Local marketplace Zaarly has launched a Zaarly API for adding Zaarly buttons to any website. "Zaarly Anywhere" allows users to request products from someone nearby, such as from simple errands to complex products.
VentureBeat does a good job of explaining Zaarly and the opportunities within the new platform:
Zaarly users have already requested $30 million in custom projects, such as building a custom treehouse or setting up Christmas lights. But the new initiative broadens the reach of Zaarly-style local commerce to every site on the internet, significantly extending the number of internet users who can participate, and enabling publishers to monetize their content in new ways.
Despite these drawbacks, it's great to see Zaarly take a first step into the API provider world, launching with big name partners like the LA Times, according to the press release.
Zaarly is one of 27 local shopping APIs.