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How to get more from social commerce this Christmas

25 Nov 2021

The world of social media moves at such a pace, that it can be hard to keep up. So Maybe* have done the hard work for you, and have pulled together some recent social commerce news, tips and... Read more…

Just a Card Indie Week is here and it's not too late to get involved!

25 Nov 2021

An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just a Card – Indie Week is your chance to shine, your opportunity to celebrate and share your work, stories and communities,... Read more…

How fraudsters are exploiting customers using popular BNPL service providers

23 Nov 2021

Improperly regulatedBuy Now Pay Later services aren't just growing in popularity among consumers, they're also proving to be a hit with criminals.
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Download the ShopKind Christmas assets now

22 Nov 2021

All retailers are encouraged to download the print and social media ShopKind campaign materials and use them in stores.
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Still have Fix Your Bike vouchers to redeem? Let the DfT know

22 Nov 2021

The deadline for completing all repairs as part of the Fix Your Bike scheme has now passed but it's not too late to ask for an extension.

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Save the date Just a Card Indie Week 2021 22-26 November

18 Nov 2021

An antidote to the fast-purchase culture of Black Friday, Just a Card – Indie Week is your chance to shine, your opportunity to celebrate and share your work, stories and communities,... Read more…

New service brings ACT members up to 20% off IT equipment and free access to tech advice

18 Nov 2021

Technologyhas important effects on business operations. The ACT has partnered withDell to assist businesses in attaining quality up-to-date IT equipment and access specialist advice to... Read more…

Scotland commits to transport decarbonisation

15 Nov 2021

The ScottishGovernment has signed an international pledge as part of the COP26 conference, committing to accelerate the transition to 100% zero emission vehicles.
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Scotland to ban single use plastics from June 2022

15 Nov 2021

The Scottish Government has laid legislation to introduce a ban on certain single use plastic items from 1st June 2022.
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Consultation launched to bring BNPL providers under regulation

11 Nov 2021

As trendy Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services continue to grow in popularity across the UK, a charity has warned that using these non-regulated services can be like "slipping into quicksand".... Read more…

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How to get more from social commerce this Christmas

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

With Christmas fast-approaching, is your business getting the most from social commerce?

The world of social media moves at such a pace, that it can be hard to keep up. So Maybe* have done the hard work for you, and have pulled together some recent social commerce news, tips and tricks.

 

The rise of social commerce: shopping on Facebook and beyond

Increasingly, consumers are buying products with their smartphones. Many are purchasing directly on Facebook and Instagram without visiting external websites or leaving the apps.

This analysis explores mobile shopping and the social commerce trend. You'll discover which types of customers are shopping on social, which platforms are leading, and how social commerce fits into your strategy.

More here.

 

YouTube outlines plans to bring live-stream shopping to all users

Live-stream shopping has become a key focus for social apps, with Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest all running their own shopping live-streams with high-profile creators as they seek to maximise their respective commerce potential.

YouTube is also looking to get in, with a series of upcoming shopping live-streams for the holidays that will enable viewers to interact with influencers and celebrities in real-time, while also facilitating direct shopping in-app.

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Five ways brands can make the most of the holiday shopping season

Growing e-commerce requires balancing core product offerings with accessible technology and human understanding.

Despite a 32% increase in sales since the start of the pandemic, digital and social commerce is at a critical juncture. Will sales continue to increase, or will they return to pre-pandemic levels as consumers step back into stores?

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Twitter provides new checklist for Small Business Saturday promotions

Are you ready for the final shopping push as we head into the end of the year?

A key date for many is Small Business Saturday, the day after the Black Friday sales, highlighting ways to support local businesses and discover more niche offerings and options.

To help you make the most of your #SmallBusinessSaturday push, Twitter has published a new overview of key considerations for your tweet marketing.

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Social Media companies are diving into e-commerce

One of the joys of my holiday season used to be shopping for gifts at physical stores with friends and family. It wasn't just that there were seemingly good deals to be found hunting through the sales racks at the mall, but I liked being able to touch potential purchases and talk about them with people that I cared about. For many like myself, the spread of Covid-19 last year threw a wrench into those traditions.

This year, social media companies are trying to fill the gap.

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