Now this is a neat addition – ShopLocket, a simple way to sell “anything” from a website, is now partnered with WordPress.com enabling blog and site owners to sell, well, “anything” from their own sites.
To enable this brave new world of blog-based e-commerce, ShopLocket has introduced a WordPress plugin that will enable users of the platform to quickly make their goods available on their sites.
With the integration, WordPress.com Enterprise and VIP users will be able to easily embed items for sale anywhere they wish to, whether that be in posts, separate pages, or even through various sidebars on their sites.
First picked up on TechCrunch I find this very interesting in terms of timing as WooThemes announced some interest in getting into the hosted eCommerce space with WooCommerce.
The business model is quite simple – 2.5% per transaction plus credit card fees. The winner, as mentioned, may end up being the end user who won’t have to jump through hoops in some crazy ecommerce shopping cart experience.
But I would add it’s going to be a boon for bloggers and site owners, especially the ones that just have something very simple to sell, like a simple eBook or whatnot.
I would imagine that long-term this could be a paid upgrade for normal WP.com users as the system matures and is tested through VIP and the enterprise.
Is this worth making a switch to? Would you see yourself or your clients using this?
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