Website review of “LaTostadora”

How friendly is the site?

LaTostadora‘s website makes you feel comfortable, homely, as it’s modern and simple. It invites you to be in their way, it attracts you to participate in their action they call you. What is really important is that the target of the brand don’t get lost when they browse the page. The menu bar, the images changing in a 4-5 seconds time, and some examples or proposals and info if you start scrolling down. And what’s more, the tone is informal and friendly because it knows who they are communicating to. It situates them, it’s nice.

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How’s the navigation?

The navigation bar which includes different subcategories in which you can select some ideas they have, go to the men’s or women’s section, etc (in fact it could be better, includin a button of who they are or contact…).

The site is well-structured, because despite you know nothing of the company, it directly treats you like knowing what is about and what to do. If you don’t, eventhough it tells you in one of the images on the top, you need to go down to click on the information button, contact or FAQ’s.

If you enter on a section and you want to go back, you can press on the logo to return to the home page, it’s useful.

What about the desing?

The webpage is so stylish! Convinating the light colors and the black, it makes it so elegant, so smart. We must take into account, though, that the brand has changed his style in the last months (including the corporative colours), so they knew in the moment how to improve their image to the public to tune in.

The little text they use is not boring nor useless, but easy to read and understand. And as I said, the images they publish are quite pleasant and invites you to listen them, it’s advantageous.

One more thing it’s good to tell, because it’s so important in web stores, is that it has the security icon (below the social media ones), so the users will feel safe.

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PdPAOLA’s WEBSITE

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How friendly is the site?

As we can see when entering the webpage, it is very clear. Every category is well separated, and there is a help section in the inferior part of the homepage. In reality this section is of great help as it includes a ring size guide, frequent questions consumers ask or even how to take care of your jewellery. The webpage does not allow enlarging the letter size, but it is available in two languages: English and Spanish. The way they communicate is direct and friendly, as although giving the information in an explicit way the tone they use is not aggressive but proximate.

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Does it communicate everything it needs to?

The intention is clear, to sell. The entire webpage is costume-made for the consumer, in my opinion the have taken into account every detail. Just as we can see in the photographs shown, the brand focuses on a young public. The whole web follows a same range of colours, which tend to be pastel and neutral colours, showing a great consistency.

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The steps the possible client must follow are actually quiet simple, and the sequence tends to be the following: enter the webpage, select a category or collection, once chosen the article, it can be added to the cart and from there on the payment can be made. Afterwards a confirmation mail is send with the payment info and the tracking code to follow the article.

How relevant is the content to your audience ?

The correlation between the advert and what can be really seen on the webpage, is very good, for which it is relevant for its visitors. Almost the same categories can be observed as on the webpage, and the description that is shown in the under text corresponds perfectly with what PdPaola represents.

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How beneficial is its interactivity?

In fact, PdPaola being an 80% e-commerce brand, the interactivity shown on the webpage is elevated, as it is present on all the social networks that their consumers use. In addition on the homepage, it is already displayed and it redirects you to their Facebook or Instagram page. The also aim to linger less than 24 hours and respond either through telephone, e-mail or social networks. 15240315_10153964853876087_1676747433_n

Actually on their social networks they do not tend to show prices, but on the webpage it can be seen, or for example if you want a specific reference of an article you want to search in the shop and this is the same, that would be of great use.

A thing that PdPaola does good is for the online command, your personal e-mail and address is asked, for which they can get the information of the place from which the order is made and they can also send newsletters or punctual promotions to the consumers.

 

What about navigation?

Just as we said before, the webpage has a simple and logic structure to follow. Both for the way they have divided the categories as for the easy ways of contact they offer. It is very difficult that a user gets lost or does not know what to do when he/she gets to the webpage. It is true that there is nothing where you can search for an article but from my point of view it is quiet intuitive.

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The brand’s logo, which is situated on the left side of the webpage, is the symbol that returns us back to the homepage.

Design and copy quality

Like said before the webpage has a strong and uniform colour range. It uses an elegant, attractive and an easy to use design, which facilitates the purchase for the users. Everything that is on the web is focused on being understood, either through the texts, images or titles used. It follows a logic and specific order, full of pictures with descriptions so there can be no doubt.

These descriptions have a perfect coherence with the object in question, that is being described, for which it is well thought of. The webpage does not communicate with the target, but the social networks are there instead for that, they serve as a support to give more information of their products and they make the purchasing of them easier. The only information that is not given about the products, is about the brand, so the content offered is more descriptive than with a tone of persuasion.

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It is true that depending on who reads the webpage; it can be required to enlarge the letter type of the description given, but being a young target, it should not be a problem, but something to take into account. Also being true is that the spaces are respected perfectly , and there is a breathing space between texts, and other options that augment the information of the product.

The webpage is updated for 100%, for example, when the Black Friday promotion is done or any other promotion the discount for certain articles, the reduced product price appears automatically or in the case of the Black Friday promotion it is normal for an image with text to show up on the homepage.

The credibility of the webpage is being reinforced by the presence of the brand on its networks; a serious web is shown with reliable contact information and with warranties on the payment. Also the actions that the PdPaola team carries out, are focused on this, for example, the confirmation mail, the tracking code, show their clients on their social networks and the also collaborate with bloggers, which is of vital importance as they have a great influence on their target.

Loading speed is very fast and it does neither take long for the images to load nor being redirected to the homepage.

If you want to know more about PdPaola here is the link : http://www.pdpaola.com/es/

LINKSTORE AND ITS CONSUMERS

Linkstore Official website

LINKSTORE is a Portuguese brand which designs accessories and clothing items for men.

All the products are made in Portugal and the brand excels in their design.

 

The brand started in 2013 by being just a hobby for its founders: A couple of friends who just wanted to do a project together. The owners of the store are proud of their motto: LKS – Lets Keep it Simple, which means all their products are simple products, made with the best materials and easy to use.

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