Business lose millions on abandoned carts each year. Maybe you are aware of this and maybe you are not. More than 94% of people in the US have made an online purchase at some point in their lives. However, more than 70% of people have abandoned their cart. Here are some tips on how to avoid that.
This post is for Social Media Managers, digital marketers that are responsible for social media as well as other forms of marketing, and small business owners that have to deal with social media on their own (my sympathies). I won’t cover expensive tools that are aimed at large businesses with full social media teams. The tools on this list are all affordable, aimed at small- or medium-sized businesses, with a quick learning curve and no coding involved. Some of them are also mutually exclusive, so in no way using all of them will simplify your life. Choosing the ones that work for you out of this list, however, will. Let’s get to it.
Social media marketing changes as fast as the weather from one day to the next. Although new techniques are introduced and fresh ways to reach audiences come to light, some things remain the same from year to year. Certain elements must be included in a successful social media marketing campaign.
Automation in marketing helps save time and increase the productivity by letting the tools do repetitive tasks. At the same time, social media collaboration tools let the team members understand each other better, work better together, and keep the workspace formal and organizes. With a good set of tools specifically selected for a team, it's much easier to manage work, keep an eye on everyone's responsibilities, and prevent deadline failures.
Amanda Palmer was the first artist ever to get nearly $1,2m for her Kickstarter campaign, although the goal was $100, 000. This remains to be one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time. Amanda is the one to encourage downloading, torrenting, and sharing music for free on sites like Soundcloud. While huge musicians condemn free art of all sorts as the biggest evil in the world; while shops like HMV are experiencing crisis after crisis after crisis, she gets a million by simply asking and proclaims that that’s the future of music. What’s the secret? According to Amanda Palmer, it’s social media.
Your most vital competitors are a source of extremely valuable information. Ideally, it's useful to know everything about your competitor's strategies, successes, and weak points. But the only thing immediately available is their product. And we (as business owners and marketers ourselves) know all too well that an excellent product is not enough. So what do we do to find out the rest of the story? We spy, and we use the almighty Internet for that (no, you don't just google the competitor's company - that's weak).