The idea of selling on Facebook isn’t really new. A few years ago, blog shop merchants tried to take advantage of Facebook’s half a billion membership base but were not very successful. This was because back then, shopping on Facebook was not a seamless affair. People went to Facebook to socialize, not to waste precious time shopping, especially if they were doing it during office hours. So the mindset wasn’t right back in the day.
Archive for November, 2011
Hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends. I was down and out with the flu bug for the whole Thanksgiving weekend (Urgh!). Other than the highlight of shopping madness on Black Friday where shoppers rush OR stampede to get the best deals and door busters from the major retailers, the holiday shopping saga continues with Cyber Monday.
Shoppers who prefer to get stuff online will be looking for better deals from popular sites such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target and more. If you’re finally taking a breather to have some online shopping time for yourself after a mad weekend, here’s what you could look forward to get this Cyber Monday.
Found this little bit of exciting news from CBSNews.com on what’s HOT and being offered by the big boys. Click on the image …
I was searching for something the other day on my friend’s iPhone and I seriously thought that I needed a pair of glasses (and I am pretty sure I have perfect vision!). Why? Because that online store (won’t mention names) does not have a mobile optimized site! What a bummer! Took ages for me to look for a particular product and I finally gave up.
Anyway, just a shout out to all of you to remember to have your online store MOBILE OPTIMIZED. More and more people are using the smartphones to make purchases these days. More than 33.3 million U.S. consumers already engage in shopping-related activities on their mobile phones, 7%, or 2.3 million, of those consumers have made a purchase on their devices.
There is expected to be further up trend for purchases done via smartphones this holiday season. Studies …