Best social media for e-commerce



Hi good day
I sale underfloor heating products in my web site and I would to know what social media should I dedicate more time and effort to get the most traffic possible .
Thank you


Try Facebook because their advertising campaigns are able to pinpoint local age groups, sex, house owners, etc. The rates are reasonable.

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Instagram: You will get a huge fan following if you are using high quality photography
Facebook: Can give instant response to your brand, don’t forget to share in relevant groups.
Quora: Ask your customers or friends to review you here.


Are you really suggesting that photographs of underfloor heating products (the OP’s stated niche) are going to appeal to the masses? I don’t use Instagram, but that seems highly unlikely to me.


Yes, it does. Many industrial and engineering companies trying their best in fb and insta. Anything that catches visual attraction generate followers. Even videos like: “Making knife from bolts” are famous these days. High time!


I recommend using Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The best effect can be obtained by using all social networks. The more social signs your site gets the better.


Yes, Totally agree with John_Betong.
In addition you can also join Groups related to your business to post your products or services .


I think Instagram and Facebook is best for eCommerce sites .


For business and industrial customers try Linkedin.


whilst this is not answering your question on which social platform to use, i would add that having a very detailed website is crucial.

Having recently installed UFH in my house i found it quite hard to understand at times as i had to learn the names of parts etc. If i were you i’d create pages on each part stating what it does, how to install it, alternative names etc You’ll then pick up search engine traffic from people like me trying to find that info.

For example i just bought a wiring centre. there are 2 types from what i can see 240v and 24v versions. I have no idea which is better and have gone with 240v as it was cheaper and i wasn’t sure what transformers i needed for the 24v version. I couldn’t find a page explaining the difference so if i were you i’d write one with a title something like ‘240v vs 24v underfloor heating actuators’ and mention the control centres and actuators etc etc. If you do a google search on that title right now all you will get is websites selling 24v or 240v parts but with no explanation of which to choose or why.


The best selling platform for your product would be Facebook. Insta won’t be a solid option in my opinion, product is not suited for visual marketing (that’s not flowers/cars/etc, which are really good for Instagram). Try twitter as well, it is another solid option for you.


You need to manage all the social media accounts. Facebook, Instagram and twitter all the three should be collectively managed for social media marketing. In addition to that you can use gmail campaigns also. you will get fruitful results.


Thank you so much !!!
I see that everybody think Facebook, followed by Instagram. And I really like the idea of Noppy about getting all products together and explain in a simple way how everything work in Underfloor heating.


Hi There,

Since the product you are selling is B2C, I would recommend Facebook. Facebook is the perfect place to approach masses and get traction on products that are targeted towards general public.

You can also join relevant groups on Facebook to build an audience.


Facebook is the good option for you. Also i would be at your place then i would use Reddit also and post content with a link.


Thank you so much !!! Reddit ??? I never use it before , is difficult to use ?


I think,facebook is best option for e-commerce,you can increase number of friends in little effort.and make your post viral in second.
2nd best option is twitter…if u have a lots of follwer ,you can spread article in many ways by some click.


The best social media is not the one. i tell you why?
if you are looking for go viral and wanna to make trend of your topic then you can prefer Twitter.
But if you are looking for a stability type of thing than fb and insta is the best option for you.


Choosing social media completely depends on the kind off product you are selling. As you are selling B2C products its important that your business would be present where your TG are. So considering all these, I think FB and Instagram are the best social media for your product. The most important thing is targeting and how you are analyzing the data. Use a good real-time analytics tool to track the sales and marketing data and act on the actionable insights given by the tool. E-commerce success depends on certain things -

  • Great product - which I think you have
  • Selling and analyzing the user behavior and customizing your store so that it will be highly profitable

On second point you need real-time data with predictions on user behavior. Try a solution which can provide all these things in real-time. Track the journey of your customer at every step and will be able to act fast as per the trends and requirements.


I think Facebook is best social media for your business to increase traffic.