Twitter Commerce

  • Commerce at Twitter is not dead

    Commerce at Twitter is not dead

    The reports of commerce’s death at Twitter have been greatly exaggerated, according to a tweetstorm by Nathan Hubbard, Twitter’s head of commerce. Last month BuzzFeed reported that Jack Dorsey had put Buy Buttons, product pages and other commerce efforts on the “back-burner,” and the commerce team was shifted into other divisions. But now Hubbard writes: “commerce… Read More

  • Twitter Poaches Googler (And Son Of Viacom CEO) Philippe Dauman Jr To Lead Commerce Partnerships

    Twitter Poaches Googler (And Son Of Viacom CEO) Philippe Dauman Jr To Lead Commerce Partnerships

    Twitter has not yet officially launched commerce services — where users would be able to buy products that are advertised in Tweets — but it continues to build out the infrastructure it will need to have in place for when it does. The latest development on that front is that it has hired away Philippe Dauman, Jr from Google to lead commerce partnerships. Dauman, who had been at… Read More

  • Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

    Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

    Twitter has not responded to reports, from others and from us, that it is building a marketplace-style platform where users can buy things, but Twitter is quietly building it out anyway. The latest development is that the social network has posted job ads for people to work on a commerce service — one of the rare times that the company has itself disclosed detail of what it is planning… Read More

  • With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music, Ticket Sales To Twitter

    With $1.3M From Voyager & More, Chirpify Brings Direct Music, Ticket Sales To Twitter

    In February, Chirpify rebranded from SellSimp.ly and launched a Twitter commerce platform that allowed brands and consumers to buy, sell, donate and transact through tweets without leaving the comfort of Twitter. Since launch, Chirpify has seen growing traction, thanks in part to a promotional campaign launched at SXSW, called “Tweet-a-Beer,” which resulted in a huge boost of… Read More

  • Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

    Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

    We first covered Sell Simp.ly in November last year, as it looked to capitalize on the increasing interest in social media as not only a place to advertise and build an online presence for brands, but as a platform for conducting social commerce. Most of that interest has surrounded Facebook, as a host of solutions and services have emerged that allow big brands and startups alike to create… Read More