Product Hunt Launches Ecommerce Store

May 19, 2016

9:41 am

Today, Product Hunt announced the opening of their new ecommerce shop, allowing makers to sell their products directly through the site. According to the announcement, makers will be able to add their products to the new shop with just a single click. The new offering comes as a result of a partnership with GE and their commitment to supporting communities that champion inventors building solutions to the world’s problems.

At today’s Product Hunt Shop launch, five products have been made available from both small and larger makers. The lineup includes Eero, Electric Objects, Oristand, Blockhead, and Octobrellas from Blunt and GE.

“Every day people come to Product Hunt to find their next favorite thing; ultimately they want to buy what they’ve discovered,” said Product Hunt Chief Operating Officer Corley Hughes.  “Starting today, we’re making it easier for the community to buy things they love and help makers reach larger audiences directly. We’re also thrilled to partner with GE on this announcement, a company that like us, celebrates makers.”

According to Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover, their platform has created a snowball effect of traffic, sales, and general awareness of brands of all sizes.

Hoover went on to Tweet and share to Product Hunt that this comes as a result of 50 percent or more of the community having purchased a product they’ve seen on the site. The partnership with GE to create the new store is designed to make it easier to buy the featured products.

“Makers are the people who help drive the world forward and create new products and new ways of thinking. GE was excited to team up with Product Hunt to empower a large audience of makers and technologists, directly helping these modern day inventors get their products into the hands of consumers,” said GE Director and Head of Media Innovation Alexa Christon.

At launch, products are only able to be shipped and sold in the US, but Hoover addressed the concern and stated they are eager to make it available in more places soon.

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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