I posted a link to a ring and the Retailer responded??!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
56 posts
Worker bee

Companies use web analytics tools to see where their site traffic is coming from. They can clearly see that they were getting traffic from Weddingbee so that’s how they found you. It’s not that creepy.

Post # 4
Member
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hmm wow. Yes kinda creepy. Might be against TOS, I’m not sure, to follow ring posts and blast advertising and customer service. Wouldn’t be surprised if theyre flagged and deleted.

Post # 5
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

They probably have the ability to see where people come from when they visit their site. That is pretty normal. It shows them if people are clicking on banner ads and such. They probably saw a spike in hits from WeddingBee and decided to contact you.

I assume they contacted you with information on purchasing, and not any other reason.

Really, it’s good marketing. You said you love it, they contacted you in an e-mail like fashion. If you want them to stop, just ask, but really, it is brilliant.

Post # 6
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5483 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@howtobeawife:  HAHA I thought the exact same thing when I opened the thread this morning. I was like …………… did they create an account to tell you to buy their product? What the holy hell??

Post # 8
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@howtobeawife:  I think it was actually smart since chain jewellery stores tend to have marked up prices and offer large sale incentives to make items look like a good deal. Looking at their reply, they were simply letting you know that the item may have a promotional price soon, thus addressing other posters’ concerns that it was priced too high.

It’s similar to MoissyCo’s rep on here who pops in every now and again when the company is mentioned.

Post # 10
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can see where you are shocked by the action… but as the other Bees have said it really is smart marketing…

PLUS they’ve given you valuable info that it will probably be on Sale over the Holidays.

Now if they had created an account and then sent you a PM… that might have been a bit “overstepping” the terms of good taste… as it is now, they’ve just added to the conversation that was already underway on a Public Discussion Forum… no harm in that.

To @BeeG35: – As for TOS, I think they are good to go… as mentioned by other Bees, WBee has a good lot of Vendors / Retailers here in the mix… and they are free to comment on posts that are relative (this one was clearly relative).

The only thing I think they may have done wrong is they’ve left and email address in their post.  I believe that doing THAT is against WBee TOS.

 

Post # 11
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1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think it’s creepy, I think it’s tech-savy business plan.

Post # 13
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1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@howtobeawife:  I have to agree with you, smart business move or not, I find it creepy.  Makes you feel like you’re being watched, lol.  

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