PHILADELPHIA & KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Curalate, a leading visual commerce platform, and eBay Enterprise, a foremost global provider of commerce and marketing solutions, are partnering to give publishers the ability to drive traffic and revenue from images sourced from Instagram. The partnership offers Curalate Like2Buy to more than one hundred thousand publishers in the eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network, allowing them to use imagery to better engage their audiences, drive traffic to advertisers, and ultimately create an entirely new commerce source.
“Our global partnership with eBay Enterprise is enabling publishers of all sizes to capture revenue from images,” said Apu Gupta, CEO of Curalate. “We are excited to provide new avenues for publishers to connect content to commerce with a solution that is simple, easy to deploy at scale and delivers results. In fact, one publisher working with Like2Buy found that not only do 60 percent of visitors click through to a relevant piece of content, but those users are also more engaged and spend 37 percent more time on the site than the publisher’s average mobile visitor.”
Curalate Like2Buy helps publishers in the eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network to drive consumers from pictures to purchases in the most efficient way possible. As bloggers increasingly communicate with images, Like2Buy enables publishers to monetize the products contained within their pictures. For consumers, it’s now easier than ever to discover and buy new products curated visually by bloggers and publishers.
“There is a huge opportunity for publishers to remove barriers from the buying experience, especially for mobile. According to comScore, although nearly 60 percent of digital shopping time happens on mobile devices, only 15 percent of total e-commerce spending is driven by smartphones and tablets,” said Michael Jones, head of affiliate, eBay Enterprise. “Through our integration with Curalate, we are delivering on our promise to help our publishers and advertisers expand their reach and spur more transactions via mobile and through multi-channel applications.”
Curalate is a leading visual commerce platform used by hundreds of the world’s most loved brands. Curalate solutions touch millions of consumers daily by enabling brands to unlock the power of pictures. For more information, visit www.curalate.com.
About eBay Enterprise
eBay Enterprise is a leading global provider of retail-optimized commerce solutions, including the Magento platform, order management, fulfillment, customer care, and marketing solutions. We enable brands and retailers of all sizes to deliver consistent omnichannel experiences across all retail touch points to attract and engage new customers, convert browsers into loyal buyers, and deliver products with speed and quality. With unrivaled flexibility and control, our clients are armed to accelerate sales growth and win with today’s digitally connected consumer. eBay Enterprise is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and has offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai. eBay Enterprise is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company. More information can be found at www.ebayenterprise.com and www.magento.com.
 comScore, “The M-Commerce Gap: Why Dollars Continue to Lag Shopping Behavior on Mobile,” Andrew Lipsman, June 11, 2015