5 Sneak Peek Techniques to Drive Social Commerce Sales

With the advent of social commerce, Facebook and Instagram are no longer just bullhorns for brands, but online storefronts that fans can shop. To build buzz around your Facebook and Instagram sales, we recommend sprinkling your scheduled posts with sneak peeks of what you have in store.

Below, we show you how five Soldsie sellers are engaging fans and piquing interest with teaser posts.

Show off a popular item.

Ikat Elephant

This customer fave is restocked and up tomorrow night at 8 pm CST.

Posted by The Ikat Elephant Boutique on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Ikat Elephant Boutique sold out of its popular embroidered tunic, but turned lemons into lemonade by making it an opportunity to promote its Facebook sale. The post also works by the scarcity principle, which tells us that limited quantity makes an item seem more desirable and valuable.

Direct fans to web content.

Live Love Polish

Nail polish mavens Life Love Polish made clever use of to direct fans from its Instagram to its website. The Instagram clip encourages fans to click on the link in Live Love Polish’s bio in order to find the full video. With, fans jump seamlessly from social media to web content.

Offer a preview of an upcoming sale.


NEW ARRIVALS TONIGHT! Everyday Style you can wear all summer long! See you at 8pm CST!

Posted by Townhouse Boutique Auctions on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This photo collage by Townhouse Boutique not only gears up for an upcoming sale, but it also gives potential customers an idea of the shop’s aesthetic. Customers who like and share the post will float it to their friends’ News Feeds. Create your own collages with apps like Pic Stitch!

Get a detail shot.

Ricrac and Ruffles

SNEAK PEEK since many of you have asked about the release of our Christmas/Holiday items! We do not have a release date yet!

Posted by Ricrac and Ruffles Children’s Boutique Auctions on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Christmas is still months away, but Ricrac and Ruffles Children’s Boutique knows that it’s never too early to start preparing. This glimpse of festive bows, polka dots, stripes, and lace gets customers dreaming of merchandise so that when the time comes, they’ll be ready to snap it up!

Have a Pre-Order Sale.

Jenny Boston

My Favorite Baseball Tee/Tunic in Burgundy-Pre-Sale-Small & Mediums Only Left!This is a perfect top for Fall! Great…

Posted by Jenny Boston on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jenny Boston eschews the waiting period and allows fans to pre-order the most sought-after fall styles. Fans who are viewing the post on mobile can indulge in an impulse buy, and those who miss out on the initial sale will be waiting to order when it becomes available!

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