A digital channel is a means of distributing or selling products or services electronically, as opposed to through physical channels such as brick-and-mortar stores. Digital channels can include online marketplaces, e-commerce websites, mobile apps, and other platforms that allow customers to interact with a business and make purchases digitally.
Digital channels have become increasingly important in recent years, as more and more consumers have begun to shop and interact with businesses online. In addition to offering customers a convenient and easily accessible way to make purchases, digital channels also provide businesses with valuable data and insights into customer behavior, which can be used to improve their products, services, and overall customer experience. The following are common types of digital channel.
Web sites including social media and video sharing sites.
Search engine results.
Communication tools such as email or messaging apps.
Mobile apps including apps launched by brands or sites to drive sales.
Events that allow users to participate such as a webinar.
Digital media such as streaming video and music services.
Virtual game environments that support virtual locations for brands or advertising.