It is important for firms to help customers find the products or information they need in order to increase sales and promote return visits to their websites. Hence, the presentation of product information is very important in e-commerce websites. In this research, we study how disposition styles can influence browsing patterns. The pilot test results show that people are inclined to use feature information paths in the vertical disposition style and product information paths in the horizontal disposition style. With vertical disposition, users are more likely to follow feature information paths which may help them focus on comparisons across products.
Lee, Hong-Hee; Chen, Liqiang; and Nah, Fiona Fui-Hoon, "Information Search Patterns on Product Comparison Services in eCommerce Websites" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 371.