Nov 29 2018 Website Updates – Checkout Enhancements

On November, 28 2018 we made three enhancements to our checkout process to improve usability and functionality.

Highlights for Website Updates

  1. Customers can now choose a default delivery method for all orders, reducing the number of clicks required in the checkout process.
  2. We have updated the colors for inventory messaging (i.e., In Stock, Available, Out of Stock) on our Checkout page to match the colors across the website.
  3. Added messaging to our Checkout buttons to confirm that the button has been clicked and the website is working.

Details for Website Updates

Choose a Default Delivery Method

Enhancement: To help customers move through checkout even faster, we have added the ability to choose a default delivery method in a customer’s My Account > Address Book. The default delivery method selected in the customer’s address book will determine the delivery method pre-selected during checkout. This allows a customer to more quickly complete the checkout process. However, the delivery method can be changed per order if necessary.

This new feature can be found next the NEW icon in the online Address Book.

To change the Default Shipping Method, click the drop-down box and select from the following options:

  • Pickup at Branch
  • ECMD Truck

Update Inventory Messaging Colors in Checkout

Enhancement: Added text coloring to inventory messaging in Checkout to match the rest of the website.

  • In Stock = Green
  • Available = Yellow
  • Out of Stock = Red

Added Spinner to Proceed to Checkout Buttons

Enhancement: To better communicate to customers that the Checkout button has been clicked, we have enhanced these buttons to change to a spinner when they are clicked.

Drop-down mini cart

shopping cart

If you have any questions or feedback regarding these website updates, or the website in general, we would love to hear from you.

Visit our CONTACT US form on our website to provide us with your comments or feedback.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris is our Director of E-Commerce and has been with East Coast Metal Distributors since April 2017. He is focused on providing the best customer experience possible and has a strong interest in technology.