YouTube brings shopping to Shorts, tests commissions for creators

You can shop while scrolling through YouTube in shorts, and soon YouTubers will get paid for the products you buy by watching their videos. The feature comes just days after the Financial Times first reported that YouTube would soon introduce Shop in Shorts.
Currently available to viewers in the United States, India, Brazil, Canada and Australia, the Shopping feature allows you to purchase the products featured in the video. In the meantime, only “qualified” creators based outside the US can use this feature to tag products on our store.

User in India can also purchase the products from Short

Currently, nothing has been announced about eligibility criteria for creators who want to use the shopping feature in their videos.However, YouTube says it will continue to roll out the feature to more creators and geographies. A spokesperson for
said, “We firmly believe that YouTube is a great place for developers to start their business and shopping is one of them.

YouTube will pay creator a commission

The video sharing platform is also experimenting with offering affiliate payouts to YouTubers for both short and long-form videos. Affiliate programs allow authors to earn a commission by purchasing tagged products. The company plans to conduct more comprehensive tests with developers next year. The
shopping feature was added to YouTube Shorts just days after one of his biggest rivals, TikTok, launched a similar feature in the US. TikTok’s shop program allows viewers to make in-app purchases. It has long been tested in the UK and parts of Asia.

Last month, YouTube announced it would monetize short videos with ads, giving creators 45% of the ad revenue. The company also introduces his Super Thanks for Shorts.
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