Although the option appeared in an early beta for iOS users, BlackBerry has now taken the next steps in introducing 'Buy Now' options in BBM Channels. If you login to the BBM Channels web portal, you should see options to sign up for access to what BlackBerry has dubbed 'Buy Now Posts.' I say sign up for access because it's not immediately available to everyone, it needs to be approved first.

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For years now, BlackBerry has been building up their mobile commerce, and e-commerce solutions and a huge part of that progress has taken place within BBM and BBM Channels. According to an earlier Inside BlackBerry post, some of BBM's most popular channels are specifically for shopping deals, so the addition of 'Buy Now' buttons are certainly logical evolution and should be a welcome addition, especially in markets that are heavy in e-commerce as Indonesia has proven to be.