Interesting stats about online retailers and their Facebook fan pages from MediaPost. And we quote:
"Among online shoppers who engage in social media, more than 80% are using Facebook. YouTube comes in second at 31%, followed by MySpace with 22%, Twitter with 16%, and LinkedIn at 12%. Yet 25% of the top 100 online retailers have no formal presence on Facebook, Ertell says, and another 25% have fewer than 10,000 fans. The study found that 49% of those who follow companies through social media want to hear about deals, and 45% want to see products. Only 5% use social media primarily for customer support.
69% of online shoppers who are social media users, 56% have chosen to "friend," "follow" or "subscribe to" at least one store. But they are selective, and 61% of this group is connected to fewer than five companies. Another 21% is made up of more serious shoppers who follow between 6 and 10 stores, while just 18% is hardcore enough to have friended more than 10."