India’s leading e-commerce player Snapdeal has a $6.5 billion valuation. When they approached us for a make-over project, it was fall 2015 – a time that was to see some exceptional numbers in the Indian e-commerce shopping landscape. One, Snapdeal was aggressively taking on its competitors by its quality delivery, genuine deals and smart advertising. Two, they wanted their shoppers to reach a level of experience that would match with their brand as a customer-centric e-commerce player. Team Vinfotech took the challenge of transforming the buying experience in a way that the buyers would feel a strong sense of consistency each time they logged on to the website.
Our goal was to delight the buyers at every stage of the checkout and payment processes. Our scheme of things was as follows:
We worked beyond feature additions on the checkout page and created prompts in order to make buyers feel motivated to return to Snapdeal.
Our final goal was to make buyers feel like each of their actions on Snapdeal shopping is important and may become crucial for future buying. Here’s what we did:
This addition prompts users to add items they have just removed from cart intentionally or unintentionally.
This feature was added to cross-sell and up-sell items of relevant categories to the users.
Users needs to enter their pincode first. They are now able to see how many items from their cart can be or cannot be delivered. Users are shown ‘Change Seller’ option with a list of sellers who can deliver for that pincode.
The payments page looks neat and beautiful and makes it very easy for the users to understand this stage of buying.
While placing an order, I want the process to be simple and smart.
Is it possible to know which items I had seen the last time I visited the website?
I cannot recall the exact brand I had selected during my last visit to the website.
I don’t want to lose out on good products at the stage of check-out process due to selling out.
Team Vinfotech determined to act on its previously conducted gap analysis while keeping the design aesthetics and principles in mind. We actively collaborated with Team Snapdeal, taking regular feedbacks while constantly asking our employees to give us users’ point of views.
Team Vinfotech studied more than 100 websites to check and compare the various checkout processes existing around the world. We validated our findings with our own design logics to fully fathom the needs of the users.
Since most of our team in India was familiar with shopping on Snapdeal, it really helped us see how we could make the shopping experience all the more flawless. Most of the users felt that they wanted to have a wonderful interface even while checking out and making payments on the e-commerce site.
where a) Team Vinfotech presented user needs and findings from the market research in front ofTeam Snapdeal along with critiquing the various suggestions. b) We jointly revisited user profiles and checkout scenarios to be able to visualize the challenges.
Team Snapdeal had a free reign in picking up, selecting and rejecting functionality as per their focus areas. We did this in order to come up with a relatable design that would echo with all kinds of buying communities in India.
While our developers commanded us to let them get constant feedbacks at the designing stages, our challenge was to bring in the most constructive feedback. We re-imagined the entire checkout interface from the users’ point of view which completely led our design process.
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