Multi-column forms create usability issues

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Shopify

And actually, Shopify implemented this, their checkout form is a single column (except for the name fields and the country / state / zip).

Their second column has a summary, discount code, subtotal, shipping, and total… and a different background color.

 

Exceptions

There are exceptions to this: credit card details, city, state, and ZIP fields. I’m not mentioning the Name field because it should be a single Full Name field, instead of First Name and Last Name.

EXAMPLES