Social commerce is a great, cost effective way for merchants to expand channels and visibility. 36% of U.S. internet users say social networks have become as important as other information sources for making product choices and 70% of shopping enthusiasts say they turn to Instagram to discover products.
In a linkup of major players, ecommerce platform Shopify, with more than 1 million merchants, has partnered with hugely popular Chinese video sharing site TikTok. A new TikTok channel on Shopify lets sellers can set up, manage and track campaigns natively within the platform, accessing a global audience of 800 million users.
We’ve been talking about “the new normal” since the pandemic began, but it’s hard to put a finger on it. For millennials at least it seems to be ecommerce. The last generation born in the 20th century is a decidedly 21st-century cohort, and you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s how to reach them over the holidays.
A recent poll of 60 top global brand managers said their 3 biggest social media fears were a lack of resources vs. the size of the challenge; containing and engaging with consumer content; and having too many channels to manage. But there is some good news and a way forward, if you put the right structure and support in place.
Instagram has quickly become one of social media’s powerhouse brands and is a hotbed for marketing. Currently, 80% of Instagram users claim they follow at least one brand on the platform, with 60% saying they discovered a new product. Here are key reasons why you need to be on there, and how it can boost your ecommerce sales.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Golden State’s answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018, went into effect July 1, 2020, and its impact has been sudden and swift. This infographic demonstrates the strong impact CCPA has had already on Facebook ad performance.
Social media is one of the best ways to market your business. Platforms like Facebook and Instagram have millions (or even billions) of active monthly users, and you can easily reach out to them by sharing relevant and interesting content. Here are 5 common mistakes you need to avoid in social media marketing.
What is the potential for Facebook Shops? Could it be looking beyond transactions to a WeChat scenario creating a total consumer experience? In this MCM CommerceChat podcast, Andrea Szasz, a principal analyst at Kearney, talks about Facebook’s initiative and how it fits into the bigger picture of ecommerce in the COVID-19 era.
There was a time when company-centric content was all you needed for success. But those days are far behind us. Modern consumers are subject to so many sales pitches that most ads are like white noise. But if not through ads, how can you get your brand’s message out there? Simply put, talk to them in a way they will find compelling.