How to Set Up an Online Store on Your Facebook Page This is a guest post by John Wetenhall, product marketing manager at Payvment. Facebook and Twitter are popular channels for small businesses because they are free to use, easy to set up, and offer the possibility of reaching a wide audience, but they can be challenging for many reasons. Running effective social media campaigns takes time and the results are not always clear. Adding fans and followers is a positive step, but the path from fan to paying customer is hazy. You can streamline that path by opening a store right on your Facebook Page, so your fans can purchase your products right away, without leaving Facebook. Since they are already spending time engaging with your brand on Facebook, make it easy for them to go from seeing a post in their newsfeeds to actually clicking “Buy”.
How to Price Your Virtual Currency One of the key early decisions to game design or creating a virtual currency platform is designing the price and exchange rate of virtual currency. Unfortunately after it’s been released, it’s also one of the most difficult to change, because the change impacts the userbase and economy of the system as a whole. So if you’re starting out, how do you decide how to price your virtual currency?
Amazon Opens Shops On Facebook It’s about time that one of the earliest pioneers of online commerce opened up shops on Facebook. Today Amazon’s subsidiary Quidisi has opened up a few stores selling household items on the social network. Quidsi, which was acquired by Amazon for $540 million in the fall, has created electronic commerce pages on Facebook for Soap.com, BeautyBar.com and Diapers.com. These are companies owned by Quidsi, and their social network presence together amounts to about 60,000 fans. When you go to Soap.com’s Facebook page, you see a tab called “My List” where you can search for and purchase products all within the social network.
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Why Amazon Unit Quidsi Finally Set Up Shop on Facebook Hailed as the next big thing last year, commerce over Facebook — or "F-Commerce," if you prefer — hasn't really caught on yet. But Josh Himwich believes that's because most people have it wrong. Instead of F-Commerce, Himwich thinks it's more along the lines of "F-Errands." Quidsi, a unit of Amazon, last week launched Facebook sites where consumers could buy items from Soap.com and Diapers.com. Himwich, the vice president of eCommerce Solutions at Quidsi, says he took a while to add that functionality because he didn't see any other merchants who had success selling via Facebook pages. "Many of the retailers who have currently tried it at least in private will talk about the lack of success they've had," says Himwich.
A Sense of Place - Art in Public Places program launches unprecedented call Images of celebrated public art line the walls of newly appointed New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places project coordinator Michelle Laflamme-Childs’ office—pieces like Chicago’s “Cloud Gate,” Orange County’s naughty “Bad Dog” and now-gone “Fridgehenge” by local Adam Jonas Horowitz. They serve as an inspiration board of sorts for the program’s biggest purchasing initiative—wherein New Mexico-based or gallery-represented artists, as well as those is the state’s immediate periphery, can submit via an open call and take a stab at achieving Koons status. Since the inception of Art in Public Places in 1986, and aided by 1% For Art legislation, the program has acquired and placed more than 3,000 artworks in public spaces and buildings in all 33 New Mexico counties. Proposals can be electronically submitted through Sept. 23.
Facebook Adding Offers to Payment Options for Credits Facebook has been expanding payment options for Facebook Credits, its universal virtual currency used in Platform applications, in recent months. Today, it is partnering for the first time with two offer providers so users can earn Credits without having to pay directly. For users, this means another way to get Credits without paying — this may increase spending on Credits for social games and other applications on Facebook. For developers, that means Credits might be able to bring in more money than they have to date. And for other offer providers, Facebook is now more of a direct competitor, although the payment option is only in early beta testing at this point, and the company’s long-term plans are not yet clear.
The Future of Local Commerce = Facebook + Foursquare + Yelp + Groupon Editor’s note: The following guest post is by David Marcus, founder and CEO of Zong, a mobile payment provider for Facebook Credits, AT&T and hundreds of leading destination websites and mobile applications There’s been much hype, crazy valuations, and overall market excitement about businesses that promise to unleash the power of the social graph, location, recommendations and group buying. Facebook’s latest valuation according to SecondMarket is now about $30 billion, Foursquare raised $20 million at a post-money valuation of $115 million while still at a pre-revenue stage, Yelp, short of selling for $550 million to Google, raised over $25 million at an undisclosed but very high valuation, and finally Groupon raised $135 million at a whopping $1.35 billion valuation. So besides their huge success with the investment community, and their users, what do these companies have in common, and what does all this have to do with disrupting Local Commerce?
The Happy Secret to Better Work Entrepreneur the Arts Innovating Through Artistry You are here: Home / Creativity / Creativity + Innovation / Business / The Happy Secret to Better Work Aug The Happy Secret to Better Work By Lisa Canning Facebook Gets Out of the Way in Payments Battle By Jon Matonis Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. Facebook chose the third route. I don't really understand the benefits of this latest move by Facebook to accept PayPal, but then again I wasn't present at the meetings, so it could be that I am missing part of a 'grander' strategy.
Delta Starts Selling Flights on Facebook Delta Air Lines has launched The Delta Ticket Window, a Facebook application that lets members find, book and share flights via the "Book a Trip" tab on the airline's Facebook Page. Delta aims to reach travelers with Facebook-happy trigger fingers when it comes to travel booking. The application was built to keep the user on Delta's Facebook Page for the duration of the booking process, as well as give them the opportunity to share their booked flight with friends. The company believes it can capitalize on a captive audience given that Facebook is the most trafficked website on its inflight Wi-Fi service. Delta's Ticket Window, powered by Alvenda, is the first to isolate the entire booking process inside Facebook.
Art Plus Watercolour Album Canadian Duties & Taxes are the customer's responsibility. We're glad to be able to ship your favorite Moleskine products to Canada! We're sure you know the drill, but we want to make sure you are aware that Canadian customs duties and taxes for shipments to Canada are your responsibility. Since we do not collect customs duties & taxes, you are responsible for paying for these upon delivery, if applicable. PayPal’s New Virtual Goods Payment System: User Experience and Implementation PayPal yesterday launched a new virtual goods payment system with support for purchasing social game items — here’s a closer look at the implementation and user experience. The most significant new component, as we covered, is that upon choosing to pay for a virtual good through PayPal, users see a pop-up mini-browser in which they can carry out the transaction. This removes much of the friction from the previous payment flow, which had redirected users to PayPal.com, causing users to lose their place in their game or site, and possibly not make a payment as a result.