Usability and legal aspects in OXID eShop 4.5.0

Navigation in Azure theme

By klicking on the “Add to cart”-button a message is displayed informing that an new item was added to cart. After a few seconds, the pop-up disappears and the number of items in the basket is visible.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 popup basket OXID eShop 4.5.0 basket number of items




If login window is displayed, it can be easily closed by klicking the space outside the window or pressing the ESC-button.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 login

The page navigation in list view allows quick browsing to previous/next page or choosing a certain page number. Displaying page “x” of “y” was removed in Azure theme.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 list page navigation

The option for switching on/off service menu, category tree, distributors and brands is not needed in Azure theme, since all informations were moved to the footer making the frontend look nice and clean.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 footer

All services (account, product compare, wish list, gift registry and listmania) can be found in a dropbox on the start page by clicking on “ACCOUNT”.

Service dropdown


Additionally to the list view, the Azure theme includes a grid view. The “Add to cart”-button of products with variants and not buyable parent-article, displayed in this view is replaced by a “More info”-button. Clicking on the button, the user will get to the details page of the article, where a certain variant can be chosen in dropdown.

Product informations in detail view like “specification”, “price alert”, “tags” etc. are integrated in tabs below the product picture ad can be displayed with one mouse click.

OXID eShop 4.5.0 product infotabs


OXID eShop 4.5.0 provides a lot of nice possibilities for product promotion on the start page.

Azure theme

A large banner carousel on the top of the start page can be filled with pictures and assigned to certain user groups and products which are displayed with a nice looking mouse-over effect. Banners slide automatically or can be selected by users via navigation.

(Configuration in admin: Customer Info -> Promotions)

Startpage banner product

Also a smaller slider was implemented into the startpage displaying brand icons. Users can browse it and by clicking a particular icon, the shop shows all products of the certain brand.

(Configuration in admin: Master Settings -> Manufacturers)

Startpage brands slider

Furthermore, the latest products in the shop can be displayed in a “Just arrived!”-box including a short product description, price and add to cart button.

The “Top of the Shop”-box shows several products in a list including product name and price. By clicking on a certain product, the user gets to the detail view.

Startpage just arrived! Startpage top of the shop

The category promotion can be used to show all products of a certain category, by clicking the “view all products”-button, displayed with a roll-over effect.

Also a “week´s special”-box was implemented to highlight one certain product including picture, product name and price.

Starpage week's special

Order process

The content of the shopping cart can be displayed on start page by a mouse-over effect including two functions. The user can choose between “Checkout” and “Display cart”.

A logged-in user can skip the first two steps (cart and adress) of order processing and get automatically to order step 3 (pay), clicking on “Checkout”.

Cart checkout display

Terms and conditions

In the default version of OXID eShop 4.5.0 the box “confirm general terms and conditions” in order step 4 will be inactive. Instead of the confirm-box, a short message will be displayed “Our general terms and conditions apply. Read details about right of withdrawal.“ including links to General Terms and Conditions and Right to Cancel.

The option for switching the box ON/OFF can be configured in admin: (Master Settings -> Core Settings -> Settings -> Order)