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    Shopify (NYSE): SHOP Partners With YouTube to Boost E-Commerce Sales

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    Everything You Need to Know in Less Than 50 Words

    If you’re a SHOP owner, you should know that promoting your business just got easier! Shopify and YouTube are now partnering to connect more businesses with their consumers through the video platform. This will build upon an already existing partnership between SHOP and Google. 

    Tell Me More

    Today, every brand wants to connect with its audience. Businesses need to connect with their consumers to be successful, and content creators help to bridge the gap. Content creators can build their brands, and businesses can create their content to engage with their audience. By pairing the two, both influencers and brands can find success.

    With this new partnership, merchants will now be able to integrate their online stores with YouTube’s platform. Their reasoning behind the decision cites a study between Shopify, Publicis, and TalkShoppe, which showed that most YouTube viewers trust creators’ product recommendations. 

    YouTube then found that most small- and medium-sized businesses with a channel on their site agreed that having the channel helped to grow their consumer base.

    SHOP’s range of tools for merchants to set up their business will now expand into linking consumers with creators’ online stores. Amir Kabbara, Shopify’s director of products, marketplaces, and creators, said this partnership would boost the company’s success.

    Merchants will be able to integrate their online store with YouTube’s enormous platform, reaching more users. In addition, they will be able to sell their full range of products through live streams, videos, and a new store tab that will be part of the service.

    How It Works

    Merchants will be able to integrate their online store with YouTube’s enormous platform, reaching more users. In addition, they will be able to sell their full range of products through live streams, videos, and a new store tab that will be part of the service. These efforts boil down to SHOP’s increased efforts to bring creators and their products closer to their consumers.

    Merchants can tag and pin products while live-streaming, list them beneath their videos, and feature products in the new store tab. Because these features will connect with SHOP’s retail operating system, products will display their names, images, prices, and shipping. Having these details on site will make it more convenient for consumers to find their favorite creator’s products.

    Viewers might watch a video on technology and see suggested listings for products in that area. Beauty channels might advertise products that relate to their videos. And gaming channels can promote products related to a creator’s setup or promoted brands. This brings YouTube a big step closer to competing with other platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

    Since the announcement, SHOP’s stock shares have been going up. By mid-morning after the announcement, their shares had gone up by 2.5%. And while YouTube’s numbers have yet to reflect these changes, SHOP’s mechanics on the platform suggest a boost in maintained viewership.

    Final Thoughts

    Consumers can complete their transactions while watching a video, which might help YouTube retain viewership. The biggest obstacle for YouTube in cases like this is customers leaving their site to purchase something. By keeping viewers engaged with a video while they make purchases, YouTube can keep those numbers on their site.

    Sources: US News 

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