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Facebook adds 'shop' tab to push e-commerce

Source: Facebook

Facebook has taken another step toward its goal of making it easier for brands to reach customers and drive sales on mobile devices.

The company has already tested a "buy now" button in articles in the news feed; now, Facebook is testing a "shop" section as an additional tab, along with news feed, pages and groups.

Gathering together products listed in the shop sections of various brands' Facebook pages, this tab is designed to be "a single place for people to more easily discover, share and purchase products," according to a company blog posted Monday.