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Ecommerce Sales Top $2B; Shopping Trends Indicate Strong December

Thanks to the post-Thanksgiving tradition of deep discounts and sales, all eyes have been on shoppers this past week. As reports of disappointing brick and mortar sales from Black Friday weekend rolled in, Cyber Monday customers filled their online carts with holiday gifts — to the tune of $2.04 billion, according to comScore. This figure represents a 17% increase from the same day last year, and is a clear indicator that customers are getting comfortable with digital purchases. In preparation […]

Ecommerce Companies Cash In on Mobile This Holiday Season: Budgets Up 132%, Cyber Monday ROI Up 286%

Our analytics team has been examining data and evaluating Facebook® advertising campaigns during the busiest days of the year for online retailers, surfacing key information about holiday purchase and click-through rates. While digging into the data with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, one thing has become clear: mobile is becoming more and more critical in the buying journey for our ecommerce customers. The trend toward mobile is representative of the uptick of smartphone and tablet […]

Purchase Rates Increase 42% for Ecommerce Companies on Facebook This Black Friday

Last week, the hopes of many brick and mortar retailers hung on Black Friday — a time for consumers to shake off their turkey stupors and rush into stores for limited-time deals. While Cyber Monday is the designated day for online shopping, we’ve seen more and more shoppers looking online to shop on Black Friday to escape the crowds. In fact, as you can see from the graph below, 2013′s peak purchase rates from ads on Facebook® occurred before and […]

As Temperatures Drop, eCommerce is Heating Up

As Nanigans Account Manager Laurie Bloom mentioned in last week’s blog post series, How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, eCommerce customers don’t confine their online activity to December. Savvy shoppers and deal-seekers are beginning to research and build gift lists in November; smart marketers will be advertising products and services during this evaluation and consideration phase. Heading into turkey territory, here are some dates to keep an eye on, and tips to help spice up your holiday […]

Fall Advertising Tips for Social Media Marketers

Retail stores are already decked out in Halloween adornment and Starbucks brought back Pumpkin Spice Lattes last week (!), so you might not be surprised to find out that a new month and a whole new season is upon us. As children return back to school, advertisers’ thoughts turn to visions of sugar plums and Black Friday, the most important shopping day of the year for most online businesses. Strange as it seems, some companies start putting together advertising strategies […]