A report from Questus shows that usability and design are extremely important for e-commerce websites.
"We find that Web sites have three seconds to make an impression," said Jeff Rosenblum, co-founder and research and strategy director of Questus. "The actual usability is more important than aesthetics, but at the same time aesthetics are critical."
Clean site design is noted to be a more effective way of getting conversions from online shoppers, according to Rosenblum. "Information overload is a critical and consistent problem, and in this study we found that Web users were more likely to say that a site had too many links as opposed to too few links," he said.