The modern day consumer is constantly connected no matter where they shop. It could be by using their smartphone to showroom in store, reading an email on a mobile device, or by interacting with a brand on Facebook. Even though a consumer is always connected to the digital world, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are connecting with your brand the way you’d like.
U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $370 billion by 2017. Between 2012 and 2014, ecommerce growth has seen a 13% hike and 20% of online purchases are made after surfing social media, according to this infographic by National Positions.
After the United States Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, clearing the way for marriage equality, several brands took to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to show their support.
Comments questioning your customer service, your business ethics, and your inability to complete orders are not what you want to see on your Facebook page. In fact, it could ruin brand engagement and customer trust.
On June 20, Facebook announced that its photo-sharing application Instagram will now have a video feature in order to compete with video-sharing application Vine. In a blog post, Russ Somers, VP of Marketing for Invodo, talks about the announcement and what it will mean for brands and retailers.
Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.
Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.
One of the hardest things to master when it comes to Facebook for retailers is successfully establishing an ecommerce presence on Facebook. Retailers have tried it throughout the globe but very few have seen standout results.
Smartphones, tablets, and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter not only have transformed the way consumers shop but they have also changed the face of the contact center. It’s no longer a world of customer representatives but now a world of universal agents.
When it comes to successfully creating a social media presence for your brand, consumer interaction is key. Unfortunately, as this infographic from Reach Local points out, not every fan or follower engages the same exact way. Check out the seven most popular social media fans and the best ways to engage with them.