In-stream commerce is a key element of TikTok’s future growth strategy, with the platform already seeing big success with its on-platform buying options in mainland China.
Integrating eCommerce, via shopping displays, live-streams, integrated promotions, etc., also gives TikTok another means to enable effective monetization, so that creators can get paid for their efforts.
And as TikTok notes, it already sees eCommerce as a key element of its app:
“eCcommerce is no longer the future of shopping - it is shopping. In this new landscape, brands must keep up with consumers' ever-changing online shopping behaviors - and TikTok is at the forefront of this new era.”
To provide some more perspective on this, TikTok has shared some new insights into how its users view in-stream buying, and how these trends are helping to shape the evolution of the app.
Could be some important considerations heading into the holiday shopping season.