In November 2016, Instagram launched its shopping feature that has revolutionised people’s shopping experience. In a blog post Instagram explained the reason for bringing out the feature. According to Instagram, the social media platform offers its users a place to discover novel products. The Instagram shopping feature allows users to gather more information about the products they like on the post itself.
If you are using social media for your business to only make sales, stop right away. Social media is a platform to build a community of people who share similar interests, to build a relationship with your audience, to ultimately turn them into an evangelist of your brand and promotes your business.
Social media provides a sea of opportunities for people, and millions of people around the globe have used it to further their business interests. Social media provides platforms to brands to engage with their audience and create a healthy community where durable relationships between a brand and its customers are forged.
The holiday season is upon us. To make the most of the season, plan early and decide your goals and objectives. As the holidays are a popular time to advertise, it is therefore imperative to have a sound marketing strategy that converts your interactions into sales. While you will want to immerse yourself in the traditional holiday fanfare, it is essential to stand out and be unique. People spend a lot during the holidays and you want them to spend their money on your products and not your competitors’. So share the love and build up your customer relationship in fun and exciting ways. Here are some promotional ideas to implement a well-grounded marketing strategy during the holiday season to help you strengthen customer relationships and increase sales: