Product descriptions: how to get them right
Product descriptions are important. Really important. They tend to get overlooked in the quest for the perfect product page — the focus is usually on having amazing product images and a user friendly interface. Yeah, those are key cogs in the machine, but a product description can make or break a sale.
Think about the big brands you've bought from in the past. Better yet, head to their ecommerce stores and do a little primary research. You'll see a product description for each product that both describes the product and builds their brand. It's not always the same though. Layout, content, voice, etc; all different, varying from brand to brand to brand. But they all do it. It's important to have a product description to accompany each item you sell to let potential customers know exactly what’s on offer, to encourage them to purchase, and to build your brand whilst doing so.
Different people respond to different stimuli. There are many styles of product description, and an equally broad range of effects on customer decisions, but there are a few general rules to keep in mind when writing your product descriptions.
In true Blue Peter style: here are some we made earlier! They're just basic descriptions, one way of writing product descriptions that may or may not suit the brand voice you're hoping to create. The ideas are sound though. They all use the same format and the same voice. They all have a tiny bit of humor so that, even though they're products for children, the adults can still have some fun. The brand building comes first, followed by the factual product information that parents would likely want to know.
The Bear King is contented. Why wouldn't he be? His Animal Kingdom is full of love and happiness, his animal friends have everything they could ever want or need, and his Animal King crown sits atop his head in majestic splendour without toppling off. As long as he holds his head just right.
Alien is happy. Alien found a home in the Bear King's Kingdom, where she's respected as the King's Royal Advisor. She's used her wealth of wisdom and experience to help the Animal Kingdom prosper, though Alien originally only travelled to the Kingdom because the animals looked tasty. But she won't tell them that.
Fox is cunning. He knew that all the best butlers have facial hair, so he grew a moustache; a glorious moustache that's now the envy of every fox in the Kingdom. The Bear King even gave him a raise! Because such facial hair must surely mean that Fox is the best butler in the Animal Kingdom, and it'd do well keep him working in the King's palace.
Did you know you can now import product descriptions along with other details if you're integrated?
Along with your product title, resale price, product image, and colour and size variants, your product description can now be imported to your integrated store. That means everything can be handled through Inkthreadable without having to head to your store to edit the details you're not happy with! Employ the techniques above, fill in the description box, and hit the import button. You'll see your description appear on your product page beside the other relevant information that's been imported with it!
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