Is Facebook Really the Best Place to Try to Sell to People? Perhaps Not…

Another article that shows that trying to sell directly to Facebook users is probably not the best way to go.  THIS article from Mashable.com looks at a number of very popular and well-known brands who set up their Facebook stores last year when the capability became available.  Many of them, less than a year later, have shut down their Facebook stores.

The debate over what good social media is when it comes to selling products continues to rage.  For many companies, unless something can lead to direct sales, then it isn’t worth doing, so they skip social media.  However, some companies have become smart about it.  They know that social media is excellent for networking, generating buzz about their company name and products, and encouraging discussion about those products and services.

Do you use social media to sell directly to people?  Has it been successful or are other social media sites, such as Pinterest, been more successful?  Leave us a comment and let us know.

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