Creative product copy for a major retailer
Copy to get an idle browser reaching for their debit card
several times a year, Next add thousands of new products to the range featured on their website. It’s one of the biggest retail sites in Europe with three million active customers. Next need each description to be evocative. They want to communicate the distinctive features that had inspired their buyer to include the line in the range. But each description also has to be clear to avoid any confusion and reduce returns. And this is the web. So they also need to be brief.
with so many products requiring descriptions so quickly, we needed more fingers on laptops. So we hired a stylish gang of freelance fashion writers and developed a systematic process for briefing them and reviewing their work. Together we swiftly turned around thousands of new Next product descriptions, ensuring they had the right content, terminology and tone.
‘“A clean, classical design and subtle detailing makes the Garda pleasing on the eye and a pleasure to sink into. Choose from over 70 fabrics and 11 leathers, with the option of light or standard feet colours. Fabric seat cushion filling - foam with fibre topper, leather seat cushion filling - pocket sprung unit with foam and fibre.”
The proportion of online sales vs. bricks and mortar sales for Next has continued to increase.
Copywriting agency: Barnaby Benson Copywriting London
Copywriter: Barnaby Benson