Updated: Jun 1, 2021
Introducing livestream shopping, the latest trend shaking up ecommerce in 2021.
Over the past year shopping habits have changed drastically. The pandemic threw us into a "storeless" economy in which simply visiting a retailer for product advice was impossible. As a result, brands have had to think digitally to find innovative ways to connect with customers to sell online.
Shoppable video streams have provided a welcome solution to digital customer disconnect. In fact, live videos hold viewers attention 10-20x longer than pre-recorded, on-demand content. The immersive, personal, real-time experience allows customers to shop live and brands to sell lots of products fast. Just check out China, they have been using livestream shopping for years with 265 million Chinese customers purchasing from livestreams in 2020. Even Kim Kardashian has jumped on the trend with Chinese influencer Viya Huang, selling