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Where To Buy: The shortest path from desire to purchase

75% of Instagram users have visited a company site or made a purchase after seeing an Instagram post. While social networks are essential channels in conveying brand messages, the visibility comes often with a cost for which ROI is hard to measure. To meet the need for concrete KPIs from advertising campaigns and to allow brands to easily connect consumers with their resellers, Swaven, The Brand Commerce Company, invented Where To Buy, the shortest path from purchase intent to shopping basket. Laurent Quatrefages, Swaven’s co-founder and CEO explains:     What is Where To Buy for? LQ: Where To Buy shortens the path between the different contact points that a brand initiates with its consumers, and the purchase of their products from resellers. It reduces customer acquisition costs and increases the ROI of brand marketing.   How does...

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day, Christmas – have you made your brand contents shoppable to boost your peak sales?

Summer vacation is at its end and brands are preparing their marketing campaigns for the next peak sales dates. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day and Christmas offer many important opportunities for brands to reach out to their customers worldwide with compelling marketing content to boost sales. Black Friday 2016 was a record-breaking year for online sales in the US, with $3.34bn spent online and a 17.7% increase on sales from the 2015 period. In the UK, Adobe reported that sales hit £908m, with consumers going on to spend 50% more on the Monday before Christmas than in 2015. According to Toluna about 15 million French people participated in Black Friday, 3.7 million more than in 2015. On Cyber Monday, 9.9% of French customers said they bought online at a reduced price, which means...

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Danone drives the sales of Evian waters with Swaven’s Where To Buy on its website

In order to expand consumer reach and to improve customer satisfaction,  Danone implemented Swaven’s Where To Buy on its website for Evian mineral waters.  Danone is a world leading food company present in over 130 markets and built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. The company is constantly developing both its product offer as well as its presence online to meet the varied needs and buying habits of consumers.  Ecommerce activity of Danone gains importance and its water products are performing particularly well. In order to continue to boost the buying frequency and to gain new customers, the company is multiplying its marketing methods to find the consumers wherever they are with a product offer and formats adapted to their preferences. Danone has also realised...

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Groupe SEB deploys Swaven’s Where To Buy in display advertising to boost its always-on marketing strategy

Following a successful collaboration for videos of Rowenta and Calor brands in France, Groupe SEB, leader in small domestic equipment, continues to integrate Swaven’s Where To Buy solution into its media campaigns. Today, more than 36 million French consumers shop or search for products online according to Médiamétrie. For Groupe SEB, the necessity to offer an optimised purchase path from all digital touch points seems therefore obvious. As the creator and the unique provider of Where To Buy in-banner format for video and display ads, Swaven has met Groupe SEB’s needs since 2015 for several brands such as Rowenta, Calor, Tefal, SEB and Moulinex. Whether it's a video or a banner, the principle is the same. A call-to-action "where to buy" is presented on the advertisement. By clicking on it, the shopper...

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Henkel powered its website for Le Chat brand with Swaven’s Where To Buy

In order to drive sales to its online and offline retailers, Henkel is using Swaven’s Where To Buy solution for its Beauty and Home Care brands. The latest example concerns the laundry detergent brand Le Chat in France, known in other countries by the name Purex. On this website Henkel is marketing its laundry detergent called Le Chat Sensitive made with sweet almond and marseille soap.     By clicking on the green call-to-action button ‘Acheter cet article’ (Buy this product), a list appears showing online and offline shops where the product is available. Swaven geolocates the users to show the closest physical stores and online shops so the consumers can choose where to buy, based on their preferences and loyalty programme memberships. The shopper is then redirected to the chosen shop to finalise...

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L’Oréal uses Swaven’s Where To Buy in its shoppable videos for Cadum and Vivelle DOP brands

Continuing its successful experiences with Swaven’s Where To Buy solution, L’Oréal recently ran shoppable video campaigns for the brands Cadum and Vivelle DOP, that are part of the LaSCAD branch. By transforming its videos into shoppable offers with Swaven, L’Oréal is enhancing the user experience, driving traffic towards its retailers online and offline and adding concrete commercial value to its marketing campaigns. Cadum is one of the most famous solid and liquid soaps brands in France, created in 1907. In its new video, a shower gel with aloe vera is put forward:     When a user clicks on the ‘buy’ button appearing on the left of the video, the solution geo-localises him/her and shows, in real-time, a list of retailers selling the product. In one click the consumer arrives at the right destination...

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Swaven makes your ‘Soldes’ shoppable

The national sales “soldes” are held in France over two sales periods lasting six weeks each and regulated by the government. Summer sales start this year on 28th June, so it’s time to start preparing your campaigns. More than 75% of French people succumbed to promotions during last year’s soldes and will be receptive to your offers. Drive traffic to your retailers and increase sales by making your video campaigns shoppable with our unique Where To Buy solution.   Shoppable video - How does it work?   Fully customisable according to your brand’s design and display preferences, Swaven's Where To Buy Video solution takes the form of a buy button to be integrated into your video ads. When a user clicks on this button, the solution automatically geo-localises him/her and displays in-video and in real-time...

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How brands can drive traffic to their retailers from social media

Social media represents a valuable channel for brand commerce. Messages can be targeted based on different audience profiles and users often already have a certain affinity towards the brands they are following, which makes it easier to catch their attention. By making their contents shoppable on social media, brands help their audiences to easily find their products. This in turn allows brands to get direct results from their ad campaigns. The advantages go both ways. Social media platforms are suggesting more and more ways for brands and retailers to advertise and to offer shoppable content, to sell online. But did you know there is also an easy way for brands to drive traffic from social media to their physical stores and to their whole distribution network? A solution that gives consumers...

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Intersport and Krys use Swaven’s Where To Buy technology to drive traffic into stores

Shoppable content is not only reserved for product brands. Multi-brand retailers can also profit from Swaven’s Where To Buy technology to drive consumers to their online and physical stores. The solution boosts the results of special offers and campaigns during peak sales periods but also always-on marketing activities throughout the year when pushing messages to different audiences. Intersport, the world’s leading sporting goods retailer and Krys Group, leading French optical retailer group, have already started running shoppable video campaigns with Swaven’s unique Where To Buy technology.   Digital at the service of bricks and mortar   Present in 66 countries with 5.500 stores, Intersport keeps developing its activities and its distribution network around the world. In France, the group continued to expand last year with over 40 new/enlarged stores and more are in plans...

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Peugeot adopts Swaven’s Where To Buy solution for its video campaign

Peugeot recently ran a video campaign during the ‘week of tires’ in France with a special offer of -50% on the second tire bought. In order to help consumers rapidly find their way to the closest dealers, Peugeot integrated Swaven’s Where To Buy solution in its video. When a user clicks on the button appearing on the video, the solution geo-localises him/her and shows, in real-time, a list of dealers in the vicinity where the tires can be bought and changed. By directing the consumer in one click towards the shops to finalise purchase, the brand not only improves customer experience but also considerably increases the chances for conversion. Each extra click needed from the user to find their way to the right place induces an average of 30 to 50%...

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