Despite of prolonged economic crisis, the increase of online store appearance is hard to miss. To a greater extent its quick approachability makes them attractive and popular. But what makes any ecommerce website successful? Of course, first thing that comes to mind its range, but in the days of severe competition wide assortment is not a fundamental factor. What really makes a customer to stay on your resource and to shop is high confidence in your market. As we all know, usually first impression creates a trust, so namely the look of your site in the first place will allow you to gain customers. And an engender confidence design is a result of hard work and consideration of the smallest details.
Essential Ecommerce Features
In order to make your ecommerce site effective you should include several essential features such as product navigation that is considered to be the most important component of any online store, category filters, search box that is one of the most frequently used component in any website, sliders for featured or newest products, and of course, shopping cart without which online store would be a simple directory containing varied products with description, and tedious ways to connect with customers. The latter really helps to resolve any problems and misunderstandings between merchants and customers by automating the process.
Shopping cart as it is
As far as functionality is concerned, you do not have to spend a lot of effort to find the necessary plug-ins that will add to your site opportunity to sell products. What really matters and will take a lot of time is to find a proper design for your shopping cart which will perfectly fit into your whole composition, compliment it and inspire confidence.
There are several approaches and trends that will make your cart attractive and proper.
First one is a minimalist design style that, as a rule, is often associated with elegance. A few clear and clean components, plain button “Add To Cart” and simple list will make your source transparent and design more restrained and businesslike. But at the same time you will lose your individuality, dooming yourself to be the same as most.
Another thing – creative approach that is to utilize different styles including heavy textures, extraordinary backgrounds, seamless patterns, non-standard forms, a great deal of graphic elements, type treatments, in a word, make your cart rich in visual effects. As well as in the previous case it also has its own drawbacks, such as bulkiness and poor readability.
So, all you need is to find a happy medium. If you sell unusual items, I suppose it’s best to make your shopping cart as simple as possible since it will easily stand out from the mass of creative products and bright images, and vice versa, if you are the lucky owner of the ordinary goods e-shop it is desirable to make your shopping cart with personality and cheerfulness.
But nobody stops you to make your cart unique, memorable and individual, even if you sell extraordinary bright merchandise/wares.
Shopping Cart Widget Designs for Inspiration
Sweet House Recently Added Products by Stanislav Kirilov
Shopping Cart Items by Bryant Maroney
Clean Shopping Cart by Designmodo
Cart Design by Paresh Khatri
Cart drop-down by Per Vestman
Cart Dropdown by Ionut Zamfir
Shopping Cart Widget by Alister Coyne
Shopping Cart – Forms UI by Designmodo
Shopping cart by Mladen Zivanovic
Game cart by Kyee
Shopping Cart by Kamal Chanema
Product Display 3.1 by Matthew Morek
Checkout Receipt by Haziq Mir
Shopping Cart by Aqib Mushtaq
Tailored Cart by Matt Johnston
Shopping Cart by George Gliddon
Cart Pop Up by Kartik Mahant
Panier by Gaël Poupard
Shoppingcart by Sofie De Grande
Kickadss Checkout by Robin Kylander
Lil’ Checkout by Forefathers
Purple cart by Fuzzco
Shopping Cart by Aaron Sananes
For those who are thinking to improve or create new shopping cart, we offer a list of free psd templates that will definitely help you to make future ecommerce projects sophisticated and elegant. Or you can also easily use any of them as a sample design for creating a working component.
Free Shopping Cart PSD
Shopping Cart by Asif Aleem
Shopping Cart Dropdown by Emrah Demirag
Cart Modal Popup by Dan Edwards
Shopping cart by Jonno Riekwel
Shopping Cart Widget by victorsosea
Shopping cart popup interface by softarea
Shopping bag by Lukas Majzlan
Shopping cart by Kasper Mikiewicz
Quick Cart by Orman Clark
Cart Dropdown by kamal
Shopping Cart Dropdown by Nick
Shopping Cart UI
Shopping Cart Widget
Shopping Cart Module
Show me your cart
What do you think of shopping cart design? Is it worth detailed consideration or the only thing you are worried about is its functionality? Does your cart perfectly fit into your website design? What kind of carts do you prefer? Do you find shopping cart widgets with personal touch appropriate and essential or they should be plain and straightforward?