How Social Media Can Improve Your Online Sales

When using social media for business marketing you can improve your sales by forming online relationships. If you understand what your audience wants you will help build up a popular presence. There’s a huge audience awaiting on social media and it can and should be used to improve sales for your business. Here are a few ways it can help.

Using Hashtags

Hashtags have become a very powerful tool on Twitter, but you can also use hashtags on other social media platforms. Generating a unique hashtag makes it easy for you to track what people are discussing in regards to a campaign.


Social media can provide a great platform to host a giveaway. Define your target customers and create a competition based on what you think they would like to win. A popular method is to ask the participant to like and share a post to be in with a chance of winning. This will increase your popularity.

Share Related Content

You should consider sharing content that relates to the products you sell. If you sell clothing then sharing content that relates to the current clothing trends might be useful. Many people use social media to follow celebrities so consider sharing content that relates both you and a particular celebrity. This could increase your followers, likes and overall boost interest.

Sales Support

Facebook Messenger makes it easy to engage with your customers in a quick manner. If someone has a query and you provide a quick response then this could lead to a sale. If you take time in responding then it could encourage the person to try elsewhere.

Write Engaging Content

The content you create should be eye catching. Using pictures and videos will be more engaging than just text. If you do include text in posts then you should try to keep the length limited.

Use Ads

Digital advertising is overtaking traditional TV ads in the U.S. For that reason, it’s smart to consider promoting your products on social media platforms. The best way to advertise is through dynamic ads, which targets customers who left products in their basket and didn’t complete the checkout process.

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Alistair Hague

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