Have you ever purchased anything from Amazon? If yes, then you might have seen a page where detailed information is given about a product, such as its size, color, price, shipping information, reviews, etc. This is called the ‘product detail page’. An Amazon product detail page is where the customer discovers a unique product sold on Amazon. This page can include one or more offers from sellers or from Amazon itself. This page is a shared space that displays attributes that are common to all offers for the product.
An example of a product detail page for a glow stick is given below.
These product detail pages are the foundation of Amazon’s Marketplace search. The position where your product appears on the results page is heavily dependent on the product detail page. Thus it becomes vital for the sellers and vendors to optimize their listings. The majority of the categories have the same product detail page layout but how well do you optimize your page in spite of similarity is what makes your product sell on Amazon. Since there are almost 5 million third-party sellers on Amazon, all of them compete for the ad-space, search rankings and sales. For a few of these sellers who have their own private label brands, there is an opportunity to create something new. They can design the product detail pages in such a way that they will add more value to the customer and increase the likelihood of a purchase.
Following elements can be optimized while creating a user-centric product detail page:
1. Keywords: The primary keyword of your product always has the highest search volume. Hence a seller must always ensure that the product title begins with the main keyword. This will also affect your Amazon ranking significantly and will propel you up in the search list if you have properly optimized the product title. Try not including your brand name in the product title because the name is already there as the seller and by including it again in the title you are compromising with the effectivity of your title.
2. Bullet points and product description: Shoppers on Amazon do not have a lot of time to contemplate your product. Therefore, the bullet points of your product should show how beneficial it can prove for a customer and should always highlight only the relevant details about the product. Apart from this, the description of your product should be very crisp and clear and should contain detailed information about how it can meet the customer requirements with ease.
3. Enhanced Brand Content (EBC): You also have the option of adding Enhanced Brand Content (EBC) on your product detail page which allows you to add images and additional informative content about your product. This feature enables the ‘brand owner’ to modify the product description with visually rich content. One can add enhanced images and creative content which conveys their brand story. These product images should have different views, close-ups and lifestyle photos that show the product in action.
An example of the EBC for a coconut milk shampoo is shown below:
4. Adding text in graphics: An important feature of the product images which sellers often fail to recognize is that Amazon allows you to write text in your images. This can prove to be helpful in many ways as a seller can include product benefits, put comparison charts and include features inside the images. This can help to increase the authenticity and credibility of your product thereby making it worth buying.
Amazon.com generated a total revenue of $178 billion USD last year, making it the biggest retailer in the United States. Thus, it is clearly visible that the online retail industry is growing by leaps and bounds and so are the number of sellers on it. This leads to higher competition between the sellers and hence it becomes crucial for them to optimize the product detail page so as to generate more traffic and better conversions.
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