Making the mobile top navigation sticky

August 2017
 AB TestControl and variation


Malatan is a British fashion and homeware retailer with 200 stores across the UK. Matalan’s optimization goal was to improve the ease of navigation to ensure users could readily find the right product and move through their large and diverse product range seamlessly. In this experiment, they tested sticky navigation: the navigation being always stayed available for users no matter where they were on the page or how deep they scrolled.


 Fixing the mobile navigation on the top will increase checkouts. With search and shopping cart available all the time – it will be easier for shoppers to find products and start the checkout process.


This resulted in an increase in total interactions, with 10% more interactions with the navigation and 5% more checkout starts.


As mobile pages are quite long and require a lot of scrolling – a sticky navigation can be helpful.
Note that the sticky navigation might not be preferable in the checkout, as this would distract from the purchase process. Malatan does not have a sticky navigation on the shopping cart and checkout pages.

Test details

Test element Navigation
Page type All
Test date August 2017

Website information

Company Matalan
Market Consumer goods, E-Commerce
Test result
Test element Navigation
Page All
Result +5% checkouts

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