GameByte launches first publisher led e-commerce brand. The firm is venturing into e-commerce with the launch of The GameByte shop.
Today, GameByte’s audience of over 6 million gamers will be introduced to over 1000 products including merchandise, gaming accessories, hardware, next-gen consoles and games. The shop will act as an extension of the GameByte website GameByte.com, which hosts its gaming news coverage and features.
Gaming enthusiasts will be able to purchase directly from the store or via social by clicking on one of GameByte’s Facebook videos, which average more than 25 million views every month.
GameByte’s mantra, ‘by gamers for gamers’, takes centre stage in the creation and launch of the shop, which was ideated based on a survey put to its audience that saw 84% of GameByte’s audience express a desire to buy with GameByte.
GameByte’s head, Rich White, said “This isn’t just the next generation of GameByte, it’s the next gen of games media. Though it’s never been done before, we’re in the perfect position to launch a gaming e-commerce platform. We know our audience inside-out.”
The GameByte Shop will also serve as an ad inventory for customers, advertising buyers and affiliates, who will have the ability to tap into a worldwide market of an estimated 2.6 billion active gamers, a number that is set to rise to 2.725 billion by 5 percent in 2021.
GameByte, of course, will benefit from the resources of parent company Social Chain, which will assist in content creation across editorial, social-first video and display ads, to promotional posts, performance marketing, driving traffic and customer acquisition.
Social Chain’s business development director, Sam Barrett, added “We’re already a trusted source of gaming news and entertainment. Now with our proprietary e-commerce platform, we can provide a seamless purchase journey for both our community and for the world’s leading gaming companies, by owning every step involved to help them reach their customers.”