Top Social Commerce Statistics from SocialCommerceToday.com – You Can Monetize Facebook Fans!

When I was writing the book, Like My Stuff: How to Monetize Your Facebook Fans with a Facebook Store, many people said they didn’t know that you could make purchases on Facebook.  As I was doing research for the book, I came across a site, SocialCommerceToday.com that has the most amazing collection of information on social commerce and f-commerce. Below is an excerpt of what they offer! These facts could be the key to getting your Facebook initiative approved and monetized!

Facebook Drives Loyalty Sales:

  • 117%: the additional amount a fan will spend on a brand compared to a non fan
  • 17%: proportion of Facebook users who say simply having the ability to ‘Like’ a brand makes them more likely to buy
  • 51%: the increase in likelihood a customer will purchase, after clicking the ‘like’ button
  • 41%: the increase in likelihood a customer that a customer will recommend, if they have liked the brand
  • 28%: the increase in likelihood that customers who ‘like’ a brand will repurchase
  • 40%: Proportion who ‘Like’ businesses in order to receive special discounts and promotions
  • 30% to 200%: increase in site registrations for sites using Facebook sign on
  • 15% to 100%: Increase in the number of reviews and other user-generated content generated when using Facebook social sign-on

Facebook Drives Word-of-Mouth Sales:

  • 75%:  Percentage of Facebook users who have “liked” a brand
  • $2.52: what a Facebook share generates for ticketing site Eventbrite
  • 11: Visits generated by  a Facebook share for ticketing site Eventbrite
  • 30bn+: pieces of content shared online every month by Facebook users (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.)
  • 90: Average pieces of content created by a Facebook user each month
  • 130: Average number of Facebook friends of a user (who receive their word of mouth recommendations)
  • $3.60: the media value generated by the average Facebook fan is $3.60/year

Facebook Drives E-Commerce Traffic:

  • 6.5%: click-through rates on Facebook walls are 6.5%
  • 67% of retailers plan to use Facebook to drive traffic to their e-commerce sites
  • 25%: proportion of users who post links to other companies, products or services
  • 20%: proportion of e-commerce sales from Facebook (for Wetseal)
  • 1.5x: Facebook users spend 1.5x more online that other Internet users
  • 1 in 11: humans that are on Facebook (642 613 700) [Q2 2011]
  • 40%: The drop in Coca-Cola’s website traffic in the past year, but Coke’s Facebook page is up and is now the world’s most popular Facebook brand page (22m)
  • 7.9: In 2010, Facebook grew by 7.9 users/second
  • 1/3: Proportion of time spend online on Facebook by Facebook users
  • 50%: proportion of users who log on to Facebook in any given day
  • 700 billion: Minutes spent on Facebook every month
  • 80: Average community pages, groups and events to which a Facebook user is connected
  • Bigger than Google: In August 2010, U.S. Internet users spent 41.1 billion minutes on Facebook, surpassing Google Inc.’s 39.8 billion minutes for the first time
  • Nine in Ten: Proportion of US social network users who use Facebook
  • 57.1%: Proportion of Internet US users using Facebook

f-commerce is a Viable Retail Platform:

  • Top 3: The top 3 brands on Face book (by fans) all sell directly on Face book – Coca-Cola (24m), Starbucks (20m) and Disney (19m)
  • 2-4%: f-store conversion rates – on a par with web-stores (avg. 3.4%, according to Forrester/Shop.org)
  • $650,000,000: The drop in Netflix share value when Warner opened up a Facebook movie rental (streaming) service in 2011
  • 1000: Number of diapers P&G sold on its f-store in under an hour
  • 50,000: Number of retailers who have opened an f-store with Payment
  • 6 hours: Time it took for the Rachel Roy Facebook jewelry store to sell out
  • 3rd highest: daily sales made by Rachel Roy, the day it opened it’s pop-up f-store
  • 1m+: Starbucks customers using their e-commerce-enabled Facebook CRM loyalty program
  • 1300: Number of products added every week to the ASOS f-store
  • 20%: Proportion of black Friday sales transactions on Facebook for e-tailer Kembrel
  • 7-10%: Increased Average Order Value for Facebook transactions (vs. web-store) for Kembrel
  • 5000+: customers using Walmart’s group-buy Facebook app on the day of its launch
  • $34: Amount paid for the first transaction ever to take place in Facebook at 11.50 am EST on July 8, 2009 for bouquet of flowers ‘A Slice of Life’ on the f-store of U.S. florist 1-800 flowers

Could Facebook Be the Operating System of the Future? 

  • 200+ million: Facebook users accessing the utility through their mobile devices
  • 2x: People using Facebook on mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users
  • 94%: Proportion of phone users who will communicate on their handsets via social networks
  • 50%:  Proportion of mobile internet traffic accounted for by Facebook and other social networking tools
  • 70%: proportion of Facebook users who engage with Facebook applications
  • 550,000: the number of active applications currently on Facebook Platform
  • 44%: proportion of retailers who plan to use Facebook application in place of microsites for product launches and promotions

Industry Adoption of f-commerce is Accelerating:

  • 76%: percentage of retailers who plan to use Facebook for ‘social commerce’ initiatives
  • 50%+: proportion of the global top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook using it’s social plug-ins
  • 50,000+: Number of websites that integrated Facebook social plug-ins (incl. ‘Like’) in the week they launched
  • 2.5 million+: websites have now integrated with Facebook
  • 10,000: number of new websites integrate with Facebook every day (with social plug-ins) (since April 2010)
  • 2m+: Number of sites that have integrated Facebook social plug-ins
  • 7 out of 10: proportion of digital marketers who have implemented or planning to implement Facebook Like feature

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