Facebook launched in the United States a gift service where users can buy and send products to friends on the social networking site, which seeks to develop new sources of revenue.
The gift service will be available initially in the U.S. and the online store will initially offer hundreds of products from companies that have partnered with Facebook and Starbucks, announced the company on Friday evening, according to Bloomberg.
Facebook, which this year bought Karma gifts application, will share some of the revenue with partners. The social network relies on events and occasions such as birthdays and holidays gifts to promote this service.
The “Facebook Gifts” service allows immediate payment of the equivalent products or payment later when approaching delivery date. Recipients can customize their gift or can request changes to another product available on the Facebook store. The gift can be displayed on the recipient or can be sent as a private message.