Social Media Drives Revenue

Written by Jan Corpus. Posted in New Media, Social Media

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Published on February 02, 2016 with No Comments

Social media continues to grow in popularity, and its commercial potential is obvious. But with the actual value of a click or share in doubt, how does one quantify just how big of a payments impact social commerce can make?

That’s what Eventbrite aims to answer in its latest report, titled: “Social Commerce: A Look At The Global Numbers.

Eventbrite’s second major study (the first came in 2010) invents some interesting metrics to measure sharing value, and looks into how Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn differ in the social commerce sphere. We take a look at those metrics, plus some international tendencies and an infographic, in this PYMNTS Data Point.

Dollars Per Share (DPS)

DPS is a metric Eventbrite created that measures the “average value of the additional tickets sold through” through a social media share. The study claims that DPS has nearly doubled since its last study in 2010, increasing 81 percent from $1.78 to $3.23. Twitter saw the biggest DPS growth, at 330 percent, and now sits at $1.85. Facebook remains the biggest DPS draw at $4.15, and has grown 65 percent over the past two years. LinkedIn continues to lag behind, growing just 2 percent to a DPS of $0.92.

Visits Per Share (VPS)

VPS is another Eventbrite metric, this time measuring the “amount of additional traffic generated by each act of sharing.” VPS is also on the rise, as Eventbrite says the average number of clicks it gets on a link shared via social commerce has risen from seven to 17. Twitter links get the post VPS with an average of 33, while Facebook receives 14 and LinkedIn holds its own with 10.

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