Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2021: Emplifi, the leading unified customer experience platform, today announced the launch of Emplifi Social Commerce Cloud, offering industry-first social commerce capabilities for CMOs, e-commerce leaders and social media teams charged with driving high conversion rates and increased revenue across social platforms. The innovative, first of its kind platform delivers a full suite of solutions to enable the social shopping experience by synchronising social commerce activities across platforms, providing automated and live assistance during the shopping experience, and giving brands a single, holistic view of their social commerce efforts, along with advanced analytics.
The latest reports from industry analysts forecast retail social commerce sales to grow 35% this year in the US specifically, reaching more than $36 billion in sales by the end of 2021. That number is expected to grow to nearly $79 billion in the next four years. To help brands remain competitive across the social commerce landscape and maximise their ecommerce tactics, Emplifi Social Commerce Cloud contains a full range of social commerce tools, including:
- Shop Sync — By allowing brands to easily orchestrate, integrate, and synchronise activities across all social shops, Shop Sync enables ecommerce teams to provide an omni-shop synchronisation across social platforms without relying on heavy IT involvement. The easy API integration with Facebook Shops and Instagram Shops eliminates any long and laborious tech efforts, helping brands rapidly scale online shopping experiences. Shop Sync also tracks inventory across all social shops so that ecommerce and product managers gain a full view of product availability and performance across all platforms.
- Shop Clerk — Emplifi’s AI-powered Shop Clerk bot delivers a first of its kind personalised shopping experience through sophisticated conversational commerce capabilities, guiding shoppers from discovery to purchase. The intelligent bot can answer product questions, complete transactions, offer in-store pick-up information, recommend additional product add-ons, seamlessly hand over to care agents and deliver quick surveys via Emplifi’s Natural Language Processing and proprietary Intent Engine abilities that go far beyond the standard, limited Bot FAQ offerings.
- Shop 360 Analytics — Based on input from early adopter customers, 360 Shop Dashboard was designed to offer the industry’s most comprehensive view of product performance and inventory status across all social media shops. The intuitive UI makes it easy to access valuable insights and advanced social commerce analytics.
- Social Care – Seamlessly integrated alongside other customer support tools like Emplifi Agent and Emplifi Bot, Emplfi’s Social Care is the consumer engagement tool that brings together marketing and operations to help service customers, while measuring the success of their entire customer journey.
“Social commerce is the next frontier for cutting-edge B2C brands that wish to connect, convert and monetise today’s shoppers. Social media shops are rapidly becoming the new shopping malls”, said Emplifi CEO Mark Zablan. “We’re excited to release Emplifi Social Commerce to the market to enable our customers to revolutionise the shopping experience, win unprecedented conversion rates and drive revenue gains”.
“Social Commerce is quickly becoming a significant revenue stream for brands as today’s shoppers increase their reliance on social media as the de facto platform for communication, entertainment – and now – shopping”, said Alan Webber, VP, Digital Strategy and Customer Experience at IDC. “The opportunity of social commerce as a sales channel can no longer be ignored”.
Emplifi Social Commerce Cloud is the first major platform announcement from Emplifi since the company’s rebranding earlier this year. With the goal of unifying marketing, commerce, and customer care through AI-powered CX solutions, Emplifi was born from the combined technology of the customer experience platform Astute Inc. and the social media marketing platform Socialbakers. For more information, visit Emplifi’s social commerce product page.