Steps for Effective Product Description Writing

Monday 19 August 2013 @ 1:28 pm

Writing product description for an eCommerce site can be challenging. The description must convey all the important benefits and promotional points of the product within 60 to 70 words very effectively including the key phrases for the Search Engines. While working within the limitation of a platform within the Content Management System or CMS, the writer must target the audience as well to catch their attention and keep them interested. The key to writing descriptions successfully is to organize and balance. The following are few simple steps given below for successful product description writing that targets Search Engines and boosts the targeted items:

Know your target audience

It is very important that you understand who your audience is. You should familiarize yourself with the shopping habits, the age group, the educational background and income range in order to shape your copy, regarding what language, tone and angle you should choose to communicate effectively with your audience. For example if you are marketing a box of gourmet chocolates, you should focus on how distinct the flavor of your chocolate is including the quality ingredients and luxurious texture. But if your target audience seeks gluten-free chocolate, you will shape your copy differently. You will have certain segments in your site to target those audiences who has problem with celiac disease and looking for gluten free gourmet chocolate. So it is very important to know your whole audience and have segments to target audience.

Focus On the Biggest Benefits

While you keep in mind the points that appeals the most to your target audience, you should list the most important benefits of the product for your customers. Let’s continue with the example given earlier about gourmet chocolates, and list points for a collection of international boxed chocolates.

  • For general customers – made with totally pure delicious ingredients, no synthetic colors, added flavors or additives.
  • Customers loving gourmet chocolate – unique ingredients brought in from foreign countries.
  • Audience conscious about health – high quality nuts. natural ingredients organic ingredients, quality premium dark chocolate,
  • For audience with special dietary needs- sugar free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegetarian, kosher and vegan and free from dairy products.
  • Gift givers – eye-catching, attractive gift boxes including silk bow and gift card with no extra charge, appropriate for any occasions.