Facebook Wants a Cut of Ebook Sales on Its Social Network
Authors and publishers have been selling books on Facebook for over six years now by setting up shops with 3rd-party services, and now Facebook wants to get into the act.
Buzzfeed reports that Facebook has finally woken up to the idea that commerce is possible any place where people congregate:
The company is building out shops within Facebook Pages, essentially mini e-commerce sites that give businesses a chance to set up second homes within its walls. The shops are still in the testing phase, but some already feature "buy" buttons that allow the entire shopping experience to occur within Facebook