eCommerce

Future CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne on the Sustainability of Ecommerce & Monetizing Specialist Content
July 2, 2018 at 10:50 am

Publishers have historically touted ecommerce as a golden opportunity to increase their topline revenue. In this age of digital disruption, where major platforms like Facebook, Google and increasingly, Amazon have asserted their dominance, publishers of all sizes have had to work hard to reconfigure their business models to adapt. For media brands, now is the…

4 Customer Experience Tactics Publishers Should Steal from Ecommerce
June 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

Everything is convenient these days. I noticed the other day that my kiddo had a hole in his shoe, so while I was sitting in line at the dry cleaners, I opened the Zappos app and ordered my son a new pair of the same shoes (one size up, of course). It took 3 minutes,…

Q&A With Hearst Magazines Digital Media CTO Michael Dugan on a Commerce-Focused Future
May 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

Like most companies, Hearst Magazines Digital Media is ever in search of sustainable revenue streams. One area it’s eyeing as ripe for growth is in ecommerce. With a host of enthusiast and lifestyle brands -- bolstered by the recent Rodale acquisition -- the company is well aware that its content inspires many buying decisions. Making…

5 Technologies Reshaping Ecommerce
May 2, 2018 at 11:51 am

Technology isn’t just changing the way consumers shop; it’s opening up new channels and giving ecommerce stores new ways to interact with customers. But the latest and greatest innovations aren’t always new. Sometimes the technology is improved over a long period of time, becoming more intuitive and better able to meet the demands of a…

Ecommerce is On the Rise Again. Here Are 6 Articles On Ecommerce Strategies for Publishers
May 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

Ecommerce has emerged as a hot topic for 2018. Just last month Hearst Magazines acquired a minority stake in Gear Patrol (a men’s brand focused on enthusiast products and content) to bolster it’s ecommerce strategy, while Future (parent company of TechRadar and PC Gamer), acquired NewBay Media, (which is heavy on enthusiast and product-based verticals…

Hearst Magazines Buys Minority Stake in Gear Patrol to Ramp Up E-Commerce
April 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

Hearst Magazines is acquiring a minority stake in Gear Patrol, a digital and print publication focused on products and enthusiast communities, to help the company branch out into more e-commerce efforts to diversify revenue. Gear Patrol is in the emerging crop of digital media companies that specializes in e-commerce, generating revenue by referring readers to…

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…