YouTube Launches Merch Store, Lets Music Partners Sell Merchandise On Their Channels (SocialTimes)

YouTube has just become the next site to hop on the social commerce bandwagon with the announcement that it is launching a new feature called the Merch Store, through which YouTube partners can offer merchandise directly from their channels. TechCrunch: Through a feature called the Merch Store, YouTube partners will be able to sell artist merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets, and other experiences to fans and visitors. YouTube has partnered with a number of companies to launch these stores. Topspin is helping power merchandise sales, concert tickets, and experiences; SongKick will help sell tickets for concerts; and iTunes and Amazon will power transactions for music downloads. The Next Web / Insider: Children hoping to watch Sesame Streeton YouTube Sunday were greeted with quite the opposite. The channel was hacked, all videos deleted, design modified, and graphic porn uploaded.

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