Introducing Live Stream Shopping for Shopify! ---- 6 min read
Channelize.io is back with yet another launch, and this time it’s huge! We’re thrilled to launch our “Live Shopping & Video Streams” App on the Shopify App Store. Introducing Live Stream Shopping for Shopify will enable Shopify Merchants to interact with their Buyers in a fun and interactive way, and reduce the path to Conversion.
The power of Live Streaming Shopping is now available to thousands of Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Stores on Shopify!
Shopify Stores can use this easy-to-install App to Enhance Product Experience, Boost Buyer Engagement, and Increase Sales and Conversions via Live Streaming and Video Commerce. From launching products to promoting them, Live Stream Shopping can help store owners to engage remotely with their buyers at scale, in a human way.
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Components of Live Shop
Three components will make up your Live Shop:
Shopify App: Provides a user interface for buyers.
Production/ Admin Dashboard: Enables your Store Admin to manage the Live Shop integrated within your Shopify Store, and create Live Shopping Shows.
Host Apps: Enables the Host / Influencer / KOL / Brand Employee / Anyone you choose as Host for each show to go live and run that live shopping show.
Live Stream Shopping for Shopify – How it works?
Store owners of any size – small or large – can now install our Live Stream Shopping App for Shopify from the Shopify App store, and achieve the following:
Create Shows & Events: For your store visitors and audience.
Live Streaming Shows can be created and scheduled from the Dashboard. Event properties like Title & Description, Promotional Banner & Video, Date & Time, and Host details can be configured easily.
1. Product Demonstration & Showcase
2. Product Launch
3. Educating buyers and spreading awareness
4. Special Deals & Discounts
5. Influencer Marketing and Brand Advocacy
6. Entertaining content that keeps your target buyer audience engaged
7. Telling your brand story
If you Live Stream on Shopify using our Live Shopping App, it can be recorded to facilitate video commerce via playback. All shows can be shared on Social Media for better reach and results.
Buyer Interfaces: See Live, Upcoming, and Past Shows.
Buyers will be able to see a list of shows and click on anyone to view them. All interfaces are well-designed to maximize engagement and resultant sales. In our upcoming releases, we’ll be adding more sections for pages of Shopify stores.
Also with features like Floating Video Widget, you can embed a Floating Video Widget on all, or on selected pages of your website. The widget will become visible to all the users on your website when a live show is happening. This automatically presents a video preview from your Live Shopping Show.
Engage LIVE: Through Live Streaming and Chat.
Engage buyers and connect with them in real-time. Give your viewers the confidence to buy by using features like Pin Message, Product Spotlight, Live Chat with Quote Reply, and more. All new features will automatically be available to stores using our Live Stream Shopping Shopify app.
Promote & Enhance Product Experience: Choose & Promote products with every show.
Promote products from your store during the events. Deliver product/service information audibly and visually with real-time product demos, and gain customer mindshare. All chosen products will be available for easy buying with our Live Shopping Shopify app during the live stream or its recorded playback.
Engagement & Commerce Analytics – Analyze & Grow Sales: Enhance your sales funnel and boost revenue.
Make live streaming more impactful for your store with every show. Accelerate purchase decisions for your buyers and drive sales with data-based decision-making.
Admins can track their Show Performance, Viewer Information, and Engagement for Live as well as Recorded Shows. Moreover, the graphical representation of analytics allows admins to quickly interpret data, find better insights, and reap the benefits of analytics.
Commerce & Sales Analytics also enable admins to track Add-to-cart Rates, Product View, Product Purchases, Sales, and Conversions for Live as well as Recorded Shopping Shows.
Hosting Live Shopping Shows
Host Apps – iOS/Android
Hosts of your live streams could be you – the Store Owner, your Influencers, Brand Advocates, Employees, or anyone who can speak to your buyer audience about your brand & products, or deliver complementary content. Our Hosts apps available for both iOS and Android are very easy to use and have innovative features like beautification filters, chat, etc to make your live streams successful.
Read More: How Brands can choose anyone to Host Live Shopping Shows – Influencers, KOLs, Employees.
Custom RTMP via Live Streaming Softwares
Live Shopping Shows can also be streamed using external cameras and professional videography setups via Live Streaming Softwares like OBS, vMix, Ecamm, etc.
Benefits of Live Stream Shopping for Shopify
Using a Live Stream Shopping for Shopify Stores is the new way of selling online. It helps you deliver better product experiences and buyer engagement that online shopping lacks. It can give your store the boost needed for growth and broader reach amongst buyers. The perks of Live Streaming Commerce that we are sharing below are not exhaustive, and there certainly are many more based on how you use it:
- Improved conversion rates, session time, and buyer engagement
- Increased repeat visits
- Enhanced product experience and better customer mindshare
- Gather real-time analytics
- Increased sales with accelerated purchase decisions
- Higher net promoter score (NPS) and repeat customer rate
- Lowered customer acquisition cost (CAC) and optimized advertising spends
Live streaming commerce & real-time engagement are here! Are you ready to take advantage?
Live streaming commerce and real-time buyer engagement are potential sources of innovation for businesses that will get you closer to your buyers and goals. Now you can leverage the power of Channelize.io and Shopify to build your brand and generate more revenue!
It’s totally a win-win situation!
As Live Stream Shopping continues to grow in popularity, brands pioneer the new technology to bridge the gap between the offline and online shopping experience by creating a “hybrid” format. Channelize.io Live Stream Shopping Platform has helped 800+ Brands across the globe to come closer to their customers, which is crucial to connect with existing customers and unlocking future generations. Read our Client Stories to know more!
Adding Live Video Shopping to your Shopify store is plug-and-play, with no coding required. Once installed, create, manage, and broadcast your events effortlessly. Now is the time to get started, all you have to do is follow a few basic steps as mentioned below and start selling LIVE.
1. Installation of the App
2. Creating an Event
3. Adding Event Basics
4. Choosing Products
5. Adding a Host
6. Managing your Event
7. Going Live from Broadcaster App