Facebook tells us (well, Mark says) that we spend an average of 50-minutes a day on a Facebook property. That is quite a lot of time especially when you put “average” in front of it because that means there are many more Facebook gluttons out there consuming social media content for many more hours. We’re talking 1.32 billion daily active users (June 2017) feasting on Facebook. That makes it a seriously good place to advertise your Facebook Shopify US site or any e-commerce site for that matter. Remember that Facebook also owns Instagram so you get to connect with those 600 million users as well (50% of these guys are following a business). Thanks, Mr. Zuckerberg!
We all know by now that in order to keep up with the competition, you have to place social media ads right? Using Facebook Advertising to promote your product really is a no brainer. It’s easy to learn and use. Seriously easy. You know how powerful its targeting abilities are and still, people are hesitant. Perhaps you tried it once and you didn’t think it worked for you? I think it’s time to relook at its enormous capabilities for targeting. Maybe you are already a believer and are ready to ramp up your Facebook advertising efforts. Either way here is 6 reasons why you should jump on this “brand” wagon.
Yes, we all spend time chatting to friends on FB, posting, and scrolling and with every bit of information we put out about ourselves, Facebook takes note. They recognize that you might be a cat loving, Ford driving, tree hugging, surfer banker with a love of vintage collectibles and latest gadgets. You are feeding the platform with your age, gender, location, interests and you can imagine how much big data they have about their over 1 billion users. Now do you see how this can help you? All of that incredible information married with your specific target group and you’ll be generating leads until the cows come home. Facebook just keeps getting better at targeting as it gets to know more about people’s life stages, hobbies, spending habits, shopping locations, etc. If you can really pinpoint your target audience demographics, Facebook will find the perfect match for you.
That’s where Facebook Lookalike Audience option kicks into action. You can use it to find the top one percent that “looks” exactly like your existing target audience. They can do this with ease because they are privy to hundreds of signals and characteristics and can find your ideal lead for you. When you use this tool effectively you will experience a surge of conversions.
You know the formats of photo, video, carousel or collection business ads but there is a range of other formats that you are going to get to play with using
At the moment you can place your Shopify Facebook Ads in these places:
Facebook Advertising lets you choose where you want your ads to be seen and which ones you can leave off the list because they don’t completely suit your target audience. You can choose the right context for your carefully chosen content to be more laser focused in generating quality leads.
There is no point in creating gorgeous ads if you don’t know why one has high conversions while others have low performance. Facebook advertising lets you execute your own A/B testing. It’s idiot proof. You can conduct your own experiment to find out what is working and what isn’t by putting your images, headlines, copy, demographics, and placements under the microscope. You can keep tweaking until you find your winning formula and then repeat it.
You’ve placed your Facebook ad for your e-commerce store’s latest product. Now you’re making sales but you want to know how many of them can be directly attributed to your ad. You also want to find out who window shopped and left. The Facebook Pixel helps you do just that. It’s a tiny snippet of delicious code that you install on your Facebook Shopify site (or any site for that matter). This bit of code lets you identify the visitor and find out how they interacted with your product or page.
You can track as many as 40 custom conversions using the Facebook Pixel and with its Standard Events Feature, you can look at 9 different areas of customer interactions on your site. These include:
This is all the information you will need to gauge your visitor’s journey through your site.
You’ve made it up a level. You’re in the advanced league. Your e-commerce site is booming and you are a slave to the power of the Facebook Ad Genie. You rub the lamp and it keeps giving you more wishes. You want to keep finding more of your peeps, your tribe, your shoppers online because you understand their intention. They express intent, Facebook hears and passes on the info to you as your wishes get fulfilled. You can get ridiculously specific.
You can schedule the ideal time of day that you know your target will be most open to hearing about your product. This is really the crux of the offering –segmenting your buying personas so you can meet them where they are and offer them exactly what they are needing. You offer them relevant, timely, useful product offerings because you know exactly what they like –it’s your product. Facebook has done the hard work for you and found all of the needles in its haystack for you.
The Facebook Ad platform will generate more quality leads for your e-commerce business than any other channel out there. All you need to do is take advantage of it. Get in there. Experiment. Test. Test again. Feel the rush of new conversions hammering down your door.
So why have I been talking about Facebook Advertising? Because we are always on the look out to offer our clients a competitive advantage in the e-commerce space.
Take a look at our new Shopify upsell app. When your Facebook advertising draws in the multitudes, you want to be ready to upsell. We’d like to show you how. Sign up now, we’d like to give you a FREE 30-Day Trial.
Learning is my passion. I founded the company SMART Apps in 2015 while on a trip to Austin, Texas. I ran my own eCommerce store and hated all the app options that were presented to me. So, I did what any sensible person would do… Start my own app company! Woo! And I found the app business to be so exciting and impactful on other’s lives I decided to make it my full-time gig. My hobbies include learning just about as much as I possibly can, golfing, petting dogs, marketing and creating amazing brands and cultures for you and our team to enjoy