Google has announced the availability of Commerce Search. It's a search engine that e-commerce sites can place on their sites, effectively leveraging Google Search for their product offerings.
Commerce Search is cloud-based, meaning that Google hosts it. This removes the burden of hosting commerce search by e-commerce companies, which can be useful to avoid problems associated with spikes of traffic - such as the holidays.
Commerce Search is not free. You must contact a sales rep to get started.
There are three upcoming webinars to learn more about Commerce Search. They are:
November 12, 2009 (12 PM PST) Sign Up
November 17, 2009 (8 AM PST) Sign Up
December 3, 2009 (10 AM PST) Sign Up
In the meantime, check out this video about Commerce Search that Google put together: