CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, explained the non-traditional business model at Rakuten during the IRCE conference this week and reminded attendees while it’s easy to get stuck in the technology of your business, it really is all about your customers.
A new trend that is building steam throughout the ecommerce world is allowing fans and followers of your brand to log on to your site with their Facebook or Twitter profiles. In this infographic from the Social Annex you will learn how social logins are quickly becoming the backbone to onsite engagement and boosting conversion rates for many online retailers.
Too much time has passed for any of us to think of social media with the same attitudes we had when they first burst upon the communications horizon. Now, after the inevitable transition to a commercial posture, the “social” label is silly. As a medium, Facebook is no more social than conventional email.
Imagine if you can introduce your brand to just some of the 1.1 billion users on Facebook, 500 million users on Twitter, or the 225 million people using LinkedIn. According to this infographic by Social Annex, you can and it’s all about customer loyalty programs.
The question remains whether social sharing drives sales for ecommerce sites, Addshoppers analyzed $5,000,000 worth of ecommerce transactions influenced by the AddShoppers social commerce platform, this infographic by Addshoppers shows insights from thousands of merchants ranging from mom and pop to household brands.
Pinterest has upped the IQ of its pins so that retailers can get more out of pinning and in turn, it can drum up sales, according to an article by Venturebeat.com.
While a focus on social media initiatives seems to be lacking in most contact centers as of late, a new Deloitte study has found that the use of social media is expected to rise within the next 24 months.
Using social media as a marketing strategy is important for both B2B and B2C companies. Without a social media manager, social marketing can become a challenge, according to blog post on ExactTarget.com. According to the blog post, marketing automation has been criticized as being impersonal and is directly at odds with the concept of personally interacting with your audience using social media.
Social media is lagging as a direct traffic source to ecommerce websites and for online purchases, despite brand investment, according to a recent report from Monetate.
As ecommerce sellers begin to embrace social media as a way to engage with customers, many are finding it to be a perfect opportunity to also use it as a customer service tool, also known as eServices.