AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Posts Tagged ‘twitter commerce’

Twitter Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Shopping Button

Twitter Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Shopping Button

Rumours about shopping functionality coming to Twitter have been circulating for quite some time now. In July a “buy now” button was seen in the wild by some users of Twitter’s mobile app, and earlier this month a payment and shipping option appeared on the Twitter Android app for a select few.

Now, things are really heating up, as reports suggest that Twitter is having serious talks with payments startup Stripe about implementing e-commerce features on the platform, which could launch later this year.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next weekRegister now!

U.S. Social Commerce – Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

U.S. Social Commerce - Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that social commerce sales are forecast to represent five percent of all online retail revenue in 2015?

Doesn’t sound like much? That five percent equates to $15 billion. Not too shabby.

Read more

20% of Young Shoppers in the UK Have Purchased Through Facebook (9% via Twitter) [STUDY]

20% of Young Shoppers in the UK Have Purchased Through Facebook (9% via Twitter) [STUDY]

15-24 year-olds in the United Kingdom will spend £5.7 billion online in 2014, with almost three in 10 having purchased a product through social media, reveals a new study.

Read more

Twitter Shopping Could be Coming Soon as ‘Payment & Shipping’ Option Appears in Apps

Twitter Shopping Could be Coming Soon as 'Payment & Shipping' Option Appears in Apps

Last month we reported on news that a “buy now” button had been seen in the wild by some users of the Twitter mobile app. While this feature was not functional and only appeared for the usual very small subset of folks, it did appear to be an early indication that some form of e-commerce was coming to Twitter.

Here’s an even bigger clue: a “Payment & Shipping” option has materialised for some users of Twitter’s official Android app, which suggests that shopping functionality could be right around the corner.

Read more

Twitter’s Latest Experiment: ‘Buy Now’ Shopping Buttons In Tweets

Twitter's Latest Experiment: 'Buy Now' Shopping Buttons In Tweets

One-click shopping could soon be coming to Twitter via a “buy now” button embedded directly into tweets, allowing users to purchase products directly from the social platform and empowering brands to effectively market their products and services to a targeted audience.

Read more

Chirpify Launches #Actiontags, Hashtags You Can Activate Across Channels

Chirpify Launches #Actiontags, Hashtags You Can Activate Across Channels

Portland-based social commerce platform Chirpify is trying to kick the hashtag up a notch with “#actiontags,” hashtags that brands can activate for cross-channel conversion.

With #actiontags, which can be used at live events, on TV shows, and in social campaigns, consumers can make a purchase, enter a contest, donate, or subscribe to a newsletter by posting a hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Read more

Twitter Hires Former Ticketmaster CEO As First Head Of Commerce

Twitter has hired Nathan Hubbard, former CEO of Ticketmaster, in a new role as its first head of commerce, reports Bloomberg.

Read more

Want A Cheap Kindle Fire HD? Use Your Amex Card And Buy On Twitter (Paying With A Tweet)

Twitter and American Express have expanded on their longstanding partnership to offer a unique e-commerce service to Amex cardholders that both parties hope will convert Twitter hashtags into purchases.

The collaboration uses Amex’s Card Sync technology, and card members who connect their cards to their Twitter accounts can benefit from special offers on products, including gift cards, Kindle Fire tablets and more.

Read more

Facebook, Twitter, Groupon And The History Of Social Commerce [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social commerce is a big deal that’s going to get bigger and bigger, becoming something truly monstrous, so it’s easy to forget that this is all still very new, and all still very shiny.

It does depend on how and when you define ‘social’, but inasmuch as we’ve come to use that word to reference platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, the history of social commerce traces back less than a half-decade. But does that mean it’s overhyped?

Far from it.

Digital marketing is predicted to hit $300 billion by 2020, and, amazingly, half of that growth is expected to come from social commerce. Pick your jaw up from the floor and read on.

Read more