Social commerce sales topped $9 billion in 2012 and should exceed $30 billion in 2015. 40% of Twitter users regularly search for products via Twitter, 12% of consumers purchased a product online because of info on Twitter, and 60% are willing to post about products/services on Facebook if they get a deal or discount. Source.
AlwaysOn Network presented the OnMedia NYC 2013 event held on March 18-19, 2013 in New York. Jeffrey Holmes. The session we’d like to feature on Pikaba blog uncovers the winning social commerce tactics and strategies circa 2013. Enjoy!
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Mobile commerce involves the marriage of secure mobile transactions with a huge mobile user growth.
Ecommerce and online sales have revolutionized holiday shopping. First there was the rise of Cyber Monday, but now the growth of mobile and tablet-based commerce makes it even easier to shop from anywhere at any time. Social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – has accelerated this process, with consumers sharing purchased and shopping tips with friends and retailers offering special deals.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Bill Rand talks about how ecommerce and social media have changed online shopping and the way we now buy things.
At Pikaba we’re working hard at building the best social commerce platform to empower SMBs and creative businesses. So what’s this going to cost you? If you’re considering joining our marketplace as a seller, here’s our pricing model – Merchant Plans – that lets you run an online store and use our lead generation tools, including
A product-request matching dashboard that updates in real-time.
Instantly give price quotes, special offers, discounts and coupons to the potential buyers., individually or in bulk.
Track leads and eliminate bad leads.
Receive email or SMS notifications about new relevant shopping requests.
There are three Merchant Plans currently being offered:
Merchant – for individual sellers or service providers
MerchantPro - the most popular among Pikaba sellers
MerchantMax – includes all the features of Merchant and MerchantPro plans. Sellers with a large volume of products especially will benefit from the simplified pricing.
If you’re not a Pikaba seller yet, follow our easy sign-up process to create your account:
Your content is king. Your community is awesome. But are you still looking for ways to increase revenues? Whether you’re an influential blogger, a technology early adopter, a professional service directory owner with an awesome community behind you, Pikaba can help you profit from your expertise and industry insight.
Pikaba connects offline-local with online-mobile-social
Pikaba, a social commerce platform, employs name-your-price and what-you-want models bringing an engaging and responsive social marketplace, including online stores, lead generation, communities, group buying and recommendations. By taking it to the next level with white-label marketplaces for publishers and local communities, Pikaba seems to have pretty much everything for the next big thing in commerce, both offline (local) and online.
So, how does it work?
You’ll get one central location to create, manage and report on your social commerce marketplace:
Connect Buyers and Sellers in your niche
Empower your community with social commerce
Build your own economic value
Launch consultation and training
Monetize traffic and profit from transactions
Watch this video with Pikaba CEO Dmitry Balin (@DBalin) and learn how Pikaba helped Jewish Washington move from their old classifieds website to a modern, easy-to-manage community marketplace.