How to Use Periscope for Online Shopping this Black Friday?

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Do you like shopping for clothes, gadgets, and other things through social media? If you do, then you might want to take a look at Periscope app.

How to Use Periscope for Online Shopping this Black Friday?

How to Use Periscope for Online Shopping this Black Friday?

Periscope is not a new social media. It has been around for years and it is owned by Twitter. And on Black Friday, the developers of this app promised that Periscope will be a great addition to your phone when you shop this holiday.

How can Periscope help your shopping?

The big day is approaching.

Retailers will be live-streaming their behind-the-scenes footage of the things that their customers expect when that day comes.

The live-streaming feature of this app will make Black Friday online shopping more human as you can see those people behind the retailers. The videos you can watch will feature store employees while preparing for the big day.

The app also offers a layer of exclusivity for loyal customers. Retailers can create broadcasts and choose those viewers who can watch the stream directly from their stores.

Periscope as a social medium for online shopping this Black Friday is not only for retailers, but it is also for shoppers who want to know what they can do on that day.

For instance, if the live-streaming shows a retailer is selling affordable televisions or what is the queue like in their physical store, viewers can easily adjust their schedule or things to buy.

What stores will participate?

Unfortunately, not all stores will be live-streaming on Black Friday. There are only specific retailers who wish to participate.

The reason for this is that some policies of companies about recording may not allow them to use the app. This is especially true during the high-traffic day of Black Friday.

But Periscope is not the only social medium that you can use when you need help for your online shopping.

Twitter and Facebook will be loaded with feeds about what is happening in one store. You can follow some people who will give you a bigger picture view before you even go to the physical store of a retailer.

Beware of Scams

Scammers know that shoppers would go online to buy gifts on Black Friday. What they do is send out fake emails filled with phishing links and virus-filled attachments.

This can be a huge problem to shoppers who made online purchases and they are waiting for the arrival for a legitimate delivery confirmation. Instead, they would get these phony emails.

But before you even click on the link, check the sender’s email address first. This is to make sure that the email was indeed sent by the retailer or the delivery service of the shop.

It is also ideal that you keep track of your packages. Thieves will also target those delivery trucks and grab packages when the truck pulls away.

Always track your delivery and know when it will arrive at your door. In that way, you can arrange to have the package be delivered inside your house right away.

Black Friday is a great time to shop because of the huge deals provided by many online retailers. Use the available social media for your shopping convenience but be aware of those scams associated with online shopping.


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Author: Jane Danes

Jane has a lifelong passion for writing. As a blogger, she loves writing breaking technology news and top headlines about gadgets, content marketing and online entrepreneurship and all things about social media. She also has a slight addiction to pizza and coffee.

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