Approximately 1 out of 5 products online fail to include critical information including nutrients, ingredients, and warnings according to a recent audit of grocery e-commerce sites. By not delivering this information, retailers are providing a broken experience for consumers searching for products based on their needs and missing out on potential sales. In primary research Label Insight conducted with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) last year, 44% of shoppers said a food allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance affects the way they shop, and 49% adhere to a diet or health-related eating program. In a refreshed study to be published later this month, we’ve seen those figures continue to grow as high as 55% and 65% respectively. Now, more than ever, consumers are craving clarity and detailed product information to fulfill their diverse preferences when grocery shopping online.
Deliver the Product Information Consumers Crave
Since consumers are unable to visually survey the entire shelf or physically hold a product online, retailers and brands have an immense opportunity to increase product discoverability by optimizing their product content to capitalize on the varied needs and wants of the consumer.
Product detail pages should highlight not only critical regulatory information such as ingredients, nutrients, and warnings, but also present essential attribute information such as organic, non-GMO, ketogenic, high protein, low sodium, and more.
By failing to populate the appropriate product information, retailers run the risk of losing a conversion and the opportunity to build customer loyalty and trust. For example, if a consumer is gluten intolerant and a product detail page does not explicitly state that the product is gluten-free, the consumer may navigate away from the site to find this information and convert elsewhere.
How Label Insight Can Help
With over 90% all commodity volume (acv) of active grocery products and 85% sales coverage, Label Insight helps power key product content. Label Insight ingests images and creates a digital copy of the label information in our system, analyzing this data to create thousands of accurate and standardized attributes and data fields. Retailers and brands can license this critical set of data in order to enhance product transparency, improving the user experience. This data empowers consumers to make the most knowledgeable purchase decisions and helps promote increased conversion and shopper loyalty.
If you are interested in learning more about how to elevate your product content or have questions about other Label Insight’s solutions, reach out to our Subject Matter Experts here.