Since Stephen Langford joined as online director in June 2020, M&S has been on a mission to ‘turbocharge’ its online growth, implementing a number of omnichannel initiatives such as a new digital click and collect service, and the expansion of ‘brands at M&S’.
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The latest initiative is ‘M&S Live’ – a live shopping service that enables customers to join live broadcasts hosted by experts, where they can view product demonstrations, ask questions, and buy anything featured. M&S Live launched with a broadcast centred around its Goodmove activewear range, and featured yoga teacher and health coach, Rosie Underwood, alongside M&S head of lingerie design, Soozie Jenkinson. According to the retailer, initial trials generated positive feedback from customers, with an average dwell time of over 75%.
M&S’ live video shopping event for its Goodmove activewear range. Image via M&S
M&S is surely hoping that live shopping will further capture the attention of online shoppers in previously dwindling categories including clothing and homeware. Sales of these categories are on the up, increasing by 3.2% in the 13 weeks leading up to January 1st 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels, driven by a 50.8% overall leap in online sales. Live streaming – which McKinsey predicts could account for as much as 10% to 20% of all ecommerce sales by 2026, enables retailers to combine aspects of the in-store experience, such as customer service, with elements of ecommerce such as ease and convenience.