Photograph by Evan Dennis
CONTRADICTIONS ARE BAD:
At first glance, your customer sets expectations about you. Whether it be your landing page, window or merely shaking your hand; they think they know a lot about you. Anything that contradicts this “knowledge” leads them to distrust you. Distrust is bad; it’s everything that stands in the way of the sale.
You need to find a way to remove these subconscious contradictions. If a luxury store has a “bargain bin” you’re giving off the wrong message. Keep these contradictions at a minimum, and provide a smooth experience for your customer.