A Lesson in Hashtags, Visual Commerce, and Shakespeare

The hashtag is a subject of scrutiny and curiosity, sarcasm and convenience. Some say that it represents the dumbing-down of modern society, others use hashtags in speech ironically, and still others employ them hourly to gain popularity. No matter your feelings on the matter, hashtags are a part of our language now. And though this be madness, yet there is Read more…

User Photos Best Practices: Are You Using These 4 Strategies to Get Visual Commerce Content from Your Customers?

Whether they’re selfies, #OOTD (outfit of the day) pictures, or tantalizing shots of brunch dishes, images from Instagram and other social media platforms are much more effective in inspiring and enticing consumers than traditional stock or catalog photos. At this point, the question isn’t whether or not to utilize user generated pictures; rather, it’s about how to best solicit, find, acquire, moderate, curate, and display these images.

Shoppable Instagram Solutions Are a Necessity

Shoppable Instagram accounts are a necessity for e-commerce businesses nowadays. It is no news that mobile commerce has been getting some traction in the past few years, but recent numbers have shown that this trend may be stronger than we thought. Mobile commerce currently accounts for 35% of ecommerce sales and it’s expected to account for 49%, or $252 billion Read more…

Instagram’s Algorithm Change: 21 Tips to Stand Out

If you’ve gone on Instagram at any point in the past few days, or have even just read any blog or news site online, you probably know that the photo app is changing its algorithm and that people are freaking out. Instagram has always shown users photos in reverse chronological order, but it’s planning–or at least was planning–on rolling out Read more…

51 Vital Visual Commerce Statistics
by Grace Miller | January 14, 2016 | Instagram, User Generated Content, Visual Commerce, Visual Galleries

We all know that visual content has been growing exponentially in both importance and prevalence over the past few years. Both pictures and videos are essentials for any brand, but these requirements extend beyond just some good catalog photos and expertly produced videos. Businesses need to let their customers do some of the talking. Doing so increases authenticity and brand awareness, Read more...