos!

There are just a couple of very minor things that I'd change:

1. Get a new search icon. You are still using the one that came with osc (\catalog\includes\languages\english\images\buttons\button_quick_find.gif)
2. The shopping cart still looks a bit like osc. Just changing the grey header bar may help.
3. It might look better with larger css-based number boxes to select pages where product listing is split into multiple pages.

This is, hands down, the best site I have seen in quite a while. Be sure to go to clubosc.com and list it in burt's top 100 if you haven't already!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 19:07

As far as the checkout goes, it is not a contribution. I wrote it.



Very well done, would you mind to share or make a contribution, as many will benefit? Thanks

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 19:09

I had given up on looking at other stores because honestly, most of them are awful.

Yours is definately the exception. What a fantastic store. You did a wonderful job customizing it and getting rid of the standard osc look. Kudos!

There are just a couple of very minor things that I'd change:

1. Get a new search icon. You are still using the one that came with osc (\catalog\includes\languages\english\images\buttons\button_quick_find.gif)
2. The shopping cart still looks a bit like osc. Just changing the grey header bar may help.
3. It might look better with larger css-based number boxes to select pages where product listing is split into multiple pages.

This is, hands down, the best site I have seen in quite a while. Be sure to go to clubosc.com and list it in burt's top 100 if you haven't already!

Thanks so much, php_guy. I have certainly put time and effort into this site, so it's nice to hear that it is paying off.

Good comments. I have been thinking about the shopping cart and page numbers thing quite a bit. Knowing that you saw them too makes me think they definitely need to be changed. I will work on that. Thanks for pointing out the search image too, I hadn't even thought of that when switching buttons, etc.

Thanks!!
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 19:19

Very well done, would you mind to share or make a contribution, as many will benefit? Thanks

I am certainly open to the idea, but I have no idea how to go about doing that. Is there a guide or something about how to do contributions?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 20:24

i thiknk you might be able to add a lot of functionality and better browsing if you make the links at the top drop down menus.. that way i wouldnt HAVE to click through each subcategory

Also, i your "find your style" should have a way to make it go faster or slower. I got bored looking through all of them.. and then i clicked one, and it took me to an outfit, but the main part of the outfit was not forsale. it was the tweed jacket and tabbed jeans outfit

otherwise its a nice looking site. you did A LOT of good stuff with your instore advertisements and graphics.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:01

It has been brought to my attention that the shopping cart is using the full price even when there is a sale price set. I will work on getting that corrected.

Gretchen



This issue has been fixed. Now I can work on the product not adding to cart issue.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 14:32

This issue has been fixed. Now I can work on the product not adding to cart issue.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:16

The problem with not adding to the cart is actually not item specific (I don't think). If you click on any item and then click on add to cart really fast, like as soon as the button is there, the product won't add. I am working on a fix.

About the customer selecting sizes. I am curious to get people's feedback on this. I used to have it start with "Please Select", but I feel like that is just extra clicks. I can't really do a javascript thing either, because what if someone really wanted whatever the color/size default was? They will see in their cart what size they added, so what does everyone think the best, most efficient way of handling that is?

As far as the checkout goes, it is not a contribution. I wrote it.

Gretchen


I have fixed the item not adding to cart problem. Thanks for those who helped identify it.

I'm definitely still open for suggestions about how to handle the customer choosing attributes.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:24

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#19   gretchenwf

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:02

You have this little problem with SSL:

Google-analytics and SSL, They don't play nice together


Thanks Germ. Taken care of.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:35

I had given up on looking at other stores because honestly, most of them are awful.

Yours is definately the exception. What a fantastic store. You did a wonderful job customizing it and getting rid of the standard osc look. Kudos!

There are just a couple of very minor things that I'd change:

1. Get a new search icon. You are still using the one that came with osc (\catalog\includes\languages\english\images\buttons\button_quick_find.gif)
2. The shopping cart still looks a bit like osc. Just changing the grey header bar may help.
3. It might look better with larger css-based number boxes to select pages where product listing is split into multiple pages.

This is, hands down, the best site I have seen in quite a while. Be sure to go to clubosc.com and list it in burt's top 100 if you haven't already!


Ok, I finally got around to making these changes. I changed the search image to a button. I didn't make the page numbers larger, but I did change their design a bit. I also took out the background color in the header of the shopping cart. I would like to do some more customization there, but I think it looks better for now.

Thanks again for the input.
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