Every year, the competitive field of marketing becomes more and more challenging. Markets are already saturated with alternative options, even niche products. While that may make it more difficult to create an impact in your space, your marketing can still flourish. Thanks to the substantial reach of social media platforms, particularly Facebook, it’s possible to create a larger customer basis and much greater product awareness.
Recent surveys from Facebook state that up to 83% of shoppers run to Instagram to discover new products and services. The same study shows that 81% of people use the platform to research about brands. Based on those numbers alone, it’s clear how Instagram has grown to become an invaluable platform for every successful online entrepreneur.
If you’re thinking about advertising on Facebook but are not sure how to, this guide will help you create your very first ad campaign in a few easy steps.
When Snapchat hit the scene back in 2011, it shook the social media world by taking an entirely unique approach to social sharing. Today, Snapchat is one of the largest social media apps in the world and has influenced almost every other social media platform to adopt similar practices.
Unfortunately, many advertisers still seem to underestimate how powerful Snapchat is. Let it be known that ignoring the potential of advertising on Snapchat is a mistake – especially since the app is leading[...]
At present, there are roughly 2.82 billion social media users worldwide and the number is expected to cross the 3 billion mark by 2021, says Statista.
With such a vast majority of netizens being connected to social media, it comes as no surprise that brands consider social media sites like Facebook and Instagram among the best marketing platforms.
Until a few years ago, social media was primarily restricted to interacting with people; things have changed quite a lot since then. Though it is[...]
Ecommerce is taking over the retail industry. According to Oberlo, by 2021, ecommerce is expected to make up more than 17% of all sales worldwide. This growth represents a massive opportunity for online sellers, but there is a catch; and it doesn’t just come down to your order fulfillment strategy. You have to compete with online giants like Amazon, which owns about half of the US ecommerce market.
Social media used to be all about connecting with friends. You'd simply search for a friend, connect with them, and start talking about anything and everything. Today?
Social media grew from just connecting friends to uniting brands and communities online. In recent years, social media has turned into an essential piece of everybody's lives and, in turn, your marketing strategy.
Consumers today are online and are very social. In fact, 90% of consumers turn to social media for assistance with[...]
Social media marketing, from the outside, looks easy. But for those who’ve tried it, they’ve learned that there are a lot of hidden secrets to running a successful social media marketing campaign.
Even the best campaigns, however, can be derailed in just a matter of seconds...
One insensitive post...
One political tweet...
And POOF! Everything you worked for, almost all of your followers, gone.
While social media marketing has the firepower to take your ecommerce business to greater heights,[...]
Social media is now integral to the daily lives of billions of people around the world, and that includes being inseparable from business strategy. If you run an eCommerce store, you must take advantage of these platforms to spread the word and enable customer interaction. However, this is a two-way street and goes beyond creating and maintaining accounts on the major sites. You also must allow people to easily share your content and products on them.
Including social media icons on your[...]
In today’s low-trust world, social proof matters.
Do you remember when a bright picture evoked wonders in the mind; back when we were first introduced to the concept of the internet as a place where text wasn’t the only resident, but colorful digital images as well?
Maybe you do and maybe you don’t. The point is that the days when images reigned supreme are long gone. Do you know why? It’s simple, really. Whereas a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million.
It makes sense too—a video is a collection of images that come[...]
Recently, the number of social media users from across the globe has reached 2.77 billion. The number is expected to exceed 3.02 billion by 2021, according to Statista:
Image credit: Statista
Taking into account both how fast these numbers are expected to grow and how enormous social media user bases have already become, it would be foolish not to start using these platforms for marketing as soon as possible.
However, no matter how beneficial social media can be for a business, it’s not all[...]
Anyone who’s been working in ecommerce for a while knows that selling is a process. It isn’t very often that consumers find your business for the first time, search your online store, and immediately buy something. Ecommerce is more of a journey from learning about your business and offerings, growing trust in your brand, promoting your products, and ultimately making a sale.
Throughout this journey, it’s your job to tailor your promotions to each individual customer—a much more effective[...]
In the ecommerce world, marketers are constantly on the hunt for new ways to promote their stores while lowering time and effort investments and boosting ROI. In recent years, advertising on Facebook has become one of the most popular ways to do just that—and for good reason.
Facebook ads are overwhelmingly effective. So much so that 44% of consumers say Facebook influences their shopping choices. And 26% of Facebook users who click on Facebook ad, go on to ultimately make a purchase.
I have been running Facebook ads since 2014, but my Facebook marketing game then, is nothing like it is now.
After many years of practicing setting up and trialling Facebook ad campaigns, I feel I have now cracked the Good Ole Facebook code to getting bucket loads of targeted traffic at a very cheap cost; but it’s still early days and there’s still a lot to learn.
From all the strategies that I have trialled I have come up with one that consistently generates leads at an exceptionally low[...]
In 2017, Facebook overhauled the way their ecommerce shopping functionality works. The network made it easier than ever for ecommerce brands to sell products directly through Facebook with the new Shop tab and brands have been reaping the benefits ever since.
Isn’t it time you leveraged this new sales channel to grow your business?
How can a Facebook Shop boost sales?
Particularly if you already have an online store running, you might wonder how selling on Facebook can substantially move[...]
Facebook is the world's most popular social media platform, and every day millions of customers visit the official pages of their favorite businesses. As an eCommerce business owner, you'll want to take every opportunity to interact with your customers and reach them wherever they are. Your Facebook Page is a valuable tool in this regard.
Facebook has proven to be a great way for customers to interact directly with owners, employees, and management by posting comments and reviews. Some[...]
Getting Facebook ad ROI isn’t always easy.
It takes trial and tribulation - and, frankly, most people lose money at first.
But what if you could all but guarantee a strong ROI from the start? Or, if you’re already running positive ROI ads, what if you could get even more money from them?
Well, you can. And I’m about to tell you how.
So if you’re an eCommerce store owner who’s trying to figure out how to decrease CPC and increase ad ROI, you’re in the right place.
In this article, I lay down[...]
Anyone into internet advertising has come across conflicting information about the effectiveness of Facebook ads. The great news for marketers everywhere is that Facebook advertising is alive and well, and has vastly improved in its targeting capabilities. Plus, the highly-anticipated 3dcart Version 8 release has a built-in integration for the powerful Facebook Dynamic Ads.
The start of a new year is a time to reflect on the past and plan goals for the future. If your social media strategy isn’t as successful as it used to be, maybe it’s time to revamp your marketing plan. We’ve compiled 10 social media marketing ideas to spark a new change for your eCommerce business in 2017. It’s not too early to be thinking ahead.