eCommerce

Snap is Testing Commerce with Snapchat Discover Publishers
April 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

Snap has been stepping up efforts to curry favor with publishers, especially as publishers continue to feel the impact of Facebook’s news feed changes. Its newest pitch: commerce. Snap has begun testing a commerce function within a handful of Snapchat Discover publisher channels, according to multiple…

Allrecipes, Hidden Valley Team For AmazonFresh Integration
March 19, 2018 at 10:59 am

Hidden Valley is Allrecipes' first advertising partner to use the site’s AmazonFresh integration. Here is how it works: a user of Amazon's grocery delivery service can find a recipe on Allrecipes.com and click to purchase ingredients, such as meat, fruits and veggies, frozen and packaged food items. The order can…

Dennis is on Track to Make $83 Million from Selling Cars Online this Year
March 5, 2018 at 11:23 am

British magazine publisher Dennis is quietly building an e-commerce empire, and not through affiliate revenue — through online car sales. The publisher generated $43 million (£31 million) in 2017 from selling used and new cars via its site Buyacar.co.uk, double from the previous year. By the end of 2018, its car commerce business is forecast…

Mashable Offers Readers Some Perplexing Shoppable Images in New Partnership With eBay
February 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Following the likes of Instagram, Pinterest and PopSugar, media and entertainment company Mashable is embracing shoppable content. The site teamed up with online marketplace eBay to tag images in a pilot meant to explore what compels readers to click and buy. “Through the partnership, Mashable journalists will enable readers to shop the looks featured in Mashable by independently curating matching fashion items and…

Google Brings Its Different Payment Platforms Together Under the Google Pay Brand
January 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Google is simplifying the way it presents its different payments tools to consumers, uniting them under a new brand called Google Pay. In a Google blog post, Vice President of Product Management for Payments Pali Bhat described this as more of a rebranding than a change to the underlying products or technology. He said the…

Purch Is a Publisher With a $24 Million Business in Licensing Ad Tech
January 4, 2018 at 1:09 pm

With publishers realizing that they can no longer be wholly dependent on ads for their revenue, Purch is getting more serious about selling proprietary technology to other publishers. Purch — a commerce-focused publisher that owns tech and product review sites such as Tom’s Guide, Top Ten Reviews and Live Science — is profitable. It makes about…

BuzzFeed Now Has 19 People Writing Commerce Content
November 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

BuzzFeed’s commitment to commerce revenue continues to grow, and as a result, it’s begun pursuing commerce revenue more like a regular publisher might: through search. After more than two years of experiments focused on identity-focused listicles like “39 Fucking Awesome Gifts For Anyone Who Loves to Swear” or “27 Gifts Only Math and Science Nerds…

BuzzFeed Wants to Sell Your Gadget, And Keep a Cut of the Sales
October 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

BuzzFeed makes money selling ads. It has started making money selling its own gadgets. Now it wants to combine the two ideas: The publisher is telling gadget-makers and inventors it will make ads for their inventions, in exchange for a cut of their product’s sales. This one comes out of BuzzFeed’s newish Product Labs group,…

8 Trends & Takeaways From the FUSE Media Summit Keynote
September 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

At the inaugural FUSE Media technology summit in September 2016, publishing executives and tech providers came together to discuss ways in which technology was helping to resuscitate a publishing industry in flux. Attendees were treated to a prescient forecasting of media trends from FUSE Media conference chair Jeffrey Litvack, who at the time was interim…