Nominally f-commerce describes the range of activities in which Facebook is used to assist in the buying and selling of products and services. In this sense f-commerce is a subset of social commerce – the use of social media, online media that supports social interaction and user contributions to assist in the buying and selling of products and services.
One of the f-commerce forms are f-stores: f-commerce where transactions take place on Facebook itself. Shoppers can purchase real goods with real currency wityout leaving Facebook.
Merchants partner with 8thBridge to create social shopping experiences for their customers inside Facebook and on their ecommerce sites. Customers are empowered to shop with merchants on their own terms in a shopping experience that is portable, personalized, and participatory.
North Social has been building innovative and impactful social media applications, promotions, and marketing campaigns for some of the most forward thinking brands on the planet since 2006.
Leading brands and retailers leverage ShopIgniter to promote new product announcements with exclusive offers.
Payvment is a Facebook storefront for ecommerce merchants. The Payvment app lets you import your ecommerce products directly to your Facebook Fan Page, which means that users can shop and complete the transaction right there on the site.
Zibaba, a preferred Facebook development company enabling retailers and affiliates to easily set up Facebook storefronts directly on their fan pages, is a complete eCommerce solution.
Based in New York, Italy, and the UK, Usablenet is a global leader in extending companies’ online brands to their customers, wherever they are: on mobile, on Facebook, at an in-store kiosk, on a tablet, and more
Moontoast helps musicians, artists, authors, athletes, and other affinity-based brands monetize their social networks in a way that builds fan loyalty, leads to incremental revenue opportunities, and increases per-sale profits.
Milyoni has created the leading f-commerce solution in the market with over 50 brands representing over 60 million fans. Milyoni's f-commerce solution Conversational Commerce rovides an online social shopping experience that operates completely within Facebook and an innovative suite of social merchandising tools to engage fans in conversations with implicit or explicit product promotions.
Content creators Red Sky Vision, and change consultancy Able and How recently co-produced Social Media @ Work. This 15-minute video highlights the impact that social media is having in the workplace.
From the press release (.pdf):
“A significant 74%* of business social media users believe that the technology has blurred the lines between internal and external communication. Therefore, it’s important for companies and their staff to be able to reconcile what happens inside the organisation with to what happens everywhere else.
Only then will executives be able to recognise the changes taking place and begin to act on them,” said David Ferrabee, Managing Director, Able and How.
Businesses that fail to adopt strategies for social media run the risk of missing tangible economic benefits that such technologies can bring through engaging with individuals both inside and outside the workplace.
As we've previously pointed out in Content marketing tactic: Trusted Filter, it can become quite a challenge to filter out the noise. But then again: this is a huge opportunity for people or parties that position themselves as a trusted filter.
The ultimate goal of content marketing in a business environment is to be the trusted, expert resource in your niche wherever your customers are online.
Conversity is a business book and a model that helps companies get more out of social media. With The Conversity Model, Internet expert Clo Willaerts offers us convincing practical answers to following questions. What is the difference between social media and social networks? Why should you invest time, money and resources in social media? And what are the best ways to turn online conversations about your company or products into real business?
Social media has disrupted traditional marketing, advertising and even business models. In fact, traditional marketing is dead!
The people you used to know as your targeted audience, your consumers or even your prospects are now using Facebook, Twitter, blogs and YouTube to start and join millions of conversations, which can be both valuable and trivial. But how can businesses learn to listen into and monitor these conversations? How can they align their business objectives with their social media efforts? What should they do, now that social media has irreversibly changed the way companies do business?
Clo Willaerts offers companies a new model to approach these challenges: the Conversity model. Using a number of inspiring case studies, she explains how conversations can be observed, influenced and transformed into conversions, resulting in the kind of return on investment everybody likes: lower costs and higher revenue.