We’re here to help you choose the most appropriate content types to fulfill your content strategy. In this series, we’re breaking down the most popular content types to their most basic fundamentals — simple definitions, clarity on formats, and plenty of examples — so you can start with a solid foundation.
What is a product description?
A product description is a piece of writing that conveys the features and benefits of a product, ranging from basic facts to stories that make a product compelling to an ideal buyer.
Product descriptions commonly include…
- Physical product details and features
- Technical specifications
- Product uses and benefits
- Types of materials used in construction
- Stories relating the product to the ideal buyer
- How something’s produced (i.e., manufactured or handmade)
- Where something’s made (or the sourcing in the production chain)
- Sustainability details
- Pricing details
- Delivery details
The long and short of it
Depending on the cost, complexity, or purchase frequency of a product, the length of the description can vary. For example, purchasing a car requires far more information than buying a pair of jeans.
A general guide to product description length:
- Short Form (50 words or less)
- Standard (100 words)
- Long Form (250+ words)
What can product descriptions do for a business?
Aside from educating and enticing potential customers, the best descriptions can help you differentiate your product and brand from your competitors’ by putting forward your most salient features and benefits.
Popular use-case examples for product descriptions
As mentioned many times: ads only get you so far. If you want to ultimately convert customers, you have to give them the information they need to make a decision.
Product descriptions get used:
- To increase SEO for your product pages
- To help consumers compare features and benefits
- To build trust in your products and brand
- To improve conversion by moving customers further down the purchase funnel
Any business, regardless of industry, can use product descriptions to sell their goods, whether they are intended for B2B, B2C, or D2C (direct to consumer) markets.
Product description examples – short form
Product description examples – standard form
Product description examples – long form
Understanding content quality in examples
Our team has rated content type examples in three degrees of quality (Good, Better, Best) to help you better gauge resources needed for your content plan. In general, the degrees of content quality correspond to our three content levels (General, Qualified, Expert) based on the criteria below. Please consider there are multiple variables that could determine the cost, completion time, or content level for any content piece with a perceived degree of quality.
More content types with examples:
- What Is an Article?
- What Is an Ebook?
- What Is a White Paper?
- What Is Email Content?
- What Is a Customer Story?
- What Is an Infographic?
- What Is a Presentation?
- What Is a Motion Graphic?
- What Is an Animated Video?