Entertainment retail in 2015: as much fun as a Soviet potato queue

Entertainment retail: about as much fun as a Soviet potato queue

Why is it that one of the most creative industries on the planet chooses to sell their wares in such a boring unimaginative way? Entertainment retail has been ripe for reinvention for a long time, so thank goodness the studios are finally stepping up and having a go.

When it comes to selling online, the entertainment industry has always been more “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” than “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” You take your product - be it a movie, an album, a book, whatever - you chuck the packshot next to an ‘add to basket’ button and you wait for Joe Schmo to come along and purchase. From Joe’s point of view, he browses or searches, he clicks and fills in some forms, then he waits - either for a package to land on his doormat or a download to land on his hard drive. It’s an experience more akin to queuing in a Soviet potato queue than cascading into a world of fantasy and imagination.

Which is weird. Because this is the entertainment industry. It’s supposed to be about pushing boundaries and making dreams


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Debenhams + Buyapowa: this season's must-have collection

Debenhams

We've just gone live with our first campaign for Debenhams. It goes without saying that we're super-excited, and we really think social shopping's going to help them shake things up on the high street in the run-up to Christmas.

We'd publish the full press release here, but we'd rather let these fine people do our talking for us...

Brand Republic The Drum Yours Magazine Essential Retail

We'll be unveiling the secret technology which Debenhams, among others, are using at an exclusive webinar later this month. We'd love for you to attend. Just hit the button below to book your place and we'll see you there. 

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Why Tesco's customers love social shopping

Tesco Wine Co-buys

We love a good Co-buy. Well, we would. So, we were chuffed that Tesco's Co-buying channel, powered by our ground-breaking SaaS platform, appeared in Tesco's Wine Magazine this month, and is equally loved by their customers. 

Tesco Wine Co-buys

Social shopping is a great way to harness the power of social activity. Don't believe us? Listen to what your potential customers have to say! We love that Michael gets his vote in on the next bottle to be featured and that Paula is now sitting on 170 bottles of Tempranillo. Customers love to feel that they have a voice, are getting a great deal, and that they have the power to foward treats on to others.

In one recent Co-buy, Tesco's customers bagged a beaty of a bargain, with up to 47% off a case. Customers shifted 100 cases of wine in 2 hours by sharing the link to their purchse with friends and family. Everyone's a winner.

We're super proud of our cutting-edge social sales platform, and love to show it off. If you'd like to have a chat about what Buyapowa could do for you, then book a Demo.


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Entertainment retail in 2014: less fun than a Soviet potato queue

Entertainment retail: about as much fun as a Soviet potato queue

Why is it that one of the most creative industries on the planet chooses to sell their wares in such a boring unimaginative way? Entertainment retail has been ripe for reinvention for a long time, so thank goodness the studios are finally stepping up and having a go.

When it comes to selling online, the entertainment industry has always been more “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” than “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” You take your product - be it a movie, an album, a book, whatever - you chuck the packshot next to an ‘add to basket’ button and you wait for Joe Schmo to come along and purchase. From Joe’s point of view, he browses or searches, he clicks and fills in some forms, then he waits - either for a package to land on his doormat or a download to land on his hard drive. It’s an experience more akin to queuing in a Soviet potato queue than cascading into a world of fantasy and imagination.

Which is weird. Because this is the entertainment industry. It’s supposed to be about pushing boundaries and making dreams


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Tesco expands social selling approach to Tesco Direct

Tesco Direct

Retail giant Tesco launches new social selling campaign with social technology platform Buyapowa 

To drive word-of-mouth sales around its Direct range, Tesco will offer a series of deals and rewards starting with their Entertainment category

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London, 05/08/14 – The UK’s largest retailer Tesco has today launched a new word-of-mouth social selling campaign for its Direct range of products, in partnership with social selling platform Buyapowa. Building on Tesco’s previous experience of social selling with its Grocery division, the campaign enables customers to shop for great deals and earn exclusive rewards when pre-ordering the latest video games, such as new game-of-the-year contender ‘Destiny’.

Aside from using the innovative Co-buy mechanism to lower the price of products as more people shop, customers will be able to win exclusive rewards by creating the biggest buzz via social media. Prizes such as free games, merchandise and bonus content will also be on offer to those who can encourage the most friends to buy into the deals.

This introductory Co-buy on the entertainment products in Tesco’s Direct range will shortly be followed by further Co-buy offers across a broad range of products, as the retailer looks to extend the


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