Writing an effecting product description involves creativity, thoughtfulness and strategy. When composing a description, as yourself what makes it special, and why someone might want to spend a little extra on this product over a competitor. You can read some great examples of product descriptions from the official Shopify blog here. The description should include the following:
- Show off its features and benefits
- Meet the specific objections & needs of the customer
- Help them make a more informed decision
Our Tips for An Effective Product Description
1. Enticing Main Image - it's the first touchpoint that helps customers decide whether to look further or not. Make sure it's a photo that is compelling and shows your product clearly.
2. Include a Descriptive Product Title - The product title should contain all the required information about the product and help visitors easily understand the product.
3. Clear ATC Button - We recommend a full-width CTA button (add to cart), that has top and bottom padding. It should stand out! It needs to be the most prominent element on the page and should be a contrasting color to the rest of the elements on the page. Here is a great example of an ideal button:
5. Display Shipping Information - Based on Baymard's user experience research on e-commerce, 64% of visitors look for shipping information on the product page, so make sure your policy is included.
7. Reassurance statement - Finish off with a little reassurance statement beneath the add to cart button. Something that reduces the stress of spending money (like saving money on shipping , and saving the environment. Here is an example with a warranty guarantee from our cycling attire client, Pedal Mafia:
So, how does one write content for product detail pages?
- Determine what goals you want the content to address. What objections do customers have as they visit your PDPs, and what can you do to address them?
- Figure out the data model. What bits of content will you be putting on a product detail page? Do you need a flat list of features? A summary? A subheading? Content underneath the main description? In what ways will this change from product to product?
- Plan what products to write for. Start with your best-selling products, and work your way down. Some long-tail products may not need custom content.
- Write & insert. I like using spreadsheets for this purpose, for they ensure that you have the right content planned for the right places. In the cases of imagery, pasting URLs to files will do.
"Does your product page tell a captivating story about how your product improves someone's situation? No, it doesn't have to start with "once upon a time" but it needs to talk about the positive outcomes your product will achieve for them."
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Looking to beef up your product pages ahead of Black Friday?— Josh Frank (@joshfrank) September 28, 2021
Here's a thread about the way we review product pages to boost our clients' conversion rates: The S.C.R.I.P.T. Framework (1/8)