What e-commerce features do skincare brands have in place to deliver the best consumer experience and increase sales? The third set of insights from BSN’s latest report, “The Online State of Skincare Brands,” sheds light on e-commerce best practices and how cross-industry leaders can deliver a frictionless consumer experience.
The beauty industry has been evolving and transforming at a rapid pace for the past few years, with new direct-to-consumer players disrupting the market and heritage brands going through an internal digital transformation process, all in hopes of meeting consumers’ increasing needs. In this competitive environment, beauty brands have been forced to innovate and differentiate themselves in order to create meaningful and positive digital experiences for the consumer.
In the current context, skincare is more relevant than ever for beauty brands, implementing important e-commerce strategies for luxury brands to pick up on. While it is essential to understand how consumers search and what concerns they express, it’s also equally as important to deliver an e-commerce experience that truly connects with them.
From User Experience to Check-Out
These are some of the questions that the third set of insights from “The Online State Of Skincare Brands” report answers.
We analysed a selection of website features from 12 skincare brands: the top six fastest growing brands (three newcomers and three established brands) and six from the top 10 most searched brands. The research focuses on products and UX based on the U.S. market, the biggest for most of the skincare brands.
With the objective of defining the best practices when it comes to experiencing a brand’s e-commerce service, 24 criteria-based on seven main pillars were used for analysis:
- Product discovery
- Consumer feedback
- Consumer service
- Check-out experience