Post # 1
I wrote this yesterday: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/in-love-with-a-new-wedding-band#axzz2l6UH5639
The jeweler appears to have signed up for an account and responded… Creepy! They found my post just by a link???
Has this happened to anyone else?
Post # 3
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
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
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
@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 # 7
@wrkbrk: Yes, exactly! lol It’s one thing for them to analyze where traffic is coming from, and another one to sign up so they can tell me to buy it. lol
Post # 8
@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 # 9
@letigre: I suppose a response from the retailer was just the last thing I ever expected.
Post # 10
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
I don’t think it’s creepy, I think it’s tech-savy business plan.
Post # 12
Well, their post is gone now. So either I scared them off with my reaction or they were removed for putting their email address in.
Post # 13
@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.