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The vendor community is singing the praises of Facebook stores, although studies suggest f-commerce is not in the best interest of merchants. But with the holiday season approaching, should online retailers invest in Facebook commerce? Multichannel Merchant senior writer Tim Parry caught up with Dale Trexler, owner of retail and wholesale jewelry supply seller Beaded Impressions, for his thoughts on Facebook Commerce.
Now with its new social network
Several merchants with bricks and mortar locations have turned to location-based apps like Foursquare to help build a mobile following. But old-school electronics merchant RadioShack may have cracked the Foursquare code last fall.
As a direct marketing professional, I have noticed a trend during the past few years: Retailers and direct marketers routinely position themselves as multichannel merchants, but are they really?
Merchants are getting the hang of using Facebook as a way to engage their fans. But now the social media site can be used as an efficient prospecting tool, according to Susan Hanshaw, founder/CEO of ecommerce consultancy Inner Architect.
To do social media or not to do social media, that was the question during Tuesday
The brand is thrilled to be able to offer customers the ability to shop and purchase the entire product catalog through a tab on its page. This is part of Express’ continuing effort to enable customers to browse and shop Express clothing wherever they are, while leveraging the power of its strong Facebook appeal which now includes over 837,000 friends.
TIM PARRY: Major League Baseball deserves an for the way it’s treating its fans on Facebook. It appears MLB has unified its 30 teams’ official Facebook
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