From what I have read, experts recommend that you remove any and all “distractions” on the checkout page of an ecommerce site to ensure customers complete the transaction. (This would mostly include removing the menu bar.)
I am wondering if this makes sense for other parts of my website?
For example, I have a “My Account” page where users can adjust their profile and account settings. On one hand, there isn’t much need for a menu bar there since the user should be focused on the task at hand. And on the other hand, if the user clicked on something in the menu bar, it wouldn’t be the end of the world since it doesn’t jeoparadize a sale like on the checkout page.
Another example is the “My Purchases” page where the user can see anything he/she has bought (e.g. subscriptions, digital books, downloads, etc). Here, removing the menu bar might make things look less cluttered, but as above, I can see it either way.
What do you think?