Recommended Reading for Ecommerce Sites – Checkout Design Usability Data

IF you own or are working on an ecommerce website and have questions about user interface that converts, you may like

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

Here’s a walkthrough of just a handful of the interesting stats we’ve found when benchmarking the top 100 grossing e-commerce websites’ checkout processes:

The average checkout process consist of 5.08 steps.
24% require account registration.
81% think their newsletter is a must have (opt-out or worse).
41% use address validators.
50% asks for the same information twice.
The average top 100 checkouts violate 33% of the checkout usability guidelines.