TikTok ecommerce strategy is quickly becoming indispensable as the platform solidifies its status as a go-to place for online shopping.
From product promotions in snackable videos to the rollout of TikTok Shop, TikTok has launched critical ecommerce features in no time at all.
Whatever your product or service, there’s a TikTok feature engineered to help you drive more sales and meet your business objectives. Keep reading to get all the details! 👀
TikTok ecommerce taps into the power of the popular video platform for buying or selling items.
With several commerce tools in its arsenal, TikTok paves the way for users to view and purchase in mere seconds.
Certain creators and brands can set up their TikTok storefronts, allowing in-app browsing and buying. Integrations with platforms like Shopify and Square speed up store creation.
Every seller can, and indeed should, embed product links in their content and profiles, ensuring instant buys from eager viewers.
So, why pivot to TikTok for your ecommerce needs? Think of TikTok as a bustling store in the world’s busiest digital mall. Research indicates a significant 35% of its users have shopped through the platform. A staggering 44% found products via branded content and ads.
Given TikTok’s billion-strong user base, the potential on the ForYouPage is vast. In essence, TikTok and online shopping? A pairing that’s redefining social commerce.
TikTok isn’t just for viral dance challenges; it’s an ecommerce goldmine. The right strategies can transform views into sales, and we’ve got the lowdown on how to make it happen.
The secret’s out: Gen Z is ditching Google and turning to TikTok for everything, from book recommendations to brunch spots.
So, what’s the key? Hashtags and keywords. Monitor trending hashtags, weave them into your captions, and watch your discoverability skyrocket.
Plus, don’t sleep on TikTok’s search suggestions—they’re a goldmine for keyword insights.
Your content should mesh with the native feel of the platform. Ditch the overproduced vibe and go for authenticity.
How, you ask? Team up with creators, jump on trending sounds, and make sure your content doesn’t scream “ad”.
Brands like Chipotle have already hit jackpot with this approach in their viral collab with corn kid:
@chipotle Wait for it #corn ♬ original sound – Chipotle
The journey from a viewer to a potential buyer on TikTok is just one click. TikTok’s Call to Action (CTA) feature is the bridge.
Opt for CTAs like “Learn More” or “Sign Up”, and direct users to a landing page that aligns with their intent.
It’s all about making shopping seamless. TikTok now allows some brands to plug product links directly into their videos.
Got access to this feature? Use it. Don’t? No worries. Drop a link in your bio and guide users there in your video captions.
Also, consider leveraging TikTok LIVE for real-time product showcases.
Here’s a number to consider: TikTok ads can reach nearly 18% of internet users aged 18 and above.
But with great power comes great responsibility. Tailor your ads to resonate with your target audience.
And if big-budget ads aren’t on the horizon? Boost your organic posts with TikTok’s Promote feature. Even a modest $3 a day can up your game.
The online marketplace is bursting with brands trying to claim a spot in TikTok’s vast userbase. But only a few manage to cut through the noise and resonate genuinely.
To give you a deeper understanding of the essence behind these triumphant stories, we’ve categorized these brands based on metrics like follower count, engagement, and sheer creativity. Let’s delve into these tales of success:
@fentybeauty No foundation makeup never looked this eazzzy 😮💨 PRO TIP 💡: Spot conceal areas that need a lil’ extra coverage with Eaze Drop Blur + Smooth #SkinTint Stick for your quickest makeup routine yet ✨ Products Used ⤵️: #EazeDropStick in shade ‘16’ #CheeksOutCreamBlush in ‘Riri’ #HellaThiccMascara #GlossBombIce Get your #nofoundation ♬ original sound – Fenty Beauty
@dunkin So official, we put it in writing @charlidamelio. Order ‘The Charli’ on the Dunkin’ app!🙌 #CharliRunsOnDunkin #TheCharli #Dunkin ♬ original sound – Dunkin’
@chipotle back with another dip for u #elote #chipotle #chipotleorder ♬ original sound – Chipotle
@duolingo the real reason you should learn a new language 😤 #duolingo #languagelearning #dulapeep ♬ Let the light in – gustavo
@gopro The good-est boy in town 🐶🐕 Shot on #GoProHERO11 Black. #gopro #dog #dogsoftiktok #goldenretrieverlife #goldenretrievers #puppy ♬ original sound – GoPro
Getting your products in front of TikTok’s vast audience is simpler than it might seem. With TikTok Shop, you’ve got a digital storefront in one of the busiest online ‘malls’.
Ready to dive into the TikTok shopping experience? Here’s your step-by-step guide to setting up shop.
First things first, head over to the TikTok Shop Seller Center at TikTok Seller Center. Ensure you’re set to the US location before proceeding.
Different account types require different info. You’ll choose a business type, shop name, and product/service type.
If you’re using your phone number to register, you’ll also need a contact email. Businesses or non-individual entities will need to provide further company details.
Once you’ve finished the document review, it’s time to add tax information to ensure secure transactions.
Make sure to fill out your shop warehouse pickup address and phone number. Whether it’s a return or pickup, ensure your logistics details are clear and accurate.
To get your TikTok Shop rolling, click the “Upload Now” button to introduce your inaugural product.
Keep in mind, this product won’t be visible until the verification process wraps up.
Post-onboarding, seamlessly integrate your chosen platform with your TikTok Shop account.
Follow the provided integration apps steps for a hassle-free connection.
Link your TikTok account and voilà! You’re all set to kickstart your sales journey on TikTok Shop.
Remember, the key to TikTok’s shopping realm is blending authenticity, trend-awareness, and user engagement.
So, as you set up and manage your shop, keep these elements front and center for maximum impact.
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About the Author
Brittany Garlin serves as the Head of Marketing at Vista Social, the leading social media suite that's pushing the boundaries of innovation. Steering the platform to achieve an impressive milestone of over 2 million connected social profiles, Brittany's expertise has been acknowledged in a recent appearance on the Social Pros podcast, where she discussed making marketing to marketers more human-centered. With a knack for strategic disruption, Brittany also redefines what it means to be a woman in the tech sector. Her thought leadership is frequently highlighted in prestigious outlets like Forbes and HubSpot.
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