Listing products on a marketplace is an effective way for merchants to reach millions of consumers who are already high-intent shoppers. Amazon is one of the most popular marketplaces; in the first quarter of 2021, Amazon’s net product sales grew by 37% year-over-year, and listing products on the site is a key part of many merchants’ ecommerce strategies. However, listing products is not enough. With so many merchants on the site, finding ways to stand out from the competition is vital.

Optimizing your product titles is one of the best ways to improve your listings on Amazon. Good titles make your products more likely to appear in the search results and can inspire customers to click on your listings.

When creating product titles for a marketplace catalog, a one-size-fits-all approach does not work. Products in different categories should have different information in the titles. For example, product titles for jewelry shouldn’t follow the same structure as titles for pet food. Feedonomics helps merchants optimize their product catalogs for Amazon, ensuring that the titles and other attributes follow best practices for each product category on the marketplace.

At the bottom of this article, we have included several examples of good titles for every major product category on Amazon. Before we get to the examples, let’s take a look at the best practices and requirements for Amazon product titles.

What are Amazon’s Best Practices for Amazon Product Titles?

Amazon provides general guidelines for merchants to apply to their product titles.

The basic title structure starts with the brand, followed by the product model or name, followed by any relevant product nouns. Parent product titles should not include additional variation information, such as color. Variation details should only go in the child product titles.

Here’s Amazon’s example:

  • Example parent listing: Crocs Beach Clog
  • Example child listing: Crocs Beach Clog, Lime Green, Men’s Size 8-9

Amazon’s main tip for titles is to include enough information for a shopper to make the purchase based on the title alone. Of course, most customers look at the full product listing and not only the title, but a good product title is key to creating a positive first impression.

Amazon has specific title requirements, and while enforcement of them is inconsistent, merchants who get away with ignoring Amazon’s requirements at first may eventually have their entire product catalog disapproved and unlisted. It’s best to follow these rules when you first upload your catalog to the marketplace.

  • Do not include promotional phrases in your titles, like “best on the market” or “free shipping”
  • Don’t get cute with decorative characters, such as (ᵔᴥᵔ) or !!!
  • Follow the character length limit for your product category (spaces count)
  • Include product nouns such as “basketball shoe” or “night light”

Amazon also provides some additional tips for titles, which we’ve condensed here:

  • Keep titles as concise as possible
  • Use title casing
  • Abbreviate measurements
  • Don’t include the merchant name in the title (including your brand is OK)
  • Use numerals

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What are Feedonomics’ Best Practices for Amazon Product Titles?

Feedonomics makes every effort to stay up-to-date on changing channel requirements and follow the best practices for every marketplace, but there are times when the best practices are open-ended, vague, or seem to conflict with other information found on the site. Our feed specialists work closely with merchants to help them optimize their product listings in accordance with channel requirements whenever possible.

Required and recommended title lengths are not clearly delineated on Amazon. The inventory templates and the style guides don’t always match up, and it’s not unusual to find best sellers on Amazon that have longer titles than the recommended lengths. With that said, our team has found that titles shorter than 150 characters typically perform the best.

“Any merchant who has sold products on Amazon is probably aware of the conflicting information found on Seller Central regarding title lengths. In some style guides, Amazon tells merchants to keep titles under 80 characters, but then category-specific inventory templates recommend different character limits. In our experience, it’s best to keep titles shorter than 150 characters when possible.”

Use title casing, abbreviate measurements, and include the design or adjectives that help shoppers understand what you’re selling. For example, if you’re selling a reversible blanket, include the size measurements and the material, but also make sure to note that it’s reversible in the title! That could influence a shopper’s decision, and would also surface the blanket in search results for “reversible blanket.” 

You don’t need to completely overload your titles with information. Remember that you should use bullet points and descriptions to go into more detail about your product. Titles that are too long can look spammy and unprofessional, and erode trust in your listings. 

Amazon expects merchants to put their brand name at the front of their titles. In general, this is the best way to go, especially for well-known brands. However, some major brands put their brand name more toward the middle. For example, Huggies and Pampers start their titles with the size of their baby diapers and the count per package before displaying the brand name. There’s nothing wrong with doing this, and Amazon states that it won’t suppress listings without a brand name at the beginning of the titles. Note that putting your brand name at the front can help increase your brand recognition. Consider running some A/B tests to help you decide. 

Check out the examples below for well-structured Amazon product titles in the US marketplace. 

Examples of Amazon Product Titles by Category

Automotive & Powersports

Product type: automotive parts and accessories 
Recommended additional info: power, size, safety features, accessory count
Example: Feedonomics FeedoRoadvac Portable High Power Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner with 3 Additional Attachments

Product type: automotive tools and equipment
Recommended additional info: count, size, tools, accessories
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFix 39-Piece General Household Tool Set + Storage Case

Product type: tires and wheels 
Recommended additional info: features, portability
Example: Feedonomics FeedoTransport Portable Air Compressor Car Tire Inflator

Baby

Product type: diapers 
Recommended additional info: size, softness, fabric, quantity, fragrance
Example: Feedonomics FeedoCare Baby Diapers, Unscented, Size 4, 160 Ct. 

Product type: car seat 
Recommended additional info: safety, features, flexibility
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSeat 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Rear-Facing, Crash-Tested & Approved

Product type: strollers and accessories
Recommended additional info: safety, size, transportable, design
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSafe Lightweight Double Stroller with Tandem Seating

Beauty

Product type: skin care
Recommended additional info: size in ounces, SPF, skin type, intended use
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFace Oil-Free Face Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 30 – 3 oz

Product type: hair care
Recommended additional info: size, smell, use
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSoft Coconut Milk Shampoo, Paraben and Sulfate Free – 25.4 fl oz

Product type: makeup 
Recommended additional info: benefits, safety, waterproof, size
Example: Feedonomics FeedoClean Oil-Free Gentle Liquid Eye Makeup Remover – 5.5 fl oz

Books

Product type: calendars
Recommended additional info: size, dates, year, accessories
Example: Feedonomics FeedOrganize 2022 Big Grid Family Wall Organizer Calendar: 17 Month Calendar with 200+ Stickers Included

Product type: children’s books
Recommended additional info: subtitle, series
Example: Neato Feedo the Dancing Flamingo

Product type: science textbook
Recommended additional info: subtitle, edition 
Example: The Basics of Multichannel Ecommerce (3rd Edition)

Camera & Photo

Product type: video camera
Recommended additional info: quality, features, zoom, model
Example: Feedonomics D7X50 SnapFeed Full HD Night Vision Video Camera with 16x Zoom and Remote Control

Product type: security camera
Recommended additional info: quality, features, audio, model
Example: Feedonomics FeedSafety Camera with Color Night Vision + Indoor/Outdoor Camera with 2-Way Audio

Product type: accessories 
Recommended additional info: size, features
Example: Feedonomics FeedoPod 12” Ring Light with Tripod + 67” Tripod Stand

Cell Phones & Accessories

Product type: cell phone accessories
Recommended additional info: features, accessories, size, color
Example: Feedonomics FeedoGrip Cell Phone Stand + Dock, Black

Product type: cell phone accessories
Recommended additional info: design, color, size, phone pairing
Example: Feedonomics FeedoPhone Ultra Slim Shockproof Case for iPhone XR, Silicone, Black

Product type: cell phone accessories
Recommended additional info: waterproof, transportable, color, connectivity
Example: Feedonomics FeedoBeats Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Black

Clothing & Accessories

Product type: sunglasses
Recommended additional info: gender, design, color, polarized, UV block
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFashion Cat Eye Polarized Sunglasses for Women with UV400 Protection

Product type: clothing
Recommended additional info: fit, gender, size (variations), color (variations)
Example: Feedonomics Men’s Premium Flex Denim Pant Regular Fit

Collectible Coins

Product type: coins
Recommended additional info: quality, year, metal, year, quantity, circulation
Example: 1985 US Mint Proof Set in Original Government Packaging 

Product type: coins
Recommended additional info: size, quality, year, color
Example: 1987 1 oz Silver Darth Vader Commemorative Coin

Computers

Product type: accessories 
Recommended additional info: features, accessories, design
Example: Feedonomics FeedoType Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Mouse 

Product type: printers and Ink
Recommended additional info: function, connectivity, ink type, model number
Example: Feedonomics FDX8080 FeedoJet Wireless Inkjet Printer with Mobile Print, Scan, and Copy

Product type: drives and storage 
Recommended additional info: color, count, storage capacity
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSave 2-Pack USB Flash Drives with 32 GB Memory Storage and LED Light, Blue and Black

Consumer Electronics

Product type: car electronics
Recommended additional info: features, safety, recording, compatibility, model
Example: Feedonomics FeedoDash XR57 Dash Cam Car Driving Recorder with 3” LCD Screen, 170-Degree Wide Angle, G Sensor, Parking Monitor, Loop Recording, and Motion Detector 

Product type: headphones
Recommended additional info: noise cancelling, bluetooth, design, model
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSound FS-NC50 Wireless Over-Ear Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones 

Product type: TV and video
Recommended additional info: size, quality, HD
Example: Feedonomics FeedoVista 32” HD Plasma Smart TV 

Entertainment Collectibles

Product type: vintage collectible 
Recommended additional info: quality, quantity, category
Example: Feedonomics 100 Vintage Oddball Trading Card Set in Sealed Packaging

Product type: collectible 
Recommended additional info: year, quantity, quality, rarity 
Example: Feedonomics 2017 FDX Road to FeedMania Sealed Box with 52 Cards + 5 Exclusive RTF Cards

Gift Cards

Product type: gift card
Recommended additional info: amount, brand, store
Example: Feedonomics Swag Shop $100 E-Gift Card

Grocery & Gourmet Food

Product type: beverages 
Recommended additional info: sweetened, quantity, size, flavor
Example: Feedonomics FeedoGreeto Unsweetened Blonde Roast Iced Coffee – 48 oz

Product type: breads and bakery
Recommended additional info: nutrition, size, organic, ingredient
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFarmhouse Whole Grain 100% Whole Wheat Bread – 24 oz

Product type: snack foods
Recommended additional info: flavor, size, quantity
Example: Feedonomics FeedoPlex Buttered Popcorn in Classic Microwave Bag, 3 Count 3.29 oz Bags

Health & Personal Care

Product type: cotton balls
Recommended additional info: size, chemicals, sterility, quantity
Example: Feedonomics FeedCloud Cotton Balls, Non-Sterile, 2 Packs of 100

Product type: antibiotics 
Recommended additional info: features, quality, count, extracts, size
Example: Feedonomics FeedoAid First Aid Triple Antibacterial Ointment, Maximum Strength, Multipurpose Infection Treatment and Skin Repair, 3 oz 

Product type: hair care
Recommended additional info: size, gender, quantity, color
Example: Feedonomics 4” No-Slip Large Claw Clip for Women with Thick and Thin Hair, 4-Pack in 4 Colors

Home, Home Decor, Kitchen & Garden Furniture

Product type: kitchen
Recommended additional info: quality, quantity, features
Example: Feedonomics Silicone, Non-Stick, Food-Safe Baking Mat – Pack of 2

Product type: bedding and bath 
Recommended additional info: quantity, size, color, features, material
Example: Feedonomics 4-Piece Extra Soft Queen Bamboo Sheet Set with Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet, and 2 Breathable Pillow Cases – Black

Product type: organization
Recommended additional info: quality, BPA, size
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSeal Kitchen and Pantry Storage Container Set – BPA-Free with Durable Lids

Industrial & Scientific

Product type: lab and scientific
Recommended additional info: color, size, quality, count
Example: Feedonomics All-Purpose Plastic Spray Bottles for Cleaning Solutions with Adjustable Leak-Proof Nozzle (2-Pack, 24 oz, Blue)

Product type: janitorial
Recommended additional info: count, quality, color
Example: Feedonomics FeedoClear Safety Glasses, Clear with Black Frame, 12 Pairs

Product type: safety
Recommended additional info: quantity, quality, features, color
Example: Feedonomics Pack of 100 Disposable Face Masks with Effective Filtration and Elastic Ear Loops, 100-Pack, Blue

Jewelry

Product type: jewelry
Recommended additional info: quality, color, charm, size, metal
Example: Feedonomics 18K Gold Heart Necklace with Gold Choker Arrow Bar, 30” 

Product type: jewelry
Recommended additional info: color, charm, metal
Example: Feedonomics Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Flower Halo Ring

Product type: jewelry
Recommended additional info: quality, features, color, size, metal
Example: Feedonomics Women’s 70 mm 14K Large Gold Hoop Earrings for Sensitive Ears

Lighting

Product type: light bulbs
Recommended additional info: color, quality, count, temperature
Example: Feedonomics FeedoGlow 4-Pack LED Light Bulb, Bright White

Product type: lights 
Recommended additional info: color, quality, count, size
Example: Feedonomics FeedoTrak LED Strip Lights, 32’ in 300 Color-Changing Lights

Product type: vanity lighting fixtures
Recommended additional info: color, quality, count, features
Example: Feedonomics FeedoLight Dimmable Modern 4 LED Vanity Lights for Over Mirror

Luggage & Travel Accessories

Product type: luggage 
Recommended additional info: color, size
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFly 21” Carry-On Suitcase, Black 

Product type: travel duffels 
Recommended additional info: color, size, features, portability, waterproof
Example: Feedonomics Foldable Travel Duffel Bag with Shoe Compartment (Waterproof and Tear-Resistant)

Product type: garment bags 
Recommended additional info: features, color, size
Example: Feedonomics 54” Breathable Suit and Dress Black Garment Bag with Cover

Music

Product type: music
Recommended additional info: album title, box set
Example: Feedonomix Vol. 3

Musical Instruments

Product type: guitars
Recommended additional info: features, size, type, strings
Example: Feedonomics FeedoNaut Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Steel Strings

Product type: DJ equipment and accessories
Recommended additional info: features, bluetooth, shape
Example: Feedonomics FeedoMix Wired Over-Ear Headphones with Audio Jack for Computer Recording

Product type: amps 
Recommended additional info: features, purpose, wattage, color
Example: Feedonomics 10W Electric Guitar Amplifier, Black

Office Products

Product type: office electronics
Recommended additional info: size, count, quality
Example: Feedonomics FeedoShred 8 Sheet Capacity Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder, 4 Gallon

Product type: office supplies 
Recommended additional info: size, count, quality
Example: Feedonomics Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100 Pack, 9” x 11.5”

Product type: office furniture 
Recommended additional info: quality, features
Example: Feedonomics FeedoAir Home Office Swivel Desk Chair with Mesh and Lumbar Support

Outdoors (Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Sports Apparel, Cycling, & Action Sports)

Product type: outdoor clothing
Recommended additional info: color, features, gender
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSide Men’s Snow Sports Cargo Pants, Black 

Product type: climbing
Recommended additional info: size, features, measurement variations
Example: Feedonomics FeedoHook Static Rock Climbing Rope – 32ft, 64ft, 96ft, 160ft, 230ft, 500ft, 1000ft 

Product type: accessories
Recommended additional info: features, quality, size, accessories
Example: Feedonomics FeedoChill 14 oz Sports Water Bottle with 3 Lids, Vacuum-Insulated, Stainless Steel, Modern Double-Walled, Thermo Mug Metal Canteen

Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses

Product type: handbags
Recommended additional info: size, gender, quality, material
Example: Feedonomics Women’s Bamboo Large Tote Bag

Product type: sandals
Recommended additional info: gender, quality, style
Example: Feedonomics FeedoStyle Women’s Criss-Cross Sports Sandal

Product type: sunglasses
Recommended additional info: size, quality, shape, gender
Example: Feedonomics FeedoHavana Unisex Small Square Polarized Sunglasses

Software & Video Games

Product type: video game accessories
Recommended additional info: quality, features, storage
Example: Feedonomics FeedoPlay Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset – 64 GB

Product type: gaming systems
Recommended additional info: quality, quantity, vintage, features
Example: Feedonomics Retro Mini Classic Gaming System with Controller and Built-In 620 Games 

Product type: video game
Recommended additional info: name, platform, edition
Example: Revenge of the Feeds – Nintendo Switch

Sports (Exercise & Fitness, Hunting Accessories, Team Sports)

Product type: athletic clothing 
Recommended additional info: gender, quality, sport
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSport Men’s Tech Golf Polo

Product type: hunting and fishing 
Recommended additional info: size, quality
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSteel Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife, 4.1 in

Product type: exercise and fitness
Recommended additional info: shape, size, weight, features
Example: Feedonomics Hex Dumbbell Hand Weight, 25 lb 

Apparel, Boating & Fishing, and Game

Product type: outdoor clothing 
Recommended additional info: gender, features, quality
Example: Feedonomics Men’s Outdoor Quick Dry Fleece Pants 

Product type: fishing gear 
Recommended additional info: quality, accessories
Example: Feedonomics FeedoReel Fishing Rod and Reel Organizer Bag

Product type: boating 
Recommended additional info: features, quality
Example: Feedonomics FeedoWave 1 – 3 Rider Towable Tube for Boating 

Sports Collectibles and Trading Cards

Product type: collectible 
Recommended additional info: count, quality, sport
Example: Feedonomics FeedoPack 2021 Series 1 Baseball Cards

Product type: collectible 
Recommended additional info: vintage, count, sport
Example: Feedonomics 100 Vintage Football Cards 

Product type: collectible 
Recommended additional info: quality, count, sealed, league
Example: Feedonomics 600 Unopened Baseball Cards 

Tools and Home Improvement

Product type: power and hand tools 
Recommended additional info: count, features, quality, accessories
Example: Feedonomics FeedoHome 170-pc General Purpose Tool Set with Case

Product type: cookware 
Recommended additional info: size, color, features, material
Example: Feedonomics Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet with Assist Handle in Black, 10.25 in

Product type: kitchen and bathroom fixtures 
Recommended additional info: size, color, features, material, color
Example: Feedonomics Silicone Drain Protector in Gray, One Size 

Toys & Games

Product type: toys and games 
Recommended additional info: features, color
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFloat 4-in-1 Inflatable Multi-Purpose Pool Hammock in Light Blue 

Product type: toys and games 
Recommended additional info: color, count, packs, features
Example: Feedonomics 330 Rapid-Filling Colored Water Balloons, 10-Pack 

Product type: toys
Recommended additional info: features, color
Example: Feedonomics FeedoSplash Interactive Purple Floating Octopus Interactive Bath Toy 

Video & DVD

Product type: movies
Recommended additional info: quality, formats
Example: Need for Feed 4 (Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital)

Product type: TV series
Recommended additional info: quality, series, season
Example: Feedwatch: The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)

Watches

Product type: watches
Recommended additional info: touch screen, year, quality, features
Example: Feedonomics FeedoFit 2021 Smart Watch with Touch-Screen Fitness Tracker

Product type: watches
Recommended additional info: design, quality, features
Example: Feedonomics Minimalist Stainless Steel Slim Casual Quartz Watch

Conclusion

Product titles are highly valuable real estate in your Amazon listings. They can help your products show up higher in the search results, and they help shoppers form a first impression of your products. Feedonomics helps sellers who want to grow their business and improve their ecommerce operations across multiple marketplaces. Our full-service feed management solution for marketplaces can help you with product listing, optimization, and order management.

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