Have you ever shop for something online, only to find horrible pictures of the products on the store’s website?

They have something stupid like, “click here to enlarge picture,” so you click on it expecting a larger picture with more detail – but what do you get instead? The same stupid small picture. Here’s an example, even though I don’t need one:

Am I a regular SE or a Pediatric?
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Now do you see what I’m talking about? I mean, come on. With such a small picture, how can you tell which type of Littmann Classic II Stethoscope that is?? Is it the S.E., the Pediatric one, or the Infant one!? Argh! *Smashes monitor*

So your site has the best price I’ve found for that stethoscope, but your picture sucks. You could have just steal some picture from 3M but you didn’t do that… so now I’m not buying your stuff. Even though your price is hot like flaming hot cheetos.

Please, for the love of Yoda, break out that digital camera your teenage daughter has and take some pictures.

To see a great example of great pictures for online stores. Head over to Newegg.com and browse around.

Take a look at this example here, a Geforce blah blah something.

Wow! Pictures at different angle! Pictures of the product’s box. Picture of the stuff inside the box. Genius!

I mean, I don’t know what this thing is, but just looking at the pictures makes me want to buy it. Hey, it’s only $199! (After mail-in-rebate).

Good pictures of products equals better chance to sell crap. You’ve already spend the money on advertising to increase traffic to your site, give the customer a chance to browse and see the products in detail. As that fake chinese poverb goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”