26 Examples of Effective eCommerce Website Design
Businesses that have successfully adapted to digital platforms and managed to converge excellent performance with beautiful design are the ones that thrive. While it may seem that an eCommerce website doesn’t leave too much room for expressing creativity, the reality is completely different. An online shop can be just as compelling and exciting as any other type of website. In fact, the design of an eCommerce site should be well-thought-out and carefully devised as it can be a thing that will ultimately make or break a business. This is especially true if brands are only just starting out and people are not familiar with their services. An imaginative online presentation can help them tell their story in an engaging way and incite people to press the “Purchase” button.
To show you how immersive and impressive eCommerce websites can be, we have created a collection of some of the most striking examples from the web that prove that an online shop can be both functional and imaginative at the same time. The brands that have successfully combined performance with beauty and created memorable online shops as well as stunning presentations of their businesses include:
- Moooi — Beauty Blooms
- A.N Other
- Armadillo — The Ellipse Collection
- Orris Soaps
- Seedlip Drinks
- Maison d’Etto
- Thomas Than
- Nutrafruit — Queen Garnet
- Provider Store
- Karts Stone Paper
- Bite Toothpaste Bits
- Sasai Jewelry
- Everyday Needs
- Matthew Fisher — Art Objects
- Sandland Sleep
- Salus Body
- Ōmbia Studio
Eadem is a skincare line created by and for women of color. Their website is picturesque, vibrant, demonstrating the beauty of its target audience and showcasing the power of Eadem’s products. The content is placed both vertically and horizontally, making it more exciting to explore. The particularly fun element on the homepage is the animated image carousel. It contains photos of women who used Eadem’s products as well as their reviews. This is a bit unusual but undoubtedly striking review showcase, guaranteed to capture users’ attention. The animated carousel is used elsewhere on the site, e.g., on the products page, making that layout appear packed with energy. Images are bursting with colors, and the large typography used on top of them enhances the site’s contemporary appeal. The shop itself is rich with images and copy that celebrate Eadem’s products and the positive effects they have on users. In the background, several pastel colors are combined, matching the palette of the imagery. The company opted for a horizontally-scrolling, strikingly orange bar to share that their packaging is recyclable, ensuring this important piece of information doesn’t go unnoticed.
Moooi — Beauty Blooms
Moooi is a Dutch furniture, interior, and lightning brand. They are known for their often stunningly designed websites, including the company’s official site as well as the online presentation of their A Life Extraordinary project. Beauty Blooms is an imaginative presentation that celebrates the launch of Moooi’s Hortensia Armchair. The site is a true audio-visual feast that starts off with a solar eclipse. As the dreamy music plays in the background, you find yourself among the stars, while the cinematic caption announces the name of the project. On scroll, a powdery pink hortensia petal falls from the skies towards the ground, leading you straight to the animated presentation of the Hortensia Armchair. The chair starts to move towards you, and you soon find yourself engulfed in pink petals. As you continue to scroll, you come across more of Moooi’s products, including the Ripples Carpet, the Hubble Bubble, the Mimic Moth Wallcovering, and the Room Spray Calli Papayan. All items are introduced through animated, fullscreen moviesque presentations that end in the pink moon rising above the tranquil midnight sea. When the movie ends, you reach the product slider. On click, you can explore each product individually, learn about its design, dimensions, etc. Product single pages are nothing less impressive, containing gorgeous visual stimuli that irresistibly invites you to make a purchase. The Beauty Blooms project is in development and more products will be added to the presentation, so this site is definitely the one we should all keep an eye on.
A.N Other is a Miami-based perfume brand. The look of their website matches the design of their perfume bottles — it is simple and sophisticated. Overall, there aren’t that many colors on the site. Most of the content is in black and white, with occasional spritzes of peach-y and yellow-ish tones. The image — text ratio is perfect, presenting the A.N. Other perfumes in a refined and subtle way. The page that introduces you to the perfumers contains a more vivid color scheme, but still, the shades are quite tame so as not to disrupt the site’s ubiquitous serenity. There are no extravagant animation effects either. In fact, hover effects are the most prominent on the site, in particular on the shop page and product single layouts. When you place the cursor on product images, information about the particular product appears in the viewport. That way, you can immediately decide if it’s to your taste.
Armadillo — The Ellipse Collection
Armadillo is a company that makes luxury rugs. In collaboration with House of Grey, an interior design studio, they created the Ellipse Collection. The website devised to present the collection starts off with ethereal fullscreen videos, depicting a young woman gracefully walking through the forest. Visitors are encouraged to begin the virtual journey that takes them through more video showcases. The first product they come across is called Etoile. As the woman reaches a sandy terrain, two transparent, outlined circles appear on the screen. On hover, smaller parts of the fullscreen graphics appear within the circle. When users click on one of the circles, the video continues, and the information about the collection and the link to the shop appear on the screen. The other circle reveals the brand’s philosophy. The filmic introduction to the collection is a surefire way of capturing the viewer’s attention and drawing them into Armadillo’s pastel world of luxury products. As one product presentation is finished, visitors can skip to the other and walk through the entire Ellipse collection. The “Shop Collection” button is displayed at the top of every product presentation, allowing users to start shopping instantly in case they’d rather skip the cinematic introduction to the selected items. On inner pages, the designers added a mega menu to illustrate the content of some website sections. Mega menus are an excellent way of introducing viewers to the site’s content and encouraging them to explore it. Product single pages contain images with a zoom-in hover effect, which is a great way of letting users view items up close without even clicking on them.
Orris is a French brand of artisanal botanical soaps. Large, gorgeously edited images of soaps make you almost smell the products and feel their robust texture between your hands. Aside from engaging photography, the site also includes background videos that take users on a quick trip through nature, highlighting Orris’ drive to connect the production of artisanal products with nature. The layout on the site is predominantly divided in two, with images on one side and the story about the brand on the other. This is a clever design solution that lets users discover details about Orris in a visually interesting way. The shop page is minimal, including only product images as well as their name and the price. But when you place the cursor on any photograph, another image replaces the default one, showing the selected product in a different setting. This makes the page more dynamic while simultaneously enhancing the appeal of Orris’ products.
Apose is a French brand of watches. Their website looks sophisticated, with the content placed on a black background. The layout is interestingly designed — there is one horizontal bar placed at the top of the screen and the other, vertical sticky bar on the left-hand side. Both contain useful links that facilitate website navigation for the user. The menu is hidden by default, but when you do open it, it takes up the entire surface of the screen. Not only does the menu contain links to other website pages but it also features an image carousel, letting users explore the Apose collection of watches within the menu. The first slide on the homepage includes a fullscreen background video presentation of a watch, showcasing the product in all its glory and inciting viewers to continue scrolling. The copy is concise and informative, beautifully complementing the displayed imagery. Scroll-triggered animation effects are particularly engaging. In one of the sections on the homepage, the animation brings the components of an Apose watch into the viewport one by one, letting users see what the watches are made of. Moreover, the hover effect on the “Collections” page zooms in on pictured items, inciting you to click on the image and purchase the product. Aside from looking elegant, the website also contains some fun elements, such as the icon of a call bell that, on click, introduces viewers to the people behind the brand.
Seedlip Drinks is a brand that makes distilled non-alcoholic spirits. They are all about using natural ingredients in their drinks, so the loading animation in the form of a plant growing from soil comes as no surprise. The background is in white and beige, while the typography is colored only in dark green, matching the site’s naturalesque aesthetic. The packaging of Seedlip products contains illustrations of some animals, including a rabbit, a squirrel, and a fox, amplifying the brand’s connection to nature and the power of the natural ingredients used to make the drinks. The photos are stunningly displayed as fullscreen presentations as well as parts of image sliders, showcasing what Seedlip has in store in a fun and engrossing way. The beauty of the imagery is especially effective on the products page, with bottles displayed on wooden surfaces and against pastel backgrounds. The natural color palette is very pleasing to the eye, making the shopping experience more enjoyable for users.
Dims. was founded in 2018 with the goal of providing contemporary furniture pieces at “the fairest possible prices”. The first thing that caught our eye was the menu. It looks unobtrusive, with small typography, and it stays tame until you hover over it. Once you place the cursor on sections that include subcategories, a dropdown menu appears with links written using large fonts. This is perhaps a bit of an unexpected design solution, but it’s also an effective one as it helps direct your attention toward the site’s categories. The background on the site is white, but when the dropdown menu slides onto the screen, the backdrop becomes light grey. As the menu disappears from view, the background goes back to white. The change is barely noticeable but it’s there, and it’s a testament to Dims.’ attention to detail. The first image on the homepage is huge, containing three items, each marked with an outlined circle. On hover, the circles become brown, and on click, they take you to the product single pages where you can discover more info about the selected items. Typography is in a warm shade of brown, matching the color of wood, which is one of the most popular materials for furniture. The font choices are also interesting, with a soft, serif typeface used in the menu and body text and a contrasting futuristic monospace font in product names and descriptions. The shop page features images in a predominantly zigzag formation — one photo is on the left with the accompanying text on the right, followed by an image on the right and the text on the left, and so on. Such content organization is interesting to the viewer’s eye, and even though there are no animation effects applied to the graphics, the zigzag arrangement adds to the site’s dynamicity, making it visually exciting to explore.
Maison d’Etto is a luxury brand of artisanal fragrances. Their website is artfully designed, with the company’s products at the forefront. The imagery depicts contemporary-art-inspired perfume bottles often bathed in the warm sunlight, oozing comfort and tranquility. You feel completely serene as you immerse yourself in the large photographs, image sliders, and accompanying product descriptions. The color palette consists of earthy tones, with the dominant being a deep olive-green shade displayed on a beige background. Every Maison d’Etto fragrance has a unique story, but to reveal it, you need to click on the “The Story” button. The poetic text will then appear on the screen. The same goes for “Shipping & Returns” details — the information shows up on the screen only after you press the designated button. By hiding some details from immediate view, the designers had a lot more room to present the perfumes in an alluring way. This is also a great way of increasing user engagement on the site — photos are there to spark your interest but you must perform an additional action to learn more about the product itself. Useful links are displayed in the header and footer, so you can access all of the site’s sections in one click. And of course, by pressing the omnipresent “Add to Cart” button, you can easily get one step closer to owning Maison d’Etto’s luxurious perfumes.
Thomas Than is an Italian brand of hand-made bags. The website starts off with an image slider that stretches across the entire screen. The photos depict people in the nude sitting or squatting on some kind of rock under the clear blue sky, with bags placed next to them or on them. The images are slightly provocative, but very artistic, void of superfluous detailing, allowing the bags to be the true stars of each picture. In some sections, the screen is divided in two, with photos appearing on both sides, which helps make the page exciting to browse. In other areas, the scroll-triggered action causes the images to overlap — one of them is in full-width and the other appears after several scrolls, covering up one half of the larger picture. On inner pages, products are presented in lots of visually interesting ways. For instance, on both “Women” and “Men” layouts, you’ll see a large, fixed photo of a bag. As you scroll, several smaller images appear next to it, revealing all the colors that specific bag is available in. The fonts used throughout the site are unobtrusive, which helps keep you focused on the depicted bags at all times.
Nutrafruit — Queen Garnet
Queen Garnet is a plum species and a superfood (Nutrafruit is an Australian company that owns the global license to the fruit and sells products made of the plum). Even if you’ve never heard of it, this website will not only help you learn more about the plum but also incite you to order some of the products that contain this superfood. The site’s design is regal, complementing the fruit’s name. The deep purple color on the layouts matches that of the plum and highlights the site’s grandeur. Moreover, the featured product images appear even more elegant because of the surrounding deep purple backdrop. Some products have purple packaging, but the designers used various shades of the hue throughout the website, so the colors don’t appear monotonous and dull. In fact, the different shades of purple on the website match the plethora of colors seen within the fruit itself. When you hover over product photos on the shop page, a deep purple circle surrounds the selected item while the image slightly tilts to the right, keeping your attention on the chosen product only. The refined typefaces complement the site’s aesthetic, further amplifying the fruit’s royal status. The facts about Queen Garnet and the answers to some of the most asked questions are displayed as a carousel on the homepage, presenting viewers with information in an appealing fashion.
Lafaurie is a French menswear brand that’s been around since 1991. Their website looks refined and modern. Beautiful product images are paired with a great font combination of a serif and a sans-serif typeface, creating a striking presentation of Lafaurie’s collections. The homepage includes a particularly attractive image slider, but the photos don’t change automatically. Instead, you need to click on the lines displayed below the pictures, which helps increase your engagement. Moreover, when you place the mouse on the photographs featured in the slider, the name of the product, as well as its price, appear. On the homepage, there is also a section that contains product categories written in an elegant typeface. On hover, featured product images appear in the background, inciting you to further explore each category. And while you can explore the products using lots of different criteria, we were especially impressed by the practical features on the shop page. For instance, on each photo, there is a handy color palette that shows what colors the selected item is available in. You can simply click on the color you like, which then opens the page with more details and product images in the preferred color.
Provider Store is an Australian brand that makes Japanese homeware. The website opens with a fullscreen image of some Japanese products used for cooking. There are also two strategically placed buttons that redirect users either to the kitchenware shop or the one containing Provider Store products. The color palette on the site is soft, with lots of pastel shades, making the content particularly enjoyable to explore. There are no wild animation effects. However, when visitors hover over product images, they can see what each item looks like in action (e.g., if there is an image of a basket, another photo appears on hover, showing the basket filled with flowers). Aside from images, the site also includes cute illustrations, including sushi and a bowl of ramen, fully immersing the viewers in an enjoyable Japanese experience.
Totême is a Stockholm-based fashion label. They are known for their minimal, uniform-inspired style, and the site’s design mirrors that aesthetic. The layous are full of straight black lines and geometrical shapes. Rectangles, in particular, are the dominant shape on the site. In fact, the entire content is placed in rectangles, starting from menu sections to product images. Pages are divided into two or more parts, creating sharp divisions between the displayed content. Everything screams precision — a word that perfectly describes Totême’s items. Needless to say, the site contains all the functionalities you’d expect from an online shop, including the possibility of creating an account and wishlist and exploring items either via keyword or by going through the available menu categories.
Karts Stone Paper
Karst Stone Paper is a brand that makes notebooks, planners, and journals from sustainable, recycled stone. The loading screen consists of an outlined, illustrated notebook. When the content loads, the illustration turns into a levitating, rotating, 3D notebook with the “Shop Now” button placed below. The shop page is clean and simple, with product categories on the left and product images on the right. The entire website looks modern and elegant, and is rich with imagery. It contains many practical elements that help you find the ideal notebook with ease, such as the possibility of selecting a soft or hard cover and the cover color. Moreover, you can choose the page layout and get a notebook with stripes, dots, squares, or have it entirely blank. The site also includes many illustrations, some of which appear after you complete an action — e.g., once you choose the page layout and the cover type, a seemingly hand-drawn line encircles the selected element, mirroring the act of writing on a physical notebook.
Anti is a waste transformation business that builds new lamps using discarded umbrellas. The design of their website is in complete sync with what they do. On most sections, the cursor behaves as a source of light, mirroring the purpose of a lamp. You can first see this in the opening section on the homepage where an image slider is placed. The screen is split in two, with a picture of an Anti’s product on the left and the accompanying copy on the right. Images are bright and in full color until you hover over them. As soon as you place the mouse onto their surface, the light switches off. The cursor becomes the only element that illuminates the depicted objects. When you move it around, the images distort, as if they were made of water. Further down the page, the layout is still divided in two. There are product images with a few of their components marked with pulsating white dots and some seemingly random text in black on the other side of the screen. When you place the cursor on the dots, the accompanying text that explains what the marked element is becomes white. Alternatively, you can also hover over the text and the white dot that corresponds to the text stops pulsating and becomes larger than the other ones. These are all engaging and exciting ways of bringing the audience closer to a brand’s philosophy as well as their products. The shop page is no less appealing to the eye. The darkness of the background clashes with the brightness of the displayed images, making the depicted products look particularly elegant and attention-grabbing.
Bite Toothpaste Bits
Bite Toothpaste Bits is a company that makes zero-waste toothpaste tablets, vegan and plastic-free dental flosses, and bamboo toothbrushes. Their website is filled with soft and vivid colors and gorgeous imagery that makes you want to press the “Add to Cart” button immediately. While it may seem that the pages are packed with action and there’s a lot going on, the content is beautifully organized and presented in a way that makes it easy to digest. The homepage provides a terrific introduction to the brand, with imagery, video embeds, and testimonial carousels bringing you closer to Bite Toothpaste’s philosophy. The pages are also rich with copy that amplifies the brand’s focus on making environmentally-friendly products. Stop-motion animated elements are particularly eye-catching. You may not expect to see this sort of effect on a website for dental hygiene products, but this only goes to show how open-minded and creative both the company and the team that made the site are. And plus, seeing an animated presentation of how to use the bite toothpaste bits answers a lot of questions new users may have. Animation effects used on the site help make the brand presentation more engaging and the content more amusing for the user, especially the scroll-triggered effects. On scroll, images may appear or disappear from view. The shop page is pretty tame compared to the rest of the site. The emphasis is on the large, clean product images. There are, however, some quirky animated elements, such as the special offer information displayed in an attention-grabbing, color-changing spiky circle. And when a product is kid friendly, you’ll see an undulating, colorful “great for kids” sign on the photo. Typographic choices are equally fun. Aside from some classic serif and sans serif typefaces and the monospace font in the menu, there are also some outlined letters and numbers with a 3D effect (e.g. on the “Reviews” page), adding a touch of playfulness to the site.
Sasai is a brand of handcrafted jewelry from New York City. Their logo instantly catches your eye once the site loads. The letters are large, black, bold, and connected with one another. The layout is divided into multiple sections with thin, straight lines, separating displayed images from one another. The latest collection is presented via an animated image showcase. Further down the homepage, you’ll see the name of their jewelry collections called “Echo”. The letters are contorted and on scroll, they become bigger. If you were to scroll backwards, they’d decrease in size again. Price details are vertically displayed in the space between two images. The portion of the homepage that introduces you to the “Proxy” collection also includes an interesting typographic solution. The name of the collection is placed on top of a fullscreen image. On scroll, the letters run away from each other, with each letter going toward one image corner. The letter “O” is the only one that stays in the middle, spinning as you scroll. The way the images on the site are edited and how the texts are displayed evokes strong magazine vibes. That is especially evident on the “Editorial” page that contains photos from all the fashion shoots where Sasai jewelry was used. The shop page includes a myriad of product images that on hover depict how the selected product looks on a person, which helps you picture it on yourself more easily. The design of the “About” page is also very striking thanks to its pronounced brutalist vibe. Aesthetically, inner pages mostly differ from one another, which makes exploring this website all the more compelling.
Everyday Needs is a New Zealand company that makes simple homeware most people use in their everyday lives. As we’ve seen on a lot of websites featured on this list, fullscreen photographs on an eCommerce website help draw the visitor’s eye to a product. This website is no exception as it starts off with an idyllic image that stretches across the entire screen, showcasing how some Everyday Needs’ pieces blend with nature and bucolic landscapes. As you continue to explore the content of the homepage, in some sections the color of the background changes from white to a darker, pastel shade of green. The content displayed within that section also loses its color in favor of the darker green. This change makes the site appear more dynamic, which is especially useful since there are no wild animation effects on the site. The products page has a completely white background, but the items are placed against pastel green backdrops. The contrast between the clean white and slightly more intense greens puts products at the forefront. The menu is hidden, but when you click on its button, you’re in for a real treat. The fullscreen menu contains all product categories, allowing you to easily find the item you are looking for. But that’s not all. On hover, each category reveals an accompanying transparent image behind the menu links, giving users a glimpse of what the Everyday Needs products are like. Featured photos also help make the myriad of categories appear less overwhelming and the entire menu more eye-appealing.
Matthew Fisher — Art Objects
Art Objects is Matthew Fisher’s series of furnishings made from handcrafted materials. You can explore the website dedicated to the collection in two modes — dark and light. Depending on the skin you chose, typography will be colored in black or white, contrasting the color of the background. The fullscreen menu is hidden from immediate view. It contains not just the links to all pages, but also accompanying images that illustrate the content of every page. Pictures on the site are gorgeously animated, with their surface becoming billowy for a moment and the displayed product slightly enlarging on hover. And when you move the mouse over photos displayed in the image slider (you can see it on the homepage), the cursor turns into a miniature version of the picture you’re hovering over. Product inner pages contain information about the selected product with the details displayed on either side of the item, which isn’t something you often see on eCommerce websites. That way, the product stays at the center of the screen, right where it’s most likely to catch your eye. The fonts on the site complement the displayed imagery, creating a sophisticated showcase of Fisher’s items.
Sandland is a company that makes holistic sleep-aids. Since their mission is to help users fall asleep, it’s no surprise their website is filled with illustrations of sheep. But these are no ordinary sheep — their bodies seem elongated, possibly insinuating that people will sleep for a long time if they take the Sandland pills. The colors on the site are mostly pastel, in predominantly soft purple, pink, blue, and yellow shades. There is also a beautiful gradient in the top section of the homepage. It looks dreamy, soothing, giving viewers a taste of the calmness they can experience with these products. In sections where Sandland pills are presented, a text saying “fall asleep” and “asleeeep” appears in the background. The text is animated to mimic a calm breathing rhythm , with the letters slowly rising and falling, like a person’s stomach or chest do when they breathe.
Vibrant, modern, packed with action — these are all the adjectives that perfectly describe Superfluid’s website. This cosmetic brand has created an astounding presentation of their products. Every layout is bursting with vivaciousness and vibrant colors which can be seen on images, in the background, and on typography. The brand encourages its audience to always improve and never change, and the look and the feel of the website fully embody that motto. The incessant movement of the majority of the site’s elements is a testament to the company’s determination to continuously evolve and become better at what they do. The pages are filled with colorful images and background videos that introduce viewers to different faces of beauty and Superfluid’s products. Hover effects are especially engaging and handy on the shop page — behind each item, a picture of a model wearing the product appears along with the animated logo of the brand. Even though the layouts are packed with graphics, website navigation is easy and intuitive, with all important links included in the sticky menu.
Salus Body is an Australian line of spa products made of natural plant extracts and 100% pure essential oils. Their website is quite geometrical, with layouts divided into multiple rectangles using smooth, thin lines. Each section contains either useful links, copy, the brand’s logo, or engaging imagery. Some rectangles also include product categories. When you click on them, you will be redirected to a shop that contains only the items from the selected category. By splitting the pages into a myriad of smaller areas and adding different types of content to each of them, the designers have created a gripping introduction to the world of Salus Body. Animation effects augment the site’s appeal, especially the sections where a larger image stays fixed while a string of smaller rectangles move on scroll one after the other.
Ōmbia is a ceramic sculpture and design studio based in Los Angeles. As the site loads, a horizontal straight line divides the screen in two. Then several small black-and-white images of hands shaping clay show up on the page. They act as some sort of harbinger, announcing what the site is about. They disappear from view several seconds later as the horizontal line breaks into several more lines and expands. It reveals a larger product image at the center and the name of the brand vertically placed on either side of the screen. Vertical and horizontal lines are a constant on the entire website, with products and copy placed within geometrical sections. Even though the lines separate the content, they also create the connection between all of the site’s elements, forming a visually cohesive unit. The black-and-white aesthetic shrouds the products in a veil of mystery, inciting users to click on the photo and discover more about the depicted product. The shop page also includes images in color, mostly in blue, white, and occasionally orange shades that don’t contrast the surrounding dark grey background too much. They do, however, help draw the viewer’s attention to the showcased products. Items are organized in several rows, with each row featuring no more than three product pictures. That way, the layout remains uncluttered and easy on the viewer’s eyes. Photographs do come in various sizes, which makes them look particularly interesting when several of them are placed next to each other.
Mociun makes fine jewelry and curated home goods. Their latest collection is called Fine Foods and it contains jewelry pieces inspired by iconic New York City food, including waffles, sunny side up eggs, pancakes, etc. The collection is presented in a deli setting as part of the everyday breakfast menu. This fullscreen image is the first thing your eyes land on when the content loads, making you wonder whether you visited the right jewelry shop or somehow ended up on a deli website. The entire site is packed with images and videos of the pieces from all of Mociun’s collections, showcasing the brand’s creativity and their unique offer. There is a lot of content to explore, but everything’s well organized, so you won’t have trouble finding what you’re most interested in.
Maurèle makes customizable and sustainable stationery. The first thing users see on the website is the dreamy video that takes them through scenic landscapes and calm environments, encouraging them to find the time to read, write, and think. They also added a beautiful quote by Anaïs Nin that says — We write to taste life twice, which is a terrific incentive to website visitors to write down their thoughts and ideas on Maurèle’s paper. Aside from purchasing default types of notecards and letter paper, users can also customize them to their own taste by selecting a specific template and typeface or by entering their monogram. Product presentations are simple, pure, and refined, allowing the displayed products to fully shine and grab the viewer’s undivided attention.
Creating a successful eCommerce website means you need to be mindful of a lot of factors. Users must be able to explore your products with ease, find what they’re interested in fast, and all the while they need to enjoy browsing your online store. You need to make them stay on your site and not look for a specific product elsewhere. That may sound hard to achieve, but the websites we included in this roundup prove that it can be done.
These brands demonstrate that, with a little bit of imagination and an open mind, you can build an astounding eCommerce website. And as you can see, nothing is off-limits. You can combine vertical with horizontal navigation in one layout, use stop-motion animation to present your products, add fullscreen photos and videos to increase user engagement, use grid lines, create effective popups, and even add background music for a fully immersive experience. These are just some of the things you can do with your eCommerce website. The important thing is you realize that excellent performance and functionality don’t necessarily mean plain design, and these examples are a true testament to that.
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