Live Commerce is developing on French e-commerce platforms. Informative and fun, this sales tool provides a new digital experience for consumers. For e-tailers, using this new channel can boost sales during the live event and beyond.
Online shopping offers many advantages for consumers. They have access to a wider range of products than in a shop, without any time constraints and directly from home. However, the fact that they cannot test the product before buying it holds back 72% of consumers who want to make a purchase.
To make up for this lack, e-tailers can now rely on Live Commerce. This tool makes it possible to promote a product live and simultaneously sell the product presented in video. Thanks to this digital commercial animation, the consumer can see the product in action and can find out about all its applications by asking questions live.
Having a sales promotion plan is necessary to boost sales and keep in touch with customers throughout the year. Promotional offers, private sales or off-site events on social networks allow e-tailers to be visible.
The use of digital levers such as display, gamification or demonstration videos, favours customer engagement and allows e-tailers to increase their sales. Live commerce is a perfect example.
For retailers, setting up a live sale has many advantages. These include
In addition to increasing the sales of the highlighted product, Live Shopping can also have a more global impact, including
The positive evolution of these indicators shows that using Live Commerce is a winning strategy for e-tailers.
Live Shopping is based on the immediacy of the sale. However, showing the replay on your product sheets or on your social networks will allow you to reach an even wider audience. In the case of Fnac Darty, which presented the Microsoft Xbox live, the live event attracted 5,500 people, while the replay was viewed by more than 12,000 Internet users.
According to a Forbes study, for 90% of consumers, video helps them make a purchase decision. In addition, a product listing with a video on it generates 37% more additions to the shopping cart than a listing without a video. It is therefore crucial to exploit the replay for the organisation of a Live Shopping session to have maximum impact.
By combining entertainment and quality product information, live shopping appeals to consumers, who are thus quicker to make a purchase. For e-tailers, this new channel is a growth booster with a significant ROI. China has understood this, according to iReasearch, Live commerce represented 4% of all e-commerce sales in 2019, i.e. $61 billion, and will almost triple in 2020 to reach $170 billion.