If you want a shopping cart added to your Lakeland web design, you need to think about its purpose and design. Every day, websites are being revolutionized to add elements that will help simplify things for visitors and customers. There are trends that change every week or month or year, and we cannot keep up with all of them every single time.

How can you when the cost of redesigning your website can go up to hundreds of dollars. So what you need is to have a timeless design for your shopping cart, taking into consideration the function that it intends to do, as well as the ease of accessing it and understanding it.

Add full-page and mini shopping carts

You know what I’m talking about. The icons for shopping carts can usually be seen on top of the page, specifically on the upper right corner of the page. A mini shopping cart means this little icon would add up the purchases the customer puts in her cart. A full-page cart should be available once the customers clicks on the icon. The full-page cart will, of course, have more information and details about the items being purchased.

Choose a step-by-step process for checkout

There are two options in doing the checkout page—the step-by-step process or the full-page checkout page. The step-by-step process works like this: you go to your shopping cart, fill in the personal information, click continue to step 2, which is the shipping information and then, proceed to step 3 for the payment information. This makes it easier for customers to understand what they are doing on every page. It’s a lot less confusing than having a single-page layout where customers have to scroll up and down for information that might be wrong or erroneous.

Make the add to cart and checkout buttons more obvious

There are two important phrases in an e-commerce website: add to cart and checkout. Make sure to use large buttons and fonts for both of these phrases to make it more obvious to the customers. If they cannot see the buttons, how would they know what to do with the items they want to purchase?

Use an easy-to-read chart layout

Before the checkout is finished, you will need to provide information to your customers about what they are purchasing. The details are as follows: item, item code, quantity, and amount. You have to create a table that is easy to read and understand. It should be simple, without border, and you should use standard fonts. Avoid using complex backgrounds because it may be hard for the customers to see what they just agreed to pay.