What makes a great product photo? The answer changes depending on who you ask, because it changes depending on who you're selling to. At Doorstep Market, we're selling to people who are looking for handmade local products. That means showing products in their environments. It means showing them being made!
Here are some product photos we love:
Uploading these photos is a cinch. Just drag and drop. Once they're uploaded, you can drag to rearrange.
If you click on an individual photo, you'll get a popup that will give you some options.
This is not a place to advertise. (This is probably the only place on our website that isn't.) Alt Text is used to describe images to visually impaired visitors who can't see the image. But, and here's the catch, filling this out correctly will play a huge positive impact on the SEO of your products.
There are very specific guidelines on what makes good alt text:
- Describe the image as specifically as possible.
- Keep it (relatively) short.
- Use keywords.
- Avoid keyword stuffing.
- Avoid any opinions entirely. Be completely objective.
- Don't use "image of," "picture of," etc. It's assumed.
Here's an example:
- Two handmade mugs sit on a table with a plant in the background.
- Two handmade mugs, one with a grey dotted pattern and another with a beige chevron pattern.
- Two handmade mugs sit on a white table, one with a white and grey dotted pattern and another with a beige and white chevron pattern, in front of a plant and a beige wall.
- Two handmade mugs
- Handmade mugs, dotted pattern, chevron pattern
- Two pretty handmade mugs sit on a table with a cute plant in the background. (subjective)
- handmade mugs, pottery, crafts, locally made, tableware
Generally speaking, whatever your primary product image is that looks good as a thumbnail you'll want to check all of these boxes for.
Product Badges & Graphics
Adding product badges, such as Hot!, New!, Discounted, etc, are against Doorstep Market policy. If you'd like to promote your product, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can add a discount to your product from the product manager.
Ready to rock? Let's move on to Product Options.