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Infographic: The Rising King of Social Sales

When it comes to driving sales, Pinterest reigns supreme in the social kingdom. It’s also growing in areas where other social networks are losing ground. According to the data gathered by RichRelevance, a personalized commerce provider that analyzed browser-based shopping sessions on U.S. websites using RichRelevance’s retail recommendation software, while Facebook accounted for 92% of the surveyed websites’ share of referrer traffic in mid-December, the social network’s share of traffic rates plummeted to 69% the week before Easter. Contrastingly, Pinterest’s started at a meager 6% in mid-December and shot up to 25% before the Easter holiday.

RichRelevance’s data indicates that Facebook is also losing its crown when it comes to share of sales. Facebook boasted an impressive 89% share of sales in mid-December compared to Pinterest and Twitter; yet its share of sales figures fell to 78% by the time the candied eggs and Peeps rolled in. However, Pinterest’s share of sales jumped from 10 to 21% within that same duration. Pinners also appear to spend more than Twitter followers and Facebook users alike. According to the data, Pinterest shoppers spend approximately $140 to $180 per order, while Facebook shoppers spend about $80 per order and Twitter shoppers ring up $60 orders. This difference in shopping carts was highlighted the week leading up to Easter, as Pinterest shoppers forked over an average of $194 per order compared to $84 and $35 for Facebook and Twitter, respectively…

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RichRelevance is the global leader in experience personalization, driving digital growth and brand loyalty for more than 200 of the world’s largest B2C and B2B brands and retailers such as Barneys New York, Marks & Spencer, and Office Depot. The company leverages advanced AI technologies to bridge the experience gap between marketing and commerce to help digital marketing leaders stage memorable experiences that speak to individuals – at scale, in real time, and across the customer lifecycle. Headquartered in San Francisco, RichRelevance serves clients in 42 countries from 9 offices around the globe.

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