What Whatsapp Status Enables Reseller to Do as Channel
Kusumah Arif Prihatna1, Rosalin Ayal2, Meutia Sistarani3, Yunitasari Christanti4

1Kusumah Arif Prihatna, Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

2Rosalin Ayal, Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

3Meutia Sistarani, Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

4Yunitasari Christanti, Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Manuscript received on 01 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 August 2019 | PP: 44-55 | Volume-8 Issue-9S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: I30090789S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I3009.0789S319

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Abstract: This research aims to understand the phenomena that arise from WhatsApp users who utilize WhatsApp Status to market their products. This research focuses on the background capabilities of WhatsApp Status that allow resellers to market their products based on capabilities of WhatsApp Status as part of social media, as a channel to deliver the value proposition to the customer, and as a means of supporting engagement between sellers and buyers. The qualitative approach was carried out by involving selected active users of WhatsApp Status based on Snowball Sampling. This research identifies the significant capability of WhatsApp Status as the main digital marketing channel for resellers in marketing their products where WhatsApp Status allows attachment between resellers and customers while WhatsApp itself is the most used chat application. However, WhatsApp Status has limited functionality only as a marketing channel with all the capabilities of social media in general.

Keywords: WhatsApp, WhatsApp Status, Attachement Theory, Digital Media, Channel, Marketing, Reseller
Scope of the Article: Social Networks