While helping one of my music clients from Miami with his Digital promotion I am realizing that Facebook does not allow load up of digital stores in mobile browsers. Asking my self if this is for all F-Commerce stores, music or non-music related? Or does this only happen with Androids?
My client is an avid Instagram user so I suggested to include the link of his newly set-up Nimbit facebook store in his Instagram profile, which we did with a domain forwarder. To our surprise despite of the link, Facebook apparently has no functionality for this feature as it redirects the visitor to a default Mobile Page with no link to the Nimbit Facebook Store. Which its a shame because huge social momentum is lost for the musician. In this particular case, when somebody clicks on the Instagram link and then is not able to “LIKE” the musician for his friends to see. Instead we had to redirect to the Nimbit hosted store which has no Social functionality.
Mobile Commerce (M-Commerce) or Facebook Commerce (F-Commerce) is still in its infancy for Musicians. I actually did a test for 2 other bands, one in Topspin and the other one in Bandcamp and both seem to have the same problem with Facebook.
Whichever the case I am monitoring all of these functionality as there is no doubt that the future of monetary transactions for Independent Bands will reside on the Mobile Sphere.