For over a year now, "Video" has been one of the choices Google has offered on its very spare home page along with other popular search services like "Images", "News", and "Maps" etc.
Well, I just took a look on my spanking brand new MacBook and "Video" is gone as a home page choice.
It’s been replaced with a button called "Products."
If you google "Google Products" what you come up with are lists of the all the software products that Google makes available above and beyond their search results (ex. gmail, Google Earth)
A very quick search on Google itself turned up nothing about this new initiative.
So what is it exactly?
First, "Products" is shorthand for "Google Product Search" and like all things Google it’s in "beta."
Second, it is a very slick, lightening fast search engine for…products. You name it and it appears Google has got it. Think UBER-catalog.
Not only that, but it appears Google has made is dead simple to shop across multiple online catalogs with a service called Google "Shopping List."
The experience ends, of course, with a visit to Google "Checkout."
Do you selling physical "stuff?" You need to get on this…like now.
By the way, Google’s catchphrase for the service is "search for stuff to buy." Talk about cutting to the chase. I have a feeling this is going to be huge. There’s got to be a cold chill going through the folks at Yahoo Stores and even eBay right now.
Here’s what the page looks like: Google Product Search
Here’s in the info page for sellers: Sell with Google