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Shopify works with Facebook on ‘Buy’ button

Media | 06/10/2015 6:49 pm EDT

Shopify Inc. said Wednesday it is working with Facebook Inc. to allow Shopify's own clients to sell and advertise products using Facebook’s “Buy” button. Shopify said in a blog post: “For the last year, we've been working closely with the team at Facebook to create a solution for Shopify merchants to advertise and sell their products.” A new feature along these lines will be beta tested with a group of U.S.-based merchants, Shopify said. The initial group of merchants will receive an invitation that states they will be able to add the “Buy” button to their products via their Shopify accounts allowing users to buy products while on Facebook, the blog said. Shopify merchants can also add a Facebook sales channel to their Shopify accounts...

Shopify teams with Pinterest to create new sales platform

Media | 06/05/2015 3:56 pm EDT

Ottawa-based e-commerce company Shopify on Tuesday said it has teamed with social networking website Pinterest to provide businesses a new way to sell things directly to online audiences. Shopify said in a blog post it has worked with Pinterest to create "Buyable Pins" that include a button users can click to purchase products using credit cards or Apple Inc.'s Pay software. The company said this feature allows small- and medium-sized businesses to become "among the first in the world to be selling directly to the millions of shoppers that use Pinterest every day."...