YouTube Shopping is the future (my idea)

Posted by Charbax – July 31, 2019

This is my first unrehearsed draft trying to explain my vision of what I think YouTube Shopping should be. YouTube Shopping is an idea for a service that I think is just basic common sense and that I think YouTube needs to implement to 10x increase monetization for all YouTubers and thus to 10x increase the quality of content published on YouTube. It's basically the automatic 1-click purchasing of relevant products automatically detected to be relevant to every specific video on YouTube. If the video talks about cameras it may be a link to purchase the camera. Whatever the video is about, YouTube's algorithms can always detect a relevant product to be able to sell to the viewers of that video. But it should not be considered advertising. Just as Google Shopping must support all third party price comparison engines, integrate every web store in the world, YouTube Shopping must be able to integrate with Amazon Prime, with all other price comparison and all other web stores on the web, as long as they also provide commissions per sale. And not just regular e-commerce, also all other affilate sales systems should be integrated. And that relevant product can be adjusted by the YouTuber and eventually by the viewer too if YouTube's algorithm identifies the wrong product. There may be more than one relevant product at any given time in any video too. Some may want to buy the camera that I am talking about, others may want to buy the t-shirt that I am wearing, others may want to buy the merchandise that I am selling.