First impressions are everything. Many store owners spend time tweaking their homepage, but often forget about the importance of a well designed product page.
Choosing an appropriate way to showcase your products is essential, as it can either drive users to continue to checkout, or click away from your store.
In this post, we’ll look at some excellent examples of product pages, why they’re effective, and how you can replicate them for your store.
Let’s get started.
Best Made was founded in 2009 by Peter Buchanan-Smith who saw a need for a better axe. They are known for building a catalog of of precisely designed, sustainable tools. Best Made has beautiful product page features that are consistent across their entire catalog.
1. Powerful product description:
Best Made has excellent product descriptions for every product. They’re carefully written, and are extremely descriptive.
They include enticing buzzwords and phrases like “built to last”, and “nothing makes for a more perfect gift, than this box of possibilities” that gets the reader excited about the product.
The descriptions are written with their target market in mind, but are also simple enough for anyone to understand.
2. Well placed call-to-action:
A clear call-to-action serves one purpose: getting your potential customers to the checkout more quickly. It should be instantly visible on the product page.
On Best Made, the “Add to cart” button appears just under the product’s price, and is a colored to grab our attention.
3. Thorough product shots:
It’s clear that Best Made has invested a lot of time and effort into capturing their products in a specific aesthetic - and it really pays off. Their product shots are nothing short of amazing, and as a visitor, you're drawn into the page because of it.
Because the images are such high resolution, as a potential customer, we’re able to really see the amount of detail that goes into each product.
They also utilize the variant images feature to showcase higher detail shots of the tools that come in the total package.
Started in 2001 from the trunk of founder Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle’s ‘89 Toyota Camry, Johnny Cupcakes has turned into a massive clothing brand. The business has grown exponentially beyond just online sales - they have retail stores across the world.
1. Live stock levels and information:
Johnny Cupcakes does a fantastic job at incorporating product stock information into their product pages. To reflect stock levels, they’ve used a measuring cup - which is completely in line with their brand.
One of the best things about adding stock information to your product page, is that once your stock drops below a certain level you may actually see sales pick up, as it adds a sense of urgency to improve conversions up to 332%.
By doing this, it gets the visitors to make an immediate purchase decision knowing that the product might sell out soon.
2. Social sharing:
Something that Johnny Cupcakes does that I haven’t seen anywhere else, is beyond just including the standard social share buttons, they’ve also attached a hashtag unique to the product.
This is extremely clever as it can help promote your product across different platforms that support hashtags such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It allows Johnny Cupcakes to find user generated product images which can be used to reward customers, or showcase them on their own social media pages.
3. Size chart:
One of the most important things for clothing and accessory stores is to include a size chart. We all know how frustrating it can be to buy a medium shirt from one store that fits perfectly, and to order from another brand just to find it fits incorrectly.
Harry’s sells razors and other grooming products for men. They’ve established a cult following by selling high quality products at an extremely reasonable price. Their entire online store is absolutely stunning.
1. Removing the background:
Notice something particular about the product page, but can’t figure out what it might be? Harry’s uses photography techniques to remove the background on their product shots.
This looks absolutely beautiful when displaying products in a set - like in the Winston Set. It makes the product page completely seamless and clean for a potential customer to navigate.
2. Informative shipping details:
Shipping is one of the things that can make or break a sale. Studies have shown that shipping and handling fees are the number one factor in cart abandonment.
Having shipping information listed directly within your product description can be particularly beneficial, and Harry’s does this perfectly.
It’s straight and to the point by saying their rates, as well as where they ship to.
3. Holiday themed:
Tiny tweaks and adjustments to your page like modifying your cart to a sleigh for the holiday season is something that can add a bit of fun to your products. Although it doesn’t add any additional functionality perse, it's a fun tweak any storeowner can make.
For tea enthusiasts and casual tea drinkers, Vintage Teaworks sells handcrafted tea blends that are inspired by flavors and senses that come from things like wines, and seasons. Their team explores the infinite flavor possibilities that sparks when hot water hits natural tea ingredients.
1. Specific product instructions:
Steeping tea is an art. Oversteeping or under steeping your tea might not get the desired flavor.
Vintage Teaworks addresses this issue by including all the information you need to brew the perfect cup right on their product page.
Best of all, it’s located between the “Add to cart” button, and the social share buttons - exactly where you want visitors to be looking.
2. Customer generated reviews:
Vintage Teaworks includes a floating product reviews button across their entire store. This improves social proof, as well as decreases customer risk.
Customer generated reviews increase conversion rates, as visitors are 63% more likely to purchase from a store that has reviews.
3. Option to subscribe:
One extremely trendy and successful sales model right now is selling subscription based products. Any product that is consumable in one way or another can be classified as a product that can take advantage of a subscription based model.
By offering the option to subscribe to your product, you're creating guaranteed month over month revenue.
Zoku is known for creating beautiful housewares. Their office is where creativity runs wild - and their first product ever made proves that - the Quick Pop Maker. They were able to develop a product that helps make popsicles freeze faster.
1. Tab functionality:
By using dropdown tabs, Zoku is able to add additional product information into their page without it being too crowded, and without sending a visitor to another page.
They’ve included the most appropriate information in the main product description, and any additional information has been included in a drop-down menu.
2. Informative variant images:
As we saw in the Best Made example, using variant images can be extremely beneficial for your product. Not only does it let you show other angles of the product, but you can include functioning product shots to give your potential customers an idea of how it works.
3. Simplicity in a cluttered space:
One of the most important aspects of any product page is having a simple design. It can be tough to find a balance between too much information and lack of information, and Zoku has done a fantastic job at finding this balance. By taking advantage of white space, Zoku has been able to create an extremely simple, but effective product page.
Holstee creates products and events to help us remember what’s important. Their products are designed to inspire.
1. Product breadcrumb trail:
Breadcrumb trails are used quite frequently now, and Holstee does a great job of incorporating it into their product page. It's used as a way for their visitors to navigate back through their product catalogue, and would help with their bounce rates.
2. Variant menu and other product options:
Because of the type of product Holstee sells, they are able to take advantage of the variant options feature within Shopify. Sometimes, you may want to sell products that are very similar (e.g. A desk in two different colors, or a T-shirt in different sizes). Shopify refers to these similar products as Product variants.
Holstee uses this to sell their products in different sizes, and with other upselling positions like adding a frame to the print.
3. Cross selling within product page:
One way to get more dollar value from a potential customer, is to upsell or crossell within the product page itself. There's a few ways to do this, and Holstee has done a fantastic job by upselling in a non-intrusive way by showing other product options in their product description.
FiftyThree builds beautiful, practical, and meaningful stuff. To date, they've built up an amazing catalog of products for the creative space. Tools as simple as a pen and paper.
1. What's in the box?
Thanks to Apple, beautiful package design is expected nowadays - and FiftyThree has nailed this out of the park.
Presentation during the unboxing experience is something everyone looks forward to. In fact, unboxing videos have become so popular that there's even one for the Pencil.
2. How does it work?
One of my favourite things about any web design or product page, is being able to convey sufficient information without having to write out a long list of features and how-tos.
FiftyThree does this effectively by simply listing what iPads the Pencil works on, and then also links to a page that helps potential customers find out which iPad they have.
3. What is it?
To a visitor who's unfamiliar with the design world, the Pencil might look like a big marker at first. However, because FiftyThree has such a strong sense of design for their product page, they make it extremely clear that the Pencil is actually a stylus for iPad.
Have you seen any other spectacular examples of product pages? Link them in the comments below!
About The Author
Tucker Schreiber is an ecommerce entrepreneur and Content Marketer at Shopify. Get more from Tucker on Twitter.