When you write product descriptions for your new website, the following four tips could be followed as a template to be sure you are in the correct ballpark:
1) Focus should be on the ideal client – describe who it is that is the highest value buyer for this product.
~ Does your ideal buyer have a sense of humor? Can we use humor with this product?
~ What is your ideal buyers vocabulary like?
~ Are their words the buyer gets turned off by?
2) Spell out the Benefits – as you write product descriptions, translate the boring technical specification into something your ideal buyer wants to experience.
~ How will your buyer’s life be enhanced by this product?
~ Will more women be attracted to him?
~ Will the mom feel like she has everything in control?
~ Do not use descriptions that are the same for every product (within the company nor competitive products).
Be specific when describing benefits. If a superlative is used, it should be justified. Continue on to explain why this product is AWESOME! Practice using power words in adjectives versus generic ones.
3) Some products lend themselves to a wide berth in imaginative scenarios as the product’s use or experience is described.
See yourself in the Amazon jungle, snakes and mosquitoes bearing down around your sweat-drenched neck as you are hacking the vines away to clear your path. Use this soothing scented lotion and before you realize why, you will have forgotten all about the trail of hissing and buzzing as you made it to the other side of the jungle into the clearing.
Or, tell a story about the creator of the product. Who inspired the product and why. Then without being blatant, tell why a buyer might identify with the creator. For example, this product was not tested on animals because we know you love those little white bunnies as much as we do.
4) Lastly, the ideal buyer should be able to make it through the product description quickly without being bogged down by actually having to read and read and read! The copy should be laid out in a way so that the reader can scan, focus on which information they think it the most important. Font size, white space, bullet points and headlines all lend a hand in this easy readability effort.
Remember, focus on your ideal client or buyer. This about how they want to receive information. Allow the reader to discover the information they are looking for packaged as benefits and/or as the storyline of the product or manufacturer. Be creative with scenarios and descriptive words and explanations.