Livestream shopping has taken off during lockdown as its enabled customers to shop socially online, receive personal service and access entertainment, all in one interactive service.
As stores reopen, this new way of shopping shows no signs of slowing down. 35% of shoppers intend to continue shopping through livestream ecommerce beyond the pandemic (Barclaycard, 2020). In response, brands are adding livestream zones to stores to create an interactive and shoppable destination that is accessible anywhere. Brands are also evolving expert colleagues into ‘influencers’, allowing customers to access live personalised guidance and tutorials from those they trust.
Walmart hosted a livestream beauty shopping event on TikTok, after a successful trial in December 2020. The brand is leveraging TikTok creators and influencers to demonstrate and sell their favourite beauty products, with the aim to drive sales.
Klarna partnered with Cosmopolitan magazine to launch its first US livestream shopping event. The livestream was filmed at Macy’s Herald Square NYC flagship, where during the event, shoppers were offered exclusive deals, with financing options from brands such as Adidas.
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