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Facebook's 'Canvas' Set To Enhance Mobile Ecommerce

Continued Rise Of Mobile

The rise and rise of mobile internet use continues, from search to social media and ecommerce, mobiles are quickly becoming the go to device for people looking to connect and discover new things.

This is evident from statements from Google that showed that "more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US"  

Yet while this trend steams ahead, businesses are still adjusting.  Facebook aims to help businesses adjust to the change in customer behaviour by providing solutions that create a more seamless and valuable experience for people online.

Areas for improvement on mobile they are focusing on overcoming are; difficult navigation; slow load times and checkouts not optimised for mobile.

Canvas - A Native Way To Browse From Ads

Continuing on it's development of Product Ads, Facebook is working on 'Canvas' designed to bring features that help to deliver on advertising objectives with particular consideration for the users mobile experience.

Features Of Canvas:

  • Ads displaying a variety of products in a full-screen, fast-loading experience within Newsfeed.
  • 'Buy' button to seamlessly purchase products directly from business without leaving their Newsfeed.

Facebook Canvas Adverts For Mobile

Shop Section For Pages

In addition to Canvas, Pages will soon feature a dedicated Shop section to showcase products that can be brought direct from the Page or via the business's own retail site.

With these developments Facebook is showing clear intent of creating a direct way businesses can promote their products direct to a mobile audience.

Facebook Shop Section For Pages