5 ways to boost holiday sales through social media

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5 ways to boost holiday sales through social media

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Social media can prove to be an effective vehicle for engaging online shoppers with holiday special deals. Are you using social media?

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It’s that time again – the holidays are just around the corner! And if you think that you’ve just gotten over from the summer marketing campaign buzz, it’s time again to swish around with the planning and execution of strategies to woo in customers who are warming up to the festive mood. Since these few months earn the largest chunk of revenue for the entire year, ensure that you don’t cast a pall over it and start exploring promotional moves beyond just dabbling with Facebook or sending occasional tweets to customers.

Social media can prove to be an effective vehicle for engaging online shoppers with holiday special deals. As per data, holiday season makes up between 20 percent and 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. A survey by Christiankonline, claims that 64.8 percent of shoppers use social media to find the perfect gift, while 39.3 percent of shoppers said Facebook influenced their holiday buying habits. In fact, as per IBM’s year-end Digital Analytics Benchmark report, online retail sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by 10.3 percent year-over-year.

What are your social media strategies in 2014 to increase sales on major online shopping days like Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, and Christmas? Are you still planning it out? In this blog, we’d like to suggest you some tips to gear up your social channels for this holiday season:

  1. Update Facebook cover:  The first thing you need to do is update your cover and profile photo with a holiday-themed picture to warm up people during the festive season. This is one of the best and easiest ways to connect with your audience by reminding them about the upcoming holiday seasons like Christmas, New Year and so on.

  2. Spread the holiday spirit through posts: Utilizing call to action tactics through popular words like “Post, Comment, Take, Submit, Like and Tell us” can be a great way to improve social media engagement during holiday season. You can engage the audience with call to action phrases like “Are you up with the last minute holiday shopping?”, “Click here to choose your holiday gifts”.  Connect with your shoppers by suggesting holiday gifts.

  3. Hashtags: Hashtags are all the rage these days. During the holiday season, holiday-themed hashtags like #holidaysales, #giftideas or even just #christmastime will guide your customers to your site and make it easier for them to find their desired gifts.

  4. Pin a Contest on Pinterest: Ask your Pinterest followers to pin that one item from your catalog page that they like the most. Following this, pick a winner randomly. This is one of the best ways to run a contest on Pinterest that rewards everyone who enters with a coupon code of 10 percent off for one item.

  5. Social media contests & coupons: Remember holiday shoppers are always looking for deals. Drive people to your store by offering discounts and coupons through social media advertisements. The holidays are the perfect time to launch a seasonal campaign to connect with your Facebook fans and reward them.

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