Yes, you heard it here first! Google are in the process of developing a new platform which is set to rival ecommerce giants Amazon and eBay. They’ve name it “helpouts” and unlike a traditional ecommerce platform, Google have utilised their powerful cloud service to create a completely unique commerce platform which allows merchants to sell their products in real-time via video.
This is targeted at individuals, small businesses and large business, and unlike the ‘average’ ecommerce platform, location isn’t a problem. The idea is that a fitness instructor in Australia could give a personal one-on-one session to someone in the UK, all by the power of a good internet connection and a video stream. In a nutshell, Google have effectively removed the barrier of location and embraced the internet unlike any other. Plus you will be able to create a profile and supposedly you are able to manage your reputation, scheduling and payments all online.
While this is an exciting prospect for any business, unfortunately you’ll have to wait as it’s still being tested at Mountain Views; but don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated and let you know when this new platform is set live.
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