06 June 2012



Once you learn a few fundamental principles and techniques, writing persuasive catalog copy, web copy or product descriptions for printed brochures or sales sheets becomes an easy, enjoyable process.

Step 1. List features and benefits, then connect them. If you've read anything about copywriting, you've heard about the importance of including the benefits of products as well as their features. For concise, interesting product descriptions in a printed or online catalog, it's essential to combine features and benefits, weaving them together tightly yet unobtrusively. Here's a sample excerpt from the print catalog The Territory Ahead, mixing features and benefits:

Keen's patented bumpered toe prevents stubs and smashes. The traditional, tire-styled outsole features linen fabric inlay for additional strength and flex.

Ultralightweight, anatomically logical and muy guapa, Keen's huarache overhaul was done with the global wanderer in mind. You can weave other elements from this brainstorming into your descriptive copy as space allows.

Step 2. Polish up your descriptions in a consistent voice. While the samples above from The Territory Ahead have a kind of masculine romance about them, a catalog or web site's voice could be efficient, technical, playful, practical, compassionate, soulful... Whatever the voice chosen, it must be consistent throughout the catalog or web site, or prospective customers get confused.

Step 3. Proofread, checking details. Third steps - that's all there is to mastering the art of tantalizing product descriptions for catalogs or web sites.

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