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6 Apr 2022

According to Cycling UK, business booms by 30% when people cycle to the high street. But they need somewhere to park. You can attract cyclists directly to your door by offering secure bike...

31 Mar 2022

Each week Maybe* round up the best social media posts from across the UK. See who's coming...

31 Mar 2022

Cytech is going from strength to strength with an ever-increasing number of expansions both in the UK and abroad. 2020-21 were exceptional years with 3 locations opening, and now with the new...

24 Mar 2022

Retailers have until 1st April to sign up on the Local Bike Shop Day website and receive a physical pack in the post to help them promote their business on the day and drive footfall into their...

24 Mar 2022

As online and digital payments have continued to grow in popularity over the past few years, unfortunately so does the risk of fraud. SCA intends to combat this risk by providing a more secure...

24 Mar 2022

Shop owners can now experience the full capabilities of Hubtiger without having to connect to a POS system.

24 Mar 2022

This briefing outlines the most relevant announcements for the cycling sector gathered by the ACT through our involvement in the

23 Mar 2022

Being a HUDJO host puts your business on the bike parking map. You give cyclists a secure place to park and the app makes the whole transaction easy.

23 Mar 2022

The evening of Tuesday 15th March marked the launch of Fully Charged Guildford, with 100 people coming to the...

17 Mar 2022

Bristol City Council has set aside funding for businesses, charities and social enterprises to encourage use of Bristol's vacant commercial property

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How to get more from social commerce this Christmas

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

With Christmas fast-approaching, is your business getting the most from social commerce?

The world of social media moves at such a pace, that it can be hard to keep up. So Maybe* have done the hard work for you, and have pulled together some recent social commerce news, tips and tricks.

 

The rise of social commerce: shopping on Facebook and beyond

Increasingly, consumers are buying products with their smartphones. Many are purchasing directly on Facebook and Instagram without visiting external websites or leaving the apps.

This analysis explores mobile shopping and the social commerce trend. You'll discover which types of customers are shopping on social, which platforms are leading, and how social commerce fits into your strategy.

More here.

 

YouTube outlines plans to bring live-stream shopping to all users

Live-stream shopping has become a key focus for social apps, with Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest all running their own shopping live-streams with high-profile creators as they seek to maximise their respective commerce potential.

YouTube is also looking to get in, with a series of upcoming shopping live-streams for the holidays that will enable viewers to interact with influencers and celebrities in real-time, while also facilitating direct shopping in-app.

Read more.

 

Five ways brands can make the most of the holiday shopping season

Growing e-commerce requires balancing core product offerings with accessible technology and human understanding.

Despite a 32% increase in sales since the start of the pandemic, digital and social commerce is at a critical juncture. Will sales continue to increase, or will they return to pre-pandemic levels as consumers step back into stores?

More here.

 

Twitter provides new checklist for Small Business Saturday promotions

Are you ready for the final shopping push as we head into the end of the year?

A key date for many is Small Business Saturday, the day after the Black Friday sales, highlighting ways to support local businesses and discover more niche offerings and options.

To help you make the most of your #SmallBusinessSaturday push, Twitter has published a new overview of key considerations for your tweet marketing.

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Social Media companies are diving into e-commerce

One of the joys of my holiday season used to be shopping for gifts at physical stores with friends and family. It wasn't just that there were seemingly good deals to be found hunting through the sales racks at the mall, but I liked being able to touch potential purchases and talk about them with people that I cared about. For many like myself, the spread of Covid-19 last year threw a wrench into those traditions.

This year, social media companies are trying to fill the gap.

More here.

 

Improve your social media with Maybe*

ACT Gold members can benefit from 20% discount and Silver members benefit from 10% discount. Maybe* also hold monthly social media masterclasses on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.

Sign up for the masterclass

Find out more about how Maybe* can benefit your business here.

 

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