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Amazon and Meta collaborate to offer in-app shopping on Facebook and Instagram

TECH MARKETING

Earlier this month, Meta rolled out a new feature that allows users to link their Facebook and Instagram accounts to Amazon. Amazon shoppers can now purchase from both platforms without leaving the apps.

But that’s not all. A recent report by CNBC said this also allows sellers to better leverage the targeting capabilities of Meta and Amazon! 🎯

Here’s what you need to know about this tie-in:

Seamless checkout incoming!

When two industry giants join forces, you shouldn’t expect less than spectacular breakthroughs. True enough, you can look forward to:

  • One-click purchases, which grants buyers a seamless buying experience.
  • Wider targeting, courtesy of merging intent-based Amazon search and discovery-based Facebook model. You can even reach new buyers who haven’t searched for you yet!
  • Better transparency, letting shoppers see details like pricing, Prime eligibility, delivery estimates, and product details in real time. Although this one’s limited to select Amazon Ads for now.

💭 But wait …

There are still some unclear matters about the collaboration. Disruptive Digital co-founder Maurice Rahmey raised 2 concerns about how to use the feature:

  • For sellers: “If I’m an Amazon seller, am I going to go in and check a box that says ‘sell on Meta,’ and then it just runs out there?”
  • For Meta advertisers: “Can I choose to send my potential customers to buy on Amazon instead of to my website or to other shops for example?”

We’ve yet to receive Meta’s clarifications about these. But one thing’s certain: you now have a higher chance of reaching high-intent customers through social media. 📲

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4 reasons mystery boxes should be your next go-to conversion tool

4 reasons mystery boxes should be your next go-to conversion tool

Mystery boxes (also called blind boxes) are making a huge comeback this year. Thanks to the viral unboxing video trend on social media sites, Forbes concludes this would be the new not-so-new tactic to drive clicks and convert customers.

🎁 A little boxground

Originally intended to be “loot boxes” for gamers, mystery boxes have evolved from containing random discounted items to offering curated collections. So, in addition to activating buyers’ dopamine response, they actually give them good value for their money!

Here are the things that make mystery boxes an effective conversion tool, as per Appstle:

  • Personalized content. The items in the box are usually related to specific interests or seasons. For example, a Halloween mystery box may contain Halloween decorations or costumes, while a “limited edition” one includes collectibles.
  • Anticipation build-up. The element of surprise generates a sense of adventure, keeping buyers engaged. You can further hype this by giving sneak peeks of what customers may receive. 
  • Unboxing experience. A crucial aspect of mystery boxes is ensuring buyers enjoy the unboxing process. To do this, you can use thoughtful packaging, personalized messages, and additional surprises.
  • Exclusive value. The key to selling mystery boxes is to differentiate them from your regular items. Try including exclusive items shoppers can’t purchase separately on your site.

Should you sell mystery boxes?

Only if you want to grow your sales up to 100% year-over-year, boost user engagement, and improve your inventory management!

In fact, why not offer them for the holidays to enjoy a merry end of the year?

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  • Create a highly optimized listing
  • Target the right product category you want to rank for
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Faith began working on SellerBites in 2021, a weekly newsletter that provides sellers with the latest news and updates in FBA. With first-hand experience in managing various seller and vendor accounts, she understands what sellers face on this platform. Her background led to the conception of SellerBites, which main goal is to help people become better, more informed entrepreneurs in the Amazon marketplace.
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