According to the web testing company, Scivisum, 78% of Internet shoppers have become so frustrated with trying to buy something online they have switched off their computers. “Web rage” as it is being called is when someone tries to buy something from a web site, but too many clicks or technical problems lead to intense frustration. Slight delays in returning pages to people, for instance, are a cause of frustration. In these days of high speed broadband, Internet shoppers expect rapid responses. If your web site doesn’t react quickly, if your server platform has technical problems or inadequacies, it’s almost certain you are losing purchasers. According to Deri Jones the CEO of Scivisum, “online shoppers are showing zero tolerance to poor performance”. So, you have been warned!
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+