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Social media’s influence on our lives and businesses will continue to grow exponentially in 2012.

And that means whether or not you choose to embrace it, as well as how you use it, will continue to affect your bottom line. As social media began to gain more and more traction over the last decade, it emerged as a credible avenue for retailers to attract followers, as well as share deals with consumers.

However, as the medium continues to evolve, “making social central to the shopping experience is still a largely untapped way to drive sales and increase margins,” according to Mashable.com’s seven social media predictions for 2012.

The social media news blog believes more businesses will set up shop within the walls of Facebook, personalize their e-commerce sites based on a consumer’s Facebook and Twitter taste graph, and increase participation in second-tier social networks like Tumblr and Pinterest where users organically share their purchases and wish lists.

Have you been able to successfully attract followers to your social media platforms, and how do you plan to evolve this year?

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Social Media Will Affect Sales Even More in 2012

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Social media’s influence on our lives and businesses will continue to grow exponentially in 2012.

And that means whether or not you choose to embrace it, as well as how you use it, will continue to affect your bottom line. As social media began to gain more and more traction over the last decade, it emerged as a credible avenue for retailers to attract followers, as well as share deals with consumers.

However, as the medium continues to evolve, “making social central to the shopping experience is still a largely untapped way to drive sales and increase margins,” according to Mashable.com’s seven social media predictions for 2012.

The social media news blog believes more businesses will set up shop within the walls of Facebook, personalize their e-commerce sites based on a consumer’s Facebook and Twitter taste graph, and increase participation in second-tier social networks like Tumblr and Pinterest where users organically share their purchases and wish lists.

Have you been able to successfully attract followers to your social media platforms, and how do you plan to evolve this year?

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10 Things You Can Fit Into Your 63,206-Character Facebook Status

Use Google+ To Improve Your SEO

Sportswriters to follow on Twitter

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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