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65% Of Shoppers Use Social Media To Find The Perfect Gift [INFOGRAPHIC]

How has social media impacted holiday shopping? Crowdtap polled 1,400 male and female shoppers to establish what influences their purchase decisions, and discovered that almost two-thirds (64.8 percent) use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to find the perfect gift, and 67 percent went on to purchase an item that they discovered on social media.

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Your Guide To Social Gifting – Social Media Meets Shopping – This Holiday Season

This holiday season, it’s easier than ever to cross every single person off your list right from your desk chair.

Thanks to the growing phenomenon of “social gifting,” a digital-age halfway point between shopping at brick-and-mortar stores and picking up noncommittal gift cards at the CVS counter, you can capitalize on your social media knowhow to gift with a purpose.

Social gifting made up a cool $1 billion of the $100 billion gift card industry last year, and the trend looks like it’s here to say.

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Publish A Book Of Your Tweets With Sites Like TweetBookz And Twournal

Here’s a holiday gift idea sure to stand out among the socks and picture frames: services like TweetBookz and Twournal let you publish your tweets in hardbound book or journal form.

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest – How Social Sharing Will Boost Cyber Monday Shopping [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since its inception in 2005, Cyber Monday – the Monday immediately following Black Friday when U.S. customers shop heavily online – has seen extreme growth every year, with a further 14 percent expected to be added to the coffers in 2012, and a heady $1.42 billion of sales expected.

This year, social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are expected to play a major role, and some 57 percent of Americans are expected to shop from home on November 26th.

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63% Of Holiday Shoppers Will Buy Online, And 70% Will Use Twitter For Reviews [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that the majority (51 percent) of U.S. Christmas holiday shoppers will do most of their purchasing in November, and almost one third (29 percent) will have started before October?

68 percent expect to spend the same or more as last year, and almost two-thirds (63 percent) will do the majority of their gift-buying online. Moreover, 40 percent of socially savvy shoppers will use Twitter and Facebook to interact with companies before making purchases, and 70 percent use Twitter for reviews.

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