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In addition to launching an iPad app yesterday, Pose has just announced that it has added an e-commerce capability where users will be able to buy merchandise directly off of user photos without ever closing out of the screen. While that's convenient, the better part of the story is that a large chunk of the commission made off of each item will be given to the uploader, so you can now officially make money off of all those bathroom-mirror self-portraits you take throughout your workday.
Here's how it works. According to TechCrunch, Pose will collect an affiliate fee for each item purchased through one of its user-uploaded photos. Pose itself will take a "small piece" of that fee, but the "vast majority of the money" will be given to the user who uploaded the items purchased.
From there, Pose will deposit the money into the user's PayPal account, and also provide "detailed analytics on the purchasing activity around the items they've tagged and shared on Pose." Now that there's the incentive of cash, prepare to be all the more enticed by the app that's arguably tied with Instagram as the ultimate afternoon time suck.
· Pose, 1M Users Strong, Brings Its Fashion Photo App To The iPad — And Starts To Make (And Share) Revenue [TechCrunch]
· What the Team Behind Pose Wears to Work [Racked]