Two of the world’s biggest websites, Facebook and eBay, have teamed up to create a whole new “social shopping” experience, the pair confirmed. Author: Deborah Bates
Two of the world’s biggest websites, Facebook and eBay, have teamed up to create a whole new “social shopping” experience, the pair confirmed.
Parcel2go.com confirmed that both sites will work together to help users find the right products by them. Facebook users can ‘like’ or ‘recommend’ eBay pages, much like they can on the social network’s own pages.
Furthermore, they will soon be able to label items as something they ‘want’ with a new feature; in addition to labelling products that they ‘love’, ‘own’ or have reviewed previously. When a friend takes such action, it will appear in their network’s news feed.
It is perhaps no surprise the two internet moguls have teamed up for such a service, given millions of people worldwide now choose to select their items on the web and use an online payment service to complete the transaction.
eBay’s Matthew Mengerink (the website’s developer) believes by introducing the new service, they can make such a process less “individualistic and lonely”. He added on Adweek.com that the new venture will provide increased opportunities for online retailers.
Mengerink stated: “We’re building up small, mid tier and large merchants to accelerate growth. If we have millions of merchants on this globally, we can distribute the best integration of your merchandise and connect it into the eBay store front.”