Social Selling Vs. Social Commerce: How They are Not the Same Ep. 099

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There is no social selling in social commerce.

Martin Brossman, Greg Hyer and Elyse Archer discuss the confusion retailers and direct sellers are creating by adopting the term “social selling.” So, to set the record straight, Greg explains why simple transactions that happen as a result of an engagement between a retailer or seller with a consumer is social commerce and not social selling. You will understand why social selling developed to address relationship building in complex sales cycles and not simple transactions.

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The Social Selling Podcast by Linking into Sales is sponsored in kind by North Carolina State University – Technology Training Solutions. Please be sure to visit to learn more about their professional continuing education opportunities so you too can sharpen your technology skills and remain competitive in your industry.

Audio Run-time: 39:24

The Social Selling Podcast by Linking into Sales is a professional development podcast geared towards sales and marketing professionals that use social media tools and networks to support sales and buying cycles and help them become more proficient in social selling.

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