I have just posted a full announcement on the edgeio blog that we are about to launch a commerce platform called edgeio marketplaces. You can read about it and join up for the beta at http://marketplaces.edgeio.com.
In a nutshell it is attempting to make the process of creating revenue carrying features as simple for a small web site as it currently is for the big guys.
The first product on the platform is “Listings Boards”. This will make it possible for any web site owner to create any kind of listings board and decide what to charge to list on the board. It will also allow multiple owners of such boards to build networks of their boards and offer them to a lister for a single price. affiliate programs will also be supported.
I can’t wait to start getting feedback from the community on the product. it has been a long time since the idea was developed and now its time to test it out in the real world.