BBM Shop celebrates first birthday, has been visited 1.5 billion times

BBM Shop celebrates first birthday, has been visited 1.5 billion times
The BBM Shop was created to help BlackBerry monetize its messaging app. By selling items like stickers, BlackBerry has had more than 1.5 billion visits to the BBM Shop since it went live on April 1st 2014. During the year that just passed, 1.87 billion stickers have been sent by BlackBerry. The BBM Shop currently has more than 250 items for sale, and besides stickers you will find various apps and games.

The average month sees 250 million visits to the BBM Shop and the average Shop user visits three times a week. These visitors must be buying stickers as 500 million of them are sold each month. 20% of those using stickers on their messages send a least one each week. The average user sends 10 messages with stickers during the typical week.

Sticker use has really surged even as the number of visits to the BBM Shop has risen more gradually. BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that the company plans on continuing to look for ways to monetize BBM and the BBM shop. It should be interesting to see what new things might be in store for the messaging app this year.


source: BlackBerry

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37 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Wow. I wonder how many sticker has BB sell?

2. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

None, perhaps?

3. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

That's what I thought. But somehow PhoneArena seems want me to believe that BB manage to sell lots of it.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Get out of the rice paddy and learn to read. The article states 1.87 billion sold.

21. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

"get out of the rice paddy" THIS IS THE MOST RACIST COMMENT OF THE YEAR. I HOPE YOU WILL BE BANNED!!!!!

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That was not a racist comment. You need to learn what racism is before making such an ignorant statement. You should count your blessings that being ignorant is not cause for banishment. It's bad enough that all you do is spread negativity and now you're crying because someone got to you. If you're going to sling it, better grow a set before it comes back around.

27. cloud2000

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Jane that was clearly not a racist statement (unless you ask anyone from the NAACP). You should've just told Gatieza that break time is over and he needs to go back to the fruit fields.

29. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That was pretty slick, I like that. May not be a fruit field but I do enjoy picking cherries. Do that for free.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's in the article. Did you even bother to read it before you posted this? This seems like an obvious attempt to troll. I thought you were better than this. Pitiful.

11. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Ohhh, C'mon. Do you (BB fans) can only troll??? Please be polite!!! Don't troll!!! I already read. 1.87 billion. But I think that's can't be possible. Because BB CEO, John Chen said that the revenue for BBM is far less than 100 million. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWnC272z33o&t=180 I do believe MOST (99.999%) of the 1.87 sticker sold is the FREE sticker!!

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

First off: What? Dude, you really gotta improve on your English if you expect us to understand what you're saying. Second: It says it was 1.87 billion sold since APRIL OF LAST YEAR. You really should like, READ the ARTICLE before you comment. So yeah, they definitely SOLD 1.87 billion. Third: If it says they SOLD it, then that can't possibly mean it was FREE. You really are showing that you're not that intelligent. Four: g2 is an Android fan.

28. cloud2000

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Right. Go learn how to use a comma and semicolon properly my friend. I ignored the rest of the grammatical errors because you are clearly an edumacted person.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

The irony in your comment is brilliant. You try to call him out on his grammar, yet you made at least a couple yourself. If you're going to do that, you better be no less than immaculate. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You tried to call me out on grammar, only to get called out yourself for your grammatical errors. Guess you're clearly an "edumacated" person as well. Now, how about you take your "just created my account 4 hours ago" self and elsewhere, jr.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Exactly. I LMAO at that one. "Edumacted"? Who's this guy trying to fool? These new jokers on the site crack me up. +1

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed! They get more and more pathetic each time. +1

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

First of all, I'm not a BB fan. I've never even owned a BB device. That being said, I don't have anything against BB either. I'm a fan of tech in general. Secondly, I am being polite. I could have said many things quite the opposite & I chose not to. The article was very clear in its wording, yet you still chose to ask a question that was answered in the article. That says 1 of 3 things to me: 1) You didn't read the article. 2) You read, but didn't comprehend what you were reading. 3) You read it, understood, didn't care, & asked the question anyway. Whichever applies, I stand by my original comment. You attempted to troll. LAME.

18. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I read, but it contradict the information I have, which I post in the link above.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then you can't read, because you obviously missed the part about the stickers selling 1.87 billion SINCE APRIL OF 2014, WHICH WAS LAST YEAR. You were trolling, plain and simple. I'm not the only one that sees it, as g2 just called you out on it, and it's tired and LAME. Give it a rest already.

22. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

SEEING YOUR POST REALLY MAKE ME THINK THAT BB IS A BAD COMPANY!!!! AS A SAID BEFORE... ALAN MAKE A MISTAKE IN THE ARTICLE, AND YOU CAN'T ACCEPT IT WAS A MISTAKE BECAUSE YOU WANT BB LOOKS GOOD, BECAUSE YOU JUST A BB EMPLOYEE!!!! IF YOU CAN'T MAKE A CIVILIZE DISCUSSION, THEN YOU REALLY SHOULD BE BANNED FOREVER!!!!

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Touched a nerve, have I? Seeing your constant, incessant trolling of BlackBerry shows me and everyone else that you're a TROLL. Ever since you created your account, not even a month ago, you've been trolling BlackBerry. Alan F himself even pointed out your trolling of BlackBerry in an article not too long ago. All you do is attempt to point out negative aspects about BlackBerry, even going as far as to call BlackBerry "junk". And you have the nerve to mention anything about civilized discussion when all you do is troll? Even other PA readers are noticing it now. If anyone deserves to be banned forever, it's YOU.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Being that I'm sure neither of the two jokers that posted up top have ever even used a BB10 device to know anything about BBM or what is sold through it, it's a safe bet that they are both talking BS, especially Jane. The facts are in the article, ladies and gentlemen. Reading isn't fundamental for everyone, I guess. Great job on advancing BBM, BlackBerry. Keep up the good work.

6. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Sorry, dude. Havent read the complete article. My mistake :D

8. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Who cares about BBM or anything to do with BlackBerry

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Obviously you do. If it weren't for BlackBerry articles for you to troll, your life would be an even more pathetic existence than it already is.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agree with Crispin. You obviously care, because trolling BlackBerry on PA is the only thing that gives your life any meaning.

35. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I agree with normal people who are moved on from BlackBerry. It's pathetic that you have not moved to Android which is much superior in every way. No I do not need links either. The average Joe can just see how pathetic BlackBerry is

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's PATHETIC you keep stalking BlackBerry articles like some scorned lover. Get a life, dude.

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Stickers. This is what Blackberry has come to. why.........

12. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Because they're desperate, and corporate = sticker. LOL

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