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Google Confirms “Buy” Button Is Coming To Search Ads
Buttons will enable consumers to shop right from Google.
Google has just confirmed the report that it will enable “buy now” buttons on some mobile ads.
In an interview at Re/Code’s Code Conference, Google’s Chief business officer Omid Kordestani said the buy buttons would indeed be coming soon. He did not elaborate on how the buttons would work, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, after clicking on a buy button in a mobile search ad users would be taken to a special Google landing page to complete the transaction.
Key to retailer buy-in, merchants reportedly will retain at least some customer information like email addresses for marketing campaigns. Merchants will handle all shipping and handling logistics directly.
As for timing, Kordestani did not elaborate, but we could start seeing “buy” buttons on Google search ads in the very near future.
For more on Kordestani’s interview with ReCode’s Kara Swisher, see our live blog coverage.