Some further exciting e-commerce news from the past days.
Interesting relationship that Eric Eldon conjectures on Inside Facebook: Facebook’s ambition in regards to Credits (their virtual currency), points towards a business model where the usage of the platform may become mandatory. Facebook is predicting high revenues coming from the taxation of Credit driven transactions:
If Credits is to account for a third of Facebook’s revenue in the next 12 months, like Parker said, another implication is that the mandatory roll-out is coming sometime very soon.”
Payvment, the inter-network e-commerce solution for Facebook, plans to diversify after their last successful financing round: The APIs from MasterCard will be incorporated as alternative payment methods to PayPal. According to own statements, the MasterCard payment method will be very helpful for the planned internationalization. Furthermore, Payvment wants to extend its offering to other networks beyond Facebook:
Zappos. The online retailer started with shoes and expanded into a universal retailer and social web company. Now they have introduced an own API. The roadmap sounds exciting and covers exactly what one would want to have in an API in this industry:
Read more: Extras: Magento Mobile, Facebook Credits, Zappos API http://www.optaros.com/blogs/extras-magento-mobile-facebook-credits-zappos-api#ixzz0q9YYMRVZ
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