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    Boost your conversion rate with product visuals: 4 mistakes to avoid

    Photos represent the first factor prompting a purchase from online consumers, followed by technical details and product descriptions, then by online client reviews.


    Products visuals : the first factor prompting a purchase

    By contrast, let’s now take a few moments to review a few of the factors discouraging web users from buying on an e-commerce website. Photos represent the first factor prompting a purchase from online consumers, followed by technical details and product descriptions, then by online client reviews.

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    It is therefore no surprise that the absence of product visuals and poor-quality photos stand atop the podium of the 3 first factors discouraging web users from buying on an e-commerce site.

    Here are a few subtle traps to avoid.

    The absence of a visual chart

    Just as you use a graphic chart, put in place a visual chart.The visual chart enables you to avoid common mistakes such as a draft site or a complicated navigation.

    Define the rules that you will apply in order to create a visual unity for the whole of your website or catalogue. Aim for coherence and simplicity in order to showcase your product with a few key principles:

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    Image size

    The image quality, the possibility of having multiple views, product enhancement via 3D, zoom, 360°, are all fundamental elements.  So pay close attention to the size of your images and optimize it for each file in order to avoid slowing the display time of your product pages.  Favor:

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    Misleading photos

    Avoid as much as possible choosing for your photos product illustrations which would not perfectly correspond to what your client is going to discover upon opening his/her package.

    Multiply the shots, propose as many as you can.  This enables you to present different options, colors, etc.

    Furthermore, indications such as “non-contractual photo” below your images are counterproductive, as they do not gain the trust of your client!

     

    An inadequate product description

    Promote detailed product descriptions. This description must be in perfect correspondence with the visuals that illustrate it.

    The visual/text complementarity is an important deciding factor, so your product visuals need to perfectly illustrate the descriptive content of each of your items.

    The highlighting of your products through images will thus make complete sense.  And you will thus limit the number of product returns and unsatisfied customers.

     

    In conclusion, keep it simple, clear, and coherent…in other words, keep it legible

    and to better understand the purchase experiences of the web users and the role that visuals play, read our computer graphics.

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