The Psychology of Social Commerce [Infographic]

There are many social factors routed in psychology that make people want to part with their money, but how can you leverage them to make your landing pages convert? The infographic below explores the stats of psychological spending, looking at some common brain triggers.

If you think you’ve been impervious to these subtle persuasions of the expert salesperson, then read on and learn how you’ve been coerced over the years without your brain even knowing it.

Social Commerce Psychology Infographic
Infographic by Tab Juice – Click for full size image.

— Oli Gardner


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About Oli Gardner
Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He’s obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices, and his disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. A prolific international keynote speaker, Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, interaction, and psychology to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. He was recently named the "The 2018 Marketer to Watch," in the under 46 category, by his mother.
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  1. Alex Zagoumenov

    Oli, thanks for sharing yet another great infographic! I recently read a book of a similar nature called “How we decide” ( and yes, this infpgraphic is so true and backed up by major social psychology experiments. Thanks again for sharing!

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  3. Will Hull, MPA

    It’s good to see the book, “Influence” by Robert B Cialdini out there as an infographic. I read this book during grad school and can’t recommend it enough. Why do we always fall victim to those pesky Girl Scouts when they want to sell us cookies or our co-workers peddling them for their kids. It’s in this book and infographic.

  4. Matthew Barby

    Another great infographic here. Landing page conversion is something that we have been focusing on a lot over the past year and there are some great tools out there to help with it. Crazy Egg has been a personal favourite of mine, but like you have outlined in your article, it is all about understanding the motivations of your target market and evoking an emotional response with the content you are putting in front of them.

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  6. Mike98ctg

    Check out “The Nature of Life” by Anton Glotser, it’s the psychology book out there

  7. Little Dave

    A very good infographic. Extremely useful, well done

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