Tag Archives: Facebook

Many Retailers Lacking in Social Media Responsiveness

Millions of retailers have a social media presence — and are active with their own postings. BUT, and this is a big but, many are not responsive enough to social media comments made by customers and non-customers. They are especially … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Enthusiasts Really Want “Buy” Buttons?

Social media sites are rapidly ramping up their use of “buy” buttons for visitors. With buy buttons, social media users can instantly be linked to a shopping site for an item. But, do people really want buy buttons? According to … Continue reading

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Retailers Beware: Facebook Cracking Down on Access to Data

There have been a lot of calls by government agencies, consumer groups, and individual users for Facebook to better control the information it provides to third parties. Now, it is taking another step. As reported by  Deepa Seetharaman and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Who’s Shopping Online This Holiday Season

PunchTab, an omnichannel loyalty and engagement platform, has done research on 2014 holiday shopping (involving more than 1,000 consumer surveys) and found some very interesting results. Click here to access the full report. Amy Gesenhues, reporting for Marketing Land,  summarizes some … Continue reading

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Social Media Use on the Rise for Small and Medium Firms

With the immense popularity of social media, more and more SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) are now using such media. It’s not just for the big retailers anymore. According to BIA/Kelsey’s most recent “Local Commerce Monitor” (July 2014), which is … Continue reading

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Express Is on the E-commerce Fast Track

Express has been an online innovator for quite a while, especially with social media. The retailer has more than 4.5 million likes on Facebook — where it regularly offers special deals and products for sale. During 2013, its E-commerce revenues rose by … Continue reading

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Amazon.com’s New Birthday Gift Card Program

Recently, Amazon.com decide to partner with Facebook and begin offering a Birthday Gift Card program for its customers. As Erin Lynch reports for Multichannel Merchant: “Amazon has teamed up with Facebook and launched a new program that allows users of … Continue reading

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